Assuming engadget was in a 3G area the test was academic to me because I never got a 3G signal on my phone anywhere near home in NE Wyoming.
If someone is truly going to do a test that is to be taken seriously, they should include proof that the cache is cleared, run both wifi and 3g tests on a minimum of 3 sites (5 and more would be better, but boring for a video), and directly after the phone was fully charged and just booted up with no other apps running.
i just did the test and the iphone beat my droid everytime...by maybe 10 secs...that means nothing to me...i like how the guy is horribly depressed over this test..so,so depressing....it took my droid 35 secs to load engadget..i am cool with that..
I thought it funny that the guy said in the video that if he owned either of the two (Android) phones he would be back exchanging them.
Good for him. If the browser is the only reason he thinks the iPhone is better than the Droid then he's completely missing out on virtually everything. And I'd be willing to argue the Droid's browser is better, too.
Here is a post in the comments section of the full review of the Nexus One on Engadget's site by fatslug
"Hey Engadet if you are going to test a webpage and it's load times how about testing one that follows web standards???
Your website has over 1300 errors on it according to the w3c. If you are going to trash other peoples products for being slow or not loading, maybe it could be because people who DO NOT KNOW HOW to develop webpages are at fault.
Proof in the pudding:
[Invalid] Markup Validation of http://www.engadget.com/ - W3C Markup Validator"
I saw a head to head video of the iPhone 3g & the Droid on Phonedog, I think? The guy was saying The droid loaded up faster, the droid did this better, etc, yet at the end, he thought the iPhone was the "clear" winner.
EDIT: Here's all three parts of that video.
Last edited by Tegamal; 01-05-2010 at 08:04 AM.
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I just did the test with that video going, and my droid beat both the droid and nexus1. I phone was faster, but not by much. And not nearly as bad as what the video showed.
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