Iphone 4 vs 3GS network speed

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hexaplusnone, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. hexaplusnone macrumors newbie

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    I just replaced my 3GS with an iPhone 4 (wanted to get in before the case program ended) and I'm seeing a substantial speed difference over 3G. Any one else?

    Best on 3GS (in 10 months including a month with out DSL! (I checked alot!))
    DL: 1487 Kbps
    UL: 354 Kbps

    Best on iPhone 4 (in 24 hours):
    DL: 4215 Kbps :D
    UL: 720 Kbps

    Plus I've never seen my download speed go under 2 Mbps on my iPhone 4. Even at highway speeds I can watch Bolt on netflix.

    I was so surprised I even reran the test on my wife's 3GS with the same results.

    PS: I'm in Denver.
     
  2. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    The speed of my iPhone 4 is definitely better than my 3GS.
     
  3. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. I came from a 3G, and one of the first things I noticed is how much faster the i4 is on the cellular data network.
     
  4. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    I don't know, but I think it has something to do with the processor? Because I remember when I had the original iPhone and would tether it to my MacBook, the webpages would load pretty fast on the computer on an Edge connection.
     
  5. zephxiii macrumors 6502

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    It's probably cuz of better baseband chip.
     

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