HSDPA 3.6 vs HSDPA 7.2?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sgrrsh26, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. sgrrsh26 macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2009
    Is there a noticeable difference?
    The reason I ask is because at work my iphone 3g's 3g service is horrible. I have ATT.

    My friend has a iphone 4 but has verizon and has no problems with DL speed. Is this due to a better receiver in the i4 or do you think its service related?

    Will I see a difference in DL speed on an i4
  2. sgrrsh26 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2009
  3. TheSideshow macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2011
    Doubt it. If the carrier doesnt have the capacity (which is usually the issue) the new chip cant get used fully.

    It should be easy to tell. Run a speedtest and see if you can hit 3.6mbps (450kBps). If not the new chip won't help.
  4. sgrrsh26 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2009
    ahh good point, so if I am getting 3.6 then theres a possibility that a i4 will get more.

    what about random 3g hangups, is that normal on the iphone 3g because I always had that problem. maybe a hardware issue?
  5. kre62 macrumors 68020

    Jul 12, 2010
    Listen man, the 3G is just a bad product. I promise the new phone will get better speeds. With dual antennas and HSPA+, you'll be doing just fine. Its much more advanced tech.

    And when I went to 3GS from the 3G I noticed much faster data speeds, so doing a speed test on your phone wont help.

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