iPhone 3GS Review
The iPhone 3GS might be old news nowadays but it’s still an impressive smartphone. Sure the 3MP camera won’t wow you and the 3.5 inch screen isn’t huge, but when it comes down to it phones aren’t about stats; they’re about functionality. The iPhone 3GS remains one of the smoothest handsets on the market with the remarkably responsive iOS template that provides regular free updates via iTunes.
Bad stuff first. The 320x480 resolution isn’t great. You can still watch movies or view photos with relative comfort, but if you’re used to a more modern smartphone you’ll definitely notice the drop in quality. That being said if you’re new to the smartphone world and want something affordable then you probably don’t need amazing resolution for movies if it means saving some cash. The screen on the 3GS will definitely get you by, but it won't turn any modern heads.
One of the biggest selling points for any iPhone is, of course, the applications. Having access to the Apple App Store is a huge bonus for any smartphone consumer. Yes, choosing between over 300 000 downloadable apps can be intimidating. But the great thing is that iPhones are so prolific nowadays that you’ll find more great apps than you could need simply by asking around with friends and co-workers. That's right, real human interaction can still be useful, even in the telecommunications world.
Battery life is pretty standard, lasting about a day with heavy use. Not to mention that if you’re ever streaming music from your iPhone through a computer then it’ll be charging the battery simultaneously.
The Apple user interface (UI) is one of the smoothest and most intuitive UI’s on the market. It’s side-scrolling format is easily mastered and it’s icon grid somehow packs in functionality without looking cluttered.
If you’re a first time smartphone buyer or just looking for a cheaper alternative then it’s definitely worth considering the 3GS. However, if you’re experienced with smartphones and looking for something up-to-date it might be worth looking at some more recent releases.