|Product||Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB - black, AT&T)||Apple iPhone 5S||Apple iPhone 3G (16GB, black, AT&T)||Verykool RS90 Vortex||Apple iPhone 5|
|Price||Starting price: $199.00 - Please see the AT&T site for package pricing and more details.||$149.99 to $783.00||$119.99 to $799.99||MSRP: $279.99||$560.00|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||3 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars||0 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||June 19, 2009||September 20, 2013||July 11, 2008||July 23, 2013||September 21, 2012|
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The iPhone 3GS doesn't make the same grand leap that the iPhone 3G made from the first-generation model, but the latest Apple handset is still a compelling upgrade for some users. The iPhone 3GS is faster and we appreciate the new features and extended battery life, but call quality and 3G reception still need improvement.
The iPhone 5S is not a required upgrade, but it's easily the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone to date.
The iPhone 3G delivers on its promises by adding critical features and sharper call quality. The iTunes App Store is pretty amazing, and the 3G support is more than welcome. Critical features still are missing, and the battery depletes quickly under heavy use, but the iPhone 3G is a big improvement over the original model.
At $280, the Vortex is a good deal for a rugged phone, but those looking for a high-end Android phone should look elsewhere.
The iPhone 5 completely rebuilds the iPhone on a framework of new features and design, addressing its major previous shortcomings. It's absolutely the best iPhone to date, and it easily secures its place in the top tier of the smartphone universe.
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