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Apple iPhone Review

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iPhone, Wing and U600 - Apple iPhone Review

iPhone, Wing and U600

The shape of the iPhone is very similar to that of the current iPod. The iPhone has a dimension of 115 x 61 x 11.5mm or, for those who are not accustomed to metric, 4.5” x 2.4” x 0.46” and weighs 135g or 4.8oz. Compared to its competitors, the iPhone is much bigger and heavier but is slimmer.

The front is dominated by a large 3.5” touch screen has 16M colors and a resolution of 320 x 480. From here, almost all of the functions are carried out. The display is very clear and easily readable, even in sunny and very bright environments. This is largely thanks to the built-in light sensor which automatically adjusts the screens brightness depending on the environment. This function can be turned off if you do not wish to have it enabled. Just above the screen is the speaker. Beneath the screen is the function button which exits any menu that you are currently in and takes you back to the home screen. Located on the bottom are the standard iPod connector, speaker, and MIC. The speaker is located to the left of the connector while the MIC is located to the right if you are looking directly at the bottom.







Model

Dimension (Inches)

Dimension (MM)

Weight (OZ)

Weight (Gramms)

Apple iPhone

4.5" x 2.4" x 0.46"

115 x 61 x 11.6

4,8

135

HTC Touch

3.9" x 2.28" x 0.54"

99.9 x 58 x 13.9

4,0

112

LG PRADA

3.89" x 2.1" x 0.47"

99 x 54 x 12

3

85


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bottom, compared to iPod

iPhone and iPod



To build onto the sleek image of the iPhone, there are only four buttons located on the entire phone. The function button is one of these and has been discussed. On the left side of the phone is the volume rocker and a switch that puts the phone on silent. At the very top of the phone, we have the power button, SIM card slot, and the 3.5mm jack for headphones.

The power button has four actions: power on-off, sleep and wake, reject call, and send to voicemail. To power the phone on, just hold the power button down for a few seconds and you are greeted with Apple’s image. Once loaded, you are taken to the main menu. To power off the phone, you hold down the power button down for a few seconds and you are brought to a screen with a choice to cancel the action or turn off the phone. The cancel is just a button while you need to slide a button across to turn off the phone. When a call is incoming, pressing the power button once will silence the call and pressing it twice will send the person to your voicemail. Pressing and holding the volume rocker will also silence the incoming call but it will not send the person to voicemail.

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Back side

Camera

On the back left-hand corner is the 2MP camera. There is no mirror or flash provided with it. The signature Apple logo is at the very center and while it is reflective, you still cannot use it as a mirror. This is a shame since both of these features are very useful and most phones feature them. There is no battery cover as the battery is built-in and not removable. Apple estimates that the battery will last for 300-400 charges so this will last for quite a while.

There is no memory card on the phone but Apple made up for this by including internal memory with a capacity of either 4 or 8GB. This is more than generous in today’s market. While this may not satisfy those who are looking for a phone to replace their iPod, there is enough storage space to load up music for most of the day.

Size Comparison of iPhone, PRADA, Touch - Apple iPhone Review
Size Comparison of iPhone, PRADA, Touch - Apple iPhone Review

Size Comparison of iPhone, PRADA, Touch




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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55 4

1. Gautam (unregistered)


iPhone Rulez

posted on 01 Jun 2008, 16:53 1

13. apb1994 (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 May 2008)


LG made the first real touch screen phone, PRADA RULZ

posted on 30 Jun 2007, 10:03 1

2. Surinder Beri (unregistered)


Apple iPhone YOU ROCK AND I EXPECT THE PHONE ARENA TO REVIEW THIS PHONE VERY VERY VERY SHORTLY SO THAT I CAN BUY IT LOVE THIS PHONE'S TECHNOLOGICAL IMPROVEMENTS. THANK YOU!!!

posted on 01 Jul 2007, 01:52 1

3. pqaf (unregistered)


This phone brings nothing to the table. All eye candy GUI.

posted on 01 Jul 2007, 13:32 1

4. jeff (unregistered)


This phone is what I expected all hype. Its not anyway near as fast as it shows on tv. Not 3g, dial up, how prehistoric. No interchageable batteries, and short battery life. The woast thing of all is the carrier. At&t = Cingular. The plans are very expensive The only difference between the real difference between the iphone and my current phone is the touch screen and a few buttons.

posted on 03 Jul 2007, 01:01

5. Ignorance Is Bliss (unregistered)


It isn't amazing how people have never used a product can post such strong opinions. Yeah its just all hype, you folks will be the first one down there buying one.

posted on 04 Jul 2007, 20:42 1

6. JD (unregistered)


Based on what I have seen of this particular product, I would agree with the PhoneArena review in that the iPhone while having certain features that are not available on common phones is severly lacking in regards to the basics of what a phone should be, i.e. using it to make phone calls and to transmit the call clearly to both parties, so I would say that anyone looking to use this as a phone should look else where, anyone looking to surf the net with a fast connection should also probably consider something else too, but if what you want is an iPod that can make a somewhat decent phone call, then this is probably the phone for you

posted on 05 Jul 2007, 16:06 3

7. iFowned (unregistered)


If only there's a physical keyboard, 3G, and Zoom feature, I would totally jump for it. - How could I SMS or write email with that mini virtual keyboard? It's gonna take forever. - Girl: "Hey, cool phone! Gimme your number, I'm gonna video-call you tonight! *naughty winks*" You: "Um, sorry, no 3G" Girl: "Whaa...??!!" - Camera with no Zoom..... what's this, 1985? Otherwise, it's not a bad device to show off or to attract attention ;) Here's an unbiased review of iPhone...http://www.engadget.com/2007/07/03/iphone-review/

posted on 12 Jul 2007, 13:53 1

8. BRANDI YOUR AT&T REP (unregistered)


PERSONALLY I DON'T CARE FOR THE I PHONE FOR THE SAME REASONS AS YOU. BUT DON'T YOU REALIZE THAT AT&T IS THE ONLY NETWORK THAT CAN SUPPORT THIS PHONE. EVEN THOUGH IT ISN'T 3G (WHICH I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY DID THIS) DOESN'T MEAN THAT AT&T IS THE WORST CARRIER. MIND YOU THAT T-MOBILE ONLY WORKS IN MAJOR HOTSPOT LOCATIONS OR ON I - 10, 75 OR 95. SPRINT IS JUST CRAP AND VERIZON CAN'T EVEN LEGALLY SAY THAT THEY HAVE TO FEWEST DROPPED CALLS.....SO YES THE PRICE IS PRETTY HIGH BUT LOOK AT THE COVERAGE THAT YOU GETTING WITH THE ONLY NETWORK WITH ROLLOVER.

posted on 23 Jul 2007, 16:53 1

9. osxing (unregistered)


Colleague at work got one. He let me play with it and it was very fast and responsive. The interface is better than any phone or palm or blackberry I know of. The "network" everyone is so weirded out over might be an issue BUT it also picks up wifi like a laptop. So in some situations it is much faster than a regular cell phone. I don't know about SMS exactly but if it just involves short messaging directly from the device I find it hard to believe a workaround isn't on the horizon (web 2.0 app maybe). I'm sure this thing will look like a clunker in a year or so as it is replaced by a 2nd or 3rd gen model but for now it really is awesome.

posted on 21 Sep 2007, 11:33

10. soulhacker (unregistered)


what a fantastic phone it is, relay superb to see and play with it, my frined bought it, what a interface, looks and everything is realy superb.. 9.5/10 Good work Apple! Nokia, Sony E. and Samsung should think over it!

posted on 16 Nov 2007, 12:41

11. yehudah (unregistered)


I love everything about this phone. Would be the GREATEST invention of all time if the added: 1. Zoom Camera 2. Video Camera 3. MMS - Easy Upgrade 4. iChat (for AIM) 5. 3G 6. and if possible a camera on the front for video calling. 7. Multiple recipients for SMS (or MMS when and if you add the feature)... i would like to send the same message to multiple people on my contacts list. SUPER IMPORTANT and Easy Upgrade. 8. They can also make some upgrades with there software/firmware to be able to Delete one call from your History... just add their "edit" button like on the SMS section. MOST IMPORTANT (for me) and Easiest Upgrade. *** 1, 3 4, 7 and 8 are ALL available on my current PalmOne Treo 680... of course the don't have iChat, but third-party AIM, ICQ, etc. software. But I LOVE IT. yehudah yehudah72@yahoo.com

posted on 30 May 2008, 11:54 1

12. iPhone=blah (unregistered)


Ok, the iPhone is way freakin overrated!! It's "nice" but it's not everything you guys are saying it is. There are way cooler phones out there!! Like for example... the Motorola W315!!! that's a freakin sick phone!! Don't be jealous cause you don't have one!! There at a wal*mart near you!!! No, but really,,, the iphone is just barely in the "ok" section when it comes to phones. Sorry to hurt all the nerd's feelings :(

posted on 21 Aug 2011, 01:56

14. mercy (unregistered)


How did u find the GPS? The killer feature that can enables a whole eco-system of Location aware apps!!
In India, GPRS is the biggest bottle neck. Even the Airtel Mobile Office plan sucks!! Lets hope the 3G launches soon.
BTW, The beautiful thing about Apple in general and iphone in particular:
Its a TopDown approach: user experience comes first, software is designed to support it and hardware built to support software. Apple tries to control the entire stack and hence delight users. Everything works(out of the box)
The competition doesn’t have this luxury(or take this path) They design software for a given hardware and design user exp. over a given software.(BottomUp approach)
Mercy..
PS: Is there some way through which i can make the iphone beep when there is a unattended call or its on low battery?

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 07:34

15. App Developer (unregistered)


If you are in search of iPhone app development company that has capacity to accomplish your specific needs, you must consider Internet to begin your search. The reason is because top iPhone developers have online presence where they can showcase their skills by displaying their previous work. You can check their experience, previous work and study their case studies to identify their capabilities in performing the work. Check them at AppDevelopersNow.com.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:46

16. AJagtiani (Posts: 463; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Apple sucks!--

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:46

17. AJagtiani (Posts: 463; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Apple sucks!--

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:46

18. AJagtiani (Posts: 463; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Apple sucks!--

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:46

19. AJagtiani (Posts: 463; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Apple sucks!--

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:46

20. AJagtiani (Posts: 463; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Apple sucks!--

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:46

21. AJagtiani (Posts: 463; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Apple sucks!--

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:47

22. AJagtiani (Posts: 463; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Apple sucks!--

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:47

23. AJagtiani (Posts: 463; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Apple sucks!--

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:47

24. AJagtiani (Posts: 463; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Apple sucks!--

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:47

25. AJagtiani (Posts: 463; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Apple sucks!--

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:47

26. AJagtiani (Posts: 463; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Apple sucks!--

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:47

27. AJagtiani (Posts: 463; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Apple sucks!--

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:47

28. AJagtiani (Posts: 463; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Apple sucks!--

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 00:47

29. Domokun (Posts: 9; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Apple sucks!--

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Display3.5 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi) LCD
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 412 MHz
128 MB RAM
Size4.50 x 2.40 x 0.46 inches
(115 x 61 x 11.6 mm)
4.80 oz  (135 g)
Battery1400 mAh, 8 hours talk time

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