Speed test doesnt lie Droid vs iPhone 3Gs network speed :)
iPhone 3Gs vs Droid in Allentown PA - taking 5 tests, and typing fastest and slowest for each phone. Both have 5 bars of 3G, wifi off, GPS off.
Download - 2.6mb high 2.3mb low
upload - 860k high 820kb low
Download - 710kb high 610kb low
upload - 170kb high 130kb low
I did a little rounding down or up based on the scores to keep it simple.
As you can see in my area with full bars.... Droid > iPhone by a LONG shot. Its not even remotely close.
- 11-25-09, 03:01 PM #2
That's because there's like 100 to 1 ratio.. the iPhone is murdering AT&T's network.. AT&T can't honestly say they have the fastest network.. In fake-world tests they do, but with all the iPhones literally eating their network alive, Verizon now has the real-world fastest.
- CrackBerry Addict
11-25-09, 03:37 PM #4
- 668 Posts
My first day I got the Droid and I did a test and 3gs killed the Droid in bringing up crackberry. Both had full bars. I hate the iPhone but I give it props for winning. Also the Droid beat the S2 very badly in
the same test.
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- 11-25-09, 06:48 PM #13
- 11-26-09, 01:48 AM #16
You can pick up another Droid on the cheap here from these sites, though!
Motorola Droid Price Cut | Telecom | Financial Articles & Investing News | TheStreet.com
Its got to outsell the Palm Pre, so you can get it 40% off the original drop price, just three weeks after release! Iphone had to drop prices too. They only sold millions after DROPPING the price to 399. You go ahead and keep believing you have the better phone, opinions are subjective, doing your speedtest is ineffective in making comparisons when using two different networks, and its location dependent. Oh, and the Iphone is still outselling the Droid, which is still on par with the last Iphone killer. The Palm Pre.
- 11-26-09, 11:15 AM #17
Last edited by johnly; 11-26-09 at 11:20 AM.
- 11-27-09, 04:33 PM #20
- 11-27-09, 04:36 PM #21
YOU can't provide the numbers, because YOU don't know.
There you have it guys - Semantics just admitted he has no idea what he's talking about based on sales.
*cue twins to enter and save Semantics (his alias) ego*
EDIT: Oh and in case you forgot, since you don't know anything about the topic at hand - those sales numbers are not posted. So that's why I was asking for your expert opinion - or lack thereof.
Last edited by tsguy52; 11-27-09 at 04:39 PM.
- 11-27-09, 09:20 PM #23
It all depends on your area, cache and your signal strength at the time of your test. The good thing about Thanksgiving was it allowed all my family members with iPhones to come over and try to beat the speed of the Droid. Pretty much every run the Droid was loading pages faster. 3G or WiFi it didn't matter the Droid was simply faster. Just for fun I we put the 3GS on WiFi and ran it against the Droid on 3G and while it evened the playing field, it simply did not matter. Depending on certain sites the Droid was still serving pages faster. I've seen what I needed to see and I know for sure here in California (Bay Area) any phone on Verizon is going to be faster. After getting bored we started to test the 3GS against my cousin's BB Tour and even the Tour was killing the iPhone!?!
- CrackBerry Abuser
11-27-09, 10:25 PM #24
- 146 Posts
All phones have their strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately one of the Iphone's weakness is the network. If anyone pays close attention to att's coverage commercial with the post cards they never once mention that it is all 3g coverage, it is just where they have coverage "edge", along with the being able to browsing while talking this will only wok with 3g, so if you don't have it how is it a good selling point. But I do get tired of reading a good thread and the further down i go the more sh%# talking happens and you can always tell how the comment is going to go by what phone the person has. I have had every phone I like them all for one reason or another but I currently use the droid and like it, I do miss things that are on the other phones but they all have issues. So can we please stop making these forums a "my phone is better then yours".
- 11-28-09, 01:51 AM #25
The Droid is a great phone and I'm hoping it's going to do great things for Verizon. We were in dire need of a good smartphone, and we got a great one. Of course the iPhone is going to outsell the Droid. The poster was simply talking about speed tests within the phone's respective networks. When you talk about phones, you NEED to talk about networks. The phone is only as good as the network allows it to be.
Also, raw numbers are not always a good measure of quality. Look at the music industry today. Taylor Swift, anybody?