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.
If however you're looking to upgrade your iPhone, check out our reviews for the newly launched iPhone 4. If you already own a new iPhone 4, let us know what you think and write your very own review!
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
Written on: 18/06/2011 by kayleigh-sykes
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
Written on: 11/02/2011 by dangermousette (7 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... (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 09/06/2010 by digiworks8 (1 review written)
The Indian Dual SIM mobile telephone marketplace is expanding with time and as an estimate over 20% with the total cell phone users in India at present are making use of these handsets.
Written on: 03/06/2010 by robbyj64 (3 reviews written)
Had this phone for 6 months now. Many great points and some not so good.
Being away from home a lot, I've found the apps really have helped enormously. Just to name a few : shopshop, scannerpro, anote, good food guide, dropbox.. These have all saved me carrying additional bits of hardware or books. Apps on their own make the iphone a must have accessory for me.
Phone functions are average. Battery life is awful if you use apps a lot like I do, so I make sure I can charge it regularly... (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2010 by SpeedDemon (10 reviews written)
I'd had a number of friends who's had iPhones for some time and, having listened to them wax lyrical about how the iPhone was the best thing since sliced bread, bought one as soon as it became available on my chosen network (Orange) and, in many ways, boy do I wish I hadn't bothered!
There's no denying that the iPhone design is cool. The device is sleek, stylish and the user interface is simple & intuitive. The big let down is that, frankly it's a bit of a jack of all trades rather than... (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2010 by janeburt (2 reviews written)
I got my Apple iPhone last year and I've really enjoyed it. I love the apps and have really gotten attached to the ones I've uploaded to mine. You can get balances on your credit cards, bank account, keep up with Twitter, Facebook, play Uno, Texas Hold 'Em AND take great pictures and videos... all in this little device. Mine has held up well. No scratches or anything. The screen has to be cleaned pretty frequently, but I like that it's glass, it's a much clearer view I think. I have had a... (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2010 by dyongzhi (1 review written)
Look beautiful,function powerful.The only drawback is the lack of battery life.Very suitable for business people to use. (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2010 by rodrequj (3 reviews written)
Its my frist phone of 3rd GEneration and I love it.
I was trying to see if I would buy a blackberry or an iPhone.. but at the end I bought the iPhone. It's so much versatile, I can control my laptop, my appleTV, the speakers in my room... it's amazing! (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2010 by welshgirl44 (35 reviews written)
The Iphone is the type of phone that is marveled by many class' and ages. It's capability is astounding with an easy text service, easy email access, and thousands of useful and pointless apps to be downloaded of the convenient square-"The App Store". Yet, among the many strengths, including internet and it's superior connectivity, there are weakness' such as the App's can crash causing the screen to return to the first page of Apps. Another thing is that you can't get rid of stuff such as... (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2010 by Tiredeyes69 (2 reviews written)
seriously, I thought this was just going to be a gimmick to me and I would hand it over to my son or daughter after i got bored with it. no way, its the best thing i have ever purchased, and i like my technical gadgets. its got everything, its a remote desktop to my pc and laptop upstairs or if im in the garden. its a phone, search for any name email or skype. email is fantastic, millions of apps so many to choose from and all mine are free! :-) cheepskate i hear you, well yes, but £170 for... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2010 by BusyMother (2 reviews written)
Seems like there's no turning back once you've started using Apple iPhone. I had a 2G before and I've recently upgraded to 3Gs. I'd recommend an upgrade for 3 major reasons:
1. Email -- I don't stay in the office most of the time and the email feature is very important to me. 3Gs downloads email much faster and works much better with the push features.
2. Map -- It can locate where I'm and can give me driving direction. It's basically a GPS and I can't go anywhere without a GPS!
3.... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2010 by PrepaidCardreview (5 reviews written)
The iPhone is a device that will divide people for sure; excellent application support and tons of application for you to use - however the cost can be slightly prohibitive and the contract lengths by which you have sign up for in the UK are a little excessive. Overall and excellent piece of kit - finance apart! (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2010 by markbt14 (7 reviews written)
Before the iPhone I never used anything but a Nokia. I hesitated for a while but it is true that once you have the iPhone it becomes your communication hub. The key points for me are its reliability (I have not had a single crash), accuracy and responsiveness of the touch-screen (even with my broad fingers), easier than I thought to carry in the pocket and its simplicity. Only downside is battery life but charging every night is a small price to pay for having a mobile office in your pocket.... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2010 by Glen Hodgson (2 reviews written)
Still no flash/light - even a £50 pat as you go has this!!!
No web flash support, not due to thenical reasons but Apple act like a spoilt child!!! (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2010 by bigredchevy (2 reviews written)
top toy does everything and more, couldnt get by without it now (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2010 by iswiti (3 reviews written)
Yes, this is a great phone. As it is branded by Apple surely it is not doubted about its quality. I purchased this phone 6 months ago, and found it useful. (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2010
Best phone ever had , great design , good battery life compared to the old 3g version , lots of memory awesome device. I got it free as a gift from wostore.com and i'm so happy. Too bad the data plan in my country is quite expensive. (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2010 by Technophobe (7 reviews written)
Just upgraded to a 3Gs 32GB Apple iPhone from a 2G 16GB iPhone primarily because I ran out of memory. I'd also experienced problems with the network (O2) and thought a switch to 3G might fix it. Stupid me really! I am in Bucks on the Berkshire border near to Slough and I seem to get 3G about 10% of the time so it's not much use to me at home. We'll see how it works out on the move but I suspect it is usage not coverage that's the problem. Too many kids downloading cr@p. The processor... (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2010 by rhysadams (2 reviews written)
I am now on the Apple iPhone 3GS and had this one on the Orange Network. I had my 3G on the O2 network. They did me a fantastic deal and although I had to pay for my phone, I managed to get the same amount as Bill Credit and I kept my loyalty discount and text bundle for nothing... So for £28 per month, it works out cheaper than 02 plus I now get coverage at home, but patchy in the office.
The phone is a hell of a lot quicker than the 3G, and where I would wait a few seconds for it to do... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2010 by rogercavanagh (2 reviews written)
I love my iPhone. It works well and there are some great apps that I use: some daily, many regularly.
The cons are:
- the cost. But what do you expect from Apple?
- the O2 coverage is variable - not the phone's fault
- the battery life, which is dismal. It's not a big problem for me because 90% of the time I work at client sites with my MacBook Pro able to keep the phone topped up, but for anyone using the iPhone a lot on the move during the day extra juice would be needed. (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2010 by islabucasgrande (1 review written)
I had this phone as a gift on my graduation day. I was hobbled at first in view of my being not so tech savvy but was amazed to see how it teaches me to appreciate the internet world. I can even surf while answering a call and that eventually made me fall into the realm of fantasy.
Now, I am being introduced to the limitless possibilities of knowing the world around me. Thanks to this phone, it has pulled me out from reality box where i previously have been put in.
Learning from this... (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2010 by dmarcs2k (4 reviews written)
The Apple iphone 3GS 32GB is a good sized phone and, with the new screen it looks great. The touchscreen sensitivity is spot on and, having chunky fingers, texting and just general typing really is not an issue.
Having itunes and the App Store available is fantastic. It's no hassle searching and, downloads are easy. There are applications to suit all and they are as easy to remove as they are to install.
The real downside is the battery life. If you intend to use the applications on your... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2010
Hand's down the best phone you can own. Once you have stumped up the cash you never regret it.
User ability is incredibly good, its the easiest thing in the world to use. Its stable, its works and it does stuff I could of only imagined.
Don't worry about which phone to buy, just get the best and forget the rest. (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2010 by soupyjnr (6 reviews written)
I thought long and hard about getting this phone. With it being a complete touch screen interface and having one button, I wondered if that would annoy me. Also, my previous phone was the Sony Ericsson K800i, which had a 3.2MP camera which had a flash etc so that was a bit of a worry as well. However I can honestly say its the best phone I have ever owned and I cant see myself owning another phone except future iPhones. The interface itself is extremely easy to use, and the things you can do... (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2009 by anklet11 (2 reviews written)
I love it.The 3GS is my first iphone. Before i got this phone i had no idea how good it is. I now have everything i need in my pocket at all times e.g phone, music, email, Internet, camera, video camera. Can not recommend this phone enough. Only downside is the steep price. But now that Orange (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2009
Amazing phone. Everything is smooth and simple, but still has all the advanced features anyone could want. HIGHLY recommend, though it's a touch on the pricey side. (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2009 by stephanniejed (2 reviews written)
it is really not that good it breakes really easily (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2009
I was really excited to be buying The i phone 3Gs, but after a month of using this phone unfourtunatly it has not exceeded it's expectations Pretty bad battery life absolutly awfull camera OMG!! loads of great apps but a bit too many SO ANNOYING!! I had to trade it in for a better phone SONY ERICSSON SATIO now that a real beauty beats the Apple I phone 3GS hands down!! DO NOT GET THE APPLE I PHONE AT ALL its not worth the price trust me i have had experience with alot of smartphones i would... (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2009 by rednas (3 reviews written)
The 3GS is my first iphone, and i love it. Before i got this phone i had no idea how good it is. I now have everything i need in my pocket at all times e.g phone, music, email, Internet, camera, video camera. Can not recommend this phone enough. Only downside is the steep price. But now that Orange is also in on the game hopefully that will change soon. Now that O2 does not have the monopoly on the market anymore. (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2009 by bobbyd1 (3 reviews written)
Simply one of the best bits of technology ever invented. If you don't have one, get one - you will not regret it. (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2009
Thank you Orange for finally releasing the iPhone 3GS. I have wanted an iPhone for a very long time but did not want to change Networks.
Orange 3G Network is the best and downloading apps and emails are extremley fast exactly what is needed for me as I use the phone for business http://www.b-a-s-s.co.uk (Discounted Car Audio, Security, Multimedia & Navigation)
The phone is amazing a bit on the expensive side if you want to buy one outright and I agree with some previous posts camera could... (read more)