Phone 4 vs 3GS: Speed Tests

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  1. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    I really thought the 4 would have been significantly faster than the 3GS. Looks like it was a bigger speed increase going from a 3G to a 3GS than 3GS to a 4.
     
  2. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

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    Isn't that kind of obvious?

    Which is more noticable:

    4 seconds vs 2 seconds or
    2 seconds vs 1 second

    By ratio they're the same about in speed increase, but different by net difference. As technology advances the net differences will decrease.

    edit: after watching it, the iPhone 4 is still very noticeably faster (and doesn't crash when attempting to play Assassin's Creed)
     
  3. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the video. Not bad. Well the 3GS was known for its speed but the iPhone 4 was faster.
     
  4. Eric-PTEK macrumors 6502

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    I did a few Speed tests. Mostly I get about 500kbps faster on the iPhone 4 but upload is 5x as fast.

    I did this test from home, in a rural area with 3G, so not a lot of usage....was pretty surprised by the results. In more populated area's I get around 1200-1400kbps.
     

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  6. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    The 3GS was already fast, so the differences will always get smaller.
    It would be like comparing a dual core cpu to a qaud core. Both are fast and will open apps at roughly the same speed.

    The increased power is more apparent in very cpu intensive apps like games.
     
  7. Michaelgtrusa thread starter macrumors 604

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    Some of the results were surprising. Not certain if their was a wifi conflict.
     
  8. barefeats macrumors 65816

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    I ran SunSpider Javascript Benchmark, Geekbench 2 for iPhone, and FPS Benchmark. The iPhone 4 was 27%, 34%, and 14% faster than the 3GS respectively.
     
  9. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Nice job on contradicting yourself?
     

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