Speed of 3GS vs 3G on AT&T's 3G Network

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Stocktrader, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Stocktrader macrumors member

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    Always thought the bottleneck was AT&T's 3G network and not the iPhone hardware. If that is the case, would the faster 3GS iPhone BE faster if it's still waiting on the AT&T network or am I missing something?

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  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Well, when Gizmodo did their test, the iPhone 3GS got like 50 seconds, with the iPhone 3G at 1:05ish....
     
  3. Carniphage macrumors 68000

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    The bottleneck isn't the network.

    The rendering of web-pages and other actions is limited by the CPU in the device. The 3G network is delivering data faster than the iPhone's ability to draw it.

    Compare iPhone on WiFi versus your desktop on the same WiFi. The desktop is faster right?

    The 3GS has a faster CPU. So pretty much everything will be faster.

    C.
     
  4. Daiden macrumors 6502a

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    In most areas, yeah, you're restricted by the AT&T network. This 3G has some pretty nice speeds if you can ever find an area that gives you what the hardware is capable of achieving.
     
  5. gloss macrumors 601

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    It was actually 38 seconds for the 3G S vs. 58 seconds for the 3G. 57 for the Pre.
     
  6. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    The 3GS also has a faster 3G connection, but for AT&T customers it won't make a difference at the moment until AT&T rolls out some upgraded towers.
     
  7. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Thanks..I was guessing, but I did see it before.
     
  8. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    I think It will be slightly faster, but with our 3g here behaving as badly as it does, who knows.

    I'm mostly excited about having faster browsing on wi-fi
     

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