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  • iPhone 3G S vs. iPhone 3G vs. Palm Pre Speed Test


    This just popped up in my feeds. CNet did some completely unscientific speed testing comparing the iPhone 3G S, the iPhone 3G, and the Palm Pre. While some of the tests are entirely based on signal strength its still fun to watch while waiting for some jailbreak and unlock action!

    The Power on Test
    • Winner - iPhone 3G S at 19.34 seconds!
    • Second - iPhone 3G at 48.18 seconds
    • Last - The Palm Pre turned on in a dismal 1 minute 46.35 seconds

    The Load a Webpage Test
    • Winner - Palm Pre at 23.11 seconds
    • Second - iPhone 3G S at 35.54 seconds
    • Last - iPhone 3G at, uh never. It was on edge

    The Take a Picture and Send it via Email Test
    • Winner - Palm Pre at 40.32 seconds
    • Second - iPhone 3G S at 54.03 seconds
    • The iPhone 3G wasn't test since it was on edge

    Of course there are many other things that speed would matter with that weren't tested but in CNet's unscientific competition the Palm won 2 out of three
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 3G S vs. iPhone 3G vs. Palm Pre Speed Test started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 49 Comments
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      I like the pre.... Don't know why people need to bash it. If all I wanted to do was dial numbers and look on the web sure it would do it for me. Add in all the apps and so forth as well as the JB community and looks..... iPhone is #1 for me.
    1. qgshadow's Avatar
      qgshadow -
      MY iphone 3g doesnt take 48sec to boot... more like 30sec.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      they really couldn't figure out a way to turn on the 3G service and test it??
      that would be the whole point in this test for me!
      how dumb can they be???

      and even on edge my 3G still loads pages and sends pics via email, so there is no excuse!
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      @tattoojack LOVE YOUR AVATAR!!!
    1. Squid7085's Avatar
      Squid7085 -
      If we had a real carrier with a real 3G network that didn't suck, these tests would be completely different. That startup proves that the 3G S has the speed, but its only as fast as the weakest link, in this case, that link is AT&T's subpar network. Embarrassing.
    1. gorduxo's Avatar
      gorduxo -
      well, i do agree, that the iphone has a very cool and fast jailbreak community. but back in the days when i had a qtek 9090 / aka htc (first with qwertz slide-out), win mob had quite the community as well. xda-developers they calles themselves. they did a good job and i think they still are. but i have an iphone now...
      but who knows, maybe the pre will get a community as well, 'cause it's easier to play with. as far as i have seen in the reports (gizmodo).
      my 2 cents
    1. minhwan's Avatar
      minhwan -
      what a douche bag test. I'm quite disgusted watching this "expert-wannabe" midgets test
    1. kadernal's Avatar
      kadernal -
      Quote Originally Posted by Magnum View Post
      or if your tryna win tickets or somthin on the radio...for sure you wont be the lucky 9th caller

      **** nothing can help you with that, I was a local radio caller #9 about a month ago. Then I lost service. Thanks AT&T.
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      Quote Originally Posted by DJ Bless One View Post
      A pretty lame test.
      Yup, I agree. If you look closely, I'm sure the 3G boots up before they stop the timer, you can see him fiddling with the sleep/wake button, so I think he actually put it to sleep and back on again before they stopped the timer.

      Either way, that 3GS is fast! Shame I'll never have one
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      Quote Originally Posted by kadernal View Post
      **** nothing can help you with that, I was a local radio caller #9 about a month ago. Then I lost service. Thanks AT&T.
      lol oh dang...that would SUCK!!! what was the prize?

      nothin is gonna make me rid the iphone exept the next iphone..seriously i find it hard for another phone to compete...but i really want something to beat the iphone..that would be the most amazing phone ever...

      seriously though what was apples competition?

      when they decided to make the iphone, wha phone were they like "we are going to kill that thing!"

      only phone selling like crazy was the razor...
    1. mwr_allen's Avatar
      mwr_allen -
      Sorry Cash, this test should be null and void because the phones have been set up with different information on them such as mail accounts, applications and other user data that takes up hard disk space and memory so of course they would get slower with the more information you input on them.

      They should be restored to factory settings then tested.

      I restored then updated my iPhone 3G to the 3.0 firmware 2 days ago and it's much quicker than this test.
    1. iFlickr's Avatar
      iFlickr -
      i guess the page loading is depends on the 3g network , cause i have iphone 3g on 3g network its too fast
      also my iphone 3g start up in 38 sec to the slide to unlock window . WTH
    1. ASNNetworks's Avatar
      ASNNetworks -
      Quote Originally Posted by llescaflownell View Post
      Yeah, well, as stated before, they are very unscientific results. However, the iPhone will have something that the Palm will never have: a huge jailbreak community that results in almost unlimited customizations/apps/improvements to any smart phone; in fact, no other smart phone out there has such a huge and skilled jailbreak community (correct me if I am wrong...)
      Correction since you in fact are wrong...Biggest and most skilled hack community is A-Developers (for Windows Mobile and Google Android)...google them, and prepare to be wow'd

      But iPhone has a big and skilled community aswell, ofcourse
    1. bengo's Avatar
      bengo -
      Quote Originally Posted by llescaflownell View Post
      Yeah, well, as stated before, they are very unscientific results. However, the iPhone will have something that the Palm will never have: a huge jailbreak community that results in almost unlimited customizations/apps/improvements to any smart phone; in fact, no other smart phone out there has such a huge and skilled jailbreak community (correct me if I am wrong...)
      Shows what you know... The Pre's been out for a little more than a week and the whole OS was leaked. There are apps popping up left right and center, and that's without an SDK available yet.
    1. Jasonator's Avatar
      Jasonator -
      Well my wifes G1 destroyed all those tests.....GO TMO!
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      ATT has like a 10 year exclusive with apple is that correct?
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      Definitely a stupid test. If the 3G switched to EDGE so fast and stayed there, apparently AT&T doesn't have a good signal in that building.

      I have to say the Pre is a little faster than the 3G, but there's no way the Pre is beating the 3G S when it's 2x faster than the 3G. Apple said (I think it was the...) NYT web page loaded 2.9x faster. No way the Pre is beating that.
    1. 1MILE's Avatar
      1MILE -
      LOL I tried it out the same time . 3gs was faster loading but loading a internet page my 3g was faster than the palm and 3gs. palm has nice design
    1. seanf's Avatar
      seanf -
      For what its worth, my new 3GS re-synchronized all my music (about 10GB worth) and less than half the time as the 3G.
      The 3G would take about 1.5 hours, the 3GS took about 20 minutes.
    1. Sticky111's Avatar
      Sticky111 -
      wahahahahaa, reason why i got rid of my iphone and got the badass PREEEEEEE