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Apple iPhone 3GS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6956 reviews of Apple iPhone 3GS. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and reception get critical reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the connectivity and sound.

usability, performance, price, design, size

battery, camera, reception, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone 3GS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 344 user reviews of Apple iPhone 3GS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas views about the sound and reliability are different. Many are critical about the reception and battery.

usability, price, performance, portability, design

battery, reception

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 3 MC637B/A Apple iPhone 3GS Black 8GB3 MC637B/A Apple iPhone 3GS Black 8GB

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPhone 3GS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1876 user reviews of Apple iPhone 3GS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the battery, and the connectivity and reliability get less positive views.

usability, price, performance, portability, screen

reliability, connectivity

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: iPhone 3gS Screen Repair Kit - Apple iPhone 3gS Lcd Glass Screen Cover with Touch Screen Digitizer, Frame, Home Flex Button, Ear Speaker and TooliPhone 3gS Screen Repair Kit - Apple iPhone 3gS Lcd Glass Screen Cover with Touch Screen Digitizer, Frame, Home Flex Button, Ear Speaker and Tool

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPhone 3GS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Apple iPhone 3GS from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People really like the performance. The price is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative comments about the usability.

price, performance

usability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 3GS 8GB Black Factory Unlocked / Not JailbrokenApple iPhone 3GS 8GB Black Factory Unlocked / Not Jailbroken

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Will Smith (maximumpc.com)

Apple iPhone 3GS

 

Once upon a time, I dismissed the iPhone as a wannabe smartphone, lacking the key features that truly warranted that label. Since I wrote that column about two years ago, Apple has gone on a feature-adding rampage—adding push email, support for...

Faster everything; improved camera is great; it's got a compass

Battery life could be better; still can't change some alert tones

Where does that leave the iPhone 3GS? For users of the original iPhone, it’s a great upgrade. Owners of the 3G should probably wait and see what Apple has planned for next year before they make the upgrade. And even if you have a moral objection to...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Apple iPhone 3GS review: Same clothes, new feel

 

The Apple iPhone 3GS is probably not the next revolutionary iPhone as you might have expected it. But the performance boost, the sharper camera with video and the purportedly improved battery life certainly...

The truth about the iPhone is this - perhaps about 20 million people around the globe are quoted as having given in to the iPhone temptation ever since the frenzy started. Now, 2 years later, the rest of the modern world is already sick to death of...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

iPhone 3GS Review

 

With over one million iPhone 3GS units sold in the first three days, there's no shortage of opinion as to Apple's successes in their latest smartphone. We've covered the basics in our hands-on first-impressions piece; with a few more days of intensive...

Jun, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

Apple iPhone 3GS

 

Blazing performance, video recording, and longer endurance make the latest iPhone the smart phone to beat.

Over the past year the smart phone landscape has changed, and Apple faces a formidable new competitor in the Palm Pre, which features a striking user interface, strong data performance, and the ability to multitask (although its battery life and app...

Jun, 2009

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

Apple 32GB iPhone 3GS

 

It would be easy to dismiss the Apple iPhone 3GS as an inconsequential hardware upgrade. But to do so would underestimate how much, collectively, the phone's new features augment the iPhone experience. With the iPhone 3GS, Apple solidifies its...

Faster processor improves performance Improved camera with video recording ; Bright, high-quality fingerprint-resistant touchscreen ; Built-in GPS and compass ; Decent autofocus camera with SD video capability ; Extremely fast and responsive ; Large...

Battery life still disappoints Still no true multitasking ; Onboard video trimming is destructive ; Requires two-year commitment to AT&T Wireless for lowest prices ; Soft-looking video ; Voice Control lacks some polish

Performance enhancements distinguish the otherwise evolutionary step-up iPhone 3GS from its previous iterations.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Steven Levy (wired.com)

Review: Apple iPhone 3GS

 

The iPhone 3GS combines hardware and software enhancements that, combined, keep Apple at the top of the smartphone game.

Faster. More storage. Better camera, with video recording capability. Search encompasses more data, not just one app at a time. Voice navigation. Feature-rich iPhone 3.0 software is free to current iPhone users

Multitasking still limited. No tethering or MMS support yet for AT&T users. Recent iPhone 3G customers must pay a fortune to upgrade

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (engadget.com)

iPhone 3GS review

 

If it ain't broke, don't fix it -- right? We know countless reviews of the iPhone 3GS may begin with that cliché, but there's little chance you'd find a better way to describe the strategy that Apple has just put into play with its latest smartphone....

Best-in-class UI ; Huge amount of apps available ; Much faster than previous versions

Lacks multitasking ; Not a big change from the iPhone 3G ; Locked to AT&T's unreliable network

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Apple iPhone 3GS

 

The iPhone 3GS is faster and we appreciate the new features and extended battery life, but call quality and 3G reception still need improvement.

Jun, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Apple iPhone 3GS (AT&T)

 

The phone's body is the same slab as ever (it's available in either black or white), with one important change: an invisible "oleophobic" screen coating that repels grease and fingerprints, making watching videos on the phone much more enjoyable. The...

Best handheld computer ever. Faster and more powerful than the iPhone 3G. Excellent video camera mode

Phone performance is still mediocre. Browser still lacks Flash. Still won't be IT managers' first choice

The iPhone 3GS gives new life to the 50,000 available iPhone apps with its much faster performance. This is a terrific handheld computing and Internet device, but understand that voice calls aren't its top priority.

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Apple iPhone 3GS Review

 

At first it was just good enough that the Jesus phone was finally being released, and last year Apps took it to a new level. This time around Apple is counting on under the hood improvements to continue driving iPhone sales. The Apple iPhone 3GS is the...

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (3G):5
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):9

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Networking

2G standards:Edge / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, UMTS / UMTS, HSDPA
4G: No
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: No