Apple’s tweaked iPhone has arrived. Has it got enough to keep it at the top of the smartphone tree?
iPhone 3G S – Review Update
Launched in 2009 the iPhone 3GS is still worth considering as a lower-cost option. Build and styling are premium, and the 600MHz processor is far from disgraceful. Perhaps the greatest appeal it holds is that it’s the cheapest way to get hold of iOS5.
The 3GS isn’t as smart as its software. iOS5 was designed for the iPhone 4S, and it’s a bit slow on this older set, though iCloud’s 5GB of auto-backup is still a boon. While the App Store trounces all rivals, the 3GS just can’t deal with the newer trinkets contained within. Finally, the screen looks a little low-res, and 8GB of non-expandable storage feels small.
Apple iPhone 3G S review
It still competes, but the 3GS isn’t the must-have phone it once was.