"Almost Perfect"on by yankeefan_01
Pros Sleek Design, Amazing UI, 3g, iPod, Decent Camera, Safari, App Store, and there are plenty more pros.
Cons Service isn't Verizon, Battery life, Lacks MMS, Copy and Paste (I guess).
Summary I personally think the iPhone is one of the best phones on the market. I know that there are some crucial features missing, none of these are deal breakers. If you notice, nearly every new phone is immediately compared to the iPhone and there must be a reason for that.
My major qualm with the iPhone is that AT&T's service isn't as good as Verizon's. Don't get me wrong, its decent service, its just Verizon's is better. Not really sure why they passed up this opportunity, but they've definitely lost customers because of it.
Battery life could be better on the iPhone. Its pretty good, but if you start using it a lot, it drops significantly. Standby life is crazy, usage not so much. I would recommend turning off some features when not using them, definitely Wi-Fi, 3g in spotty areas, Location services, bluetooth, brightness, push and fetch settings.
Lack of MMS is something that also bothers me. I'm not an avid user of MMS, but I like having the feature for when I do use it.
Copy & Paste is something that others have complained about, but I don't really see the need for it. Others do, so I can see why they would want it. Its a basic feature.
The design on the iPhone is really amazing. It really does set the standard for other phones. I've haven't encountered another phone that catches my eye more than the iPhone 3g. White or Black. It would be nice if it was a little thinner, but considering all that the phone does, it makes sense that its a bit on the thicker side. Nonetheless, it feels great in your hands. This also means it breaks your heart whenever you drop it. :(
The UI compliments the design with its cleanliness and simplicity. Icons look great with the screen's resolution and so does the iPod's interface. Extremely user friendly as well.
The 3g is a definite plus. I don't really know what people expect from this phone, obviously its not going to run as fast as a computer would or with Wi-Fi, but for me 3g is really fast and Edge isn't as painfully slow as people make it out to be. 3g does drain the battery a bit more, so keep that in mind.
The iPhone essentially has an iPod touch built in and it's awesome. I have both so I didn't load all my music and videos and I use the iPod feature sparingly, again to save battery life. Its nonetheless a great feature to have and the speakers are decent for playing music/videos for friends.
The camera is pretty good all things considered. Even though its only 2 megapixels, photos look great on it. It shouldn't be your digital camera, but its great for quick snapshots and contact ID's.
Safari is probably the best feature on the iPhone. It's been labeled as the best mobile browser around and I agree. It really is like having the internet in your pocket.
The application store allows for almost endless possibilities, Only issue is probably Apple's strict process of submitting apps. This is probably the only place where I feel the G1, is better than the iPhone, but only slightly.
There are a ton more pros to the iPhone that I'm not mentioning. There's the Youtube app, Wi-Fi, iTines store, Mail with Exchange Support, Maps, and more.
The iPhone is an all around great phone, not so much for business folk, but great for most. People tend to bash it for a bunch of reasons. I think a lot of people don't like that it has an Apple logo on it. You should keep this in mind when reading reviews. Its tough to find an objective one. I personally think its the phone to beat and thus far no one has done it.
Pros Great internet browsing, nice ipod, very good camera, the app store has great apps.
Cons No video recorder, no MMS, the AIM app crashes every once in a while, the phone will freeze up. It will sometimes shut down by itself.
Summary It would be great if it didn't have so many glitches! If it wasn't to late i'd exchange it for another phone
Pros Top product for the price
Cons No video recording
Summary Apple is gone sell it in Belgium with mobistar.
But the law doesn't allow excluding contracts in Belgium. So they have to sell it through proximus to.
And Belgium laws don't allow dual sales. (sorry for my bad englisch)
It means they can't sell the phone with the service plans of mobistar in one pack.
Lets see if they got the balls
Pros very sleek, cute and looks professional... that's about it...
Cons to sensitive, very fragile phone... not so great when driving... cannot send ring tunes through bluetooth cell to cell...
Summary i find that this phone is in no way handy when driving because it has no voice dialing ( calling ) so basically you have to dial or answer before using the ear piece ( bluetooth ) ... some laws like in Canada prohibit the use of hand held cell phones.. You cannot send ring tunes or recieve tunes from another cell orI-phone itself... i gave mine back in after1 week of usage.... when using the GPS it can rack up a pretty bill $$$$ ...not handy at all....i picked up a Sony Ericsson K850i.... now that's a phone i like..
Pros Reception, 3G Internet, Apps, GPS, WiFi, touch screen movements
Cons Needs faster email checking
Summary Before I finally bought an iPhone I decided to go to CNET and check some of the user reviews like I do when buying most of my tech gadgets. After reading what was said to be the most popular reviews on the site I was discourage. The phone I have been wanting fro a long time was getting terrible reviews on a variety of different topics. Then I looked at the date and saw that the majority of this bad reviews came During the months of July and August. Since then Apple has release updates to correct a lot of problems these people were complaining about. The latest one being in November. I sorted by date and found that the reviews had gotten much better and the next day I purchased the iphone.
I previously owned a 1st generation Blackjack. I was very happy with that phone until I bought the iPhone. The iPhone reception improvement alone was worth ditching my old phone. I have owned the iPhone for 2 weeks now and have never dropped below 4 bars. Even in my underground garage where my Blackjack did not get a signal at all. The other great features are the speed for the 3G internet, the GPS and all the stuff you can get from the App Store. The functionality of the phone as well is above anything I have ever used. Apple has thought of everything when it comes to utilizing the touch scree.
The only real complaint I have is with the email. Viewing, organizing, and moving emails works great with the touch screen. I just with it checked for new emails more often than it does. The majority of the emails I receive are via gmail and I find myself hitting the refresh button more often than I would like to.
In conclusion, this is a great phone and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a quality phone with the added fun of all the different stuff you can do with this device. With 8 to 16Gb for memory, along with WiFi and bluetooth, the possibilities are endless.