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What the web thinks about the Apple iPhone 3G S

There are plenty of opinions and they're all good


It's been a long week of waiting but Apple's iPhone 3G S is finally available in the UK, so we've taken a look at what's being said on the web about the new must-have handset.

Steven Levy, Wired

"The new phone introduces a long list of improvements, big and small. Taken together, they're enough to re-establish Apple's once-shrinking lead in a brutal technology competition that is making the chariot race in Ben Hur look like a stroll in the park."

Joshua Topolsky, Engadget

"A spot where we really saw the fruits of Apple's labors...was actually in the more graphically intense apps for the phone. Comparing a CPU-hungry 3D game like Resident Evil: Degeneration on the 3G S with the same title 3G yielded striking results.

The load time was drastically reduced, and rendering and frame rates on the game were noticeably smoother than on the older device (though game speeds stay the same) - a side effect of the more powerful guts we'd hoped to see, but weren't sure would be so stark. If you're an avid gamer looking for the device with more power, the difference will be crystal clear: the 3G S obviously flexes in this department."

Kent German, CNet

"In many ways, the iPhone 3G S delivers on its promises. The battery, which could sometimes deplete in less than a day on the iPhone 3G, lasted longer in our preliminary tests, and the phone's software ran noticeably faster.

Yet, we still have some concerns. A faster AT&T 3G network isn't going to happen overnight, and some features, like tethering and multimedia messaging, aren't scheduled until later in summer 2009. We also struggled to see any change in call quality, which, as any iPhone owner can tell you, remains far from perfect."


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