3G speed test: iPhone 3G vs. T-Mobile G1

In this quick prizefight, we pit the iPhone 3G against the T-Mobile G1 to see which phone has the faster 3G speeds.

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The T-Mobile G1 is officially on sale now, but maybe you're still on the fence about it. What's Google Android all about? What's up with the design? Is it better than the iPhone 3G? Perhaps you're wondering which of these 3G smartphones is faster? Well, glad you asked.

In this quick Prizefight , CNET TV's Brian Tong and I pit the two against each other in a 3G speed test, clocking the time it takes for each device to load CNET News from start to finish. Now, there are a couple of things to remember. Both smartphones use different Web browsers, and there are a number of factors that might affect 3G speeds, such as the area you live in and how many people are on the network at one time. However, in the spirit of friendly competition and out of pure curiosity, we decided to go for it. Check out the video to see who comes out on top.

Also, be sure to check back next week when we'll have a full Prizefight between the iPhone 3G and T-Mobile G1--five furious rounds of battle, judging everything from navigation to multimedia to call quality.

About the author

Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.

 

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