I couldnt recommend this phone any higher. You will always hear reviews from people going against the iPhone but I can assure you half these people have never even owned this beauty! This phone has the best touchscreen, over 100,000 apps, the user experience is fantastic, as my title says the iPhone is simply the best!!!!!
14th September 2010. Ok its been 6 months since I wrote my original review and I thought I can add further. Firstly, I think this phone is just as fantastic as when I first purchased it. Ok my experiences with the 3GS are as follows:
Apps, Apps, Apps....There are so many to choose from its like being a kid stuck in a sweet shop with so many sweets to choose from, some free some not.
TV - Yes you heard me right, there is plenty of TV you can watch on the iPhone. TvCatchUp, Veetle, BBC iPlayer, plus TV apps. And as the iPhone supports HTML5 and H.264, you will find that some of the streaming is super clear!
The touchscreen - Your going to find many phones out there that claim to have a "wonderful" touchscreen. Yes there is a lot of competetion from HTC and Samsung with their AMOLED and SUPERAMOLED capacitive touchscreens, but if your getting lags every so often surely thats annoying? I have tried out other people's phones and have seen lags. In the 3GS there is never a lag on the Home Screen, very rare lags in anywhere else. Pretty much always its smooth scrolling, which makes the iPhone capacitive touchscreen the best for me.
The UI. Its so simple to use the iPhone its unbelievable. If you want a weather widget and about 7 home screens with 7 buttons etc...go buy an Android phone. If you want simplicity (one home screen, one home button) but with power, I recommened the iphone.
The iPod - Still the best MP3 player! Also plays yous MP4 movies :)
The signal - Ok the 3GS is known to have signal issues now and then. It kind of depends on your network as well. Since the latest ios4 updates my signal has been a lot better. But the signal is not a major problem
Flash - No Flash in the browser still. But with so much HTML5 support, you really dont have to miss Flash that much, occasionally a site will pop up that requires a Flash plugin but overall you will not miss it.
So in summary, the 3GS is still one of the best touchscreen devices. For me the best. I really dont need a Flash in the camera or Video Calling to call my phone the best. I have other things it can do to make me appreciate it very highly.