If you are a regular reader of sites in our end of the blogosphere I’m almost sure that you are aware that the 3GS has now been released by Apple. While not a drastic change from the original, the 3GS boasts speed improvements that claim to make it twice as fast as the 3G. Chippy mentions that the 3GS is ‘the most important MID’ out there right now, and it is inevitable that people will compare many of the upcoming Moorestown devices to the iPhone 3GS. MIDs run lots of different software, amd while we won’t be able to do direct application comparisons, one of factors that we can most easily compare is the speed in which a MID can load a webpage. AnandTech put together a table which stacks the iPhone 3GS up against some of best smartphones out there.
|WiFi||Apple iPhone 3G||Apple iPhone 3GS||Palm Pre||T-Mobile G1|
|anandtech.com||16.3 s||7.8 s||8.2 s||17.2 s|
|arstechnica.com||17.7 s||6.3 s||7.8 s||17.8 s|
|hothardware.com||35.2 s||14.7 s||11.2 s||24.4 s|
|pcper.com||33.3 s||15.0 s||18.0 s||34.0 s|
|digg.com||34.3 s||15.0 s||22.1 s||40.0 s|
|techreport.com||24.1 s||9.6 s||9.0 s||20.5 s|
|tomshardware.com||21.4 s||16.4 s||13.8 s||26.0 s|
|slashdot.org||26.0 s||10.0 s||20.9 s||46.0 s|
|facebook.com||31.7 s||13.5 s||19.6 s||37.7 s|
|iPhone 3GS Advantage over Palm Pre||21%|
|iPhone 3GS Advantage over iPhone 3G||122%|
It is easy to see the ability of the iPhone 3GS to quickly render websites, and the iPhone 3GS has set the bar that upcoming Moorestown MIDs will match and hopefully surpass.
Check out the full article at AnandTech for additional tests.