Phone Scoop Review
Jul 2, 2007 by Eric Lin, Eric Zeman & Rich Brome
Phone Scoop takes an in-depth look at Apple's iPhone. Is it the Swiss Army knife of cell phones that Steve Jobs promised? (with video tour) read review ›
Now on to the review base on actual USEAGE
Revolutionary visual voice mail
Revolutionary internet browsing
great mail client
its a video ipod (for the morons complaining about the lack of video)
great photo browser
its a good camera
superior battery life
wifi/edge switching seamlessly
no lagging (unlike pocket pc)
no Instant Messaging
only on AT&T
shared capacity memory
cant be used as a modem
Ed. note: removed responses to other reviews
I am so sad. I dont get att coverage in my house. I'll make a couple calls to att to see if anything can be done. I guess that means I am going back to verizon and getting the EnV.
Otherwise this phone rocks big time. The phone has so many great features that work really well. Things that I really love about this phone:
syncing with my computer(why no other phone manufacturers think that this is important is beyond me)
Google maps are the best(true)
Contacts with groups
I guess the best thing i can say about the phpne is that it really does work as advertised
Cant get reception in my aptartment(damn you att)
No contacts from the home screen
Cant search through contacts one handed while driving
Final note: i created a phonescoop.com account and wrote this review entirely from my iphone, bop yea! The keyboard rocks
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I like it, but also have dislikes
I bought the Phone for my girlfriend and it really nice. Does everything its supposed to stunningly. Ownership----5 hours
Pros: Big screen, accurate touchpad, no lag(fast processor). Amazing pda device for pictures and music. Very intuitive(it knows what your thinking! lol). Wifi is sweet, edge is maxed out on data speeds but fast enough to browse e-mail and forums. Wow factor when you tell people you have the iphone=priceless!
Cons: no bluetooth file transfer. I havn't tried stereo bluetooth headphones yet but if they don't work i'm taking the iphone back(joking). Mic quality is poor in my opinion. I spoke with my brother when he was on his and i was on a Nokia, and his words blended together(and he sounds fine usually). Same thing with my girlfriends iphone, poor mic quality. Also the volume turns down in call sometimes. Touchpad doesn't work with my girlfriends fancy fingernails, so that makes usage a little difficult. Havn't figured out how to get my phonebook onto it yet.
writing this review from the iPhone and typing with 2 thumbs.
This phone is really a computer in your pocket not simply a PDA.
RF: this gets 3 bars in my basement and my son's razr had no signal.
screen: most amazing screen you will ever see. Have it on 1/2 brightness and it is phenomenal.
Browser: the real Internet in your pocket, period.
Keyboard: could type with 2 thumbs almost instantaneously and I came from a blackberry.
iPod: incredible to scroll through your music in coverflow.
Photos: the ability to pinch in and out is awesome.
volume: a little low, particularly the speakerphone. Would be hard to hear in a crowded place.
Email: no easy way to delete groups of emails quickly.
Conclusion: this is an amazing device and my guess is that these shortcomings will be addressed in future software updates.
Is it a Phone or is it a peice of technology?
The 8gb Iphone is a very unique smart phone, many great features and another hit from apple.
The device is very nice for its kind.
-nice 8gb's of storage
-Sleek and nice 3.5inch touch screen
-one touch button to go back to main menu
-descent speed internet sort of slow, but faster then Danger's sidekicks internet speeds.
-nice touck qwerty key pad
-bright and colorfull display
-battry life is ok for a device with so many features.
-large contact storage
-Excellent mp3 player
-nice Global positioning system(GPS)
-stocks come in handy for business people
But I still wouldnt call it a phone;
-Poor phone speaker, not very loud
-only one speaker.
-rubber band feeling screen
-very slow responding phone
-even thought the camera is 2mp it has no flash or mirror.
-very large sized phone
I would recomend this phone for business use, but it is also fashionably used in the youth industry therefore, both can be used but age 16 at the minimum due to its expencive xost of $399 with a 2 year contract and data plan is required, At&t phone only unless unlocked, not recomended for purchasing it unlocked, due to software issues. Overall i rate this device a 4.
I got a 4GB on the used market and 'fixed' it for the Tmob network. As a former Dash user, this phone ROCKS. It almost takes the place of my laptop. The screen is nice and bright. The previous owner took very good care of it. I can send and receive emails, search the web, make calls, listen to music, it's a well engineered device. I can't remember the last time the system software crashed, and it's never locked up on me. Now the bad news: It doesn't have GPS built in. (but some how the google map app 'finds' my location to within a few feet) The camera isn't the greatest, especially in low light. The wait time for some things can be on the slow side, starting up apps for instance takes a while. Over all, it's very good, especially for a three year old device.
There was a time back when I worked for a factory that all gave us iPhones, of course 2g 8gb, nothing at all fancy, and I lost mine to a pool. I was at the friends swimming pratice, reached out to take a photo and dramatically watched my phone hit the pool water, I could have grabbed her and saved her from getting broken as they say (things happen slow) it happened fast, and left me a sad guy with a 2 day old broken water damaged broken digitizer iphone, 8gb I never used that went to waste, after that I crappily had to go to a loaner razr v3, and I miss having the iphone. I really do, and i wish I could get another someday
BEST IPHONE EVER
i Phone 2g is the best iPhone ever made and blows the rest out of the water. It only has one con and that is the Internet speed and be for real it is not that slow.
overall: 81/100 = 4.05 stars
bugs.............8 (less points = more bugs)
must be restarted every now and then.
interface gets laggy at times
Best phone in the industry!!
this phone is what u want wether your a mac user or not, no phone that is carried by one of the 4 major carriers in the us can match it, all though they have tried countless of times, both this one and the 3g version.
-apple operating system!
-best touch screen in the business
-camera is a 2mp but takes pix like a 3.2mp
-email works great!
-keyboard can be tough at times(u get used 2 it tho)
-T-mobile doesn't sell it!!
If your not a big mac person I would recommend the g1 offered by t-mobile for more of a windows person because they don't want the crappy operating system from windows.