Is the 9900 a lot faster then it gets credit for?
So recently I bought a PlayBook and one thing soon became apparent, the 9900 opens apps A LOT faster then the PlayBook, I'm talking 5+ seconds faster to open Facebook
So last night I was visiting a friend that has an iphone 3GS with the latest OS and sure enough any app that we had in common the 9900 would open faster. I'm talking with apps completely closed not left in the background. I was surprised to see even the browser opening a lot faster, we cleared the cache and set both to open google when opened. The 9900 was a good 2-3 seconds faster.
Those with multiple platforms please try it and report back, this is going to be interesting.
PS I'm slightly worried about BB10 now judging it by the PlayBook.
- 04-12-2012, 07:59 AM #7
I've tested a few apps on my 9900 vs my 4S and I agree the 9900 is very fast. It isn't faster than the 4S, though, and I think this is a fair comparison, as they are the same age. But except for a several seconds longer delay loading the facebook updates and the fact that my twitter no longer works (!), I don't think the 9900 has anything to be ashamed of.
I decided to be nice on the 9900 and not compare browsers, as the 4S is very fast and the 9900 is... not But other than that, I think my very unscientific test turned out fine for the 9900.
- 04-12-2012, 08:11 AM #9
I have the 9930 and the Samsung Galaxy Note (as a mini tablet).. what i can report is that speedtest results on my wifi at home shows 17mbps for the SGN and 5Mbps for the 9930... I KNOW my wifi is a bottleneck as other SGN users have reported up to 50Mbps d/l speeds.
* The BB used compressed data so can show an initial screen faster than the SGN, however the SGN is require to show more than three times the amount of information (1280*800 Vs 640*480).
* using a simple m.yahoo.com as a target the BB pops open about 0.5s faster but is still loading at this time... So the BB would appear to be snappier, however if your criteria is the full load of the page then the SGN loads the full page about 2secs quicker..
to the op.. given that the the BB has 1.2GHz processor, while the PB has a 1GHz processor and has to download 2x the data for full screen you SHOULD get snappier performance with BB... its nothing to do with o.s. and all to do with amount of data
Just to be clear and to make it a fair test, make sure the apps are not left in the background, from what i could see on my friends phones both the iphone and android leave the apps sleeping in the background if you open them once.
Also it can be any app, it doesn't have to connect to the internet, like calendar, contacts etc
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- 04-12-2012, 11:07 AM #15
Ok, I gave in and testet the 9900 browser performance vs the 4S
On average, the 4S is almost twice as fast as the 9900. Both in displaying the first part of the page, and in finishing off the complete page.
I have a feeling my service provider has a very slow BIS connection. Is that possible? Especially when downloading from app world, the speed is extremely slow. Don't know if that is normal?
Btw all my tests are of course done on freshly rebooted devices.
BTW clearing cache does cripple the BB a little as it makes use of the cached data to reload a webpage faster and using only a fraction of the data used to load the page for the first time.
PS sounds like your carrier is doing something dodgy, why don't you try them on wifi?
- 04-12-2012, 12:25 PM #18
Your google test takes about twice as long here...
EDIT: Tried on 3G data. Same download time for Facebook, so the bottleneck has to be app world or my BIS server.
Oh, and sorry for (kinda) off topic. Just been wondering about this since I got my 9900 and when we started talking about speed today, it had to come up
Last edited by sbcdk; 04-12-2012 at 12:34 PM.
- 04-12-2012, 12:59 PM #20
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04-12-2012, 08:31 PM #22
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Can't believe nobody said this yet. Ok, App World can download fast, it's the installation that takes time since it's done on secure memory. Don't know the whole workings of it but I can tell you that when I downloaded GTalk OTA, it took seconds vs the minute or so through App World, then there is the little hang on the install, but even the download of an app has hangs during the install every couple seconds because it can take a certain amount of data at a time. I can and have downloaded files at over 1MB/s. But yes, it also takes a bit more time because of compression over the BIS.Stuff
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04-13-2012, 01:33 AM #24
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Opened from fully closed, not from when left in the background. Try it if you can.
Opening contacts took the 9900 barely a second, Android(LG Optimus dual core) took 3 seconds.