"So Much Potential to be Better Than It Already Is"4.0 starson by jetblueguy
Pros: It's a Mini Mac OSX OS. Mail UI is great to read from and use. Apps! It just works. Oh, did I mention Apps?!
Cons: Unable to set a homepage icon for each mail box; Home page is good, but could probably be better with some more tweaks. Can't run third party apps in background.
Summary: I waited and waited for Apple to come up with a iPhone OS that was finally worthy of the hardware it would run on. 3.0 and the GS. I ditched my unlocked Nokia E71 for the iPhone. Although the Nokia was a great phone and the ability to run applications in the background is cool, the iPhone just says "use me" where I didn't hear my Nokia calling me to use it unless it was for work. Blah! No fun!
I think the fact that the iPhone is basically a mini computer is just plain cool. It's amazing how far we have come from "brick phones." The speed of the new hardware is just plain awesome. It blows my Nokia away and apparently the old iPhone as well. Apps and Games just run beautifully on the thing.
It is almost overkill with everything this thing can do. Do we reallllly need all this stuff? Probably not. But it sure is cool to have.
Battery life is never an issue for me. I keep my phone on Edge rather than 3G. That saves tons of battery life. When I need to use the web I am usually in a WiFi hotspot or if needed, I will switch to 3G. Most Apps that I use work perfectly fine over Edge, albeit a touch slower. But it's not grandma speed by any means. Also, keep my screen brightness level at a somewhat medium level; Bluetooth is turned off and only keep my WiFi ant. on when I know I'm near my router or a free hot spot if needed. Push is set for every 15 minutes usually. If I do not charge my phone when I come home, the charge could usually will last a day and half to 2 days depending on what I am using the phone for. 2 email accounts are set up on the phone and I text every so often and user Facebook and Loopt Apps often.
Love the social networking aspect of this phone!
All in all the phone is very well made. I was not thrilled with using a plastic back on the phone, but I understand why. I went with the white 32GB because it looks sexy.
The stuff they put on the screen to make smudges easier to clean really does work. Glad Apple put that on there.
Great phone if you are into Social Networking and like reading emails as they are meant to be read!