- Kent German , CNET
The iPhone 3GS is faster and we appreciate the new features and extended battery life, but call quality and 3G reception still need improvement.
Reviews (8.2/10 Avg. rating)
iPhone 3GS over the past three years has been a good one
My experience with the iPhone 3GS over the past three years has been a good one. It has gone progressively downhill with each software upgrade, but again, that was to be expected given the amount of features Apple packed into the software and the hardware that powers the device. Still, I don’t know what I would do without iOS 5 and features like Notification Center.
And while iOS 6 and its lack of features for the iPhone 3GS combined with my need for 4G LTE is the end of the line for me, and likely many others as well, I can still confidently recommend this phone to consumers after... Full review
A welcome upgrade makes the iPhone even more formidable
The integrated version 3.0 software (also available to all existing iPhone and iPod Touch users) also brings features such as text cut, copy and paste, picture messaging, the ability to buy or rent movies, a search function, landscape keyboard operation and turn-by-turn navigation.
This certainly feels like an update rather than a new product, but there are worthwhile upgrades here – the camera, video, copy and paste, MMS – and the improved speed and battery are all outstanding.
We've barely time to mention the audio and video quality. To our ears, audio on the S sounds iden... Full review
Comparison of Apple iPhone 3GS with Apple iPhone 3G
The same look, but new feel that certainly makes a difference
It's true that the iPhone 3GS brings over only incrementing changes, there's nothing ground breaking about it. But before everything else, the newly introduced changes on both software AND hardware level will make the new iPhone 3GS a more balanced smartphone most of all. That will give it some more charisma and it will hopefully lure some new users and get most current iPhone 2G users trade in their devices for a piece of Apple's latest tech.
Sounds like quite a plan and indeed, the iPhone 3GS is a top-notch hardware platform for experiencing one of the most advanced touch user inter... Full review
Sending texts is tricky, the contract costly, battery life limited – but the iPhone 3GS remains best in class
The best phone out there, but power users should wait it out
The 3GS version has a 600 MHz processor that puts the previous models to sleep
Over the past few days the new Apple iPhone 3G S has been strapped to my hand. This new faster model is making it even more fun to have around. The 3G S version has a 600 MHz processor that puts the previous models to sleep. In addition, it comes with 256MB of RAM.
There is nothing truly different about the overall design of the iPhone, just faster and comes with more features. Comes in black and white and 16 GB or 32 GB models. This weighs a bit more and comes in at 135 grams, previous models weighed only 133 grams. This has a 3.5 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 320.
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A triumph for a company already at the top of its game
In short, the 3GS is triumphantly the product of a company at the absolute top of its game, their best device yet. If it were a BMW car it would be badged as the "M" version. Power and performance can be considered a luxury until you try them and realise how much more functionality, ease of use and productivity they can deliver. Cost is a whole other issue: if you already have an iPhone3G you may find an upgrade expensive. Could be worth waiting to see what deals emerge over the next month or so. The more people who do wait, the more pressure there will be on O2 to lower prices.
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The speed of the iPhone 3GS will amaze you
Our first generation iPhone review verdict was to wait. Our iPhone 3G review gave the go-ahead to finally mount up. The only issue with the iPhone 3GS, if you already have the 3G, is that it's not all that different of an experience.
Like I said in the Palm Pre review, I'm a bit bored of the iPhone look and feel. If you're looking for something new, something different and something you're not quite familiar with, there's the Pre or the MyTouch 3G. But as a whole, the iPhone 3GS is the best all-around smartphone available. If you're looking for a refined, augmented version of what you... Full review
The iPhone 3GS is a solid spec bump to a phone you already own
There are probably two very large groups of people thinking about buying an iPhone right now. One set is current users, either those with the 3G, or those still using the original model. The other set is a group of new users -- people who've never owned an iPhone and are now faced with not one, but two different options when it comes to getting in the door. For both groups, there are huge questions to answer about whether or not getting the 3GS makes sense, and very few of them have to do with the quality of the phone.
For current users, we have this to say: the iPhone 3GS is a solid... Full review
Overall Pretty wonderful
I have had my iphone for about two weeks now and I love it. There is nothing wrong with it and it works amazingly. The only downside is that the camera has no flash so you need to be in a fairly well lit setting for photos. The speakers are great and you can play music very loudly. Overall it is a great phone and I am very glad I got it!Less
My iPhone 3G S
Decided to get this one after my 6 year old Treo started to wear out. What a great device. Cannot find anything I do not like. Still in the "learning" process with it & my new MacBook Pro. They sure compliment each other. Tried a Blacberry, a Samsung Instict, & this, by far, is the better of the 2. Buying this phone & the laptop are the 2 smartest thins I have done so far this year. It has become a rather expensive year so far though. Ook PicLess
Iphone 3GS 16GB
Dazzling, Brilliant, Useful and Attractive are just few of the words that describe this phone. This phone is useful for any gender, age, and race. This is because of its app store which has apps that suit you, not apps that were put on the phone that you don't need. Its very simple to use. Would recommend to anyone!!Less
Apple iPhone 3G - I have nothing but problems
i don't think anyone should get this phone i have nothing but problems with this phone. there are somethings you should know before getting this phone. (1) if you go to Europe or travel anywhere even if you turn off your phone and put it on airplane mode you will get a very high bill. and they will turn off your phone. (2) your touch screen will freeze up thats what happen to my phone i cant turn it on or off its frozen. (3) don't waste your money for this phone sure it looks cool and get can do cool things .not worth your hard earned cash!Less
This is by far the best phone I have ever owned. Is it perfect? Of course not - but it does sooooo much and is truly an all in one device. Highly recommended and will probably continue to upgrade to more Apple devices over the years.Less
iPhone 3gs 32gb
I have had this phone for a while now and I still haven't found anything that I don't like about it. The app store has a solution for everyhing and the updated search and voice controll has been very usefull. The keyboard has a great auto correct feature which has helped me type this review. People that don't get this phone are missing out.Less
Apple iPhone 3G - Would not buy another one
Overall I like my phone, things I hate is the ringer is very quiet compared to other phones and if it is in your pocket the speaker gets blocked and you can't hear calls. Limited in what you can do in setting up, is made for apple users and not PC users who are more power users. After firmware updates it slowed down and locked up more. Would not buy another one as other phones have surpassed it now.Less
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