Apple iPhone 16GB Reviews and Deals

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+ This mobile phone scores high on design. - It scores poorly on battery life.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 699 reviews.
Apple iPhone 16GB: Smartphone with 2MP camera, Touchscreen and 320 x 480 display. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic device - means I no longer have to carry several things (phone, camera and iPOd) as it is all rolled into one. Brilliant fun and the best gadget I've bought.
Bad points:
Battery life isn't great especially if you use all the elements of the phone regularly. Also the camera has no flash or zoom although it does take good picture for a 2mp camera.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Oct 2008

Confirmed purchaser Business or web user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
this phone is good and user friendly. completely easy to understand.
Bad points:
the bad thing about the phone is like we cant set a song for the ring tone although thats not tood bad, the other thing is that the bluetooth should compatible with all other phones.


Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Oct 2008

Pete, London

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
web browsing - excellent. Music - excellent (as you'd expect!). 3rd party Apps - great range and many useful and fun. Interface very intuitive and easy to use
Bad points:
Battery life very poor unless you turn everything off. Texting - doesn't support MMS and also texting limited - can't forwrard texts or send to multiple people Camera very basic.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 3.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Oct 2008

Confirmed purchaser avid spurs fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
design, email, internet
Bad points:
video camera, multimedia messaging
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 6.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Oct 2008

Paul, Whiston

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
User interface excellant
Bad points:
No video record
No MMS option
Not able to forward SMS
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Oct 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Most things just work.
Very intuative UI.
Great for web and email.
Bad points:
Battery life abysmal.
No MMS? wtf
No stereo bluetooth.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 1.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Oct 2008

ximon, Lisburn

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It does just about everything
Bad points:
Problems syncing with Windows stuff and it is not compatible with Blueroom
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Oct 2008

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Product Features

Operating system iOS
Screen size (Inches) 3.5
Screen Resolution (pixels) 320x480
Type of phone Smartphone
Shape of phone bar
3G Yes
3G No
Touchscreen or keypad Touchscreen
Connections Bluetooth
Connections WiFi
Connections USB
Extra functions Satellite navigation
Extra functions Email
Extra functions Camera
Band Quad
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 320
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 480
Camera resolution (MegaPixels) 2
Talk time (Hours) 8
Stand-by time (Days) 10.4
Depth in cm 1.23
Height in cm 11.55
Width in cm 6.21
Memory card slot No
Autofocus No
Weight (g) 135
EDGE Yes
FM tuner No
MP3 playback capable Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) Yes
Java No
Java Yes
Release date 2007-06-01

Also known as: apple iphone-16gb, iPhone, 8GB, iPhone, 16GB

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Manufacturer's Description

Revolutionary Phone
iPhone is a revolutionary new mobile phone that allows you to make a call by simply tapping a name or number in your address book, a favorites list, or a call log. It also automatically syncs all your contacts from a PC, Mac, or Internet service. And it lets you select and listen to voicemail messages in whatever order you want — just like email.

Calls
With iPhone, making a call is as simple as touching a name or number. In addition, you can easily construct a favorites list for your most frequently made calls, and quickly merge calls to create conference calls.

SMS
iPhone includes an SMS application with a predictive QWERTY soft keyboard that prevents and corrects mistakes, making it easier and more efficient to use than the small plastic keyboards on many smartphones.

Voicemail
An industry first, Visual Voicemail allows you to go directly to any of your messages without listening to the prior messages. So you can quickly select the messages that are most important to you.

Photos
With a 2-megapixel camera and an advanced photo management application, iPhone goes beyond anything on a phone today. It automatically syncs photos with your PC or Mac when you dock. Displays albums with a flick of a finger. And can post your pictures directly to a .Mac Web Gallery.

Ringtones
You can create iPhone ringtones from over 500,000 songs on the iTunes Store. You can even pick the section of the song you want. Just choose a track with a ringtone symbol, then get creative. You can edit, loop, fade in and out, preview, and play around until your ringtone is just the way you want it. And each ringtone is only 99¢ plus the cost of the song.

Widescreen iPod
iPhone is a widescreen iPod with touch controls that lets you enjoy your content — including music, audiobooks, videos, TV shows, and movies — on a beautiful 3.5-inch display. It allows you to sync the content from the iTunes library on your PC or Mac and access it all with the touch of a finger.

Music
Scroll through your songs, artists, albums, and playlists with just a flick of a finger. Album artwork is dramatically presented on the large display. You can also use Cover Flow to browse your music library by album artwork.

Video
iPhone’s stunning 3.5-inch widescreen display is the ultimate way to watch TV shows and movies from the iTunes Store on a pocketable device. Just tap the touch controls for play/pause, chapter forward/backward, and volume.

The iTunes Wi-Fi Store
The iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store on iPhone puts a music superstore in your pocket. Just find a Wi-Fi hot spot, tap the iTunes button and you can browse, preview, buy, and download music on the go. And all the music you buy while you’re out syncs back to your iTunes library on your computer when you dock your iPhone.

Breakthrough Internet Device
iPhone features a rich HTML email client and Safari — the most advanced web browser ever on a portable device — which automatically syncs bookmarks from your PC or Mac. Safari also includes built-in Google and Yahoo! search. iPhone is fully multi-tasking, so you can read a web page while downloading your email in the background over Wi-Fi or EDGE.

Safari
With its advanced Safari browser, iPhone lets you see web pages the way they were designed to be seen, then easily zoom in by simply tapping on the multi-touch display with your finger.

Mail
iPhone uses a rich HTML email client that fetches your email in the background from most POP3 or IMAP mail services and displays photos and graphics right along with the text.

Maps
With Google Maps and iPhone’s amazing Maps application, you can view maps and satellite images, or get directions and traffic information, all from iPhone’s remarkable, easy-to-use touch interface.

Widgets
iPhone even has widgets: small applications that give you helpful information like stock reports, weather reports, and more.

YouTube
iPhone has a special YouTube player that you can launch right from the home screen. So now you can access and browse YouTube videos wherever you go. And when you find a video you want to send to your friends, iPhone can even create an email with the link in it for you.

High Technology
iPhone introduces the most revolutionary user interface since the mouse, the most advanced software ever engineered, and true state-of-the-art technology that will change the way you think about a mobile device. With over 300 patents, iPhone is years ahead of any other phone available today.

Multi-touch
With its large multi-touch display and innovative new software, iPhone lets you control everything using only your fingers. You can type using the predictive keyboard, glide through albums with Cover Flow, scroll through photos with a flick, or zoom in and out on a section of a web page — all with the iPhone multi-touch display.

OS X
iPhone uses OS X, the world’s most advanced operating system. Which means you have access to the best-ever software on a handheld device, including rich HTML email, full-featured web browsing, and favorite applications including Address Book and Calendar. iPhone is also fully multi-tasking, so you can read a web page while downloading your email in the background. This software completely redefines what you can do with a mobile phone.

Wireless
iPhone uses quad-band GSM, the global standard for wireless communications. It also supports AT&T’s EDGE network, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, which links to Apple’s compact Bluetooth headset. When you move around, iPhone automatically switches between EDGE and Wi-Fi to provide the fastest data connection possible. To set up your own Wi-Fi network, check out the AirPort Extreme Base Station.

Accelerometer
The accelerometer detects when you rotate iPhone from portrait to landscape, then automatically changes the contents of the display, so you immediately see the entire width of a web page or a photo in its proper landscape aspect ratio.

Proximity Sensor
When you lift iPhone to your ear, the proximity sensor immediately turns off the display to save power and prevent inadvertent touches until iPhone is moved away. Another power-saving feature is the ambient light sensor. This intelligent sensor automatically adjusts the display’s brightness to the appropriate level for the current ambient light.

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