FOUR SPEED TESTS:
iPhone 3GS vs iPhone 4
Originally posted June 25th, 2010, by rob-ART morgan, mad scientist
Like most of you, we now have our "meat hooks" on the iPhone 4. It's supposed to be faster than the 3GS. But how much faster is it? We used four benchmarking apps to get a snapshot of the performance advantage of the iPhone 4 over the iPhone 3GS (running iOS 4).
(* Our network speed testing was done in our lab late yesterday afternoon. Your download/upload speeds will vary depending on many factors. The main takeaway is the huge gain in upload speed from a maximum possible of 384Kbps on the iPhone 3GS to a maximum possible of 5800Kbps on the iPhone 4.)
The iPhone 4 provides a significant speed gain over the iPhone 3GS.
Regarding the 3D Benchmark, the iPad averaged 48.3 fps or 2% faster than the iPhone 4.
We ran SunSpider on the Sprint EVO 4G. The iPhone 4 is 27% faster overall.