Written on: 26/01/2009 by Fozzplod (8 reviews written)
Good points? Where to start..?
no video recorder
unable to forward text messages
I'd been waiting for the Apple iPhone for months. I even borrowed a friend's old non-3G phone to try it out.
As an O2 select customer, I was able to upgrade three months early. With eager anticipation I walked into my nearest O2 store and demanded "Upgrade me to the 16 GB 3G iPhone NOW!!!" - well, almost.
With hands trembling and mouth watering, I took possession of the most eagerly awaited phone ever. I've had a couple of days to put it through it's paces and so here goes...
The iPhone does not disappoint. That's the first thing to get out of the way. It looks good, feels good!
The iPod is of course, an integral part of this phone and - unlike some of it's competitors who boast great MP3 players this actually delivers. The iPhone delivers great sound to almost ear-bleeding levels should you so desire.
The facility to watch videos in wide screen on a great sized viewing area is brilliant and leaves it's competitors standing.
The text facility, being touch-screen, takes a little getting used to if you haven't had one before, but in no time at all, I was texting like a teenager.
The only downside is, you cannot forward text messages on in SMS format, you have to write them again. A little odd. Also, no MMS facility, which means if you want to share a photo, you have to email it and if someone sends you an MMS, you can't receive it you have to go to a website.
A little odd strange but hey, I can live with that. I don't send that many MMS to worry overly about it.
The email facility is great. The thing links up to iTunes, looks for your email accounts and sets them up on your iPhone for you. No fuss, no 'We'll text you the settings', no struggling around for days wondering how the hell you are supposed to get it to receive emails before you realise you can't.
Obviously being an iPhone, it has a wealth of applications you can download. Some of the games are good - there are a lot of free games and applications out there to choose from.
The calender again syncs with outlook and is very easy to use. It's like having a diary in your hand.
The contacts are easy to update and again, this works with your iTunes which syncs automatically should you choose to do so.
The internet. Ahhhh.... to actually have a quick, large screen internet facility is fantastic. It delivers far better than it's closest rivals. You can download Youtube stuff, go onto Facebook or just browse your favourite web sites!
Oh... and it's a phone as well.
Overall, the doubters can tell you it is rubbish or doesn't have this facility or that. Let them. With the iPhone in your hand, you hold the coolest bit of kit this side of a freezer tray. You know it, your friends know it.