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Apple IPhone 3GS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5147 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the camera and screen. The responsiveness and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the build quality and reliability. Many are less positive about the reception and features.

usability, value for money, responsiveness, screen, camera

battery, features, reception

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 484 user reviews of Apple IPhone 3GS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, responsiveness, screen, battery

features

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB SIM-Free - BlackApple iPhone 3GS - 16GB Unlocked (White)Apple iPhone 3GS Black 8GB

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple IPhone 3GS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1837 user reviews of Apple IPhone 3GS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, screen, responsiveness, battery

reliability, build quality, reception, features

64% 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 ToolApple iPhone iPhone 3G iPhone 3GS iPhone 3GS iPhone 3G iPhone Stereo Headset Extended Adapter 3.5mm - BlackApple iPhone 3GS 8GB (Black) - AT&T

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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...

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iPhone 3GS Review

 

By now, there's no need to introduce the iPhone 3GS: if you're looking at this review, chances are that you [...]

Today, the iPhone 3GS is the king of touch phones, not only because it has good hardware, but because it also has the best applications. I suspect that it will continue to become increasingly popular with the self-employed and small businesses as well....

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iPhone 3GS Limited To Only 384 Kbps Upstream Speeds?

 

While the iPhone 3GS might stand for speed, the older UMTS chip used in it is painfully slow when it comes to upstream speeds on the cell network.

This isn't surprising..

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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...

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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...

Apple’s iPhone is a fantastic smartphone, undoubtedly, and the extra 3GS features – not least iPhone OS 3.0 – only make it better. It’s more of the same from a company we’ve come to respect for how they blend innovation with usability; no, it’s not...

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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...

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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.

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Apple iPhone 3GS hands-on

 

The first new US iPhone 3GS users are picking up their handsets today, and SlashGear is among them. We've been down at the Apple Store in NYC this morning, and have been eagerly playing with the new smartphone to see whether all the hype was worth it....

You can bet we’ll be playing more with the iPhone 3G S over the rest of today and the weekend, in preparation for the full SlashGear review next week. Until then, if you’ve any questions regarding the handset, let us know in the comments.

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Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB

 

The third time's the charm for the new iPhone 3G S, the latest addition to Apple Inc.'s successful smartphone family that has sold more than 20 million units in less than two years.

Offers many new features and improvements over predecessors ; Addition of video recording capability ; Doubles as portable media player ; Bundled with the new iPhone OS 3.0

Camera still lags behind other smartphones (fewer megapixels ; no flash or zoom) ; Still no expandable memory solution

If you've been holding out on buying an iPhone, there

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Speed, Smarts Keep iPhone 3GS at the Front of the Mobile Race

 

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

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Swivel Camera: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA)

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes
XHTML Browser: No

Connectivity

A2DP:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared Interface: No
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Multi Band:Quad Band
Operating System:Apple iOS / iOS / iPhone OS
Operating System Version:Unknown
Operator:3 / EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: Yes
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