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Learn more about the Apple iPhone 3GS 8GB

Basic

Brand
Apple
Model
iPhone 3GS 8GB
Color
Black
Form Factor
Bar Phones

Connectivity

Wireless Radio
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

UMTS 850/1900/2100 MHz
Compatible Carrier & Service
AT&T 2G, AT&T 3G
3G
3G / UMTS
Wi-Fi Support
IEEE802.11b/g
Data transfer
EDGE, HSDPA, Wi-Fi

Function

GPS Integrated
Assisted GPS
Audio
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz

Audio formats supported: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

User-configurable maximum volume limit
Email
Mail attachment support
Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)
Additional Function
Wi-Fi/GPS

System

Operating System
iOS

Basic

Internal Memory
8GB

Display

Main Display Size
3.5"
Main Display Color
16M
Main Display Format
TFT
Main Display Resolution
360 x 480
Touch Screen
Yes

Camera

Auto Focus
Yes
Camera
3.0 MP With Video Capture

I/O Interface

Bluetooth Support
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Expansion
30-pin dock connector

3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack

Battery

Battery Type
Lithium Ion Battery
Standby Time
Up to 300 hours
Talk Time
Up to 12 hours on 2G

Up to 5 hours on 3G

Feature

Features
Multi-Touch display

Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Video formats supported: H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Built-in speaker

Microphone

SIM card tray

Digital compass

TV-out

Voice command/dial

External buttons and controls: Sleep/wake, Ring/silent, Volume up/down, Home

Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor

Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter

Internet use: Up to 5 hours on 3G, Up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi

Video playback: Up to 10 hours

Audio playback: Up to 30 hours

Dimensions Weight

Dimensions
4.5" x 2.4" x 0.48"
Weight
4.8 oz.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Sergei R.
  • 9/20/2012 2:40:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat if you can unlock

Pros: The phone arrived with iOS 5.1 installed in perfect condition with protective plastic on shiny parts. Phone was manufactured on week 44, 2011. All accessories were included: charger, USB - iPhone cable, headset. Once unlocked could instal iOS 6 no problem.

Cons: This phone was locked to AT&T. You cannot go past the first screen unless you put in an AT&T SIM (inactive SIM is OK). I submitted an unlock request using an AT&T web form and a FAX, but it was denied. I called customer service asking to unlock the phone, spent about an hour talking to a representative and a manager. They refused to unlock the phone since previous owner did not finish her/his 2-year contract. For some reason AT&T punishes people who have have no relation to the original owner. Fortunately, there are services at e (_) bay that can unlock the phone for $13 or so. I used letsshopdirect. My phone was unlocked in less than 24 hours after placing the order.

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  • antonio h.
  • 9/10/2012 12:39:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME WITH STRAIGHTTALK $45/MO

Pros: I have this phone with straight talk for $45 unlimited Great deal!!!!!

Cons: It's not an Iphone 4.

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  • Kris K.
  • 9/8/2012 10:59:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHome Button Doesn't Work

Pros: This is my 5th iPhone purchase - so I'm happy with the product in principal - just this one didn't work. Sending back for replacement.

Cons: Defective - RMAing back for replacement

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/4/2012 10:46:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsNice Device

Pros: Great user interface, great for music and video.

It opens all of my email attachments and makes working remotely super easy. Easy to sync contacts.

Cons: Battery only lasts 4-5 hours if you are really on the phone.

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  • Mark S.
  • 8/12/2012 3:20:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsrefurbished iphone 3GS

Pros: Ordered next day on Friday and paid the 22 bucks extra. Had to wait for another 2 days until Monday. Avoid the next day unless its early in the week.

Cons: Some of the text keys wouldn't work on the refurbished iphone. It would if it turned it sideways. Unfortunately for me I had to wait for the RMA and after shipping it back the next day it has been over a week and still no phone. Really can't support using this company for this urgent of a purchase.

Other Thoughts: Dont they test the refurbished units?

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  • William B.
  • 8/11/2012 8:18:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsiPhone 3 GS

Pros: In excellent cond. Came with new earbuds, charger and cable. No SIM card removal tool. Is able to be unlocked by AT&T with some hassle.

Cons: First one required a trip to the local (60 miles away) Apple store twice... Had short in the handset. Apple replaced with another refurb which AT&T seems to have issues to unlock this time (more paper work to send to AT&T) and waiting for their action

Other Thoughts: Using with Straight Talk which has everything working 100% except MMS (requires you to mod it). Phone seems to be 100% working and battery seems new. (life is acceptable)

If you have to have a iPhone a good way to get into one.

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  • Anthony R.
  • 7/10/2012 9:30:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBargain

Pros: Perfect as new sealed with 10mths Apple warranty, was able to factory unlock from Apple within 1 hr of calling AT&T (I have an account) for my overseas trip. I have an iPhone 4 but still under contact so locked to AT&T and other iPhones (2G) but wanted 3G access in Europe.

Cons: None

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  • Frederick W.
  • 7/9/2012 6:08:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs3rd one not the charm

Pros: NONE on the third one. BAD QUALITY

Cons: heavily Scratched screen and housing and home button defective. Almost looks like a new battery was thrown in and repackaged.

I can no longer recommend this item.

Other Thoughts: I purchased 3 of these. The first two are AT & T refurbished....decent. Minus the scratch and missing Sim card tray. Was given a credit and purchased 10 trays on e..bay. The last one...who knows, Very poor quality. Going to request a RMA and full refund. Not going to risk buying another.

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  • Scott C.
  • 6/30/2012 7:46:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMine arrived jail broken with cydia & ultrasn0w installed?

Pros: Best price for no contract.
Was in excellent condition

Cons: Out of the box it was shrink wrapped and labeled "Do not restore with iTunes or unlock will be removed".
Came with hacked iPad 06.15.11 baseband???
Had jailbroken iOS 4.3.3 with Cydia installed saying do not restore with iTunes? Didn't expect this from NewEgg.

Other Thoughts: Never had a phone pre-hacked sent to me before. Glad I knew what I was doing. Even with the hacked baseband, it didn't have the known GPS issues. But a week later the downgrade baseband option was released, and the phone was manufactured before the date needed to downgrade. I downgraded to the proper 05.13 baseband and applied latest iOS with the baseband update removed to retain unlock. Having the baseband on a device never made for it was annoying, but the outcome turned out well as long as you know what you're doing.

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  • Paul K.
  • 6/29/2012 4:39:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAT&T refuses to unlock

Pros: Great phone at good price.

Cons: AT&T is not unlock. My phone's sn indicated it had never been under AT&T contract for two years so they won't unlock it.

Other Thoughts: Only good if you intend to use AT&T but if you must buy a contract, why not get 4s?

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