|Product||Apple iPhone 3GS (32GB - black, AT&T)||Apple iPhone 3G (16GB, black, AT&T)||HTC One||Apple iPhone 5S|
|Price||$144.99 to $214.88||Please see the updated iPhones from AT&T. starting prices $99-$299.00||$99.99||$199.00 to $719.99|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3 stars||4.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||June 19, 2009||July 11, 2008||April 19, 2013||September 20, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
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 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.
A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone.
The iPhone 5S is not a required upgrade, but it's easily the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone to date.
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