iPad 3G MUCH Faster than iPhone 3G on 3G

Discussion in 'iPad' started by friedmud, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Like the title says... my iPad 3G totally blows my iPhone 3G out of the water when surfing the web.... even over 3G.

    I live in a fairly small town with only one 3G tower in the middle of town and I'm somewhat on the outskirts. I typically don't even put my iPhone 3G in 3G mode because it will toggle back and forth between edge and 3G and burn up a ton of battery.

    However... the iPad 3G has a rock solid 3G connection... and seems to utilize 3G MUCH better than my iPhone. Loading the same websites is night and day between them... and I can't chalk it all up to the faster processor / more ram in the iPad.

    Anyone else seeing this? It was a pleasant surprise for me... I thought my iPad might not even see 3G most of the time around here... looks like I was wrong!
  2. PsyD4Me macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2009
    under your bed
    i totally agree,
  3. psingh01 macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2004
    definitely the processor. 3g on the iphone is plenty fast, it's just the rendering that is relatively slow.
  4. barefeats macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2000
    That makes sense. When I use the iPad WiFi with the 4G Overdrive mobile hotspot, it downloads as high as 5000Kbps. The iPhone 3GS never gets over 1700Kbps. The MacBook Pro, on the other hand, gets as high as 6400Kbps.
  5. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati OH
    Tru dat
  6. markyr17 macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2010
    For sure. Using mywi from my 3GS is much faster on my wifi iPad... Which means it's the rendering speed in question
  7. me2000 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2008
    I agree. 3G flies on this thing compared to my iPhone.

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