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iPhone - Honest opinion please

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Before we start: 1. I've had a Nokia N95 and didn't rate it 2. I've had an MDA Vario III, was ok, bit big and browser and email software were rubbish imho 3. I've got an iPod touch and love the i… Read More
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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
Before we start:

1. I've had a Nokia N95 and didn't rate it
2. I've had an MDA Vario III, was ok, bit big and browser and email software were rubbish imho
3. I've got an iPod touch and love the interface / browser / mail app

So...

How fast is edge in reality, I'm not looking to download massive files just be able to browse the web and get my email on the move?

Also what's bluetooth like, will my bluetooth headphones work?

Not looking to unlock it etc. may well jailbreak it though so will be getting on an O2 contract they seem a bit more generous now

Please don't tell me the camera's rubbish I have a DSLR and a 10MP compact. Please don't tell me it's rubbish cos it hasn't got 3G

Honest opinions please no debates on the crapness of it.
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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Honestly, if you've got an iPod touch, you will probably be disappointed with the iPhone.
Most of the time when people rave on about their iPhone, they're just talking about the features available on the touch.
With you already owning a touch, the new phone features probably wont impress you. Yes it'll look nice, lovely OS without a doubt. But for practicality, the phone features just aren't all there. The things that are probably most useful are the address book, calendar and mail if you already use them in osx. But again, available on the touch.
You're probably best off with getting a dedicated business type phone such as a Blackberry with an unlimited download tariff.
And unlocking/jailbreaking is the same thing. I think. If you jailbreak it, then you are pretty much unlocking it. Don't know if there are firmware versions which just allow jailbreaking without unlocking. Probably, but not as knowledgeable in that area.

Hope this helps!
#2
well i got the 8GB version for christmas..

Very pleased with it, The design of the menu and everything is great.

Camera is pretty good for a 2MP, So is the Edge internet, pretty fast if you can connect to Wifi

the bluetooth is a bit iffy, i don't know how to send files and when i try receive them it fails, or cant connect

apart from that, amazing phone, great features, not heavy overall good purchase if you ask me :)
#3
Big thing for me though would be access to internet / email away from home N95 and MDA both did that job but was a painful task
#4
Personally I would have a touch and a N800 to go with your N95...then you have the best of all worlds, but will need a hefty backpack!
#5
bazzaric
Personally I would have a touch and a N800 to go with your N95...then you have the best of all worlds, but will need a hefty backpack!


That's the problem, I only want to carry one thing, had hoped the N95 and MDA would have given me that, N95 battery life was shocking if I actually wanted to use 3G and the MDA was just too damn big
#6
Depends how much time you're spending on the road. There's more and more wifi hotspots appearing which you could just use your touch at. But if you are never near any hotspots then maybe it would be beneficial for you to get an iPhone. Like I said in another thread. The wifi/edge combined with Safari and Mail make the touch/iPhone the best handheld web browser available. I suppose you could download heaps if you wanted with the tariff being 'unlimited'. It's all down to price for me. If I won the lottery I'd get one. But right now as a student, just can't afford. It'd be great to be always connected to the net anywhere via edge.
If you feel that you could afford then I'd say why not? Might want a back up normal mobile phone though. Like I said in my first post, some of the phone features are easier on a normal mobile.
#7
Can you not get access to one to try it?
#8
Thanks some useful comments.

I'm coming to the end of my T-Mobile Contract which is costing me (well my company) £35 + £7.50 for web and walk so the O2 tariff is actually quite good in my opinion

Might have to pay a visit to the CPW and get one of their "experts" to give me a demo, I tried in the Apple Store in the trafford centre unfortunately they were all on WIFI so diffcult to gauge data speed...
#9
Magic_monkey

And unlocking/jailbreaking is the same thing. I think. If you jailbreak it, then you are pretty much unlocking it.


Jailbreaking doesn't unlock the network sim lock, only allows you to fool the phone into thinking it's been activated on an o2 contract and then you can use a PAYG o2 sim (or tesco sim!). The full unlock is a bit more involved and i think it's tricky on UK phones....
#10
I'm in a similar position to the OP in that I've tried several phones and not been impressed. Then I got an iPod Touch, loved it and was debating getting an iPhone but decided not to.

My mate has an iPhone and it is great to use. Very similar to the Touch. Both him and myself think the iPhone is just a tad too large though. If you're out for the evening, it's fairly chunky and doesn't fit in the pockets of jeans nicely. My mate actually takes a second phone out with him which has a difference number and kinda defeats the object of having such a great phone.

I don't like the fact the battery is not removable. I travel a lot and if I used the iPhone to watch videos, I wouldn't have any battery time left to use the phone. So for the reason, an iPod Touch and phone works better for me.

As for internet speeds, I don't think 3G is as good as it's cracked up to be. Well certainly not in my experience of mobile web browsing (on T-Mobile). So whilst EDGE isn't exactly fast, I don't think its quite like the difference between dialup and broadband. WiFi reception in London is pretty good.

I think I will wait for the second generation iPhone (which hopefully will be an iPhone nano or at least smaller anyway). Also, you might want to see what phones are announced next week as there is a mobile conference in Barcelona.

Also, you could consider the Nokia N82 (now available in black) if the battery life was just your main concern with the N95. Apparently, there is now some software which you could use to make your Nokia a WiFi Hotspot (i.e. the Nokia using 3G) which your iPod Touch could use. Still means you're carrying two devices though if that is a concern for you. For me, I only carry my Touch when I need to and not all the time.
banned#11
I went for it, I bought an iPhone and couldnt have been happier, if you buy one you wont regret it the interface is revolutionary (as you will know using a touch) and fluid and a joy to use!

I have every faith apple will address any current software related issues...
banned#12
Tillboy;1549442
That's the problem, I only want to carry one thing, had hoped the N95 and MDA would have given me that, N95 battery life was shocking if I actually wanted to use 3G and the MDA was just too damn big


I'm curious why you would want an iPhone then, since it is bigger than a Vario 3!

Nothing wrong with its browsing and email either! What is it you think is bad? I assume you are not using the bog standard OS and have installed some apps to enhance it?
#13
guv
I'm curious why you would want an iPhone then, since it is bigger than a Vario 3!

Nothing wrong with its browsing and email either! What is it you think is bad? I assume you are not using the bog standard OS and have installed some apps to enhance it?


Are you sure it's bigger:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2266/1643411678_800b3544df.jpg

MDA is certainly fatter, the keyboard is a waste for me as I always used the touch screen. Found Windows mobile very sluggish, also making a call was a pain, also things like voicemail were annoying, by the time you'd listened to the message and ready to delete, the screen would be in standby and the keypad would minimise.

Email client connecting to exchange server never downloaded the full message even though I set it to so had to send / receive about 3 times. HTML emails never displayed properly generally the web browser had a crippled feel to it. I know there is opera mini but didn't want to really pay out more money for something which should be sorted out already in a supposedly mature OS like Windows Mobile 6.

Not sure If I'll ever find a phone I'm happy with, there's always a compromise.
#14
Tillboy

Not sure If I'll ever find a phone I'm happy with, there's always a compromise.


A great Quote everyone should remember, along with:
Bazzaric

Each to their own
#15
bazzaric
Can you not get access to one to try it?


Think I may just take the plunge and grab one from the Apple Store, if I don't like it I'll jailbreak it and sell it on ebay, bound to cover my costs :whistling:
#16
if you order from O2 website you can get 35 squid from quidco....makes it a bit tastier price wise and still no need to sign up for contract :-D
#17
Tillboy
Big thing for me though would be access to internet / email away from home N95 and MDA both did that job but was a painful task


painful on the n95? all you need to do is setup the pop settings for your mailbox (very easy to do). then all you have to do is go to messages - your email box - retrieve email. that simple!

i even have mine setup to check my email for me every 30 mins..
#18
Is there anything to stop them taking more money from my card if I don't activate it (Or am I being Paranoid)
#19
No because you could be buying it as a present for someone. So they wouldn't take any money from your account incase that was the case. As it would be up to the recipient to activate the handset.

If you don't activate it then they would just assume you haven't even opened the box.
#20
Sony ericcson W850I everytime 1gb - 4 gb of memory....2MP camera and walkman functionality....internet....

its super!!

http://www.areamobile.de/images/specials/ifa_2006/w850i_design_offen.jpg
banned#21
Tillboy
Are you sure it's bigger:


MDA is certainly fatter, the keyboard is a waste for me as I always used the touch screen. Found Windows mobile very sluggish, also making a call was a pain, also things like voicemail were annoying, by the time you'd listened to the message and ready to delete, the screen would be in standby and the keypad would minimise.[/QUOTE]

Yes I am quite sure its bigger! Yes its fatter, but the iphone is wider and taller. If you had taken your photo to reflect that, you would have seen it! :p

Not sure why you have found WM6 sluggish. Works well for me and is a big improvement over WM5. And going into standby.... just change the settings! All phones will go into standby!!! Yes, I tend not to use the QWERTY - but it is useful if you want to actually type something other than a short text. Its certainly quicker!

Email client connecting to exchange server never downloaded the full message even though I set it to so had to send / receive about 3 times. HTML emails never displayed properly generally the web browser had a crippled feel to it. I know there is opera mini but didn't want to really pay out more money for something which should be sorted out already in a supposedly mature OS like Windows Mobile 6.


To be fair, that sounds more like a configuration issue than anything else. Ive had no problems with mine. Yes I agree, IE should be better - but if you dont want to shell out for Opera Mini, then use the free java one. Certainly nothing wrong with that.


Not sure If I'll ever find a phone I'm happy with, there's always a compromise.


Yup, cant argue with that! Unless of course you are a phone manufacturer and can custom build!:p

Personally, it sounds like you have decided on an iPhone... so dont compromise. Wait until the second version is out that will give you some the features I'm certain you would miss otherwise!


Edit: Just come across the site you lifted those images from!

An interesting comment form one of the users!

[COLOR="Blue"]If you think of the HTC TYTN II as a hand-held computer with a phone stuck in it and the iPhone as an iPod with a phone stuck into it, I think you won’t be far off in terms of both expectations and capabilities.

In terms of what you get for your money, for me it’s a no-brainer:
* HTC: GPS, 3G, rich application support, keyboard, tilted screen (for watching movies)
* Apple: smoother user interface

Oh, and HTC has promised to never brick your phone. For some reason, they think you own it after you buy it…[/COLOR]

I had to chuckle at the last bit!!!
#22
guv
Personally, it sounds like you have decided on an iPhone... so dont compromise. Wait until the second version is out that will give you some the features I'm certain you would miss otherwise!


Thing is I'm not usually this indecisive, I bought the N95 and the MDA without a second thought, unfortunately they never really gelled with me, I admit the MDA was the better of the two, I could see the improvement over previous models, have had both the MDA Vario and Vario II previously. The MDA should have been perfect but just seemed to miss the mark for me.

Therein lies the problem for me with the iPhone, yet again there are compromises, maybe as suggested I should get another N Series Nokia and use it alongside my Ipod touch and hopefully get the best of both worlds

BTW never claimed the picture was mine :p
#23
guv
To be fair, that sounds more like a configuration issue than anything else. Ive had no problems with mine. Yes I agree, IE should be better - but if you dont want to shell out for Opera Mini, then use the free java one. Certainly nothing wrong with that.


I've never used any PDA type phone but I suppose that one bad experience is enough to put you off the product for life. Which is a shame but it happens.

I only buy S60 phones now, but I've read many many reviews where handsets have hung for stupid reasons like when activating loudspeaker, so that experience means that consumer wont touch an S60 phone again. I've never had problems and love them.

Last quote in your reply was funny though.
"So I paid for it... but I don't own it? Where does it say "Permanent property of Apple"?" :p
#24
i have it for the same reason as for portabliity its perfect. Before i used to carry a phone, ipod and a wireless device had various ones, but now just have the iphone which does everything i need it do. Camera is decent for a few clips. Bluetooth wise it will connect to headsets but will not send or recieve from phone to phone something about copy right issues i think? Anyway Edge is very decent as ive used it on youtube and the speed was good. Also another thing is that you dont pay for updates where as with the touch you do.
#25
I got an iPhone in the States, brought it back to the UK and unlocked it - I really like it. I had a Nokia N95 and although that has a superior camera etc the iPhone interface is a class apart. Yes, it has a few issues but it's the first phone in ages that I haven't wanted to swap for something else.
#26
Thanks for the comments guys, picked a 16GB one up this week, unlocked within minutes using ziphone and now running quite happily on T-Mobile, just one thing can anyone recommend a decent case and headphones?

It may have it's flaws however I'm very happy with it and just love the feel of it all...

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