Review: iPhone 3G
Whatev, it's no Instinct!
i'll take capacitive multi-touch with safari over resistive crap browser any day of the week.
Also, majority of Instinct purchases were activated in less than 10 minutes, whereas iPhones took more than 4 hrs!
Personally, I've never understood Apple fans. One guy told me that he wanted the iPhone bc Apple was opening their software up to 3rd party developers. WOW! How utterly fantastic! Of course, HTC and Palm have been doing that for years!
Apple is one of the most proprietary companies in existence. How Microsoft got targeted for unfair trade practices, when Apple is a thousand times worse, is beyond me.
Enjoy your iPhones for the first 6 months. Then, when your battery life suddenly drops ...
as a telemarketer i am closing about 5-10 instincts a day, but thats just me. we are thousand here averaging more than what im selling. and no returns and replacement happening so far...
Dare: 70 reviews, rating of 4.26
Instinct: 53 reviews, rating of 4.13
iPhone 3G: 45 reviews, rating of 2.49
It's early yet, but from what I've seen not many phones get over a 4 on PhoneScoop for user ratings.
But let's be realistic - the Instinct is a Zune.
It's an imitation of an innovative & popular product, copying a number of the features, adding some others, but ultimately bringing nothing new. The Instinct will be remembered next year as "last year's phone" by most, standi...
The Instinct will be remembered next year as "last year's phone" by most.
As opposed to the iPhone that Apple slashed by $200 6 weeks after its initial launch, and then released a "new" version with barely any upgrades a year later? You can't tell me that Apple didn't purposely do that bc they plan on releasing another "new and improved" version same time next year!
Gotta love Steve Jobs!
When the first Iphone came out last June, I was pretty excited. Not because I planned on wasting money on any overpriced, over-hyped product with an Apple logo on it. Because I recognized it as a game changer in the cell phone industry. As soon as I watched the demo I said to myself, "This is it - this is the device that will make all other cell phone makers kick their R&D groups into high gear and churn out much better products." I expected by Christmas last year, I'd have my pick of "iphone killer" clones from LG, moto, samsung, nokia, whatever. The hardest part would be choosing wh...
Having said that, however, as a phone, the iPhone (which her father has the new 3G model) is severly lacking in features that I personally consider to be necessary, or at least expected, in a high model device. MMS, and video are important to me, as the father of two small children. Also, with the amount of driving my fiance does, a true GPS navigation service is much more convenient than a simple map showing your ...
And to say the Instinct is a "better phone" because of the price is retarded. That's like saying that a Honda Civic is a better car than a Ferrari Enzo. Whoops. A better decision for your budget, sure. A better car, shut up!
You heard it from Mr T-Mobile!
LONG LIVE THE SIDEKICK!! just kidding
Ok, so let me start by saying I'm the furthest thing from an Apple fanboy. Never owned a Mac, not even an Ipod... until 1 month ago. More on that in a bit.
When the first Iphone came out last June, I was pretty excited. Not because I planned on wasting money on any overpriced, over-hyped product with an Apple logo on it. Because I recognized it as a game changer in the cell phone industry. As soon as I watched the demo I said to myself, "This is it - this is the device that will make all other cell phone makers kick their R&D groups into high gear and churn out much better products." I expected by Christmas last year, I'd have my pick of "iphone killer" clones from LG, moto, samsung, nokia, whatever. The h
These newer devices beat iPhone in all areas except browsing experience. Nokia's S60 Browser is just as capable - it is developed off Apple Safari's Web Kit, but with Flash Lite support (unlike Safari). However, iPhone just has a better user experience with touch screen. Main disadvantages of iPhone that most people don't know are...
- Apple locks this device to iTunes. You can't download all those cool freebies floating around in Cyberspace (vids, walls, tones, podcasts, e-books, etc.).
- No Video Capture and poor camera - Nokia N95 does 30fps VGA video (almost dvd quality)
- Digital Keypad - Many complaints of ...
iPhone is far from best phone on the market.
These newer devices beat iPhone in all areas except browsing experience. ...iPhone just has a better user experience with touch screen.
No one said the iPhone was the best on the market, and browsing and user experience is one of the top reasons to get an iPhone. The Nokias don't even compete in those categories - at least not yet. When Nokia comes out with some more user-friendly devices (in the U.S.), i.e. at least partially touch screen, more people will be talking about them and more people will want them.
but I'm curious, why do you say the Dare and Instinct bust? I would like to hear your rationale for this.
I think it really boils down to three things:
1) screen size, resolution and brightness.
When you're watching a video or surfing the web, the screen makes all the difference in the world. The iPhone seems to add just enough real estate and resolution to make both of these functions much more enjoyable than on the other two devices.
2) Capacitive vs Resistive touchscreens.
I have NO idea why every other phone continues to use the CLEARLY inferior resistive touchscreen technology. This makes the ENTIRE functionality of a touch phone feel cheap. It's simply no fun having a phone whose...
Again, thanks for the response; now I'll know what to look for in future phones (Thunder )
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