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Apple iPhone 2G (1st Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3121 reviews of Apple iPhone 2G (1st Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on the price. Some have doubts about the reliability and sound.

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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 87/100 = 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. People 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

Nov, 2017

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.

to be fair, the iphone internet experience is loads of fun. the january update let you put interactive "web apps" on your home screen, further improving the we experience. it's not quite "the internet in your pocket," however. it displays html pages...

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

Battery Capacity:1570
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):10 / 12 / 6 / 8
Browsing time (4G):10 / 13
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10 / 11 / 13 / 9
Continuous audio playback time:30 / 40 / 50
Continuous video playback time:10 / 11 / 13
Standby time (2G):200 / 300
Standby time (3G):240 / 250
Talk time (2G):14 / 5
Talk time (3G):10 / 14 / 8

Call Management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:3
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer:Y
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:240 / 30
Multi-shot:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.2
Self-timer:Y
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160 / 640 x 480
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p / 720i,1080p / 720p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.97 / 1
Head SAR (EU):0.96 / 0.98

Design

Brand color:Space Gray / Space Grey
Color of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Green / Grey / Pink / Silver / White / Yellow
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 3:2
Contrast ratio (typical):1400:1 / 800:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:3.5 / 4 / 4.7
Display Resolution:1136 x 640 / 1344 x 750 / 480 x 320 / 640 x 1136 / 960 x 640
Display Type:IPS / LCD
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:326
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Archive formats supported:ZIP
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, MP3, WMA / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
FM radio:N / No
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG / GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF,JPG,TIF
Speakers:Mono
Video compression format:AVI, H.263, MOV, MP4 / AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264, MOV, MP4 / AVI, H.264, MOV, MPEG4 / AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4
Video compression formats:H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,H.264,M-JPEG,MOV,MPEG4 / AVI,H.264,MOV,MPEG4 / AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer:Y
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:1900,2100 / 800,1900 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,HSDPA,HSUPA / CDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / DC-HSDPA,EVDO,HSPA+,UMTS / DC-HSDPA,HSPA+,UMTS / HSDPA / HSDPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.0 / 4.2
Data network:3G
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Other Features

Hearing aid compatibility:M3, T4
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Video playback: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:Health FaceTime Mail Safari Siri iTunes Store App Store Books Game Center / Maps, Messages, Passbook, Camera, Reminders, Notes, Phone, Videos, Weather, FaceTime, iTunes Store, Stocks, Music, Game Center, Calculator, Safari, Calendar, Voice Memos, App Store, Contacts, Mail, Newsstand / Safari\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nTV\nWatch\niCloud Drive
Cables included:Lightning
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Microphone mute:Y
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating system version:5 / 7
Personal info management:Calculator, Calendar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call:Y / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Ports & interfaces

Docking connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector:Y
USB port:N

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Co-processor:M7
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor model:M7 / M8 / M9
Processor:A5 / A6 / A7
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Apple
Processor frequency:1 / 1.3 / 1.4
Processor model:A5 / A6 / A7 / A8 / A9

Software

Mac compatibility:Y
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Y
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating system version:10 / 5 / 7
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal memory:8192
Internal RAM:1
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64 / 8
RAM capacity:1

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.272 / 0.299 / 0.353 / 0.366 / 0.484
Height:4.53 / 4.57 / 4.87 / 4.88 / 5.44
Weight:3.95 / 3.99 / 4.55 / 4.66 / 4.76 / 4.94
Width:2.31 / 2.33 / 2.44 / 2.64
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