Apple iPhone 3G S Review

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Overview

  • Pros

    • Performance is much better
    • Screen is smudge resistant
    • Camera can now take video
  • Cons

    • Not a huge improvement over its predecessor

The iPhone 3G S is Apple’s third smartphone. Although in many ways it’s not that big of improvement over the iPhone 3G, that “S” is the most important part of the new iPhone: Speed.

But is this new iPhone a worthy upgrade? Keep on reading to find out.

DESIGN & BUILD

Hardware
The iPhone 3G S has many internal changes, but you really can’t tell the difference at all between the 3G and 3G S by just looking at the case.

Apple iPhone 3G SThe two are so close in size that many cases for the previous model fit the new one. And the touch screen has the same size and resolution: 3.5 inches and 320 by 480 pixels (HVGA)

All the changes are internal — Apple has bumped up the CPU speed to 600 MHz, while the iPhone 3G’s was at 412 MHz. The RAM has also been doubled from 128 MB to 256 MB. Of course, the iPhone 3G S comes with 16 GB or 32 GB of storage.

The iPhone also has an improved camera, and a magnetometer is included now.

Screen
You can’t look at the screen and see a difference. You can’t touch the screen and feel a difference. But, there is a huge difference to this screen. It has oleophobic coating, which means there is a lot less smudging, and I mean A LOT less. It resists smudges, and if it does smudge, it pretty much cleans up with one wipe. I was always bothered by screen smudge, and to be honest I’m excited for this improvement. A great move on Apple’s part.

The back of the phone still smudges the same though. If you have a white iPhone you will never know that problem, but for black iPhones, it’s a completely different story.


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