iPhone vs. iPhone 3G (Video)

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i just made this video with my first gen iPhone, and my brothers new 3g. the 3g is connected to a 3g network, and my phone is on the standerd EDGE network. im not trying to pick a fight by any means, i thought the turnout would be completely different

 

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Are you sure the V1 wasn't connected to Wi-Fi or anything? The V1 had custom symbols and the top bar was blurry, but it could also be those websites. Could you do a test with the 3G and V1 to a website like Apple.com or lonelyplanet.com?
 
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Are you sure the V1 wasn't connected to Wi-Fi or anything? The V1 had custom symbols and the top bar was blurry, but it could also be those websites. Could you do a test with the 3G and V1 to a website like Apple.com or lonelyplanet.com?
yes it was running on edge, i should have showed me disabling the wifi, i will make another video of me going to Apple.com
 

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interesting
how many bars did each have?
 

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When I ran my own side-by-side comparison (both had 4 bars signal) of Edge vs. 3G, I noticed the Edge loaded the pages first pretty consistently, loading the text and formatting before the 3G, but the 3G quickly caught up in graphics. Overall page load speeds seemed to coincide with the 2.4x speed improvment that Apple touts.

But I did find it interesting how close they were at loading text, with an slight edge even to, uh, Edge.
 

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I have the V1 iPhone and I noticed some of those websites you opened were optimized for the iPhone. I think the 3G is mainly faster for loading non-optimized websites. My V1 loads web apps and optimized websites extremely fast just like in your video, but I would have to wait a good deal of time before loading a regular website.
 

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i know someone who got the 3g and i have my v1
we compared with a youtube video (flight of the concords) and his owned mine
it had to be at least 2 times (maybe 4 times) faster
i had 5 BARS OF EDGE and his had 4 bars of 3G if i remember correctly

mine was still doing the initializing while his started loading and playing
 

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I did this with my V1 and my wifes 3g and the 3g kills my V1 in our area. It's not even close.
 

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i've noticed that the v1 is better as far as getting bars
3g never seems to have 5 bars but i almost always do with edge
 

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i did a test on my V1 vs my friends 3G. i typed in "nytimes.com" at the same time and his owned mine by 16 sec.
 

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I think the speeds are going to depends on your area. I've used a friend's 3G phone (not iPhone, but 3G) here and it loaded Apple 20 seconds faster than my iPhone. The location where the video was made may not have great 3G reception, or could have been in a spot where the coverage was spotty.
 

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Come on people. Are you seriously trying to say that edge is faster than 3G here? Come on....