Compare iPhone 3G Deals

There was tremendous hype and anticipation when Apple’s iPhone went to 3G, yet much remains identical to its trend-setting original brother: same size screen, the silver rim around the edges. However, this takes aboard 3.5G/HSDPA – an even faster version of 3G – which makes a big difference browsing the Web (especially streamed content) compared with GPRS/EDGE: over twice as fast.

GPS on iPhone 3G is far more accurate than its predecessor: it works with Google Maps, which does not do voice navigation. The other applications can be purchased or, in some cases, downloaded for free from App Store. The music player delivers tremendous audio quality compared to most other mobile phones.

So top quality Web browsing, music and application download capabilities aside, it also offers Microsoft Exchange, enabling you to synchronise Office emails, contacts and calendar entries over the air. You can also view Microsoft Office documents, but not edit them.

Another big plus is a flush standard 3.5 mm headphone jack, enabling you to use the headset of your choice. You could also choose to use a Bluetooth wireless headset. It is a shame, though, that Apple included a 2 megapixel camera only, with no video or flash; nor do its messaging options include MMS.

Battery life is rated up to 10 hours’ talk time, 24 hours’ music play and 300 hours on standby from a full charge.

 


Specifications

Weight: 135g
Battery time: 0 mAh
Bluetooth FM Radio Organiser

3G or UMTS
Bluetooth
Built-in handsfree
Calculator
Calendar
Camera
Document viewer
Email
FM Radio
Game
GPS navigation
Instant messaging
Internet
Java compatible
Memory expandable via MicroSD card
MP3 Player
MP3 Ringtone
MP4
Multimedia Service MMS
Office applications
Organiser
Photo/video editor
SMS - text messages
Solid Bar
Stopwatch
T9 Predictive Text
Touch sensitive
Triband