Apple iPhone 3GS in-depth Review

  • 01/07/2009 AT 22:22 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Featured, Gadgets, Mobile Phones

Today apple-iphone-3gsit is the time to present you one of the most expected mobile phone this year: Apple iPhone 3GS. There are a lot of things to discover, so our hopes are to catch them all in this review.

When Apple announce it, the main word describing it was Speed, maybe this is the reason for 3GS name. The new iPhone is equipped with a 600Mhz ARM Cortex A8 processor and have 256Mb RAM internal memory. Along with speed, the smartphone comes with the latest 3.0 iPhone OS and his 100 new features.

Display

The display is the same from the previous model, 3G. It has 3.5-inch widescreen Multi-Touch display with 480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 ppi and it is very resistant(check youtube if you don’t believe).

Camera

The new phone comes with an improved 3 megapixel camera with autofocus and video recording @30 fps. Whenever you want to use the camera, you tap with your finger to do desired operations: tap where you want to focus or for taking the picture, double-tap for zoom in/out. When you rotate the phone, you will be able to take pictures in landscape or shoot videos in portrait/widescreen(if you use video recording). Videos can easily be edited with your finger of course, dragging the start and the end of the recording.

apple_iphone_3gs_video_editMaps and Compass

3GS comes with GPS and built in-compass so now it is almost impossible to loose your orientation. You will use Google Maps every time you need to go to a new location, find out traffic info or discover you current location. Along with the maps, in Google application you will discover a digital Compass which will help you to see the exact GPS coordinates along with the option to toggle between true North and magnetic North.

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Voice Control

With the new Voice Control you are able to make calls, choose songs and so on. You just have to hold the Home button and than iPhone recognize your language and choose what to do next. How could be easier than this?

apple-iphone-3gs_voice_controlKeyboard and Messages

The 3.0 version of iPhone O.S brings another cool feature. The intelligent keyboard is now available also when you rotate the phone and switches to a larger one in landscape mode. You can write SMS, MMS with your own finger with characters from your own language and if wanted with word prediction.

apple-iphone-3gs_keyboardWeb Experience

Safari, one of the fastest mobile browser is the one that iPhone 3GS uses. You will get the best Internet experience as long as you can zoom in/out, bookmark and view in landscape all your favorite pages. If you want to use e-mail, there is no problem, iPhone works with popular MobileMe, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, Aol without no problem. You can even download the attachments that contain pdf, doc, ppt, xls, jpg extensions.

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Ipod feature could not let us down even here. The 3.5-inch Multi-Touch display is perfect to display your videos and scroll through your favorite songs as you were used to in Apple devices.

Another cool feature is the cut, copy and paste one. With a simple tap you can select and paste words, images, videos from the web or just from your phone. If you make any mistake, just shake the phone and the action will undo.

Connectivity steps in with following options: GPRS, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and USB 2.0. The battery is an built-in rechargeable lithium-ion one that can last over 12 hours in talk time, 300 hours in stand by mode, 9 hours on Internet use and from 10 to 30 hours when using video or audio playback.

The phone was released this June in USA and will be released in July for the rest of the world having 2 colors (black or white) and 2 versions. The estimated price for the 16GB model is 199$ and for the 32GB one-299$ on AT&T contract.

Thank you Apple!

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  • Andrea

    If this is an “in-depth” review, just tell me what is a “superficial” review. I’m curious about that…

  • http://www.itsagadget.com admin

    Sorry if we can’t meet your requirements Andrea, we try to do our best.
    Thank you for reading!

  • Daniel Fernandes

    Thanks for the information. Buying an iPhone 3GS is a dream. It has list of good features. Design is fantastic. SMS, MMS is fun to do. GPS is a very useful feature. You can easily connect to yahoo mails, Gmail etc. Overall performance-wise, its good.

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  • Samuels

    Yes, This is really an astonishing gadget to receive in my collection. Does anybody at all have aidea where I can buy it? Any guidance?

    • http://www.itsagadget.com/ admin

      You should go to your closest mobile store or search it on Google. If you are too lazy, we recomand you to buy it from Ebay.
      Good luck!

  • Carolin Michealson

    The cpu is labeled as slightly more recent model number however it and the GPU are most likely the same pace since the 3GS. The old Touch with the similar CPU and GPU as the 3G was quicker. Apart from having the clock speed turned up higher the Touch has much less software programs to run because it is not a telephone. It should defeat any iPhone to day in performance.

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  • locksmith ny

    So glad i got this phone, with all the GPS apps and games, i’ll never be lost or bored again. the USB AA battery powered chargers are very handy to extend the use, but rarely needed. can track all my expenses and edit photos, draw pictures, watch tv, listen to thousands of radio stations, and police, fire, emergency radio. list goes on and on.