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Apple iPhone 2G (1st Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2386 reviews of Apple iPhone 2G (1st Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and durability. The screen and design are also appreciated. Reviews about the battery and price are different. Many are critical about the connectivity and camera.

usability, design, screen, durability, portability

performance, camera, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone 2G (1st Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPhone 2G (1st Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Apple iPhone 2G (1st Gen) 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. Reviewers really like the price.

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60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 2G 8GBApple iPhone 2G 8GB

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Roman Loyola (maximumpc.com)

Apple iPhone

 

Hey did you hear? Apple came out with a mobile phone. Of course you heard—the only way you could've avoided the iPhone hype machine was to move to Antarctica, shut yourself in an igloo, and avoid all contact with other humans. But in case you've just...

Great call quality; Visual Voicemail; gorgeous multitouch touchscreen; best iPod ever

No 3G; no Flash; no 3rd-party apps yet

The iPhone is far from the savior of mobile phones—third-party developers are restricted to simple AJAX web apps, firmware hacks are wiped out after each update, and the fixed battery has sparked litigation. But there’s also the innovative multitouch...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Sascha Segan Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Apple iPhone

 

The most over-hyped product of the decade is a sublime media player and a flawed phone.

Fun new interface for navigating multimedia. Huge screen looks amazing. Terrific Web browser. Syncs well with PCs and Macs. YouTube function is great. Functions flow seamlessly into each other. Built-in speaker for voice calling and music.

Poor business e-mail and PIM connectivity. Bad audio quality on phone calls. Tons of "GSM buzz" on nearby speakers. Virtual keyboard hard to type on. No phone functionality with iPod speaker docks.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: PC World Staff (pcworld.com)

Apple iPhone

 

Among those who queued up on June 29 to buy an iPhone were several of our editors; we have been putting it to the test ever since.

Innovative design Good mobile Web browser

Expensive No third-party non-Web apps (like Word)

So should you buy an iPhone? Sure, if you want to own a beautifully designed phone/Internet device/music player and are willing to put up with some occasionally exasperating problems. Everyone else, especially those who already rely on a PDA phone for...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Apple iPhone Review

 

The iPhone is the ultimate iPod and delivers an amazing Internet experience, but it's not the best smart phone.

Gorgeous 3.5-inch screen, Intuitive touch interface, Excellent Safari browser, Sharp camera, Superb Google Maps and YouTube apps

Slow browsing over EDGE network, Mediocre call quality, Touch keyboard not as good as physical QWERTY, Nonremovable battery, Nonstandard 3.5mm headphone jack

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

iPhone review

 

The first solid info anyone heard about the iPhone was in December of 2004, when news started to trickle out that Apple had been working on a phone device with Motorola as its manufacturing partner. About ten months later, under the shadow of the ...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Apple iPhone

 

Despite some important missing features, a slow data network and call quality that doesn't always deliver, the Apple iPhone sets a new benchmark for an integrated mobile phone and MP3 player.

Stunning display, A sleek design, Innovative multitouch user interface, Superb Web surfing experience, Easy-to-use apps, Excellent music player

Variable call quality, Lacks some basic features including stereo Bluetooth and 3G, Integrated memory is stingy for an iPod, You have to sync the iPhone to manage music content

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Kent German (cnet.com)

Apple iPhone review:

 

From the moment Apple announced its iPhone at Macworld 2007, the tech world hasn't stopped asking questions. Because Apple has kept many iPhone details under wraps until very recently, we've been forced to speculate. Until now. Is the iPhone pretty?...

The Apple iPhone has a stunning display, a sleek design, and an innovative multitouch user interface. Its Safari browser makes for a superb Web surfing experience, and it offers easy-to-use apps. As an iPod, it shines.

The Apple iPhone has variable call quality and lacks some basic features found in many cell phones, including stereo Bluetooth support and 3G compatibility. Integrated memory is stingy for an iPod, and you have to sync the iPhone to manage music content.

Despite some important missing features, a slow data network, and call quality that doesn't always deliver, the Apple iPhone sets a new benchmark for an integrated cell phone and MP3 player.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Dylan Tweney (wired.com)

Review: Apple iPhone

 

You've got to hand it to Apple: Not only has the company orchestrated one of the most anticipated and overhyped product launches in gadget history,...

Elegant yet sturdy design. Innovative interface is not only functional, it’s a blast to use. More features than you know what to do with. Excellent calendar and contact management. Seamless integration with your computer. Full-fledged browser and email...

AT&T’s EDGE network is laughably slow. Limited music volume. Won’t work with standard headphones. Text-entry is slow compared with two-thumb QWERTY phones. Browser lacks Flash and Java support. Camera doesn’t work well in low light. Limited...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: J. Walker Clarke (audioholics.com)

Apple iPhone Review

 

If you are one of the legions of Apple-haters out there, stop reading now. This is my final warning, because the iPhone is a great product. Not perfect, but a great piece of gear that is nothing

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Apple iPhone Review

 

Launched in Friday, June 29th, the iPhone has been sold in more than 500 000 units, although its price-tag considered by many as Huge. The first phone of Apple is the best iPod and packs very innovative interface in slim design, but lacks some features...

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (3G):6 / 8
Browsing time (4G):10
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10 / 9

Camera

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

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:Edge / EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G standards:CDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA / CDMA, UMTS, WCDMA / HSDPA / HSDPA, HSPA+ / HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSPA+, UMTS
4G:No / Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

Lightning connector: Yes
USB port: No
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