No offence apple people but the samsung omnia 2 beats this iphone 3gs in every aspect , ALL ASPECTS , I have the samsung and my wife has the iphone , after many hours of using both ( and honestly i am completely open minded)the sammy is overall just a better device.The iphone has some good qualities which I like but is really quite ordinary,the samsung on the other hand is extremely user friendly , samsung has really turned winmo (which used to be a chore to use)into a completely touch friendly fast windows mobile device.
poor camera,no fm radio,bluetooth function r limited screen res is below par,no wvga, apps\games r childish, big phone without good screen to match ie see specs on samsung omnia i8000 or htc touch pro,thousand of free apps on winmo
I have used Nokia (5110 to N95), Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Samsung, Siemnes in the past. I am using an iPhone for last 3 months. So my experience is quite first hand.
The iPhone have a few limitations but the only ones mentionable is lack of standard Bluetooth connectivity and multi-tasking. The other ones are very minor.
However, it has some very nice usability features. The touch screen is the most fluent and sensitive. The design is excellent. The icons look much better, sharper. Some people are claiming better resolution but I find that pictures and videos are pretty crisp.
Surprisingly, business functionality like email and calender are very mature. I configured my MS Exchange corporate email account in 5 minutes. All my email, contacts, calenders events synchronize seamlessly. I have found no difference with the latest Nokia N97 in this regard.
I am reading some posts and some are claiming that it is a low tech phone. It is a complete wrong statement. It is the MOST hi Tech phone available. The basic problem is that Apple did not unlock all the features by default. You can find many software which can unlock these features. No, you do not need to Jail Break it, you can legitimately use many missing features.
It's not a phone which have all the bells and whistle, but it definitely have "something" which other big names missing. Many will sacrifice the missing features for this "something".
I dont know why people bag ipone,it might not be as good as other phones but it can still be used as a phone
little timmy, 18 Oct 2009I've been a winmo user for years now and finally decided to try an iphone.WOW what a phone, it... moreyeah I agree ,and what about the apple store,lots of apps but nothing worth a pinch of pig *^@&.
Get mature apple.
I think these phones are only meant for teeny boppers.
I've been a winmo user for years now and finally decided to try an iphone.WOW what a phone, its a piece of junk. How anybody would prefer this over a windows based phone is beyond me, talk about limited functionality (is that word too big for you apple users).What a poor screen resolution (another biggie, but not too big),get with the times,OK I guess if you like jagged edges,and very limited software, not to mention being stuck within the sheepish community of apple then this phone might be for you.
If your after a phone to really have a good time with then go with HTC or even better Omnia 2.
they need to make the phone with bluetooth accessible to all other phones!
that is one big let down for the iphone!
Anonymous, 17 Oct 2009don cheat urself, iphone will never hav those tech.how can u aspec a low tech phone 2 hav thos... moreThis"low tech"phone still have the best performance in touchscreen interface,i ussed to doubt iPhone's ability until i had one myself,just to fresh your mind isaid i kinda miss those feature (face detection & smile shutter)but still i love my iPhone and certainly i can live with it.
Anonymous, 14 Oct 2009no phone company want apple OS bcos simple n low tech ,long time ago nokia oredi use it s40 ju... moreit is certainly a good phone..
is you use it , u will come to know the difference.
Anonymous, 18 Oct 2009See you, enjoy your other phone.Thanks dude, i will.
Anonymous, 17 Oct 2009I wouldn't stick that in an iPhone, it looks "bent". Why doesn't apple offer such kits?They do and they charge you to install it.
Anonymous, 17 Oct 2009$20 for a new battery for an iPhone 3G? Sure, coming right up:- http://www.ifixit.com/iP... moreHow many people are going to wanna go thru 16 steps fearing they might do something wrong and damage their iphone. Just goes to show other cell manufacturers with simple easy replacable batterys is the way to go.
Anonymous, 17 Oct 2009$20 for a new battery for an iPhone 3G?
Sure, coming right up:-
http://www.ifixit.com/iP... moreI wouldn't stick that in an iPhone, it looks "bent".
Why doesn't apple offer such kits?
hye, 17 Oct 2009As I have been using it for a year, it is a great phone, but whatever you do, dont let it come... more$20 for a new battery for an iPhone 3G?
Sure, coming right up:-
Hey, you COULD make a few dollars replacing them for people, if you got off your butt and did something for yourself instead of coming on here whining like a spoilt brat.
Connie, 17 Oct 2009One thing I must say about Apple is that they always innovate and then everybody else follow. ... moreDunno about innovation, but I do know they make things sound like they were never there before apple used them...
The only innovative thing I like is the touch to focus, other than that, there's nothing new under the sun.
One thing I must say about Apple is that they always innovate and then everybody else follow. The Iphone 3 GS is one of the best phones on the market, except for the fact that it does not have an FM radio.
For the price of the phone I really feel they could have included a better camera, but I am sure they will do it next year.
If you take price into consideration the Nokia 5800 is the best value for money touch phone at the moment(The Samsung Star cannot compete as it does not have a 3.5m audio jack)