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Apple iPhone 2G (1st Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2564 reviews of Apple iPhone 2G (1st Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and durability. The design and sound are also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the battery. Many are negative about the camera and connectivity.

usability, sound, design, durability, portability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone 2G (1st Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 user reviews of Apple iPhone 2G (1st Gen) from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the price.


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Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Roman Loyola (

Apple iPhone review


Elegant, intuitive and fast - but the iPhone could do more

MultiTouch touchscreen controls ; Intuitive interface ; Good battery life ; Simplified syncing with iTunes ; Dazzling screen

No 3G ; Fixed focus camera ; Bluetooth works with phone headsets only ; Fixed battery ; Incompatible with 64-bit Windows

The iPhone is a stellar debut for Apple in the mobile phone market

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: (

Apple iPhone Bluetooth headset


Apple has a knack for crafting some killer kit but complementing it with mediocre, overpriced or uninspiring accessories. Witness the recently pulled iPod Hi-Fi speaker system, basic £69 leather iPod case or equally plain iPod socks

Fantastic tiny design, Good call quality, Includes iPhone Deluxe Dock

Tiny size makes it easy to lose, Sealed battery rules out heavy users, May not fit comfortably or securely in

Apple's miraculously lightweight headset is a joy to use and stylish, to boot

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Jason Denwood (

Apple iPhone review


After a 6 month wait, the iPhone has finally launched in the US. But has it been worth the wait? Pocket-lint went Stateside to try it out. Having lived with the phone for the weekend there is no denying the fact that it's large and minimalist at the...

Touchscreen, touch controls like zooming, 4GB or 8GB storage, Coverflow, camera, access to voice messages out of sequence, Wi-Fi, YouTube, Google Maps and Apple's Safari internet browser

No 3G, no video mode camera, no zoom, no flash, Bluetooth only works with headsets rather than allowing file transfer, no removable storage, headphone jack has been recessed meaning your headphones are unlikely to fit, no video out, no voice recording,...

So would we sign up for a 2-year contact? It's a tough one. The iPhone is still a great handset, however, it's also a handset that comes with multiple downsides; as we've listed above. We are going to give it top marks, however before you sign up...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: IDG staff (

Apple iPhone review


There's plenty to love, and plenty to lament about Apple's new mobile. With its solid design and a beautiful, touch-sensitive 480 x 320-pixel screen the iPhone is beautiful to look at and a joy to use. Its browser, while not as versatile as the one on...

If you want to love this much-hyped gadget, you'll find plenty to go ga-ga over. The Apple iPhone's revolutionary multitouch navigation system really is intuitive and fun. The endless expanse of display alone is nothing short of mesmerising, with...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: stuffmagazine (

Apple iPhone


The UK release of the iPhone is finally here. But can Apple's wonder-gadget live up to Brits' expectations?

Breathtaking and intuitive multi-touch interface. The best mobile web browser ever. Awesome iPod features

Annoying recessed headphone jack. No 3G. Locked to O2

Nov, 2007


Expert review by: Riyad Emeran (

Apple iPhone


As Apple's iPhone finally hits UK shores, Riyad gives you the full low down.

The iPhone is one of the most beautifully designed technology products I have ever used. Not only does it look great, but the usability puts even its good looks in the shade. The fact that you need no stylus to use the iPhone, speaks volumes about its...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (

Apple iPhone


Once in a while a gadget comes along that rewrites the rulebook, and the iPhone does so in spades

Sublime interface; great phone; easy to sync; excellent music player; all in one device

Virtual keyboard is hit and miss; lacks 3G; only on O2 at the moment

Expert review by: Mobile Fone Reviews (

Apple iPhone


The Apple iPhone offers a stunning touch sensitive screen, one of the best on the market. It also features a 2 megapixel camera, music player (iPod) and web browser. But will the high cost put you off?...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: (

Apple iPhone Review


The most impressive aspect of the iPhone on first viewing is its exterior design and styling, as well as the large 3.5 inch screen which is entirely touch sensitive.

It is also attempting to get a piece of the business market with support for Microsoft Exchange, which has got Blackberry users interested. To conclude, the iPhone is the market leader in many of the key mobile phone arenas and is the phone that every...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (

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The iPhone is visually stunning, from its chrome and black finish, to the way it renders websites, photos and videos

Call volume was too quiet without the plug-in headset and we had an issue plugging in our 3.5mm headphones

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1570
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:6
Browsing time (3G):6 / 8
Browsing time (4G):10
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10 / 9
Continuous audio playback time:30 / 40
Continuous video playback time:10
Standby time (2G):200 / 300
Standby time (3G):250
Talk time (2G):14 / 5
Talk time (3G):10 / 7 / 8

Call management

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


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:3
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer:Y
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.2
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p / 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes


Body SAR (EU):0.97 / 1
Head SAR (EU):0.96 / 0.98


Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Green / Grey / Pink / Silver / White / Yellow
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 3:2
Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:10.2 / 8.89
Display Resolution:1136 x 640 / 480 x 320 / 960 x 640
Display Type:IPS / LCD
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


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


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


Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, MP3, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT, XLS, XLX
FM radio: No
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG / GIF, JPG, TIF
Video compression formats:H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI, H.263, MOV, MP4 / AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264, MOV, MP4 / AVI, H.264, MOV, MPEG4 / AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / H.264, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1900
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:1900,2100 / 800,1900 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
AirPlay: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.0
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 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

Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:Maps, Messages, Passbook, Camera, Reminders, Notes, Phone, Videos, Weather, FaceTime, iTunes Store, Stocks, Music, Game Center, Calculator, Safari, Calendar, Voice Memos, App Store, Contacts, Mail, Newsstand
Cables included:Lightning / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: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 10.8 Mountain Lion
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:5 / 7
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch / Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:8-48 kHz (MP3 / EXIF, NEF, RAW / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Ports & interfaces

Docking connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector: Yes
TV-Out : Yes
USB port: No


64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor model:M7
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Apple
Processor frequency:1 / 1.3
Processor Model:A5 / A6 / A7


Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:5 / 7


Compatible memory cards: No
Internal Memory:8192
Internal RAM:1
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64 / 8


Subscription type:No subscription


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.23 / 7.6 / 8.97 / 9.3
Height :11.5 / 11.6 / 12.4
Weight:112 / 132 / 135 / 137 / 140
Width:5.86 / 5.92 / 6.21
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