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Apple iPhone 3GS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6743 reviews of Apple iPhone 3GS. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the connectivity and sound. Some have doubts about the reliability and reception.

usability, performance, price, design, size

battery, camera, reception, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone 3GS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 344 user reviews of Apple iPhone 3GS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and portability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but the reception and battery get less positive comments. The sound and reliability get mixed opinions.

usability, price, performance, portability, design

battery, reception

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 3 MC637B/A Apple iPhone 3GS Black 8GB3 MC637B/A Apple iPhone 3GS Black 8GB

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPhone 3GS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1695 user reviews of Apple iPhone 3GS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The performance and price also get good feedback, but the connectivity and reliability get less positive comments.

usability, price, performance, portability, screen

reliability, connectivity

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: iPhone 3gS Screen Repair Kit - Apple iPhone 3gS Lcd Glass Screen Cover with Touch Screen Digitizer, Frame, Home Flex Button, Ear Speaker and TooliPhone 3gS Screen Repair Kit - Apple iPhone 3gS Lcd Glass Screen Cover with Touch Screen Digitizer, Frame, Home Flex Button, Ear Speaker and Tool

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPhone 3GS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Apple iPhone 3GS from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the performance. The price also gets good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the usability.

price, performance

usability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 3GS 8GB Black Factory Unlocked / Not JailbrokenApple iPhone 3GS 8GB Black Factory Unlocked / Not Jailbroken

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

iPhone 3GS review

 

The definitive verdict on the new 3G S iPhone

Great touchscreen ; Faster processor ; iPhone 3.0 software ; Camera with autofocus

Poor coverage at times ; Expensive to upgrade to ; Internet tethering costs extra ; Battery life doesn't seem to have been improved

Update: read our iPhone 4s review.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPhone 3GS - Pocket-lint

 

It may offer one of the best experiences that mobile telephony has to offer, but there is still room for improvement

App Store, user interface, simplicity, compass improves mapping

Price, battery life, no FM radio

There are so many things that work well here making the iPhone a pleasure to use. Text entry is fast and responsive, the new MMS features bring it up to date, email, calendars and contacts are all well handled. Browsing is good and fast, the screen is...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: PC Advisor (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Apple iPhone 3GS review

 

You will not find a better internet-connected smartphone than the Apple iPhone 3GS.

Mar, 2010

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPhone 3G S 32GB Black review

 

Apple's new iPhone may look identical to the earlier 3G model, but the 'S' in the name stands for 'speed', and it certainly delivers.

The new iPhone is a superb piece of design and engineering. It's expensive, however, and we don't like Apple's closed software system.

Aug, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: Riyad Emeran (trustedreviews.com)

Apple iPhone 3GS

 

Is the 3GS the best iPhone yet?

The iPhone 3GS is the fastest, most feature rich model so far, and if you don't already have a iPhone 3G it's well worth the money. If you do have an iPhone 3G though, it's not quite so cut and dry. The 3GS may be faster than the 3G when it comes to...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Expert Reviews Staff (expertreviews.co.uk)

iPhone 3GS review

 

Undoubtedly the best iPhone yet, but there's no compelling reason to upgrade from an older model.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Tim Moynihan & Chris Manners (pcadvisor.co.uk)

iPhone 3GS stress test

 

PC Advisor's US-based sister title, PC World magazine, puts the new iPhone 3GS through its paces, including real world scenarios.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB Review: In Depth

 

As the name implies, this is a souped-up iPhone 3G, rather than a new generation of Apple's handset. It's more powerful, has a better camera and the ability to shoot video, and supports faster HSDPA data…

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

Apple iPhone 3GS 8GB Review

 

As the name implies, this is a souped-up iphone iPhone 3G, rather than a new generation of Apple's handset. It's more powerful, has a better camera and the ability to shoot video, and supports faster HSDPA…

Jul, 2010

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

European Smartphone 2009-2010 -> Apple iPhone 3GS

 

Apple's new iPhone 3GS may not look like a gigantic leap ahead from the earlier version, but it is. It's twice as fast as the 'old' iPhone and its energy consumption is significantly less. Though still limited, the built-in 3MP camera has been upgraded...

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):5
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):9
Continuous audio playback time:30
Continuous video playback time:10
Standby time (2G):300
Standby time (3G):300
Talk time (2G):12 / 5
Talk time (3G):5

Call management

Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Front Camera: No
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3
Second Camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:8.89
Display Resolution:480 x 320
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Multimedia

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

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes

Networking

2G standards:Edge / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, UMTS / UMTS, HSDPA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

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

Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Monophonic / Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 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
Operating system installed:iOS
Personal info management (PIM):Calculator, Calendar
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Docking connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB port: No

Processor

Processor frequency:0.6

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 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
Operating system installed:iOS
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal Memory:16 / 16384 / 32768 / 8192
Internal storage capacity:32 / 8

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.23
Height :11.6
Weight:135
Width:6.21