iPhone 3GS vs 3G Speed Comparison

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shanew21, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. shanew21 macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
  2. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2009
  3. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    Great video, is helping me convince myself to get the 3G S.

    Can you do an indepth video like this using the messaging app?
  4. cRuNcHiE macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2007
    Your 3G seems an awful lot slower than my 3g when i run the exact same apps??
    Only browsing seems quicker to me
  5. milk242 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2007
    Both 3g and 3gs has a faster internet connection speed compared to my ****** TWC cable connection :(
  6. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2009
    Newport Beach, CA
  7. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2008
    Holy cow... That is some crazy internet speed. Yours is at least 10x faster than mine. :mad:
  8. Xiph0s macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2008
    New York, NY

    The biggest thing I wanna know is...does the 3Gs handle rotations quicker, like if your texting and you turn the device sideways...does it rotate faster?
  9. mrochester macrumors 68000

    Feb 8, 2009
    I tried the demo 3GS in an O2 shop yesterday, and whilst it was faster, it wasn't £440 faster. It was great that regardless of how many tabs you have open in Safari, none of the pages need to reload when you go back to them. However, there was still a distinct pause on the 3GS when pressing the button to view open tabs, which is even slower on the 3G. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to see how faster typing in Safari was, which can be *really* slow on the 3G, so slow that it often misses out key presses and key press animations. I might have to go back into O2 and try a few forums to see how it handles those. I turned the 3GS off and back on again, and it seemed to boot up in about the same time, or slightly faster.

    In Carphone Warehouse, there was a woman with a demo 3GS you could ask to demonstrate. I said my biggest peeve with the 3G was the speed, so she said we should compare. She got me to put my 3G on the table next to the 3GS, and she pressed to open the calendar on both phones at the same time. Rather embarrassingly for her, my 3G loaded the calendar faster than the 3GS. She tried it for a second time, and they both opened at the same time.

    The slowness of the 3G is really just day to day things that I think are difficult to compare to the 3GS. For instance, at times, swiping to unlock my phone is incredibly slow, but sometimes it isn't. I would have to get hold and try the 3GS for a considerable amount of time to see if it suffered the same fate, or if it was as smooth as butter each time.
  10. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2009
    Newport Beach, CA
    if you were refering to me..

    yea, but my 3G speeds are shameful...
  11. skwoytek macrumors 6502a

    Feb 15, 2005

    That's purely Apple's software design decision. It could be instantaneous on any of the iPhone models. Download one of the level applications like Clinometer or play any accelerometer based games and you will see that the rotation is recognized instantly.

    I think Apple's testing revealed that if rotation changed instantly you'd have it rotating back and forth as you moved around and all those complaining about the new landscape keyboard would find it even more annoying. Instead, it doesn't rotate unless you keep it rotated. But I agree, the delay does feel a little long even though I sometimes have it rotate when I don't want it to.

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