Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Nov 2009 20:44 UTC
Editorial Most of us here like gadgets. Things with displays, LEDs, or stuff that otherwise lights up in the dark and makes cool noises. There is this one gadget I had been waiting for to come out in The Netherlands for quite a while now, but at some point a limit was reached, and today I decided to do a complete 180 and buy a competing product.
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the 3gs
by darknexus on Wed 4th Nov 2009 03:40 UTC
darknexus
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2008-07-15

I have a 3gs as well and I must say for the most part I really do like it. There's just one thing that gets me, and that is the build quality. Maybe it's just my imagination, but the kind of smooth plastic Apple used feels like it would shatter to pieces if dropped even once from a very small height. I would've much preferred the construction like that of the iPhone 3g or iPod Touch instead. Still, it's probably not anywhere near as fragile as it feels, but I'm not going to test that if I can help it. My previous HTC phone felt solid as a rock, but broke after less than a year when accidentally dropped from my hand onto my desk, so look and feel are no guarantees of quality. I'm just happy to finally be rid of windows mobile 6.1. ;)

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RE: the 3gs
by mrhasbean on Wed 4th Nov 2009 05:44 in reply to "the 3gs"
mrhasbean Member since:
2006-04-03

I have a 3gs as well and I must say for the most part I really do like it. There's just one thing that gets me, and that is the build quality. Maybe it's just my imagination, but the kind of smooth plastic Apple used feels like it would shatter to pieces if dropped even once from a very small height. I would've much preferred the construction like that of the iPhone 3g or iPod Touch instead. Still, it's probably not anywhere near as fragile as it feels, but I'm not going to test that if I can help it. My previous HTC phone felt solid as a rock, but broke after less than a year when accidentally dropped from my hand onto my desk, so look and feel are no guarantees of quality. I'm just happy to finally be rid of windows mobile 6.1. ;)


My two son's and I have 3G's and my wife just got a 3GS. She's sight impaired so tends to have a few of those "ah crap I forgot I left that there" moments - two already with the new iPhone (within a week - makes me cringe) and no ill effects. They weren't big drops, one around 40cm onto tiles and the other from her desk onto the "leg" of her desk chair - I'll call it a leg for want of a better term - it's the bit the castor plugs in to - and it's metal. A very good reason to have a nice protective case wrapped around it...

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