Iphone 4 vs 3GS network speed

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

  1. hexaplusnone macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2009
    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

    May 29, 2010
    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


    Feb 19, 2008
    Right there
    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


    Jan 4, 2008
    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

    Jun 21, 2010
    It's probably cuz of better baseband chip.

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