Mobile phones are getting smarter and sleeker nowadays as technologies like touchscreen, microprocessors, and wireless access get a regular upgrade. One brand that’s able to do this is Apple through its iPhones. As one of the trusted names when it comes to mobile phone industry, the innovative solutions that are delivered by the brains behind iPhones are what make their product one step ahead of the competition.
One gadget that is worth trying is the Apple 3GS. At first glance, this third generation phone does not differ in appearance from its predecessors. The model has a minimalist design and white backing that is characteristic of iPhone products. However, looks can be deceiving because once you try using the hand set, you will know right away the difference of 3GS from other mobile phone models.
This phone has a 3.5-inch wide screen that is touch screen enabled. The iPhone 3GS is more responsive to touch because it utilizes the electricity that is conducted from the user’s fingertip to function even without the need for a stylus. As for the resolution, images from pictures and videos are clearer with the 480 x 320 pixel resolution. The display of iPhone 3GS is also capable of simultaneous support of characters and languages other than English.
iPhone 3GS is faster than previous phones because it utilize the system-on-a-chip solution of Samsung APL0298C05 which is capable of speeds reaching 600 MHz. The eDRAM of this hand set is 256 MB for performance designed for multi-tasking. Improved processing speed means sites can be downloaded faster at 7.2 Mbps.
For those who love to send text messages, this mobile phone can suit your preference because it integrates a landscape keyboard so that clicking on a letter is more accurate than vertically oriented keyboard versions. The downside though is limited number and symbol options because you have to press a separate key to access this feature.
As for the multimedia experience, iPhone 3GS is equipped with a 3MP camera that has an auto-focus capability because of improved sensors that can be activated with the tap on the screen. With this option, you can instantly correct the balance of light in the images you have taken. If you want to take pictures at a very close range, the Macro mode of iPhone 3GS can yield images that are sharper even for images containing text. Each second of video recording can take 30 frames so viewing them will not give choppy images.
The lithium-ion battery of iPhone 3GS can withstand continuous talk time hours of 12 hours when 2G is used, and 5 hours on 3G. In case the phone is left on standby mode, it can last for up to 300 hours so you do not have to worry that it will suddenly run out of power.
Connectivity of this smart phone is good because it supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi transfer. Download of data can reach up to 7.2 Mbit/s for HSDPA protocol.
Overall, iPhone 3GS has all the features that one may require in a smart phone. The software updates the handset offer is one of the best deals when it comes to multimedia experience that rival phones have a hard time catching up with.