Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 27th Oct 2007 01:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Hi-Mobile.net sent us in an unlocked iPhone for testing. We used the iPhone for almost a month now and it's time to write an editorial-type article on the... unlockiness of it all.
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Impressive
by Ringheims Auto on Sat 27th Oct 2007 11:38 UTC
Ringheims Auto
Member since:
2005-07-23

Wow...you managed to type all of that with the iPhone? I recently had a go with it. Would have managed with some sort of pen-device like other touchscreen phones have, but my fingers just was too big, at least in my initial test, to do any effective writing.

And why touch the thing you're viewing with? Looks slick now, but in time it will look dirty and scraped, specially from being in your pocked together with keys etc.

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RE: Impressive
by TBone0 on Sat 27th Oct 2007 14:46 in reply to "Impressive"
TBone0 Member since:
2006-12-26

Forget the screen which will obviously scratch over time just like many other phones. The lack of functionality like no 3G, GPS, java support, voicedial, video recording and so on are the reason why many, at least in Europe and South East Asia, view this phone as nothing more than average - despite it's slick interface.
Don't forget the battery which is built into it unlike standard phones where you can replace it without sending it to the manufacturer for replacement and the laughable headphone jack where you can't use decent headphones with unless you buy a convertor. This all on top of the ridiculous price.

I'm glad the review covered many of these, although I wouldn't have given it 8/10.

Edited 2007-10-27 14:47

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RE[2]: Impressive
by D3M0N on Sun 28th Oct 2007 06:32 in reply to "RE: Impressive"
D3M0N Member since:
2005-07-09

Unlike other phones though, the screen is covered with glass. HUGE difference. This is a case where you should get your facts straight. Google "PC-World iPhone Stress Test". Most people will be amazed how durable the iPhone is. I dropped mine on the side walk on the display side and after my heart skipped a beat, I picked it up and there was a little tiny tiny scratch on the chrome outline. The screen was *pristine*.

As far as 3G, coming from Sprint with EVDO, EDGE is definitely slower but having WiFi is better than 3G anyways. Where I live, every 3 steps a new wireless network shows up. 3G at the launch of the iPhone also greatly cuts down on battery life, which is AWESOME on the iPhone. Sure, I'm rationalizing a feature that would have been nice to have but so far I haven't had a time where I really needed 3G. EDGE speeds are adequate, if I happen to (surprisingly) not have a WiFi network.

I don't know why people freak out the battery either as it's not the only device to do this, but that just might be me.

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