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Apple iPhone 3G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5227 reviews of Apple iPhone 3G. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The performance and price also get good views. Many are negative about the reception and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone 3G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPhone 3G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 user reviews of Apple iPhone 3G from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and portability. The performance and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative comments about the durability.

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durability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 3G 8GB SIM-Free - BlackApple iPhone 3G 8GB SIM-Free - Black

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPhone 3G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1595 user reviews of Apple iPhone 3G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The portability and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the usability. Some have doubts about the battery and durability.

price, performance, portability, screen, size

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57% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 3G 8GB - UnlockedApple iPhone 3G 8GB - Unlocked

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPhone 3G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Apple iPhone 3G from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: iPhone 3G 8GB (Unlocked)iPhone 3G 8GB (Unlocked)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (techradar.com)

Apple iPhone 3G review

 

The first 3G-equipped iPhone arrives to trump the 2G-original

Awesome functionality for first-timers All-round improvement on iPhone 2G 3G data is speedy GPS facility very welcome Good data and Wi-Fi contracts

Battery life typically smartphone-poor GPS functionality not quite there yet Texting still needs work Camera remains poor

There are still a few things to be ironed out, but it's to do with firmware and - battery life and camera aside - the hardware is superb. A standard the rest must show they can compete with.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPhone 3G

 

So the mobile phone everyone has been clawing for since the launch of the last iPhone is here. But it is any good? Is it an improvement on the first version and has the time finally come for the Apple to dominate the mobile phone industry like it has...

3G, GPS inclusion, App Store, interface

No improvement on the camera, O2's 3G coverage not great, no search in email, no "read all", no cut and paste, GPS fiddly to use

So should you? Love it or hate it, there is no denying that Apple has raised the bar on the interface front. It might not be the tech spec king compared to the likes of the HTC Diamond but from a usability point of view for the consumer it is hard to...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : David Phelan (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPhone 3G – First Look

 

So what do you want from the new iPhone? Do you want 3G, so you can surf the net faster when you're not in Starbucks? For sure. Push email, so you don't have to go searching for your mail all the time? Natch. A lower price? Are the Kennedys gunshy? To...

3G, GPS, headphone socket, improved contacts

Camera, texting, and video recording could all be better

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPhone version 1.1.3

 

Taking its fifth major software update since it was launched in America last year, Apple has announced the launch of Apple firmware 1.1.3 for iPhone users across the globe. But should you bother with the free update? We take a closer look to find out....

Google Maps enhancement, Webclips, SMS texting

Still no cut and paste, no video recording and no Bluetooth file sharing

Should you upgrade if you are an iPhone user? Of course you should. But are the new features enough to want to make you rush out and buy the iPhone? Not really.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Karl Wright (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPhone 3G

 

Apple likes to call the iPhone 3G the only mobile that's better than the iPhone. The reason for this version's superiority has less to do with hardware improvements than the new features of the operating system and the availability of third party...

Don't fight it, you know you want one. Almost as good as Apple thinks it is.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple iPhone 3G 8GB review

 

Class leader for sound – it's undeniably punchy, open and brilliantly subtle

Gorgeous design ; fantastic interface ; excellent sound and picture quality ; fine iTunes software

As a media device, you can’t fault it

Sensational performance in an intuitive, fool-proof package. Simply brilliant

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : IDG staff (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple iPhone 3G review

 

The iPhone 3G is still available, even following the release of the newer Apple iPhone 4.

If you've been cautious and waited a year for the second generation of iPhone, your patience will be rewarded. The iPhone 3G improves on the original iPhone's audio quality, offers access to a faster data network, and sports built-in GPS functionality....

Jul, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Apple iPhone 3G

 

It's over hyped and over here, but is it worth it? Find out in the only iPhone 3G review worth reading…probably.

It may be seen as little more than an incremental upgrade, but Apple has hit all the right buttons to make the iPhone 3G an instant hit. It's still sleek, it's still great to use and it's still the best touch screen phone by a country mile. Wed to this...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple iPhone 3G review

 

New model is less expensive, looks smarter, is more flexible – and sounds better too

Does everything the brilliant and revolutionary original iPhone did ; adds more features ; an even more impressive sonic performance, and has a smaller price-tag

Still limited to O2 ; some will be disappointed that the camera hasn't been improved ; will undoubtedly lose some chic-appeal as it becomes inevitably ubiquitous

The new iPhone improves on its near-perfect predecessor, and at this price, Apple is on its way to taking over the world of mobile phones in the same way it did MP3 players

Jul, 2008

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

The anticipation of Apple's new iPhone 3G has been immense, but is it worth all the fanfare and ticker tape?

Unquestionably worth the pre-launch hype, and at the price, definitely worth snaffling. Time to join the queue…

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1960 / 2900
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:10 / 5 / 6
Browsing time (3G):10 / 12 / 13
Browsing time (4G):10 / 12 / 13
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 12 / 14 / 15
Continuous audio playback time:24 / 40 / 50 / 80
Continuous video playback time:10 / 11 / 14 / 7
Standby time (2G):300
Standby time (3G):225 / 240 / 384
Talk time (2G):14 / 5
Talk time (3G):14 / 21 / 24 / 8
Wireless audio playback time:40 / 60
Wireless Charging:N
Wireless video playback time:13 / 14

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto exposure:Y
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:10 / 3 / 5
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2 / 5 / 7
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:240 / 30
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:1.8 / 2.2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 5 / 8
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second rear camera aperture number:2.8
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160 / 640 x 480
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.95 / 1.39
Body SAR (USA):1.17 / 1.2
Head SAR (EU):0.9 / 1.34 / 1.37
Head SAR (USA):1.19

Design

Brand colour:Black / Gold / Jet Black / Rose Gold / Silver / Space Gray / Space Grey
Colour of product:Black / Gold / Grey / Pink gold / Silver / Silver, White / White
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):1300:1 / 1400:1 / 800:1
Display brightness:500 / 625
Display diagonal:10.2 / 11.9 / 14 / 8.89
Display Resolution:1136 x 640 / 1334 x 750 / 1920 x 1080 / 480 x 320 / 960 x 640
Display Type:IPS / LED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:326 / 401
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Archive formats supported:Zip
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, MP3 / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC,DOCX,HTM,HTML,ICS,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX
FM radio: No
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF,JPG,TIF
Speakers:Mono / STEREO
Video compression formats:H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MP4 / AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4 / M-JPEG, M4V, MOV, MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer:Y
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:Edge / EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,1900 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA / DC-HSDPA,HSPA+,TD-SCDMA,UMTS / DC-HSDPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 4.0 / 4.2
Data network:3G / 3G, 4G
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Other features

Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:Monophonic / MP3 / Polyphonic
Video Playback: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:FaceTime Safari iTunes Store App Store iBooks Game Center iCloud Drive / FaceTime, Safari, iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks, Game Center, iCloud Drive / FaceTime\Safari\iTunes Store\App Store\iBooks\Game Center\iCloud Drive
Cables included:Lightning / USB
Headset included:Y / Yes
Interface adapters included:Lightning male - 3.5 mm female
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Microphone mute:Y
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:4
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Proximity sensor: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Docking connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm / Lightning
Lightning connector:Y
USB port:N

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor model:M10 / M9
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Apple
Processor frequency:1
Processor Model:A10 / A4 / A6 / A9

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:10 / 4 / 6
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal Memory:16000 / 8
Internal storage capacity:128 / 16 / 32 / 8
RAM capacity:2 / 3
RAM Type:LPDDR4

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour :Y
Material:Aluminium

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.23 / 7.1 / 7.3 / 7.6 / 9.3
Height :11.5 / 11.6 / 123.8 / 138.3 / 158.2
Weight:112 / 133 / 137 / 138 / 143 / 188 / 192
Width:3.21 / 5.86 / 58.6 / 6.21 / 67.1 / 77.9