Discussion in 'iPhone' started by auburnfan24, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    Test 2 and 3 are FLAWED. Its based off of the network you are own.

    Test 1 is the only real test...booting up the phone.
  2. dagomike macrumors 65816

    Jun 22, 2007
    Yeah, that network test just shows that their local Sprint network is better than ATT. The 3G didn't even have a 3G signal, so seems rather suspect.
  3. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    So you're saying that you can use an iPhone in the US on Sprint? Clearly, the carrier does matter when it comes to every day use, so the tests are not flawed.

    Oh, I wasn't paying attention to that. If the Pre was on 3G and the iPhone was on EDGE, that would make a huge difference and then would be considered flawed.

    Usually when I've seen accurate speed test, they have both devices with a pretty even 3G signal.
  4. auburnfan24 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2008
    yeah like he said, depends on location. its pretty fast here in bham compared to sprint. our spring coverage BLOWS. at&t is pretty perfect...must be from corporate hq in atlanta and huntsville...who knows. but still a cool video
  5. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    I want to see this test on wifi so we can compare HARDWARE. I don't care if Sprint has better service than AT&T where that test was taken (which is apparent because the 3G switched to EDGE.)

    I just want to see this damn test on wifi already. That's all I want.
  6. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    What I'm saying is that, clearly Sprint works better in the area they're in. The 3G iPhone lost its 3G connection, so thats saying A LOT right there.

    Test 2 and 3, depends on your location.
  7. auburnfan24 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2008

    good point...
  8. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
  9. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    Pretty much. The 3G couldn't even keep its 3G connection alive.
  10. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

    Unspoken Demise

    Apr 16, 2009
    Thank you CNET for this completely biased "face off."
  11. auburnfan24 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2008
    imo at&t is great...no dropped calls here fast network etc. i have had issues from other carriers in the past in this area...:) so apple + at&t can stay together as long as they'd like, unless i move! :p
  12. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    The iPhone's might as well been in Dead Zones with "no signal" showing and they still would've done the test.
  13. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2008
    Southern California
    Pretty stupid test. 2 iPhones with AT&T and a Pre on Sprint.
    2 different carriers!
  14. superxero3 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2008
  15. slapppy macrumors 65816

    Mar 20, 2008
    LOL. The other Palm pimper tried this already. Put the Pre in my area and I guarantee that it will load to a crawl. It all depends on your location. DUH. Use WiFi to get a real test.

    By the way, the press can stop Pimping the Pre. If these reports are true, the Pre has failed to do its job. BIG TIME!


    Sprint, Palm Fall as Pres Go to Current Customers
  16. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    I don't think it was biased so much as it was informal.
  17. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2006
    I don't understand why everyone is bitching and moaning about this test so much.

    They said it over and over again that this is a real-world test. There was no bias or flaw. This is what it would be like if you were out in the streets without a wifi connection and trying to get on to the internet.
  18. slapppy macrumors 65816

    Mar 20, 2008
    You then fail to understand also. Take the test somewhere else and you get a different set of results. Take it North, south, east, west, every state.. As long as your testing via the carriers signal, the test yields different results. The ONLY valid test is WiFi since its using the exact same power/strength/signal. Why is that so hard to understand?

    Doesn't matter anyway, the Palm Pre was a disaster and a failure for both Palm/Sprint to attract new subscribers.
  19. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    The data connection needs to be a constant throughout all tests in order for the tests to be accurate. Otherwise you're just testing the data connection.
  20. solarguy17 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2007
    get over yourselves. maybe this is based on the fact ATT sucks but obviously the 3GS lost twice on the speed test.

    Pre won, it may not last long, at least until it moves to a popular netowrk, but it clearly won the contest.

    thats all I got!

    oh yeah white 32 3GS picking up tomorrow.
  21. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2005
    To be fair, they said it wasn't scientific and was simply a real world test for the location they are at.

    It was pretty useless if you want to compare Pre vs. 3G S based on hardware alone, which is something I want to see.
  22. trssho macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2009

    That test is VERY flawed. Your first head to head speed test against the 3G S and Pre, should be more complete with as equal as possible variables. We were not looking for an AtT VS Sprint comparison.
  23. slapppy macrumors 65816

    Mar 20, 2008
    No, but you need to go back to school or perhaps someone explain to you why your comment "Pre won, it may not last long, at least until it moves to a popular netowrk" is just one big giant failure on your part.


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