iPad 3G Vs iPhone 3GS: 3G Speed And GPS Improvements

News | Monday April 26 2010 10:38 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , ,

Under similar operating conditions,
. Both the devices were noted to carry similar signal strength and latency through the testing period. However,
“even though the performance of the iPad and the 3GS over the same AT&T 3G network were almost identical, the iPad felt slow, mainly because of how much faster the iPad's CPU can render pages. It was waiting for data that was just trickling in.”
study points to an interesting observation with respect to GPS functionality on iPad 3G. The study notes that the iPad takes marginally more time to pull a final GPS lock as compared to iPhone 3GS. However, the lock on iPad was stronger and its GPS was observed to be much more accurate compared to GPS measurements on iPhone 3GS.
. One member writes,
“With the iPhone navigon would jump me around and tell me to get on the freeway when I was already on the freeway. With the iPad 3G … It updated my position in real time while I was pulling out of my driveway … 40 ft.”
The results are not entirely surprising. Folks at
mainly because the iPad makes use of a new Broadcom BCM4750UBG Single-Chip AGPS Solution while iPhone 3GS uses an Infineon Hammerhead II package.
The initial studies of iPad 3G have been predominantly positive. However, there are still a few areas of concern. We had reported earlier in the day about
. Also, quite expectedly, Skype calls do not work over iPad's 3G network as yet.
Let us know your thoughts on the new iPad in the comments section below.

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