The iPhone 3gs is a phenomenal cell phone on all fronts. To begin with, the phone offers tremendous value. The 32 GB model is only $300.00, which might sound like a lot but is actually very reasonable. Why? MP3 players with this capacity go for around 200 dollars, and for the extra 100 dollars, you are getting a phone and a brand name product.
That being said, the phone is built extremely well. I have dropped the phone a few times, and the screen hasn't scratched. The rear of the phone is prone to fingerprints but that is easily fixed with a cloth. The phone itself comes with the apple mobile OS, which is very good. It has never frozen on me, which is a testament to its stability. Usage of the touch screen phone to navigate the phone is very intuitive.
The screen has a very high resolution capable of displaying video in rather stunning quality. The iphone 3gs does not offer an OLED screen like some newer phones, but it is still one of the better displays available on the market.
What makes this phone especially unique is the 3gs. You can surf the web at blazing fast speeds. Downloading useful apps usually takes less than a minute from the Apple iphone store.
In summary, this is probably the best cell phone of 2009. It is far superior to the HTC phones or Blackberry models.