Two iPhone 4's side-by-side, huge 3G speed difference

Chodite

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Sep 23, 2007
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Baltimore, MD
Running the speed test app side-by-side with my wife's iPhone 4 and she's getting an avg of 1.5Mbps and my iPhone 4 is getting 700k.

I've run this 4 times now with the same results each time.

She's got an Apple bumper, I've got an iFrogz case.

She's got 4 bars.
I've got 2 bars.

They're literally sitting next to each other on a table.

I took my case off, no change.

Hers is also one minute faster than mine (both clocks set to auto)


Any insight?
 

joe3681

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Mar 22, 2010
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I know they fight each other for signal. It's the opposite on BlackBerry. They'll actually boost each other.
 

Type X

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Jan 29, 2010
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switch your sim cards and see if you get the same results?

(not sure if that would make a difference but never hurts to try)
 

Chodite

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Sep 23, 2007
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Baltimore, MD
switch your sim cards and see if you get the same results?

(not sure if that would make a difference but never hurts to try)
I'll give that a shot tonight.

Also, she consistently had more bars than mine, post-4.01 update. Not cool man!!
 

kas23

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Oct 28, 2007
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Also, make sure all of the settings are exactly the same: GPS, same apps open in background, same number of apps open in background, brightness of screen.

You can also try swapping places. Two iPhones sitting right next to each other are not sitting in the exact same spot.

Also trying swapping the cases, or taking both cases off. Her iPhone's speed may decrease with no case on it.

Also, she consistently had more bars than mine, post-4.01 update. Not cool man!!
If all else fails, you swap out the phones. Yor wife will never know (I know mine wouldn't).
 

silver8ack

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Jul 22, 2010
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Did you try putting the bumper on your phone to see if it made a difference? That would've been the first thing I tried.
 

Myzhi

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Dec 15, 2009
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I notice my 3GS gets reception than my IP4. Some places I can't even connect or get very slow (<100 kbps) using speedtest with IP4, but runs just fine (>500 kbps) on 3GS.
 
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