"Almost Perfect"4.5 starson 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.