Sluggish 2.1 compared to quick 1.1.4...anyone else?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rotobadger, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. rotobadger macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2007
    I have, for the last 2 weeks, been switching back and forth between a first gen iPhone running 1.1.4 and a 3G running 2.1 and have noticed that the 3G is significantly choppier and slower (UI) than 1.1.4. I've timed a few functions:

    3G "settings" takes between 6 and 8 seconds to load.
    1.1.4 takes about about 1.5 seconds

    3G "SMS" takes between 4 and 7 seconds to load.
    1.1.4 takes about 1.4 to 1.6 seconds to load

    3G "Photos" takes about 4 seconds to load
    1.1.4 takes about 1.5 seconds to load

    Both phones have the same content on them.

    Also, scrolling through photos on 3G is choppy where the 1.1.4 phone is perfectly smooth. Quick changes between functions (for example going from "settings" to "mail") tends to choke the 2.1 phone whereas the 1.1.4 has no slowdown.

    Can anyone report similar times on their 3G with 2.1 or does it seem quick and responsive?

    Comparing the two (at least in my case) the 1.1.4 phone is so much more responsive and instantaneous but the 2.1 seems bogged down.

    I'd really love to hear if other people are experiencing similar load times on their 3G.

    Thanks in advance for the input!
  2. amemoryoncelost macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2004
    I don't have any experience with the 3G, but going from 1.1.4 to 2.1 has been frustrating. Wish I had stayed with the jailbroken 1.1.4, sometimes just trying to type out a text can take what seems like a year, taking a picture takes another year. Everything runs slow. Not happy!
  3. SHIFTLife macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2008
    I imagine that you're the first person to notice and even complain about this...
  4. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

    Aug 25, 2008
    Los Angeles
    im glad you asked this

    my phone came with 2.0

    can someone do a a 1.0 vs 2.1 comparison video ?
  5. rotobadger thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2007
    I honestly have no idea what you mean by that comment. Clearly, I am not the first person to notice this.

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