This is the concluding section of this comprehensive UK iPhone review. We’ve previously covered the build of the iPhone & its interface; how it is to use it as a phone, texting on it and emailing; Its Web Browser, iPod-ness & Google Maps.
Firstly You Tube. Well, I was sceptical. I’m not particularly interested in roller skating dogs, or Chinese students miming to East 17, and besides expected it to be a tediously slow affair over EDGE. But, surprisingly, it works – with very little delay at all. Some people will love this I think, but probably not me. Continue reading UK iPhone: Detailed Review: Videos, Connectivity & Will We Keep It
Previous instalments of this comprehensive UK iPhone review were the build of the iPhone & its interface and how it is to use it as a phone, texting on it and emailing.
Although it’s touted as being the first to do full, real, web pages, Opera Mini 4 isn’t far behind on this front. But again, the touch UI brings it to life. Zooming and scrolling means you can navigate complex pages in orders of magnitude faster than Opera.
There’s some irritations in the browser. It often re-fetches a page, when you’d expect it to use a cached version – such as when you go ‘back’. Opera Mini is way faster here, neatly sliding the previous page into view.
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Yesterday’s UK iPhone review covered the Physical characteristic of the iPhone’s and its User Interface.
There’s not a lot to say here yet. It works. A giant on screen keyboard means that manual dialling is error free, and the contacts list is incredibly quick to navigate. If you get a lot of voicemail, the visual voicemail feature will come in handy – the ability to see your voicemails as a list to choose from.
And, as well as being able to cherry pick the message you actually want to hear, you can stop, rewind, replay, just by dragging a slider. This comes into it’s own when someone has left a tediously long message, with one key bit of information right in the middle of it.
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We’re all to aware that many sites have reviewed the iPhone, but the vast majority of them have been done by American sites.
Following last weeks UK release we thought it would be interesting to have a look at it through UK eyes, after all, nationalities use devices differently – a great example being the UK obsession with SMS texting, compared with the US not really seeing its value.
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