Apple iPhone Review
In a nutshell: The stunning touchscreen user-interface of the
iPhone is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Combining a
phone, music player, camera and web browser, the iPhone is a stunning
device. However its high cost and many limitations mean that it is a
Review: November 2007. Updated June 2009.
Ah! The iPhone. Never in seven years of reviewing mobile phones have
we encountered a phone that has been so controversial. We've even been
personally abused by reviewers who disagreed with our opinions. This
review is an attempt to find balance between the conflicting opinions
(something we always strive for at Mobile Phones UK, but which has been
hard to achieve with the iPhone). Regular readers of Mobile Phones UK
will know that we wrote an article back in June 2007 which cast doubt
on whether the iPhone would live up to the hype. We hadn't seen the
iPhone at that time, but when it finally arrived here in the UK, we
were blown away by the user interface and gave it a 5 star review (although
we did point out its numerous limitations). With hindsight, 5 stars
was wrong, and having taken on board all of the feedback from users,
we've arrived at a 3 star rating.
The thing is that the iPhone is in some ways so good, and in other
ways so bad. Let's be generous and start with the good.
The iPhone is the first of a new generation of phones: it's a touchscreen
smartphone running Apple's OS X operating system. Instead of using buttons,
joysticks, etc, the iPhone has icons that appear on the huge touch-sensitive
screen. The screen is enormous, and the user interface is simply breathtaking.
Apple claim that the iPhone is five years ahead of the competition,
and playing with the user interface you can begin to believe the hype.
Touch the Phone icon on the screen and the address book appears; tap
on a name and the iPhone makes a call. Touch the Photos icon and your
photo album glides onto the screen. The responsiveness of the user interface
and the wealth of effects makes using the phone an absolute joy. SmartPhones
have a reputation for being slow, bug-ridden and difficult to use, but
the iPhone is the absolute opposite. Using the iPhone is simply an amazing
experience, and once you've owned an iPhone it's hard to imagine ever
going back to a normal phone. Take a look at the video demos on the
website to see for yourself.
The iPhone is an iPod too of course. It plays music and with a built-in
8 Gbyte of flash memory, you can throw away your iPod. The iPhone plays
music and video (on that stunningly big screen) and can download songs
from iTunes on the move. 8 Gbytes is enough to store 2,000 songs.
Other great features include the Safari web browser (which provides
one of the best implementations of the mobile web that we've come across),
Google Maps (which is fabulous on the iPhone) and built-in Wi-Fi support.
That's where the good stops and the bad starts. First the price. The
iPhone is exclusive to O2 and will cost £269 to buy on a £35
per month 18-month contract. It's locked to O2 and will continue to
be locked even when the 18 month contract ends. This makes it far more
expensive than any other phone in the mainstream market.
Some of the technology under the hood is more like "five years
out of date" than "five years ahead of the competition".
For example, the camera is just 2 megapixels, lacks autofocus and has
no flash. It's just a toy camera compared to the Nokia
N95, Samsung G600 or Sony
Ericsson K850i. These three phones are currently in the top 5 sellers
in the UK and all have 5 megapixel cameras with flash and autofocus.
Apple seriously misjudged the public's desire for quality cameras in
The connectivity of the iPhone is also seriously lacking (hey, it's
an Apple, we shouldn't be surprised by this!) The most obvious omission
is the lack of 3G. It's the only current smartphone that lacks 3G. For
a phone that places so much emphasis on its music downloading and web
browsing capabilities, the fact that you can only download at 2G speeds
is a major limitation. It's like a Ferrari with a top speed electronically
limited to 30 mph! If you're in an EDGE-enabled part of the O2 network
or a wi-fi hotspot, then you can access higher data speeds, but still
nothing like 3G. It's such a shame, because the web browsing capability
of the iPhone is the best we've ever seen on a mobile. It seems that
the iPhone was designed primarily for the US market where 3G is largely
unavailable and where the choice of handsets is smaller. The Bluetooth
support is also seriously limited, with no filesharing and no support
for stereo Bluetooth headsets.
The battery life of the iPod is another issue. The iPod has a huge
LCD display that eats power and with so many gadgets to play with, the
battery is going to be used up fairly quickly. But even heavy users
should get a full day's use between charges, so it's not the end of
the world. Other problems include the omission of MMS, and the fact
that you can only assign MP3 tracks to ringtones if they were downloaded
So, what to conclude about the iPhone? It's clearly not a phone for
everyone. It's very expensive, so we should compare it with the best
of the competition. What has the iPhone got that the others haven't?
The answer is the user interface: a huge touchscreen display, with a
user interface that really is a modern wonder. It's also a fine media
player, but then so are its competitors. If you've got the cash and
you love the look, then the iPhone could be your phone, but for the
rest of us on a budget, you'd be advised to forget the charms of the
iPhone and buy a cheaper alternative that does so much more. Alternatives
include the LG KU990 Viewty, the Nokia
N95, the Nokia N81, and the Sony
Features of the Apple iPhone include:
- OS X Operating System
- 2 megapixel camera
- Display: 480 x 320 pixels (3.5 inch) touchscreen
- Music player (AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats
1, 2, and 3), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV formats)
- Memory: 4 Gbyte or 8 Gbyte flash drive
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
- WAP, EDGE
- Size: 115 x 61 x 11.6 mm
- Weight: 135g
- Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- Talktime: 8 hours
- Battery standby: 250 hours
- Audio playback: Up to 24 hours
Apple iPhone User Reviews
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Average rating from 103 reviews:
Reviewed by Joanna from UK on 3rd Jul 2012
I hate this phone. A nightmare. The phone is nice to look at but not
Reviewed by vamshi from uk on 15th May 2012
its nice best ever and unique
Reviewed by sannah from united kingdom on 27th
this phone is the greatest phone in the world i absolutely adore it
sooooooooooo much its excatly like a person-your personal assistant11!!!!!!!
Reviewed by hifaash from Maldives on 27th Nov
I wonder why British people hate iPhone? Just because it’s from
Apple? No, I love iPhone, because it delivers excellent features!!!
So please consider both the brilliant features and lacking features
when giving a review! I have experienced iPhone for a month. I always
read reviews from this site, I haven’t seen this site been biased
at any time, but some people have complained the administrator. I have
summarized some advanced features of iPhone; 1)Touch screen: most sensitive,
the one and only multi-touch phone so far produced and user interface
is as simple as it can be. 2)Configuration: 128MB RAM, 8GB Hard, 400
MHz CPU frequency, 16 million colour display, 3.5” LCD wide screen
(480X320), and operating system OS X makes iPhone fast, fun (simply
amazing) and enough for anything to run in a phone 3)Brilliant Key board:
it’s not just a key board when you need; it’s the key board
that you need (different key boards for different situation). Initial
letter is automatically Capitalized if you type a name, abbreviations
are in capital letters, spelling is always correct: by mistake if you
typed “yii” it will be changed to “you” when
you press the space key. Many more… 4)Internet: it’s better
than your computer. Double click to zoom, Safari zooms anything to best
fit, it’s amazing, Safari knows tables, column, pictures, text
fields etc… 5)iPod: cover flow, wide screen for video, start from
where you stopped (touch a video icon, each video starts from where
you stopped earlier, “Play now” to start music from where
you stopped) 6)Supports: Send and receive emails with attachments, Google
maps, YouTube, PDF, addition fonts, IM Chat program, games, Wi-Fi, EDGE,
Bluetooth 7)Installer: there is a program called “installer”
for iPhone, everyone will love the iPhone when you get the installer.
Open the installer, you will see hundreds of FREE programs for iPhone
in category view (3rd party programs too), install what ever you like
and when ever you want. 8)Customize: arrange and/or hide icon, change
theme customize system messages like “UNLOCK” instead of
“slide to unlock” – just do anything (everyday the
phone looks NEW). Install an iPhone browser or an iPhone viewer to your
PC (FREE) so that you can customize iPhone ringtones, its not a must
that you have to buy ringtone from apple, you can make it using these
programs and save/view PDF files/Word documents on your iPhone and install
fonts. Default is set to preview SMS on screen even phone is locked,
many people hate this. Switch Off/On SMS preview is available. All Nokia
phones have security features Phone lock code, pass-code lock or key
board lock with security code as in iPhone, but not in all 5 stars smart
phones! Same like iPhone not a single Nokia phone is ranked with 5 stars,
but many Sonyericsson phones without security feature are ranked just
because of camera or what... Oh! The interest of UK people is different!
But I have not seen people taking pictures with highest pixels of their
camera, because either they can’t zoom in or phone is slow/can’t
preview them, or 2MP is enough (you can print to as large as A4 size
images with 2MP). So what’s the use of 3.2MP or 5MP cameras without
optical zoom or other great features? I meant Megapixels is not everything!!!
iPhone is behind all the other smart phones in many ways! 1)SMS: You
have to type the message every time you need to send, you cant resend,
Forward, Send to All, send to a Group, save in Draft, SMS texts from
note book or copy paste anything, these features are there nearly in
all smart phones. 2)File transfer: the only way is emailing; no Bluetooth,
no infra, no MMS, you can’t even use memory cards to transfer
files. 3)Camera: very poor camera, just 2MP, nothing else, can’t
zoom 4)No 3G, “mark” or “select” feature is
not available, can’t delete or email selected files, do it one
by one… I appreciate the incredible features of iPhone and hope
they will do a much better job next time! "Buyers should buy the phone
only if they like the phone, we have enough choice I hope!"
Reviewed by kabir from uk on 26th Nov 2007
very bad phone overpriced and lacks many basic features (video recording,
ability to send files over bluetooth, removable battery) it seems to
follow the same path as all previous apple products; looks good, heavily
priced, will usually break after a year- when the warranty is over.
you are better off buying a classic ipod and a solid phone like a sony
ericsson. so you get the best of both worlds, rather than a lame attempt
to blend the 2 together.
Reviewed by gordo from UK on 26th Nov 2007
too clumsy (but a pretty handy face warmer!)
Reviewed by Amp... from United Kingdom on 26th
This has to be one of the best looking Phones ever. I played with one
with the view to purchasing. I was disappointed with what I saw. The
display gets dirty too quickly, the on-screen keypad is unusable for
people with larger fingers, the automatic screen orientation is slowww,
you can't send MMS, there's no 3G. On the positive side the media player
is brilliant, the screen gestures are second to none but take practice
to perfect. This is not a cellphone! It's an iPod with a phone module
it doesn't do phoning very well- the signal strength is poor, the call
quality is poor. What completely turned me off was that it's only available
on one Network in the UK, you can't change the battery and can't even
remove the SIM card! It costs £269 cash and you're tied into a 18 month
contract for a minimum of £35 p/m. If you like the design so much buy
the iPod touch then get a proper phone, most Nokias/Ericssons beat this
joke with ease. DONT BUY INTO THIS CON. Incidentally, I'm disappointed
by the positive misleading reviews given by some websites and TV/magazines.
I get the feeling Apple have bought the reviewers too. Before you get
any phone check it out yourself, we've all been using mobiles for a
long time now and you don't need to be technical to see a CON!
Reviewed by godwyns from London, Uk on 26th Nov
I have followed the Iphone noise since apple started the drum, but the
more i know, the less motivated i am to join the dance. As a phone geek,
& an IT person, the beautiful iphone is like being asked to run latest
operating systems on an 80's processor. As for the camera, its unbelievable
to accept at 2mp. Even if i live the US, i will still not go for it.
I use the Nokia N95 since its release, (O2), it is the in-thing as it
is purely a palmtop computer especially with its latest addition of
exchange server availability which the Iphone might not think of.
Reviewed by invisiguy from whereva i feel like going
on 25th Nov 2007
iPhone is all show no go
Reviewed by Bear from Swaziland on 24th Nov 2007
Looks good. And that's it. A phone for Isheep.
Reviewed by YOUR MUM from SCOTLAND on 23rd Nov
I THINK ITS FAR TO LIKE A COMPUTER AND TO CHUNKY. !
Reviewed by deaddog from uk on 22nd Nov 2007
i had a look at the iphone out of curiosity - it is just not for me.
i currently use a blackberry 7100 which is fantastic as aphone and for
email - having email i now hardly ever use sms (only in real emergencies
ehn no phone or email contact) i find all the objections to the iphone
(and somtimes other phones) odd. They may well have 5 mp cameras but
the lenese do not do justice - just carry a proper camera having played
with the iphone i am now going to get an ipod touch (internet access,
ipod, video etc) and upgrade the blackberry
Reviewed by I like it from UK on 22nd Nov 2007
I see some of the criticisms are justified. The battery thing is a pain,
the internet is slow but it is not that bad, I really like the texting
once I got used to it - much better than normal. Sure it would be good
to be able to use your songs as ring tones but it is not vital. On the
whole I like it. Think it is over-priced at £269, and I do not like
the fact that that it cannot be unlocked after 18 months. >:( Otherwise
great phone - superbly intuitive to use!
Reviewed by KISSING from APPLE'S ARSE on 22nd
(AKA The EMPORER'S NEW CLOTHES) "The most desirable phone of 2007!"
"Combining a phone, music player, camera and web browser, the iPhone
is a stunning device." "Using the iPhone is simply an amazing experience,
and once you've owned an iPhone it's very, very hard to imagine ever
going back to a normal phone." "It's almost worth buying the iPhone
just for the way it looks and behaves as a phone." ROTFLMAO! HOW STUPID
+ SYNCHOPHANTIC do your quotes sound now after all the negative and
angry feedback about the iphone from EX apple customers all over the
web? So thats it for this site - years of respect from honest impartial
review now down the plug hole after this 4*!!!!!rated 'review'(read;
'HELPING APPLE SPREAD THEIR PROPAGANDA'); Really MPUK what ever were
you thinking letting "Steve 'heartlesss capitalist greed at its most
wretched' Jobs" rate + review his own product (well thats preferable
to the alternative of the backhander you must have accepted to publish
a review so warped from the actual limmitations in this day and age
of the out dated technology of the SICK PRICED phone (2G for £100's
ROTFPMP!!) As usual with the rest of their ridiculously overpriced products
Apple are taking advantage of the people who are led by style over substance
and have little, if any technical knowledge - i mean who on earth with
decent tech awareness after reading the phone's specs would expect to
get a practicle usable phone that matches anywhere near its £100's price
tag(+ on top of that RESTRICTIVE RIP OFF contract) that only has eg
2G , NO MMS,restrictive 2M camera,SIZE of a BREEZE BLOCK (but heavier),FIXED
BATTERY so you can't extend phone life carrying spare batts(and Apple
can charge you more $$$ when the battery dies + needs replacing),NO
sim card,FORCED to pay APPLE $$ everytime you want a new MP3 ringtone,
no mobile video format in media player to play your own FREE video collection,RENOWN
impractical technology for user interface for texting etc, NO BLUE TOOTH
for convenient on the move file share ( no doubt so GREEDY APPLE can
control + prevent you from swapping ringtones with mates so you have
to give ITUNES/APPLE EVEN MORE MONEY). Its not the rubbishness of the
product that the worst thing about this but the PERVERTED PRICE, it
is just sick - however this is the Apple norm and anyone with enough
technical knowledge can see through their charade just like its possible
to buy/make the right PCs that work AT LEAST as efficiently and smoothly
as Macs BUT at an infinitely lower not only starting but long term maintenace
price too(in comparison to what tech savvy PC owners pay, Apple charges
the earth for new parts(exclusive to only them so no fair market competition
like windows comps) and fixing hardware - its where they rip off their
customers the most) PC also have greater flexibility and adaption to
individual preferences,tastes and interests through infinitely greater
variety/more reasonabley priced or even FREE SOFTWARE!(eg MACS are the
WORST COMPUTERS if you decide to become a GAMER!!) Hopefully people
will be able to learn from their bad experiences here and see that even
if they are only after looks there are ALWAYS much more reasonable alternative
on the market(like the suggestions for alternative mobiles made here
in the reviews already)to the IMMORAL, no difference to thievery, spin
Reviewed by Max Leopold from UK on 22nd Nov 2007
IT IS AN AFFRONT, THAT O2 IS NOT TAKING OFF THE SIM LOCK AFTER 18 MONTHS
! ! ! I am a foreign worker and will stay for 2 years in London, in
my Home Country Germany, iPhones will be unlocked after the initial
24 months contract BUT according to O2 they will not do that here -
see attached eMail: (...) Thanks for emailing us to find out if we can
unlock your iPhone. You can continue your contract after completing
18 months of contract. We won't be able to unlock the iPhone to use
on another mobile network, as it's available to use exclusively on the
O2 network. This means you won't be able to use the iPhone in Germany,
as we won't be able to take off the SIM lock even if you complete your
18 month contract. If you can cancel your contract within the 18 month
term, you'll need to pay the early cancellation charge. This charge
is calculated by taking the remaining number of months (of your contract)
multiplied by your monthly service charge (line rental). You'll be able
to view this charge on your final bill. We'll request the payment for
your final bill by Direct Debit on or 14 days after your bill date.
You can keep visiting our website for more (LINK) information and updates.
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Reviewed by Cotton Mouth Tom from UK on 21st Nov
2G!!!!!!! oooopppss another Newton for Apple a real shame had a great
potential and a need in the market but this product just about stood
up long enough to fall flat on its face - I think everyone at Apple
must have had a big lunch that day. I am a huge Apple fan and hugely
disappointed. Oh yea how can they sleep at night with the price. Thats
me done I have already wasted too much time on this product.......
Reviewed by Tim Rogers from United Kingdom on
20th Nov 2007
I've already had a crack at this once but I'm having a go again because
I'm starting to get annoyed. I've been watching the unfolding grumbles
and complaints and I'm left wondering how much longer will the iPhone
hype blind 'official' reviewers who give it a rating of "Excellence".
Look, by now it's pretty clear that even the enthusiasts who got up
early to stand in the queues and to buy one (see P.I.Sstaker below)
are starting to realise they were conned. As one of the unofficial reviewers
so eloquently said, "Owning an iphone is like dating a beautiful woman
with no brains." Exciting at first but the novelty soon wears off. One
of your rival review sites currently has the iphone listed at 9.7 out
of 10. What?! To quote John MacEnroe, "Can he be serious?" I like Apple
Macs and the design of the new iphone is seductive. But if technical
reviewers are going to have a meaningful relationship with their readers
they have to be honest don't they? The truth is that in several important
areas the iphone just doesn't measure up. If not, why not say so? OK
it is a thing of beauty - that's good, agreed. But if it doesn't have
a worthwhile camera, battery life, MMS, 3G, and it is overpriced and
restricted to a single network - why is it carrying a four and five
star rating? Apple's marketing campaign is very convincing. For years
they have produced - (And I have bought) - computer products that in
my view are ahead of the PC competition. (In fact I am writing this
on a Powerbook). But the iphone is currently not up to scratch and the
buying public should be told. The reviews by people who've bought the
iphone below speak for themselves. So can I suggest the official reviewers
find the courage to send Apple a message - and that is - "Nice looking
phone, but get it right!" Perhaps if Apple listen to the criticism and
do something about it they might yet salvage what in my view is a reputation
tarnished by the fundamentally flawed "iphoney".
Reviewed by michael from england on 20th Nov 2007
i have just taken my iphone back as i was not impressed with it at all.
its terrible for texting, the music from the speakers is some of the
worst i have heard on a mobile and the fact that you cannot assign an
mp3 ringtone without getting it from itunes is quite frankly a rip-off.
also the mobile internet when you are not near a wi-fi hotspot is so
slow its almost funny! utter rubbish
Reviewed by Katie from UK on 20th Nov 2007
i had this phone for my birthday, i was very exited and couldn't wait
to have it. It freezes when you are on the internet it is to BIG to
take anywhere it is rubbish!! also i find very irraiting is when you
are searching on the internet and u have to use your fingers to type
the letters in it switches so i press an "A" but it goes to the "s"
it took me at least 15mins to write a message the other day. IT IS NOT
WORTH THE MONEY AND IS A TOTAL RIP OF!!! the w910i is so much better!
Reviewed by Fred from UK on 20th Nov 2007
What a phone? Or can i call it phone? I better call rubish.Why? No mms,you
cant change batery, you have no sim card, cant send files via bluetooth.
Any latest phone has mp3 player, so what big deal with Iphone?
Reviewed by Surat Singh Dhillon from USA on 19th
I had a look at the apple iPhone when I was in california (USA) and
i must say that it is a beautiful unique mobile phone. A mobile phone
which is very reliable and can last you forever. It holds the best features
that a mobile can have. Examples include the safari web browser - and
you can zoom in and out with a touch of a finger. The best feature I
like is the youtube add-in which is well cool as you can watch videos
on the go. There are some down sides though. Firstly, it is very expensive.
You would have to pay a minimum of £269.00 for the iPhone itself and
now its on the 02 network you have to pay £35.00 as a minimum per month
so it's going to leave your wallet empty unless you are loaded lol.
The main question: Is it worth your money? In my opinion it's not because
you are spending the money which could buy yourself a nice 15 inch laptop
computer. So if you want a mobile which looks like an apple iphone,
works similar to the iphone, does'nt cost as much and will make you
stand out of the crowd well here is the answer - the LG PRADA mobile.
Absolutely georgeous! You don't need anything better. But, if you have
a different opinion about the iPhone - sure that's fine! I tell ya what,
go and have a look it at your nearest apple store! Goodluck! By Surat
Singh Dhillon www.mygadgetblog.com
Reviewed by lyndsey from england on 19th Nov 2007
I think that they are very updated and modern, they are sleek and there
is lots all in compact with one!
Reviewed by Ramo from England on 19th Nov 2007
This phone is nice to look at but is nothing more than a novelty in
terms of its functionality after a week or so. It does not have features
that a phone at this price and market should. If you want a good phone
buy the new black N95 8GB it a stunning phone with everything you could
Reviewed by Lewis from England on 18th Nov 2007
There's not doubt that when this phone was first released in America,
The specs were high at the time, but america have had it for ages, and
now we get it, and the phones on the market have increased there spec,
so the tip phone make the iphone, look low speced. fair enough the phone
does have higer specs than some phones, but i don't undertand why it
cost so much, there are phones like the one now e.g. LG Viewty, that
are alot cheaper, and you can get the phone for free on contract..so
why should we pay, £270 for a lower spec phone plus £35 pounds a month,
for 200 minutes and 200 text, there are so many better offers! I love
the iphone, and would love to buy one, but i would not pay the price..I
will wait till it goes cheap in argos on PAYG! Huge fan off apple, but
they gave it to the uk to late, and things have moved on! But an awesome
phone with some unique feautres!
Reviewed by NOT TELLING from ?? on 18th Nov 2007
This is an awful phone. I can't carry it around anywhere with me because
it's so GIANT! and the touch screen just makes it irratating. You can't
set your ipod music as your ring tone = not a big thing but still quite
annoying! It's a complete rip off when you can just watch your tv at
home, go on your own laptop, listen to your own ipod and ring people
off your own £100 mobile. This phone is stupid and a very big rip off!
it was just made for the look! Dont get it!
Reviewed by inaleems from Maldives on 18th Nov
iPhone is not just a Phone, not just an iPod and also not just an internet
device, but is for everything that is useful for ones life. (I have
the iPhone version 1.1.1) Everyone believes that nothing is perfect,
so is true. In this aspect iPhone also isnt perfect. iPhone does not
allow to send music files and other files to another device as we do
on other phones using bluetooth. The there is presence of Bluetooth
also but only function is to connect to Headsets. By this coonection
it doesnt allow for music streaming. Very inperfect. Thanks for the
built in 8GB memory as usual out there like (N95 8GG, N82 8GB, N91 8GB)
but does not support for master storage. (MAY BE FOR PROTECTION AGAINST
VIRUSES). The biggest problem i faced in iPhone was the lack of 'Forward,
resend, multiple users' in SMS feauture. This is very inconvienient
for a person like me who is a heavy SMS user. Hope an update will fix
the problem. The most interest thing about iPhone and why it has become
a rock star is that as apple says 'Touching is beleiving'. Sure this
is correct. there is no other Phone out there who can be as smart as
iPhone. This is how a phone should be and what the technology has become
for. Google maps works great. touch with a finger twice to zoom in and
touch with two fingers to zoom out. Same thig can be done in internet
also. Is there any phone who can manage and view photos like iPhone
can? Absolutely not. 'Pinch' to zoom in and double click to zoom out.
Flick with a finger for next image. Video works great on iPhone. Just
sync videos and watch it as u do on a sinema or at home. Wonderful.
Next is the mail. can any phone do it like iPhone. really not. No set
up required except the typing of username and password. view mail attachments
at a glace. Thanks for the built in Wifi for fast connectivity. Next
is about Keybord. Isnt this really surprised? keybord is there if you
need it. and hides when you dont. also it changes to the requirement.
For example when you type an address, there is the '.com' button. when
you type an email address there is '@' on the place you want. The question
is can any phone beat iPhone? Really not before end of the sale of iPhone.
Can you imagine a phone who can do this, who can do that, or anything
in a single one. If you the iPhone is here. Buy it and meet the show.
Only for $399. A perfect fit for anyone. one of the seventh wonders
of the world. "Touching is beleiving"
Reviewed by Matt from England on 18th Nov 2007
This phone has looks but as a other reviewers said no brains!.The most
up to date phones are thin and have got practly every thing.So apple
we know you cand do better than this.But if you want a phone to make
you look like you can get whatever you want, then get it but if you
like more things packed in then dont!
Reviewed by tom from uk on 18th Nov 2007
DO NOT BOTHER! TOO EXPENSIVE, DOESNT WORK WELL, FREEZES, CON AND A GOOD
LAPTOP IS MORE WORTHWHILE. WAIT A YEAR AND YOU'LL FIND NOKIA MAKING
THE SAME THING BUT MUCH MORE RELIABLE!!
Reviewed by Steven Morris from UK London on 18th
I have had my iphone for 6 days after 3 steady years of a Sony K800i.
Today I sent it back!! I read all the issues and thought that I had
to have one, no matter what!! DAY 1 - Fully charge I used it with vigour
trying everything I could ....battery lasted 10+ hours or so. DAY 2
- Just found out there is NO MMS.... DAY 3 – Can’t take
photos in the dark or even in poor light – NO flash or ZOOM DAY
2-6 - In the car using wireless my battery was dreadful 3.5 hours talk
time at best. OTHER ISSUES You can replace the battery with a spare
because it is built in....stupid WHAT I LIKE IT looks smart. CONCLUSION
LOOKS are not everything, it has a low spec and missing some essentials,
it’s all hype. I would wait for the V2.0 iphone.
Reviewed by Blob from Nigeria on 18th Nov 2007
Internet function on phone surpasses itself! Memory is great and for
my needs so is the camera. GRRREAT!!!!
Reviewed by rebeca from calafornia on 17th Nov
everi 1wants the ifone but trust me dont get it youll live to regretit
idoit is a load of poo it may look pretti but dont be decieved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by P.I.Sstaker from UK on 17th Nov 2007
i was the one on the news waiting outside the shop for it to open. let
me say how awful this phone really is! it can't even do videos! if you
are thinking of buying this phone, don't because you WILL regret it.
trust me because i am a nerd...
Reviewed by chris from england on 16th Nov 2007
Tried out the iphone, was initially blinded by the beauty of it but
then realised it's like dating a beautiful woman with no brains. I might
want to use it as eye-candy but you quickly realise how shallow and
pointless it is. Personally I'll wait till they bring out V2 and hope
they've brought it up to date...
Reviewed by Martin from England on 15th Nov 2007
Purchased iphone on saturday and returned it today Thurs 15th Nov 2007.
Every text message shows up on your screen, no privacy. Hotmail could
not connect to mail box, it had to go via izzymail, this ment your mail
did not show up in your IN box on your pc. Still an amazing phone/iPod!
O2 and CPW will take these back within 14 days, so you could have one
on trial and return back to old contract if not happy.... Going for
a Nokia e90 instead.
Reviewed by James from UK on 15th Nov 2007
Bought the iPhone on launch day and can say it has fulfilled my expectations.
The camera is fine. I never used the camera much on my old D900. No
video camera = no more abscure drunken videos that I can't hear or make
out what is going on! No MMS can't say I have sent a picture message
since the novelty wore of a few years ago. Browser is really good, bit
slow but its a phone not a laptop.. 3G coverage is a bit patchy in my
area so would not notice even if it had the capability. The lack of
file sharing was obviously going to happen as its based on a ipod. As
far as I am aware you can't copy someone elses ipod's library into your
itunes without a work around. Tend to keep my phone on silent and vibrate
most of the time so not really finding ringtones a issue. User interface
is great. Texting speed is the same now I have grown used to its "predictive"
text. Video playback is awesome. 8GB is plenty for me as I don't see
the sense of carrying any more music/film/shows around as I would use
my laptop or portable Hard disk if that was the case. If you accept
its a iPod touch with a phone you won't be disappointed. Just think
where your expecation level is before buying this phone! For me it is
everything I was hoping for.
Reviewed by PHIL STEVENS from UK on 14th Nov 2007
bought the iphone on launch day, took it back today...... stupidly i
had not read any reviews and assumed it would do everything other phones
do and more.... how wrong i was..... the most annoying problems are:
no picture messaging mms no light/ flash on 2mp camera cant assign itunes
music as ringtone (have to buy) not great for texting (quicker with
normal mobile keys) cant bluetooth ringtones file sharing is near impossible...
Sorry but all these things were on my old phone and are suddenly taken
away... not good.... its basically a nice object but practically its
not thet great.... save your money, it all show.... :0) oh also if you
have one... try taking a picture of yourself with it...... you'll be
Reviewed by Owen Harris from Wales, UK on 13th
I've heard from a lot of people asking me about the iPhone, being something
of a techno-nut (yes, I can admit it to myself!) I've been fortunate
enough to trial one of these, and I have to say, for the European market,
this phone just doesn't measure up. Cheaper, easier to obtain phones
are available free of charge on many contracts with multiple network
providers, meaning the iPhone limits user's choice. Secondly, the software
update available for the American market iPhone means that if the phone
is network unlocked by the user, the phone function gets disabled. In
the UK, this practice is illegal, which could pose trouble for Apple.
Although the iPod function is excellent, that's pretty much all this
device is. A nice toy, but that's all. For an iPod, stick to the iPod,
and don't settle for a second generation phone in a 3rd generation market.
Go for the N95 8GB or Sony Ericsson W910i instead. Quite simply, they
are better made, more easily available, and higher quality of features.
Sorry Apple, better luck next time!
Reviewed by anthony from england on 13th Nov 2007
got this today dont buy it it went wrong after 2 hours took it back
to 02 and they didnt even give me another one .go sony ericsson you
Reviewed by nikinakija from England on 13th Nov
A brilliant phone, with excellend features. Very contempory.
Reviewed by Tim Rogers from UK on 13th Nov 2007
I am an Apple Mac Stalwart. I love their computers and the iPod is a
work of genius. But I am seriously disappointed by the iphone and I
wonder how on earth you arrive at a five star rating? It makes me wonder
about the credibility of reviews on this site. The iphone is delicious
to look at, but if by your own estimation it is 'five years out of date'
in some respects how can it possibly receive top billing? Poor camera,
poor battery, no 3G, O2 only and a price tag that can only be described
as pure greed - it might be the prototype of something special but it
certainly has a long way to go. Yes it has a built in ipod - but a memory
that stores two thousand stores is by Apple's own standards, pretty
lame. They have aimed this at the US market - but they quickly realised
that they would have to bring down the price or face a humiliating failure.
So why do they think British buyers have money to burn? Even more irritating
is the fact that it is significantly cheaper in France. I have supported
Apple up to now because I believe their computers are well built, have
a superior operating system and are easy to use. Quite simply once you've
used a Mac - you won't go back. But the iphone is undermining that reputation.
Perhaps, in a year or so, when the bugs are ironed out, the camera has
improved, the battery has been given a useful life and it can genuinely
access the internet at 3G speeds anywhere they will win me back. But
how far ahead will the competition be by then?
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
13th Nov 2007
You know what, Tim? You're right. We got carried away by the iPhone
launch and have decided to downgrade our rating from 5 stars to 4 stars.
The truth is we'd been feeling a little uncomfortable with the 5 star
rating, but we think that if you read our review in full you'll find
Reviewed by jay bay from england on 12th Nov 2007
this is a good phone but is to big for daily use
Reviewed by eFFeeMMe from Italy on 10th Nov 2007
Pretty good review. It seems these day that either you're against Apple
or blindly follow Jobs' teachings; and I kind of feared this review
was of the second kind when I saw the 5 stars. However, I must say it's
pretty good and balanced. I wouldn't have given it 5 stars, though.
It has lots of shortcomings, a serious lack of applications, and frankly,
it's not the revolution it was marketed to be. It's just technology
and know-how that had been around for years, repackaged in a typical
shiny Apple chassis and UI.
Reviewed by BRIAN MCLACHLAN from DURHAM, ENGLAND on
10th Nov 2007
Got mine at 6.02pm last night and have not been able to put it down,
unreal... Truly a revolution in mobile phones, within 30 minutes i had
1000 tracks from i tunes and full sync with all my e-mail accounts and
reading e-mails draggin and zooming etc. is like something from Minority
Report. Nokia N95 does have a better camera but the 2mp effort on i
phone is not bad but as an all round device, 10/10. FANTASTIC!
Reviewed by Dave from USA on 10th Nov 2007
I was very disapointed when i got my hands on one of these, the music
player is good but being limitted to 8gb was a bad move by apple. The
camera is complete rubish and the phone itself aint that great either.
I cant belive that they also only made the phone with 2g it makes the
internet connections slow compared 2 other phones. I find the phone
itself 2 big. As a music player its great but thats about it it seems
like apple just took the ipod touch and shoved a few extras in it 2
make it a phone. The only other positive for this is that everyone wants
one so i could sell mine on ebay for more than i paid and get a better
Reviewed by mikey from england on 10th Nov 2007
dont like it myself but it dose look gd by it so slow when u hav lods
of songs and the touch is hard to get used to when u come off a normal
Reviewed by ryan from plymouth england!!!!!!!!! on
9th Nov 2007
very bad fone baddddddddddddddddddddddddddd to hard to use
Reviewed by Steve from UK on 9th Nov 2007
I admit that i was foolish enough to be taken in by the hype. So, what
do we have? The first thing that strikes you is the prettiness of the
interface. Unfortunately, the first time i used it that was all i saw,
so that's what i bought it for. Little did i know that that's where
the positive aspects of the iPhone ends. Until now, I didn't get the
chance to use it for everyday practical purposes such as making calls,
sending texts, etc. I envisioned that everything else would be of similar
quality. It has far too many silly restrictions which can render the
phone virtually useless for most people for everyday use, not to mention
the poor quality of the calls, reception, the build quality, and the
camera. I now have 2 options because of its many shortcomings - use
it as a decorative fashion item to show off to everyone (not my style),
or sell it on ebay. Given the price i paid, it's going on ebay. If some
people want to use it as a fashion accessory, then they have more money
than sense. The iPhone is great as a fashion toy due to the hype making
it sound far better than it is, but after several weeks, the poor quality,
impracticalities, and annoying restrictions will start to grind on your
nerves. DON'T BE MISLED BY THE HYPE. Yours One very annoyed iPhone buyer
Reviewed by Ryan from Manchester , UK on 9th Nov
Tested one of these at CPW when i returned my N81 8gb with perhaps purchasing
one in mind but i thought although the screen resolution and music capabilities
were outstanding the actual use as either a phone or camera were very
poor plus it ringed so so quiet at full volume, i got the LG VIEWTY
instead and this beats the iphone hands down its the best phone ive
ever had LOUD,CRISP N CLEAR DISPLAY,ACE CAMERA and best of all its SLIM
AND LIGHTWEIGHT not forgetting its user interface is so easy simple
and visually stunning, iPHONE for you ???? only if your 17 and dont
value important contents highly.
Reviewed by dave from england on 9th Nov 2007
i already had 3 of these but the r good
Reviewed by martin from uk on 7th Nov 2007
don't get ya hopes up for the release of the iphone if i could swear
i could describe it in 1 word but i'll be nice it is not a great phone.
the first thing that meets the eye is the look, yeh it looks great but
it isnt if u have like 100 songs on the phone slows down so much. the
iphone was meant to catch ur eye so you would buy it but look into it
there is better phones like the nokia n95 (proven by the gadget show)
Reviewed by g-man from U.K on 7th Nov 2007
ok so lets summarise, the camera has no zoom, or flash there is no MMS
the battery life is poor there is no 3G max capacity is 8gb it costs
about £700 a year to own and run the positives are the interface, an
that really is about it. the only way it makes sense is that it is an
ipod touch, than can call people, and can really poor photos. but if
you compare it to practically any other phone currently available, it
is shocking. seriously, buy an ipod touch, and a decent phone, and you'll
save yourself about £300 a year and have the best of both worlds!
Reviewed by ZAYNE ALLY from ENGLAND on 7th Nov
when i first got this phone i was very exited after reading the promising
reviews...... oh how looks can be decieving... in my oppinion 1 of the
worst phones..rubish camera... the only good thing about this phone
is the ipod!! and you can pick an ipod up for much much less. in my
opinion i hate this phone... i wouldnt recomend you buy this phone because
it is terrible and a waste of money ..... buy the samsung g600 ....
Reviewed by bob from england on 6th Nov 2007
i bought the i phone for 600 now after a month it is almost 300 but
it was still a good buy its the best phone i ever had it is worth the
prise drop it should be worth 100000 get on eand u will love it
Reviewed by Nafha from Maldives on 5th Nov 2007
I've been using my first iPhone for a couple of days and seems very
comfortable for me. the touch screen capability wasn't new but, the
technology behind it is completely new. ease of use use and understands
what is going to do. As a mobile phone iPhone is not that good like
others out there. SMS feauture does not allow to resend SMS and does
not allow to send for multiple users at a time but ofcourse the 'Chatting-like'
feuture if well developed. So the phone it isn't for those heavy SMS
users. But the Calling feauture is well developed with ease of use.
For conferencing calls itlike no other out there. Also there is lack
of MMS feauture. Looking at some other feautures iPod works well. use
of cover flow allows just to touch the album cover and browse the song
to listen. Video is like never before with the wide screen. Google Maps
and Safari works like as we do on a PC or a Mac. Thanks for the built
in Wi-Fi wich is very fast and easy connectivity. The Photo management
function is well developed. Scroll through finger to go for next photo.
i love the phone very much
Reviewed by Juna from Indonesia on 4th Nov 2007
I LOVE iPhone! bought it 2 days ago and still loving it! although it
has no video recording feature, I still love almost all of it apps and
features, this phone was supposedly to be released at 2008 here at indonesia
but most of the phone shops here already has stocks of this phone (ex:
le galleria, ibox etc) oh and I love the way ppls stare at it when I
hold in my hand tee-hee..
Reviewed by Florri MacHighland from Scotland on
3rd Nov 2007
This phone is amazing I have had alot of phones and I think by far this
is the best phone I have ever had !!!!!!!!! Go out and BUY ONE !!!!!!!!
The touch screenis really go d and so are all the features . The design
is really sleek . I would recomend this phone to anyone!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Chris from Wales on 2nd Nov 2007
I've had my iPhone for a few days now so I thought I'd share my experiences
with you. As a phone, it's nothing special - in fact there's many better
phones being given away free on a contract. My first impressions were
very good - it's stunningly beautiful, yet has a simplistic quality
to it. It's weighty in your hand but feels very well-made and would
be able to withstand being knocked about or dropped. I was glad to see
that they've ditched the chrome, I'll-scratch-if-you-look-at-me back
cover in favour of the adonised aluminium finish the iPod mini and 2nd
gen nanos had. When I put it on I was amazed with the quality of the
screen - it has to be seen to be believed! The phone is very simple
to use, the touch screen is accurate (even for my huge fingers!) and
the Mac OS X software runs incredibly smoothly with no bugs or freezes
(unlike my other Symbian-based smartphones!). It doesn't take hours
to power up or down. The Edge is good with reasonable upload and download
times , but when I moved to an area where Edge wasn't available (which
in the UK at the moment is pretty much everywhere!) then the GPRS was
far too slow to use the iTunes store or use Google Maps, the stocks,
weather or YouTube features. In fact, only about 5% of YouTube videos
can actually be viewed on the iPhone and I frequently was unable to
access the service, with no reason given. The iPhone synced no problem
with iTunes, I downloaded my music, playlists, podcasts, photos and
videos as easily as downloading them onto my iPod. Syncing my contacts
from Outlook was a different story however, as it simply refused to
do it. looking at the Apple website forums, this seems to be a common
problem. As a phone, there were glaring features left out. No MMS (why
put the camera on the phone, that's why cameras were first introduced
to mobile phones?!?), camera is only 2 megapixels with no flash, digital
zoom, autofocus, really is a basic point and shoot in good lighting
conditions. No 3G. No ability to forward text messages, although the
chat feature when sending SMSs is rather good. Cannot save contacts
to SIM card. In-built speakers are very quiet and can suffer from distortion
when played at higher volume levels. Battery life is good but not brilliant
and tends to die rather quickly if you use it a lot to listen to music
or view photos or videos. What really sets this iPhone apart from other
phones is the WOW factor it generates when others see me use it. It
has got a certain charisma that other phones like the N95 just don't
get close too. Maybe because it's Apple, maybe because it's an iPod,
I just can't put my finger on it (pardon the pun!). If style, ease of
use and creating a stir is your thing, then the iPhone is the must-have
gadget for you. If you want a more introverted model that does everything
you would want and more, look at the Nokia N series. I love my iPhone
despite the flaws - it's like falling in love with a catwalk model only
to find out she's not the brainiest - because of the beauty you really
Reviewed by Vicki from England on 1st Nov 2007
I've been using the Iphone for a week now and I have to say that it's
Fantastic. It took me a couple of days to get used to using the touch
screen especially when texting, but really its so intuitive and easy
to use, once you get used to it. The build quality is superb and the
features outstanding. Believe the hype it's real, once you have used
it, you won't want to go back to your average mobile offering. Outstanding
device, I love it, don't hesitate go get one today and be amazed.
Reviewed by Paul Foyston from UK on 29th Oct 2007
This device is fantastic...no other word for it. I was expecting it
to be slow and buggy like the symbian phones, but the interface is fast
and reliable. Everything just seems to work so smooth and with loads
of add on software already available to upgrade your iphone, and the
fact that apple have given the go ahead to third party applications
... it can only get better and better.......i have never owned an apple
product before but they will be top of my list with future purchases....go
on treat yourself!!!
Reviewed by Bex from England on 29th Oct 2007
I've just got back from a holiday in the states and while I was over
there I bought myself this phone. I would recommend it to everyone,
it's the best phone ever and a total upgrade from my old phone (lg chocolate)
it looks complicated but using it couldn't be easier. It's so clever
with all it's cool features and the touch screen is simply amazing.
As soon as it arrives here it'll be a hit. It looks good too.
Reviewed by matt gerry from sloveina on 26th Oct
the i-phone is an exelent phone it has absolutly every thing and looks
brilliant it has'nt let me down once since i bought it superb
Reviewed by johnathon bathgate from England on
25th Oct 2007
i imported one that was unlocked from america, genuine rubish, i have
had alot of phones, nokia n95, sony ericson w880i, k850i and really
this phone is terrible compared and i am going back to use my k850i,
the mp3 player on it is no better than my ipod nano i had, the battery
is gone sooo fast! i sent 20 texts and was on the phne to my girlfriend
for half an hour and it was down to 1 bar? i was really in shock, and
i looked at the o2 tarifs, its rediculaus money? £269 for the handset
and £35 a month for only 200 mins and 200 texts??? u get more for ur
money on 3! U get 300 mins and 300 texts and unlimited internet for
£15 a month? the iphone is a con!
Reviewed by Scott from Canada on 24th Oct 2007
I've had my iPhone for awhile now and I'm still amazed at how incredible
it is. It is easily and by far the best phone I have ever used.
Reviewed by Duncan from USA on 23rd Oct 2007
This phone rocks!!!! It's like a laptop in your pocket only better.
I Hands down best toy I have ever had. I love my iCrack!! If it breaks
I am going to off myself...
Reviewed by Emily Louise from UK on 21st Oct 2007
At first i thought " WOW " an iphone, i must buy one... So i did, and
guess what? It was the worst decision i have made on spending my money.
First off, the camera is rubbish! You just can't take photos when it
is the evening, and even if you make the slightest movement when taking
a picture, it ruins it! Secondly, the battery life is ver poor! And
it annoys me when i need to keep charging it. Ok don't get me wrong,
the music side is good, but what do you expect from a music phone?
Reviewed by niknaks from usa on 13th Oct 2007
a brilliant phone and is very easy to use especially with its touch
Reviewed by siobhan from south korea on 11th Oct
I've had this phone and it's absolutely rubbish. The camera is not as
good as my previous phone, nokia n95. The battery life is also very
Reviewed by Dave from UK on 10th Oct 2007
Regarding comments from NB posted 2nd October 2007. Clearly we have
another case of Apple envy. If the iPhone doesn't float your boat, then
don't get one! It is the device of choice for many in the US and I guess
that only a handful are playing follow the leader. I am in no doubt
that by far the majority have taken the plunge for sound reasons are
are benefitting from a fantastic user experience. I moved my business
over the iMacs 3 years ago and its been the most productive 3 years
in my company's history. They just work! Delusional, fanatic, valuless,
brainwashed, easily led, technology ignorant and machiavelian eh! All
very strong words, but they only seek to strengthen the case for all
things Apple. By the way, have you ever used any Apple products? My
5 star rating is based on my expectation only. As a user of all things
Apple, I have no doubt that it will deliver. [Editor's comment: We nearly
didn't publish this review. Let's stick to facts and not go down the
Apple vs The World debate. Genuine reviews only please!]
Reviewed by Jamie from UK on 5th Oct 2007
WHAT A PHONE, JUST GOT EVERYTHING FOR IPOD LOVERS, PLUS A PHONE, GOT
ONE IN NEW JERSEY
Reviewed by gadget11 from uk on 2nd Oct 2007
i have an iphone unlocked its good but i cant get utube or any maps
also i cant find anyway to change or put in gprs settings apart from
that nice phone
Reviewed by RE Gurdip: from NB on 2nd Oct 2007
Spreading Steve Jobs propaganda is typical of delusional Mac fanatics,
thus their reviews are free of factual information and valueless in
their aim. Mr. Jobs stated that "the phone is three devices in one;
an iPod, a phone, and an "Internet communications device." " infering
this was an amazing special feature of the iphone, see; www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=iphone
The majority of mobile phones have web connection and Music file (MP3
etc) players as standard (after all the ipod is only an unjustifiably
overpriced MP3 player, with serious design flaws, for the easily brainwashed,
style led, technology ignorant (coincidently just as the iphone is to
the mobile)).Especially for those that are technologically naive, this
is therefore a highly misleading claim, which is of course typical of
Apple's treacherous machiavelian promotional tactics.
Reviewed by jake from london on 1st Oct 2007
this is the best phone and it a really really good phone it has eveything
and i just love it you can not get a better phone it is just a wonderful
and amazing you are rolling if you get this i got it for a pressent
this is a really good phone you must get this phone if you dont you
are crazy and you do not know what you are missing out on
Reviewed by Gurdip from UK on 22nd Sep 2007
Just purchased the iphone and what a state of the art gizmo it is!!
I am really impressed by the phone and all it's functionality. Battery
life is good, infact it's better than my U600! I use the iphone for
my business, I now have one gadget instead of 3! The design is beautiful
and considering what it has, it's quite lite. The camera is quite good,
the pictures are quite sharp. Music quality is fantastic and the wi-fi
is great. If you love anything Apple, there is absolutely no reason
why you should not have one of these. Overall, you'd be missing out
on a great piece of kit!
Reviewed by Neil from USA on 20th Sep 2007
I have recently purchased the i phone and it is terrible the camera
is horrid and the battery does not last for long very poor!!!!!!
Reviewed by JOSHUA from USA on 15th Sep 2007
HAD THIS PHONE FOR LIKE 3DAYS AND LET ME TELL YOU, WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY.
I GOT IT FOR MY BDAY AND I DIDNT WANNA TAKE IT BACK TO HURT MY PARENT'S
FEELINGS BUT WHEN I LET MY DAD TRY IT HE TOOK IT BACK. DONT GET THE
IPHONE, WAIT UNTILL IT'S NEXT VERSION SO THEY CAN SORT OUT THE PROBLEMS..
IT'S THE NOKIA 3310 OF APPLE PHONES.
Reviewed by harry from new york on 10th Sep 2007
well ive owned this phone for about a week becasuse i won a contest
for one and so far it has not fullfilled my needs. 1 you can never contact
apple becuse it is always busy. 2 the touch buttons are sometimes over
sensitive when im calling and it automaticlly hangs up. a good thing
about this phone is the quallity from the music is excellent. battery
life is around about 2 days and the 2 megapixel camera is average. i
dont think this mobile phone will get far due to lack of specifications.
i am probably going to replace it with a samsung G600 or U600 because
theres much more specs and camera
Reviewed by GJS- apple form from USA california on
8th Sep 2007
well ive had this phone the days and the wi-fi doesnt work everytime
i ring apple its always busy! the touch screen is amazing but abit tempramental
at times! its heavy in compared to my touchscreen LG Prada! i found
the price rather cheap to be honest, however apples after customer care
is outragious you spend all that money to not be able to speak to someone!
ive always had apple eg mac and i book along with all version of i-pod
avaliable apart from shuffle way to cheap! battery life is disgusting
and well it shouldnt even have a camera because it seen's to freeze
all the time! what a waste of time apple really have let them selfs
go and their rep! well im sending mine back and getting what everyone
with money should get! NOKIA N95- way more advanced plus there making
a touchscreen version of the Nokia N95 next august! BUY THE NOKIA N95!!!!
or THE NOKIA N70 ----- ----
Reviewed by SaLeM from usa on 4th Sep 2007
i live in the states and iv'e had the iphone for a week now and havint
had any of the problems that other people are complaining about... although
if i had to pick one major issue it would have to be the speed of the
iphone besides that every thing is almost perfect!!!
Reviewed by Ron from United States on 4th Sep
I've had my iphone for now for about 2 months and I got to say that
it is the best phone that I have ever owned and I've owned many some
of them inclde the palm 650/680 and 750. The iphone beats them hands
Reviewed by kkkk from usa on 29th Aug 2007
bought one a week ago was really excited but it was too expencive for
wat it was its extreemly heavy it has gd features but unless you are
looking for the brand name apple it really isnt worth it go get a gd
quality phone from a phone company not a music one tryin to dominate
the phone industry it aint gonna happen apple!
Reviewed by Martin from Australia on 29th Aug
Pros: iconic "apple" branding, nice build quality. Cons: No GPS, not
3G, heavy phone, very expensive. Summary: Kudos to apple for creating
the "hype". I was very dissapointed with the much anticipated iPhone.
It is essentially a good looking but expensive iPod that can make phone
calls. If you are looking for a smart phone then look at either the
blackberry's (superior emailing system) or Nokia N95 (more advance functionality).
Reviewed by NOT FUNNY! from USA (work) on 29th
Was this piece of ridiculously overpriced junk released on April 31st
to show how shallow,gullable and stupid 'Apple fanbois' are the way
they think everything Apple makes is divine??? The whole thing is buggy
and crashes every 5 minutes just like the Macs OS.If you are lucky enough
to be able to even see the touchscreen buttons clearly, you instantly
wish you hadn't as they are so irritaing and time consuming to use.Because
the memory is fixed internally it takes AGES to transfer all your data
to and from the PC and as usual Apple make it difficult for you to avoid
not using their money fleecing, rip off products (eg itunes). Given
the pathetic battery life i WAS shocked to find out the phone doesn't
even have 3G. Whats even worse is Apple are still using their rip off
of devoted customers ( who have the delusion Apple are will never do
wrong by their customers) con tatic (like with the ipod) by making the
battery fixed and when it dies (which suspiciouly frequently doesn't
take long) having to pay Apple around £50; send it away to them and
let them and only them change the battery - despite all the money you've
alrady payed them for your phone.This means you can't even double the
battery life of the phone by carrying around a spare battery! D-I-S-G-U-S-T-I-N-G
, i don't know how they get away with such blatantly criminal actions!!
I mean its not even beautiful unless find a large fat sardine tin appealing,
Reviewed by Jus from United Kingdom on 27th Aug
I have recently purchased this iphone from the states and i love it!
The mp3 function is fantastic,the way you can flick through the album
covers just by touching the screen is coool, superior sound, fantastic
colours, watching movies on it is the best. I have the 8 gig model,
which i have 4 movies, 20 music vids, 100 short you tube vids, 400 songs,
150 photos and still room for more. Scrolling through my pictures is
so clever, all you have to do to zoom in on any photo is pinch the screen.
Writing out text messages is easy with the touch qwerty keyboard, although
i cant send any yet or make any calls as the iphone is locked to AT&T
network but.....Just heard the great news that 2 companies have cracked
the locking system and i will be able to buy the unlock software any
day now so i can use my own uk sim card. Also has a nice 2 mega pixel
camera but no video. There is only one major gripe for me, there is
bluetooth but only to connect mobile devices such as headsets ect..
You cant send/receive files, pictures or ringtones like with any other
bluetooth mobiles which is a great shame, still it is a brilliant device
and i would recommend it, cant wait to use it as a phone.
Reviewed by Deli from UK on 25th Aug 2007
Very poor had one specialy sent over from America, And was def not worh
it! *Poor Battery *No Video Recording *Complete waste of time & Money
Its now on ebay to the highest bidder!
Reviewed by martin from ireland on 23rd Aug 2007
rubbish rubbish rubbish, got one of my brother 3 weeks ago who lives
in the states,it kepts freezing camera is shocking dont get me started
on the battery do not buy this waste of money...
Reviewed by Rebecca from UK on 6th Aug 2007
i have seen the iphone! its looks like a mint phone, and is a mint phone
as i got 2 use one! but as all touch screens are, its complicated 2
use! and was very annoying! even though i would probably still buy one,
but 4 now i think i might just buy a new phone and ipod!
Reviewed by mc flame from uk on 4th Aug 2007
hi i got this phone from america the battery is very bad the music is
less brillent then the walkman so many useless gadgets but by the time
thier loaded you ran out of BATTEERRRRYYYY!!!i would stick with the
sony ericsson walkman phones people and the iphone netwerks are bad
Reviewed by Jamie Lee from UK (Base) USA (Work) on
31st Jul 2007
Picked up one of these lovely phones for free at coms meeting last week.
Its a very nice piece of kit, looks nice and the interface is plush.
I am perhaps not the best person to comment on a mobile phone, I am
not a phone geek and would rather spend my money on things that bring
more pleasure to life than a simple device like a mobile phone. If you
want a pretty mp3 playing phone and are shallow enough to fall for the
phones design then this is for you. If you are a business person like
me and need something that performs fast and is very functional choose
something else. This phone is way too hyped, everyone should have a
demo of this phone with it actually connected and make sure it does
the things you want it to before buying the thing. A simple Nokia N
series or 6300 and an ipod is a better option. Not having a spare battery
will annoy those on the road! Thank goodness it was a free trial - the
thing is going back!
Reviewed by Matt from UK via USA on 26th Jul 2007
My girl waited for one of these. Cute as cute can be for a mobile device.
There are many shortcomings that I can list for would-be iPhone wannabes.
There is no extra battery and you cannot replace it ($80US & a send
to Apple) You cannot transfer contacts from your old phone even if you
have a SIM chip. Took us several hours to copy by hand all contact data.
MP3 ringtones are out. Bluetooth is useless for both picture sending
and stereo headphones. No GPS. No MicroSD card = no external memory.
No video capability on the camera. Cannot transfer music/video outside
of synch with iTunes = without license you may have to recollect your
music .99/song at a time. No service in Japan. Service provider (ATT)
offers no handset insurance for this expensive smartphone. You drop
it, you buy another! It is very pretty however.
Reviewed by waseem hussain from long island new york
on 22nd Jul 2007
hmm the best phone i have ever seen no problems till now u can find
almost all ipod features in it and + it can be compaired with manny
leading phones of sony and nokia or motorola bt u can see the company
need still more time to do the best but i say this was the best piese
they can ever get in the market
Reviewed by Jim from USA on 21st Jul 2007
I Thought This Phone Would Be Quite Good And I Was Told It Was A Good
Phone So I Got One. When I Got It, It Was Extremely Slow And Very Confusing
To Work. It Was Quite Pricey For What It Was And In Real I Think The
Phone Looks Horrible And To Be Quite Honest I Would Have Rather Down
Graded To A Nokia 3310 Than Be Seen With This Phone. It Is Chuncky And
Very Big Compared To What You Would Think Judging By The Pictures. I
Have Just Gone Back To My Old Phone, And My Ipod, Being Seprate Much
Easier And Much More Attractive!
Reviewed by Gabz from England on 15th Jul 2007
I have read loads of reviews of this phone and i thought that this would
be a good phone! mi uncle sent it to me from miami and i was so happy
but after a few weeks i had to send it back because is just crashed!
it isn't worth the money at all! some people will say that the american
one isn't insured for the UK but i asked and was told that it was ok
to be used in the UK! this was totally wrong!
Reviewed by Scott from USA on 12th Jul 2007
The idea was good but they havent put it into practice well enough.
the web browsers lack of flash and java makes it worse. maybe some firmware
update will be out soon
Reviewed by Jason Gard from Australia on 11th
The iPhone is a great piece of technology with one of the easiest and
practical User Interface's I have seen and used, the only other to be
be close is the Mac OS X operating system, with the window scrolling
and touch screen I think the iPhone is even better and easier to use.
I was able to activate the phone and after 5 days I cancelled my account,
now I'm waiting for them to unlock it, which may never happen. If not
I'm still happy with the device as it's super fast using wi-fi to connect
to the net and it serves all my digital needs, doing email, photos,
music and video like a dream. I'm sure people will like it even more
once some new app's start to appear and they get the hang of using the
little hidden features in the GUI. If your into technology this is one
device you'll appreciate and get a lot of use out of. Well done apple
I just wish you had sold them as an unlocked and open phone usable with
an carrier. I just can't understand why you'd lock yourself into a 5
year deal with AT&T!!! it's got me when you could be selling them now
unlocked world wide.......
Reviewed by koolio from kerala on 10th Jul 2007
yo this fone yo ..... its tha best in the west ..i got it in america
and hav been using it fo 8 dayz now ...i jus louve itttt!!therez only
one prob yo....tha cam is not dat gud!!
Reviewed by tom shipman from England on 8th Jul
i got one in America just a couple of days a go and its great it does
everything this will knock out the ipod and the sony ericsson w850i
her comes the best phone eva
Reviewed by Pam from USA on 6th Jul 2007
THe Phone is great. When i first saw it i noticed that its alot smaller
that it seemed. However, its a bit difficult to use and once you get
past the novelty its really kinda boring
Reviewed by eliot from texas on 6th Jul 2007
i tried to write this review from my iPhone that i just bought, it wouldn't
even let me do that. stick to your iPod and cell phone.
Reviewed by Scarlet from US on 4th Jul 2007
that phone is really something, its got evrything and i happen to think
that that camera is good. But the only anoyying feature is that you
have to keep turing it horizontally to do certain thing, but other than
that its a great phone- couldn`t be happier
Reviewed by samarah from LA on 4th Jul 2007
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THIS FONE IS BRILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL its better than my 18 other fones
like nokia 7373 7370 6233 n70 and much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great fone
brilliant memroy xcept 1 tinsy winsy problem the battery life is PATHETIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love this fone ♥