Speed test Ipad vs iphone3gs

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    SPEEDTEST.NET app

    Speed test using WIFI on ipad and Iphone 3gs
    ipad.jpg iphone.jpg

    (LEFT) Ipad Upload : 519 Kbps
    (RIGHT) Iphone Upload : 971 Kbps
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2010
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    Why don't your pictures include both bezel and table? Context or it didn't happen :p .

    Do it side by side. Was that supposed to be average, what is the wireless router? What is the allowed upload speed from the network they were on? You offer blurry pictures and no information.
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    Also the tests need to be conducted separately and with a larger sampling. And how are you ensuring you don't have other devices using the Internet connection during the tests?
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    Opps sorry, I just did a quicky print screen shot from each of the devices.

    I'm using att uverse wireless 2wire router. Not sure what my allowed upload speed is from my network.
    I just basically down loaded both apps on each device, set my iphone to wireless and hit the test button ( did it twice) just to see if it would come close.
    Sorry for the poor pix, not sure how make them bigger/clearer.
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    Thanks for doing the test. What might be more empirical is to do the same test alternating between the iPhone and iPad 10 times and record the values.

    iPhone Test, iPad Test, iPhone Test, iPad Test, etc.. until you do each one 10 times.
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    Those tests can vary greatly (by time, person, location, device, traffic, etc...)

    For example I just tested on both my iPhone and iPad and here are my results:

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    My download speed was TWICE as fast on the iPad as it was on the iPhone and just slightly slower uploading on the iPad compared to the iPhone.

    Something I just noticed though... the iPhone takes screenshots in JPG while the iPad takes screenshots in PNG. I never knew that 'till testing this. You learn something new every day. =)
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    Your right. I'll try that and document it. and hopefully post better picutures :eek:.
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    Wow that blows speed out of the water. BTW nice pictures :)
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    Thanks pogi-pad and brobar for posting your test results!

    Which version of iPhone do you guys have? (2G, 3G, 3GS)
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    3gs :)
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    I've got just the 3G.
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    Does the 3GS use 802.11n? I thought it only went up to .11g? If your router can be put in 802.11n only mode give that a try and see if you get any change.

    Try running in 2x mode on the iPad and screen capture. That may help with the iPad image at least.
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    thank you for this informative post
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    :cool: Really cool testing guys
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    No need to test, lol

    iphone 3g and 3gs = 802.11G
    iPad = 802.11N

    ipad wifi = faster than iPhone.



    for those that didnt get faster speeds, were you using them both on a wireless G router? Wireless N router will give better speeds to the iPad.

    you then also have to deal with the speeds and reliability of your ISP. you could perform the speed test from the same PC or device and get different speeds each time depending on the ISP, data caps, equipment, and network congestion.
    Last edited: May 21, 2010

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