I'm a mac loyalist but I'm absolutely disappointed in the 3G S. I'm switching to the Nokia N97... it gives better value, better features and and a fresh new look! The iPhone 3G S boasts of a compass, voice dial and a video recorder; and all these are same on the Nokia N97! Aside the super fast 3G camera on the iphone, theres nothing more to it! I'll trade that for all the other great features and sharing-compatibility features that make a PDA worth having!
Anonymous, 10 Jun 20093G means 3rd Generation! 3G doesn't mean 3rd generation.
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2009WOOOOW.... the new iphone has copy/paste,autofocus camera,videocamera...cooooool.....but wait,... moreA decade ago phones didn't have colour screens - and a 3.2mp camera cost £1000 so you're a little off the mark. But yes, it prob feels like a decade since the introduction of 3.2 mp cameras on phones - it was actually 5 years ago that the 1st 3 megapixel phone came to market (a Casio) came to market - That had 16mb of memory built in, so the iPhone 3g S has 2000 times that.
Anonymous, 10 Jun 20093G means 3rd Generation! 3G is the vast network connection (more than the edge)
it DOES NOT MEAN 3th generation
3G is the network speed, so this phone, unlike the 2G, can access the internet at speeds of 3G. Therefore making sense that the main appeal/difference between the origional and the 3G is that it has 3G. Personally i think the name does exactly what it says on the tin.
Anonymous, 09 Jun 2009hahaha this POS phone has 5 year old features, it's for 3rd world countries. other phone's implementation of features is often crap - the iPhone only includes something if it can integrate it properly IMO.
Honestly, I challenge you to say 1 better phone at the moment. I mean, ok, it's ommission of flash support is annoying, but you can now do a global search (Which looks through all your apps) - like if you're trying to find the invite to an event but aren't sure of it's location global search can find it - the Pre also has this function, but it's no longer a USP.
The vid recording res > Pre. The screen is physically larger and although WebOS does look like it has the potential to be extraordinary, I believe it doesn't have anything on Safari with a 0.4" bigger screen.
There's a whole lot of phones trying to pack in features - Nokia N97 perhaps the best example - but all Nokia's previous efforts have been buggy. Symbian is way behind the iPhone's OS and Apple's support from 3rd party developers is unmatched.
What's a real dissapointment is the expected RRP of the 3G S in the UK - £450 for 16Gb PAYG is £100 too much IMO.
heyy guys i have some question regarding this phones
we it be locked like the 3g which in some countries you cant use it ( bahrain , middle east ) and can you unlock the phone to accept any carrier( phone company) ?!
I agree,, it should be nice based on the price.. its so popular coz its an apple product.. but to be honest.. the features on it is so common.. launching it in the market with incomplete features and re launching it with the feature so possible and shouldve been added from the start is so ironic,,, you'll buy it for a high price knowing from the very first start that the features are compromised by its popularity... anyways.. if you can afford it.. why not... the hell with other's opinion.. but practically speakin.. hmmm.. thumbs down for me =]
not new ?????????????????????
i can't understand just upgrade in camera & speed provide us with new phone.
Rafael Meurer, 10 Jun 2009Iphone 3GS processor:
ARMv7-A - Cortex-A8
Application profile, VFP, NEON, Jazelle RCT, T... moreDon't forget the PowerVR SGX graphics processor which is also part of the SOC (system on a chip), Open GL 2.0 support, the gaming is going to get a whole lot better!
Comparing an N97 to this is like comparing a 486 with onboard graphics to a Pentium 4 with a Geforce 3 graphics card.
Iphone 3GS processor:
ARMv7-A - Cortex-A8
Application profile, VFP, NEON, Jazelle RCT, Thumb-2, 13-stage superscalar pipeline variable (L1+L2), MMU+TrustZone up to 2000 (2.0 DMIPS/MHz in speed from 600 MHz to greater than 1 GHz)
Anonymous, 09 Jun 2009What's the idea of calling a phone "3G", and not having a video call option???3G stands for the 3rd generation tech. also known as UMTS or WCDMA. the main reason is to provide high speed internet connection. HSPA (high speed packet access) which reach in DL up to 14.4Mbps. a phone supports 7.2Mbps is ........ nice :)
it's a very expensive toy...
iphone 3G 16GB is 250U$S max in USA, and.... sell about 1000U$S in argentine, LOL
for almost the same price you can get and Omnia HD, round 1200U$S here, I buy and omnia 8GB for 380U$S
the original omnia is better besides mono-touch
no matter you said that iphone is for certain market, it's still a very expensive toy
I has an iphone in my very hands, test it, the UI is awesome, but, I need a smartphone, not a very cool UI, so iphone isnt for me, I admit
let's the boys buy your toy and do not blame on iphone ofr it's poor specs, please stop
for anyone who has ever used an Iphone, you will understand why any other phone will never measure up.. N97? Not even close... Fopr all the haters, you guys just want one so badly that its become sour grapes now... I travelled across Europe and Uk solely with the Iphone, it finds restaurants, parking and even gives you guides for anything... The apps on it are limitless... So go on and brag about the nokia, the blackeberry etc.. But understand how all these manufacturers have lost market share... Why is that? Go figure....
Its just an "OK" phone.....i means if u talk about features. Yes they have improved in many aspects, have improved their strengths and added few new features but still you have to compromise in my things as compared to its price. They are good so the expectations from them also rises. They have done many good things in it but those things are very common these days.
You 1st release a cell phone with not so complete features then re-launch it by adding up new features doesn't make so much difference.
Yes, it may not make so much difference if you are an Apple fan.
Its just a personal opinion.
Actually i wanted to be the owner of "the iPhone" but due to lack of balance between "cost & feature" at present i am the owner of 'Samsung Omnia'.