Reviews of the iPhone 3G have been released by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and USA Today. Each of the big names in the world of tech reviews have given their impressions of the iPhone 3G.
Walt Mossberg of the WSJ:
“I’ve been testing the iPhone 3G for a couple of weeks, and have found that it mostly keeps its promises. In particular, I found that doing email and surfing the Internet typically was between three and five times as fast using AT&T’s 3G network as it was with the older AT&T network to which the first iPhone was limited.”
Overall Mossberg liked the new iPhone and would be a good buy for new users but original owners who can live without the 3G speed may be better off just downloading the new software.
David Pogue of the NYT:
“The third improvement is audio quality, which has taken a gigantic step forward. You sound crystal clear to your callers, and they sound crystal clear to you. In fact, few cellphones sound this good.”
Pogue thinks the new iPhone is a nice upgrade but the real gem is the iPhone 2.0 software that will be available to all iPhone owners for free.
Edward C. Baig of USA Today:
“It’s cheaper, faster and a lot friendlier for business. Apple’s blockbuster smartphone already had nifty features such as visual voicemail, a splendid built-in video iPod and the best mobile Web browser I’ve ever used. With GPS newly added to the mix, this handheld marvel has no equal among consumer-oriented smartphones.”
A few things missing from his wish list but an enthusiastic thumbs up overall.
All three reviews give a positive review of the iPhone 3G and you will now have to decide if the new iPhone is right for you.