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Apple iPhone 3G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4181 reviews of Apple iPhone 3G. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the apps and GPS navigation. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed reviews on the size and screen. Many are less positive about the reception and reliability.

usability, design, portability, GPS navigation, apps

battery, camera, sound, reliability, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone 3G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPhone 3G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 user reviews of Apple iPhone 3G from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability. The battery also gets good opinions.

price, battery, usability

69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 3G 8GB SIM-Free - BlackApple iPhone 3G 8GB SIM-Free - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPhone 3G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1028 user reviews of Apple iPhone 3G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the camera and connectivity. The durability and screen are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the battery and reliability, while views about the size and portability are mixed.

design, screen, durability, connectivity, camera

usability, performance, reliability, battery

53% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 3G 8GB - UnlockedApple iPhone 3G 8GB - Unlocked

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPhone 3G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Apple iPhone 3G from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: iPhone 3G 8GB (Unlocked)iPhone 3G 8GB (Unlocked)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

Apple's Town Hall iPhone Event Live Blog

 

10:36AM PDT - 64-bit!!!!

11:11AM PDT - Listing to Elvis Costello now, the live blog is over, we'll be back with hands on time asap. Thanks for reading!

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

iPhone 3G Preview - Buying Today? Find out if you Should

 

We take a quick look at the EVGA X58 Classified and provide an early BIOS guide for getting the most out of this X58 board and others.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Mat Honan (wired.com)

Review: Apple iPhone 3G

 

[Editor's note: We've spent an entire week testing every single nuance of the iPhone 3G and what follows is Wired‘s official, pull-no-punches, boiled-down, just-the-facts review....

Without exception, the best user interface of any phone. WiFi and zippy 3G network fetch websites faster than a Labrador on a sirloin. GPS with Google Maps integration beats many handheld navigators. Bright, beautiful, highly responsive touchscreen...

Battery drains juice faster than a toddler in the desert. AT&T’s 3G network riddled with more holes than Krispy Kreme. Want to cut and paste? Bust out the scissors and glue. Plastic back highly susceptible to nicks and scratches. Still no MMS. Did we...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

iPhone 3G review: Twice the hype, half the novelty

 

It's finally here - the iPhone 3G. No, we mean that literally. It's finally at our office and boy, are we excited! GPS, HSDPA purring under the new iPhone hood with a hefty number of software enhancements. But all them software goodies...

3.5" 16M-color TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels ; Quad-band GSM support ; Tri-band UMTS support with HSDPA ; Built-in GPS receiver ; Wi-Fi ; 8 to 16GB of onboard storage ; Accelerometer, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor ; 2...

No video calls over the 3G network ; The handset wobbles on hard even surfaces ; There are a number of messaging downers ; Camera has no auto focus, nor video recording… nor any settings at all ; Safari browser doesn't support Flash and Java, doesn't...

So, back to the drill - the 3G-enabled iPhone was rumored ever since the iPhone 1G surfaced last year. Now that we have the real thing in our hands, it doesn't seem that groundbreaking anymore. Nevertheless, there are quite a few things to cover so we...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

Apple iPhone 3G Smart Phone

 

The latest iPhone's 3G wireless radio accelerates data surfing, but the new model offers little else to justify upgrading from the previous iPhone.

Has a 3G radio for faster wireless data ; Integrates assisted GPS

Service plan is more expensive

If you already own a first-generation iPhone, though, you should be wary of upgrading. You'll pay more for service, and if you don't live in a 3G-friendly area, or can manage well enough using a Wi-Fi network for Web browsing instead of a cellular...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Apple 16GB iPhone 3G

 

Innovative design and seamless integration between software and hardware propelled the first-generation iPhone to instant stardom. Its successor, the iPhone 3G, at once expands upon that innovation--and delivers it at half the entry price of its...

Has a 3G radio for faster wireless data ; Integrates assisted GPS

Service plan is more expensive ; Mediocre battery life

With a lower price, 3G radio, and GPS, this smart phone is in a class by itself.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Apple iPhone 3G (16GB)

 

Parts of the iPhone 3G are superb -- Web browsing, email, App Store, GPS -- but these are met in equal measure by elements which are either absent or mediocre. When we use the iPhone 3G, we can't ignore the vast divide between what the iPhone is and...

3G, Wi-Fi and GPS, Outstanding Safari browser and email, iPod app is great, App Store is best of its kind

No navigation software, Dismal camera app, Disappointing battery life, Counter-intuitive menus and settings

Jul, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

iPhone 3G

 

Faster data speeds, business-grade e-mail, improved call quality, and a good selection of third-party applications solidify the iPhone 3G as the touchscreen phone to beat.

Yes, first-gen iPhone owners benefit from the 2.0 software upgrade, but that doesn’t diminish the magnitude of the iPhone 3G's faster data speeds and improved call quality. Upgrading isn’t exactly a no-brainer, however, especially since the monthly...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Apple iPhone 3G Review

 

It's finally here, the first phone to beat the iPhone. Or is it? The iPhone 3G is out, with high-speed data and GPS and Exchange support and a whole slew of new features. It's been slightly redesigned, but remains 100% Apple. It now has an App Store,...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: nickspohn (brighthand)

Apple iPhone 3G S Review

 

The iPhone 3G S -- Apple's third-generation smartphone -- has just hit store shelves. Nick Spohnholtz brings us this review, in which he confirms Apple's promise that this version is much, much faster than its predecessor.

Performance is much better ; Screen is smudge resistant ; Camera can now take video

Not a huge improvement over its predecessor

On the other hand, if you have the first-generation iPhone, I think it would be a more reasonable option to upgrade due to the lack of 3G, GPS, and all the rest of the iPhone 3G S features.

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (3G):8
Browsing time (4G):10
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8

Design

Curved Design: No

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GSM
3G standards:CDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA+
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

Lightning connector: Yes
USB port: No