Apple iPhone 3G

Brilliant Design meets Elegant Interface

Since its release in 2007, the revolutionary iPhone has managed to corner a significant portion of the market. Each successive iPhone model has sported exciting new features that have solidified its brand appeal.

Year after year the iPhone manages to maintain a comfortable familiarity and pleasant consistency that longtime users appreciate, while iOS is undoubtedly the most intuitive mobile operating system in existence.

DSC07929_1Performance-wise, the iPhone falls notoriously short when compared to other smartphones in its price bracket with a slower processor, less battery life, lower-resolution screen, and a less sophisticated camera. However, though the iPhone might be slower on paper Apple has managed to design a sleek, brilliant smartphone that feels great and never fails to perform.

The iPhone has been available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB configurations and has remained a solid smartphone choice for nearly a decade.

From the Apple initiate to the technically savvy, all will enjoy the elegant interface, beautiful design, and intuitive nature of the iPhone.

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Full Technical Specs of this Model

The iPhone 3G combines mobile phone, iPod, and Internet functionality. The most notable upgrade is the 3G (UMTS/HSDPA – 850, 1900, 2100 MHz, 3.6 Mbps) support and GPS functionality.

The iPhone 3G features a 3.5″ display with 320×480 resolution at 163 ppi, but uses a thicker case, .02 of an inch, and is offered with either a black or white plastic back, rather than aluminum like the original model. It includes 8 GB or 16 GB of storage (white model only available with 16 GB), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, support for Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), and a 2.0 megapixel camera that supports geotagging.

The iPhone 3G provides 10 hours of talk time on 2G, up to 24 hours of audio playback, 5 hours of Internet use on 3G, 5 hours of talk time on 3G, 6 hours of Internet use on Wi-Fi, 7 hours of video playback, and 300 hours of standby time.

The iPhone 3G uses the same multi-touch interface, as well as accelerometer, ambient light, and proximity sensor capabilities as the original model. It also has two proximity sensors compared to one in the original.

412 MHz Samsung ARM 11
1 GB 4 GB
USB Dock, Headphone
Handheld iPhone 3G
3.5″ Color 320×480 (163 ppi)
802.11b/g 2.0+EDR
2G/3G 2.0 Megapixels
Lithium Ion 5-10 Hours
24 Hours 300 Hours
MB046LL/A iPhone 3G
A1241 (EMC 2347) iPhone1,2
OS X 2.0 (5A345) iOS 4.2
Original Price (US): $199


Rating overview

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Total score
Excellent 4.8