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So you have a iPhone 3g... Happy? Not Happy?
Please keep this thread about the actual phone. What you like about it, what you don't. The whole activation thing we all know about...
*What I am liking at the moment*
The 2.0 firmware is a given. But you can get this on the original iPhone. I will admit I am liking the white plastic back. I was really afraid how it you feel in the hand. I did take a look at the black but once I saw all the finger prints all over them I knew right away white was the way to go. Phone also feels lighter in the hand too. The GPS works really well... I am very impressed. Turn by turn directions would be nice sure, but I don't need that. Now the obvious top feature... 3g - I'm getting great speeds in the Chicago burbs. 400-500 kbs (Mobile Network Speed Testing Solutions | iNetwork Test). Sound quality on the 3g network is awesome as well.
The only negative I see after the first day is how much battery life 3g is draining... I knew it would not be the best but I was shocked how quickly it goes. Granted it was the first day so I will give it a week to see how it plays out. Even going to switch back to edge for a day and see how much I can get out of that.
So... how about all of you?
- 07-12-2008, 09:15 AM #2iPhone Newbie
- 42 Posts
This communication/entertainment device is fantastic. The interface is slick. It feels great in my hand. I get great reception where I live and work. Ive owned the X50v, X5, Jornada, Zaurus, Wizard, credit card calculator and too many phones to count. All in search of a device that could do it all. After 12 hours with the device i know that this is hands down the coolest one of the bunch.
Glass screen So beautiful
Safari WOW this is great, even on edge. Using the centro for web was a total joke. (3 hour talk time WTH)
APP Store, this is really going to put Apple in the front of the pack.
Too many to things to name really
dislikes few and minor:
cut and paste: If they want to be considered serious in the business world they need to have this.
Its SO damn nice! I feel like i want to put it in an Otterbox Armour series.
Next post will actually be FROM my 3gip
- 07-12-2008, 09:51 AM #3
- 07-12-2008, 10:28 AM #4iPhone Intermediate
- 167 Posts
I'm totally digging it. I love the in-hand feel, all the apps for specific web-services(which really cuts down on browser pinching), location awareness is super smooth, and the speakers are nice.
I just wish my reception was better. You'd think I lived near a power plant or something. Anyone know of a good, stationary signal booster?
- 07-12-2008, 08:09 PM #5
As in another post, yes, I'm really loving mine so far. The silly stuff will drive me nuts down the road (already missing voice dial & turbodial off my BB) but I'll find a way to deal with it. Battery life is - well, not great. I blame most of that on 3G but we'll see if defeating it is going to work for me, etc. But I really do love the damn thing overall. Hitting the airport tomorrow for a week on the road, so let you know how it performs in the "real business world" with lots of calls, emails flying back & forth, etc.
- 07-12-2008, 09:47 PM #6
I'm loving my iPhone 3G so far. I haven't used the 3G network for data much yet because I've pretty much just been at home the whole time since I got it so I'm on my AirPort network. Even at that my battery life has been pretty terrible because Super Monkey Ball and MotoRacer eat it up very fast! I guess I'll be investing in a lot of portable charging accessories because these games are so fantastic that I won't be able to keep from playing them all the time. The GPS wasn't able to get a complete lock on my here in my living room but it did narrow its circle down to only about a block in size with the center pointed square at my house. I'm already typing faster on the iPhone than I was ever able to on any of my Treos. The error correction is amazing and it makes up for my errors and its own at least 90% of the time. I've been able to type almost as fast as I do on my laptop, and that's pretty quick! (I'm a touch typist)
Things I don't like: No copy/paste (of course), the push badges/notifications apparently won't be working until later this year, Safari has quit on me and dumped me out to the home screen several times for no apparent reason, every time I plug it into my MacBook Pro it does a sync, which is fine, but before it does the sync it does what appears to be a complete backup which takes FOREVER!!! The cell reception inside my house is atrocious, this may have something to do with the aluminum siding(?).
- 07-12-2008, 10:09 PM #7
- 07-13-2008, 06:54 AM #8
- Rogers *finally* has a descent data plan ($30/6GB) so I *finally* have data on my iPhone
- Speed topping out at 600kbps
- GPS means Dieter could theoretically send me pizza to my current location any time!
- App Store is a paradigm shifter.
- Battery goes down faster than iTunes servers on launch day!
- 07-13-2008, 09:18 AM #9
So far I love the phone. I haven't used it on a workday yet. I've just been playing with the new apps. The bluetooth blows the doors of my Treo 700wx. No more bluetooth drops!!! Exchange works as advertised. I did notice some sluggishness (freezing) while going thru my contacts. I have Exchange mail and also a gmail. And I wish that the mail icon would have separate indications for the new mail, not totals from both accounts.
I haven't notice the battery drain because I try and keep it plugged in when @ home or in the car for more than a 30 min ride. Question I have is if you have wifi and the phone is currently using it does that mean that the 3G is not being used and therefore not sucking up the battery?
The Copy n Paste issue has come up once. But these are all minor thing I'm willing to live with (for now).
- 07-13-2008, 11:32 AM #11
well i had a VERY long day at work saturday.. i forced it into 2g for most of the day, and when i was near the end of my day with like 90% bat life, i allowed 3g to exist..
i will be going all day today in 3g (no work), but tomorrow when im in/out of hospitals, i will see what it does...
i fell like i need a good case... otterbox doesn't seem like an option after looking at the 2g iphone case from them... i purchased 2 cases from the apple store and will try both to see which i like better.
- 07-13-2008, 01:22 PM #12iPhone Intermediate
- 316 Posts
I love it! Like everything it has it's pros and cons but so far it's been pretty good! I love the new design: how it's thinner and it feels great in the hands! The color of the screen is vibrant and the colors just pop! The App store is amazing! I downloaded the eBay App for my business and couldn't be happier. Also I love the new travel charger, it's way more compact.
Despite all the things I like about it, there are a few things that I didn't like:
I noticed the screen is kinda yellow. The other day I was taking pictures of my fiance's Golden Retrievers. One of them is a medium brown color. And when I was taking the picture I noticed that he looked orange.
3G drains battery really fast. So what I did was turned it off and used EDGE.
What I'm going to do is turn 3G on when I really need it.
But other than those two things. It's a really great phone!
- 07-13-2008, 05:57 PM #13
- 07-13-2008, 06:42 PM #14iPhone Nanite
- 4 Posts
hello all. I am apearently new to the iphone and this blog and for a newbie I am loving the this "mini pocket browser/gaming" device. I have had much experiences with other phone like the bb and bj, this is somthing to have. I live in the country and this comes in handy about 75% of my daily life. I am aculy typing this post on the iPhone ATM. Of course all of what yall have mentioned is everything I enjoy about this iPhone.
However there are see other features I miss or am needing to complete this. Apeartnly there is no tjeathering as to I will b needing due to the "no DSL. Cable. Sattelite" services. Hess it does suck being out there. Well the phone does not also have any app or browser to download videos/music off web pages.
But in other terms this phone is great. I can't wait unti apple brings out the "true" qwerty keyboard. And also as technology of the os improves
- 07-14-2008, 12:15 AM #15iPhone Beginner
- 79 Posts
First of all, the iPhone 3G hands down is the best phone. Yes, it's missing some features but for me I don't need those features and can careless about them.
- I get good 3G speeds in SoCal 400+ kbps
- Another great Apple product design, the phone is just sexy
- GPS works better than I expected
- 2.0 software & the App store is awesome
- Battery life really is poor on 3G so I leave it off until I really need it. Edge works fairly well in my area 130 kbps so it's not that bad.
- My iPhone has 2 dead pixels right now, so until i get my new one tomorrow that is a con.
The pros out weights the cons so this is one of my favorite devices. I will never go back to a regular smartphone or WM again.
- 07-14-2008, 12:35 AM #16iPhone Newbie
- 40 Posts
So far coming from a blackberry pearl on verizon...
The interface, the gps, web browsing, mobileme, the interface
Lack of push support for Gmail, some apps are a little buggy/not working. I suspect this will be fixed over the next few days as things get sorted out.
I think for what we pay for iphone and the service, mobileme functionality should be included free. The "cloud" shouldn't cost extra.
No 3G in my area, so EDGE which is much slower than the EVDO on my old phone.
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- 07-14-2008, 06:50 PM #22
Feels great in the hand.
Love the GPS.
Audio is much better.
Feels a little lighter to carry.
Poor battery life even with 3G turned off.
Response is slow.
The new contacts application takes a long time to start up and respond.
Difficult to get the right "tap" to start the search funciton in "contacts".
- 07-14-2008, 08:29 PM #24
ash, i agree with the search on the contacts.. but its awefull at times... i know most of these problems are the "early adopter" curse... my father allways told me not to buy the first of the new model year [car].. but i hope 2.1 comes out soon with some correction to some of these issues... 4 days into this, i think i am going to start a list..
dont get me wrong... i'm in love