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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. r1994augusto's Avatar
      r1994augusto -
      first...
      Well maybe the iphone 3GS its not the fastest phone out there but i still buy it and I choose it over the palm...its my opinion
    1. FiLLYBoii's Avatar
      FiLLYBoii -
      yeah iphone anyday cuz palm pre is not as sleek and its not favorable.
      looks > stat
    1. itaintrite's Avatar
      itaintrite -
      Those are some lame tests I see. How about an itunes syncing speed test? :P
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Erm yeah...How about we do a test in a location where the 3G lives up to its namesake?
    1. llescaflownell's Avatar
      llescaflownell -
      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...)
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Hope i don't get talked about but having my iphone for a year kinda makes the Pre a refreshing change could use the iphone as an ipod.
    1. Shimizu1006's Avatar
      Shimizu1006 -
      Just wait until you need to call 911 and your phone takes two minutes to turn on...
    1. aerosolfaith's Avatar
      aerosolfaith -
      Should have done a wifi test LOL
    1. DJ Bless One's Avatar
      DJ Bless One -
      A pretty lame test.
    1. cpkirkley's Avatar
      cpkirkley -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikerlx View Post
      Hope i don't get talked about but having my iphone for a year kinda makes the Pre a refreshing change could use the iphone as an ipod.
      The Pre is a decent change of pace, but just isnt enough to tilt the momentum built by apple in the smartphone arena. The pre will do exactly what it was designed to do...



      And thats to keep sprint afloat until apple wises up and ditches ATT exclusivity in the states.
    1. llescaflownell's Avatar
      llescaflownell -
      Quote Originally Posted by DJ Bless One View Post
      A pretty lame test.
      +1

      It's like comparing the speed of a grey hound with a horse; totally different classes of phones. First, they are on different carriers, second the carriers are different in bandwidth (CDMA and GSM), third, AT&T has not rolled out their faster 3G speed yet, so inherently Sprint will win the internet speeds no matter what.
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      i neva turn my phone off anyways...lol...so yeah...and you guys dont have to feel like you need to defend the iphone...its a terrible test by technical standards...signal strenth wasnt played...i mean the 3g turned to edge lol...iphone PWNS
    1. mainc21's Avatar
      mainc21 -
      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...)
      Amen....I second that!!!
    1. r1994augusto's Avatar
      r1994augusto -
      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...)
      I agree with you!!!
      MMi member 4ever


      Quote Originally Posted by Shimizu1006 View Post
      Just wait until you need to call 911 and your phone takes two minutes to turn on...
      hahaha maybe at the time the pre goes on you already dead!!
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shimizu1006 View Post
      Just wait until you need to call 911 and your phone takes two minutes to turn on...
      or if your tryna win tickets or somthin on the radio...for sure you wont be the lucky 9th caller
    1. lilbrad271's Avatar
      lilbrad271 -
      I have done the test over WiFi and Network.,..
      Hate to tell all of you this but the pre wins hands down.
      and the boot up speed is half of that .. something was wrong with her phone.
      and and and who honestly turns off their phone until they need to make a call?

      seriously, admit defeat.
    1. Tokyo's Avatar
      Tokyo -
      Why did the Palm Pre rape
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      Quote Originally Posted by lilbrad271 View Post
      I have done the test over WiFi and Network.,..
      Hate to tell all of you this but the pre wins hands down.
      and the boot up speed is half of that .. something was wrong with her phone.
      and and and who honestly turns off their phone until they need to make a call?

      seriously, admit defeat.
      ill admit that SPRINT is faster...not that the pre is faster...now admit that the iphone PWNS

      p.s. we will se who wins when the att network is updated
    1. lilbrad271's Avatar
      lilbrad271 -
      updated to what? Sprint is already updating to 4g it will never be faster..

      i admit, there is no way the pre will beat the iphone..
      but c'mon it's got it's perks.

      multitasking
      keyboard
      OTA sync
      and push gmail and yahoo both.

      i love apple and iphone. but competition makes progression.
    1. mkvos's Avatar
      mkvos -
      Uh.. Sprint has faster data plans because they don't have anybody on their network :P

      No all jokes aside, Sprints network is faster than AT&T. It could be because of the low amounts of subscribers, but it could also be just because that's the way it is.