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Apple have announced the new iPhone that improves on its older version, the iPhone 3G, by promising many features that were requested by iPhone users. The main addition to the Apple iPhone 3GS is speed and not only does it promise to be twice as fast as the older iPhones, but will also include a 3 Megapixel Camera, Multimedia Messaging (MMS), the Spotlight search functionality as seen on iMacs, greater battery life and the capacity has been boosted from a maximum of 16Gb to 32Gb.

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Apple iPhone 3GS

“Worth the price”

Written on: 15/08/2014 by Fashionair (4 reviews written)

OK so I'm a bit late with this review but at least my review will be based on quite a few years of regular use. When I got it originally, it was my second iPhone and I got it as part of a deal with the phone company. Overall I can honestly say that it has been a great phone in so many ways. Never had any big issues with it. Everything works fine but sometimes I notice it gets a bit slow for a few seconds and then works fine. It is something I don't like but I can live with it. As the operating… Read Full Review

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“Great buy at discounted price (but underlying issues)”

Written on: 07/05/2012 by Parixit (1 review written)

After Apple slashed the price of the 3GS, it has been selling like hot cakes. I have had the phone for almost 6 months now and there is very little i can complain about. The interface is excellent and the feel of owning this device is amazing. There are the regular apple complaints like no flash, too much effort for media transfer etc but the overall feel of the product makes it worth it. Catch: You will go nuts trying to get a good case for this as most shops or online stores will only… Read Full Review

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“Just as good as expected.”

Written on: 30/12/2011

iPhone is fantastic. It's now an extension of my right hand! I had an iPod Touch so I knew what to expect, of course as it's a phone it could be a bit annoying with the short battery life... but that's life with smartphones. Also I don't know if I imagined this but it feels like the battery life is actually improving?! Bought from PhoneShop.co.uk who got me the deal with internet included and just 50 minutes and 100 texts as I don't hardly make any calls! Slightly nervous about having a 24… Read Full Review

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“Would recommend but Warranty / Repairs a joke”

Written on: 27/07/2011 by JamieMc (4 reviews written)

I love my iphone but I have a gripe that I think applies to many. When things go wrong and you are out of the 12 months warranty nobody from Orange or Apple want to know you!!!!! It is well documented that problems existed with all the iphones so if there are so many problems, and lets face it iphones are not cheap to buy, why is it that you have to have expensive insurance to see out your contract. Are Apple basically saying that the iphone is only good if you have a 1 year contract? My… Read Full Review

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“IPhone 3GS - Bluetooth Battery Life.”

Written on: 18/06/2011 by kayleigh-sykes (1 review written)

I bought a iphone 3gs on wednesday thinking it was a brilliant phone everyone is going on about them oh you can do this and that its great i have liked the iphone since the first iphone came out a few years back and have wanted one and i wouldnt normally pay £400 for a phone but i thought apple was a good make wich it is in some ways. but i cannot connect my bluetooth from my iphone to my computer or any of my familys phone. and the battery life not that great either i have been charging this… Read Full Review

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“if your a teenager that wants an iphone for the apps...”

Written on: 13/05/2011

if your a teenager that wants an iphone for the apps and all that c**p by all means get an iphone, if you need your phone to actually call people avoid at all costs, in an emergency it will probably c**k up!! the reception s***s unbeleivably, and nearly every call i get cut off with a "call failed" message.!!… Read Full Review

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“Coming up to the period now where I can upgrade this...”

Written on: 03/05/2011 by rickster32 (3 reviews written)

Coming up to the period now where I can upgrade this phone (I've had it for just over a year) so thought it was an ideal time to review it seen as though it's been very well used.

I've been very happy with it, zero tech problems with it, although now its full of apps it does get a little sluggish.

The best thing about this phone is its versatility - its ideal for email, web browsing, texting, calendars and much much more. And is in no way dated despite being 2 years old.

What could be… Read Full Review

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“I bought a used iPhone 3gs 16gb from these guys and it...”

Written on: 23/03/2011

I bought a used iPhone 3gs 16gb from these guys and it arrived 2 days later. For a used phone, it was as good as you'd expect. Box and cables were a bit grubby but this was shown in the pictures on the site. Phone works perfectly though and none of the various litmus papers in the device are red so it should be OK warranty-wise. Overall, an honest transaction… Read Full Review

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“The iphone is actually much better than I anticipated!...”

Written on: 08/03/2011 by dodger44 (6 reviews written)

The iphone is actually much better than I anticipated! The features are fantastic; there is so much you can do with it. It is hard to imagine ever having another mobile again!
The battery life however is an issue. Mine lasts generally less than a day which is terrible if you don't have access to a charger - I sometimes have to take mine in to work which I don't like doing!
Another issue is how fragile it is. Although I have yet to experience this (and hopefully wont), some of my colleagues have… Read Full Review

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“I had this fone for less than a week cause my f*****g...”

Written on: 16/02/2011

I had this fone for less than a week cause my f*****g mate thought it would be funny to try to bend it (bear in mind this p***k has ADHD) he didnt succeed in benin it but the toe-rag snapped the piece of s**t in half instead! would not recomend cause it snaps reli easily. it is okay cause i went into O2 with my gun and they soon swoped it over for a new one init!… Read Full Review

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“It's true, once you have owned an iPhone, you can't...”

Written on: 11/02/2011 by dangermousette (8 reviews written)

It's true, once you have owned an iPhone, you can't imagine how you managed without it! It becomes a communication hub, and on top of that is beautifully styled. The interface is excellent, and from day one, you don't miss having a physical keys to type with.

The only downsides are:

- The case isn't very robust (mine cracked after a relatively minor drop)
- The camera is in the wrong place. About 30% of my pictures have my finger over the corner
- Battery life isn't too hot, especially when… Read Full Review

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“sorry, could not find a better place to put this but...”

Written on: 01/02/2011 by dov365 (2 reviews written)

sorry, could not find a better place to put this but just wanted to comment on Apple repairs service. I had a 3GS phone, which after upgrading to new firmware through iTunes stopped receiving operator signal. I research this online and found at least one case simmilar to mine, where the owner sent his (out-of-warranty) 3GS phone to Apple for repairs and they sent him a replacement phone free of charge. So I initiate a repairs sequence on their website, they send me a box and I ship them the… Read Full Review

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“the iphone 3gs is great. its fast looks great and ok...”

Written on: 21/12/2010

the iphone 3gs is great. its fast looks great and ok camera not great but ok well its not as bad as the 3g that was terrible. i loved all apps apple is no 1 in entertainment. will all of the apps you'll never get bored for sims to brain train. the the only thing is for this great phone camera is only merely 3 megapixels it ok but need to improve on this but camera for such phone it seems weird. recoding good and if your after really goood camera get iphone now that's an camera.but for everyone… Read Full Review

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“100% this is one of the best phones in the world the...”

Written on: 26/10/2010 by jemmaXx (3 reviews written)

100% this is one of the best phones in the world the touch screen is very responsive and it can do absoultly anything however the battery does run out quick so i got an app called battery doctor or somthing like that and it charges the phone to its full potentual and it lasts hours on end! it would definatley be in my top 5 of best phones it is expensive but your paying for something dont dont damage easily and that could last you years on end, i would definatley recomend this before i made the… Read Full Review

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“I have the iPhone 3GS on Vodafone and absolutely LOVE...”

Written on: 09/09/2010 by fionamaccoll (7 reviews written)

I have the iPhone 3GS on Vodafone and absolutely LOVE it...it took me a while to get used to the touch screen but now I would be lost without it. One down side is the battery life - it does need charged every day.

A bit of advice for Vodafone iPhone customers - the default WAP (mobile data settings) are incorrect. This doesn't matter if you have 3G coverage, however if you do not have 3G coverage in your area, the internet access will be painfully slow, if it works at all. The mobile data… Read Full Review

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“I love it a could not be with out it now. Will be...”

Written on: 25/08/2010 by lhqcxg1 (9 reviews written)

I love it a could not be with out it now. Will be getting a iPhone 4 soon… Read Full Review

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“After being a long time fan of the Sony Ericssons /...”

Written on: 16/08/2010 by baileyjake (5 reviews written)

After being a long time fan of the Sony Ericssons / Ericssons for almost 10+ years I thought..ahh what the heck they look pretty cool and if they do what they say it can then count me in. Very impressed with its speed, coverage and connectivity. The new update IOS $ or somethign like that made it run alot smoother and putting things in folders is simple fix but makes it alot better phone.
Great features and tones of apps. Get one!… Read Full Review

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“This has got to be the worst phone ever value for...”

Written on: 11/08/2010 by kb86 (2 reviews written)

This has got to be the worst phone ever value for money wise its awful! it's meant to do everything but does little well especially make phone calls!!!poor camera, big bulky and a battery to last the hour, no thanks… Read Full Review

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“Hello, I got my Iphone 2 years ago. At the begining I...”

Written on: 04/08/2010 by zane2kas (1 review written)

Hello, I got my Iphone 2 years ago. At the begining I wasnt happy.But I got use to it, I really love my Iphone now. New upgrades are fantastic, Now we can copy, paste, send mms. I can surf net anywere I go, as 3g connection is very good. (I got O2 network).
Its like mini PC. Love it and would recommend to a friend… Read Full Review

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“I have had my iPhone 3GS for nine months now and for...”

Written on: 12/07/2010 by luckyx (1 review written)

I have had my iPhone 3GS for nine months now and for me there is no going back. The memory on mine is 16GB, which is sufficient for me but you can also buy it with a 32GB memory capacity. The range of apps that you can buy is quite amazing as some of them help you in your every day life (eg. ShopShop which is used as a shopping list) whilst others include games which make sure that you are never bored.
When using the internet through a 3G connection, it is a little slower than a wifi… Read Full Review

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