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

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  1. Chodite macrumors 6502a

    Chodite

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    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?
     
  2. joe3681 macrumors member

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    I know they fight each other for signal. It's the opposite on BlackBerry. They'll actually boost each other.
     
  3. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    I would be pretty unhappy had I gotten a slower one.
     
  4. obamtl macrumors regular

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  5. zeeflyboy macrumors regular

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    both using the same server for the speed test?
     
  6. Chodite thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Chodite

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    Same network and same speed test server location.
     
  7. Type X macrumors regular

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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)
     
  8. Chodite thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Chodite

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    I'll give that a shot tonight.

    Also, she consistently had more bars than mine, post-4.01 update. Not cool man!!
     
  9. kas23 macrumors 603

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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.

    If all else fails, you swap out the phones. Yor wife will never know (I know mine wouldn't).
     
  10. honeytoast macrumors regular

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    You could jailbreak and download the app called Signal. It will show you what tower you are connected to.
     
  11. silver8ack macrumors regular

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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.
     
  12. Myzhi macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  13. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Take the case off both and test...........or just switch the phones.. :D
     
  14. kas23 macrumors 603

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    This. Problem solved. In fact, a better fix than Apple could have ever come up with.
     

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