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Speed Test: iPhone 3G S vs. Palm Pre vs. iPhone 3G [Video]

Speed Test: iPhone 3G S vs. Palm Pre vs. iPhone 3G [Video]

Posted June 18, 2009 at 10:36pm by iClarified · 21355 views
CNet has done a video 'real world' speed test comparison of the iPhone 3G S versus the Palm Pre versus the iPhone 3G.

They tested the boot time, web browser speeds, and the time it takes to snap a photo.

Quite an interesting video. I won't tell you who won :)

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efr - June 20, 2009 at 9:37am
It´s obvious AT&T´s network stinks. They were testing the HARDWARES´speed, so they should have tested it over WiFi so all three had the same conditions.
Jon - June 21, 2009 at 1:57am
I tested both the 3GS and the Pre on Wifi. The Pre still kicks its ass by twofold! See my blog at -jon
Tim Morrison
Tim Morrison - June 19, 2009 at 4:02pm
Yeah had the pre for 2 weeks it kicked the 3G's ass repeatedly and by a LOT
Michael - June 19, 2009 at 5:34am
All people learn from this pathetic test, is AT&T has very poor networks compared to europe. The tester wont even stop the test to turn on 3g on the 3gs phone to make things even! Also the iphone displays a much more detailed web page than practically every phone on the market, also the little pause on the blue progress bar at the top always happens and the page can still be used while waiting for silly little adverts that web pages have these days to load! Yet the guy asks only the girl with the pre to move the web page to show its loaded and not idiot number two with the iphone to do the same, really fair test? And back to my main point, the pre network is naturally faster than the network the iphone is on. If you got these two phones together on the O2 network in the UK, i would bet you the 3gs would whip them all, god i need a drink!!!!
Awayze - June 19, 2009 at 12:02pm
Yeh and 3GS on T-Mobile would beat 3GS on O2. The best thing about that vid was the Mustang at the end!! NIce!!!!!
Anonymous - June 19, 2009 at 12:24am
Well it wasn't quite matched as the 3G S was crippled without the upgraded 3G service. The palm pre, had full functionality. The guy himself said AT&T had yet to upgrade 3G to 7.2Mb/s so both phones would work at full potential. Come back when 3G upgraded, a whole new story with a new outcome.
cody - June 19, 2009 at 1:10am
just another reason to talk shit about at$t, who i am obligated to pay money to for the next 12 months -_-
Rob - June 19, 2009 at 4:46am
Well on the last test I would say the main problem is the size of the picture. If the Pre sends only half the size of the picture of what the 3GS sends then of course it will finish faster. I would say it was a tie. The other problem in USA is the bad networks and unfortunately for USA the wrong network standard. The whole word adopted GSM about 15 years ago except USA. Bad move and you are getting to pay the price for it now. I doubt there is anyone except for USA where you have to pay even if you get an incoming phone call! //Rob
vix - June 19, 2009 at 9:12am
isn't tmobile/usa gsm? the same standard?
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