? iPhone beats Droid in Manhattan speed tests

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    Absolutely, they are 100% valid in my "hypothetical" scenario. :D
     
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    Not here, My Droid smokes my wifes work iPhone.....
     
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    And you have to take into account that there will be more updates coming for the Droid, faster and richer user experience.
     
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    I have a coworker who has an iPhone and we always test our browser speed.... I always win and get a free lunch every now and then :icon_ banana:
     
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    Exactly. Besides in none of Verizon's commercials do they claim to be the fastest 3G, they boast theirs as being the most expansive and reliable. So this study on speed tests is more smoke and mirrors.
     
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    I think that's the key point here. AT&T's implementation of their 3G network IS faster than Verizon's implementation of their 3G network. However, that's only under ideal conditions. In the real world, you're not going to have ideal conditions very often.

    Verizon's 3G coverage-area is so above-and-beyond superior to AT&T's 3G coverage-area, that it really doesn't matter that you get faster speeds on AT&T in those few ideal locations. You get so little coverage everywhere else... What good is the fastest 3G implementation when you can't receive the darn signal?

    Once you're outside a major metropolitan area, you're on AT&T's "Edge" network, which is so inferior to Verizon's 3G network it's not even funny. Verizon gives you their (slightly slower) 3G coverage EVERYWHERE! Whereas AT&T's (slightly faster) 3G network only works in metropolitan areas, and even then, only under ideal conditions.

    For overall service in real-world conditions, there's just no comparison -- Verizon is better.
     
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    Talk about location; in Poway (a tiny town outside of San Diego) I've gotten higher than any of that.