Apple iPhone (2.5G EDGE) vs. Nokia E61i (3G UMTS) website loading shootout
Imagine how quickly a 3G iPhone will render pages compared to other smartphones. I can't wait! If the Edge iPhone is doing so well the 3G iPhone will surely kick ass.
Many have criticized Apple for choosing the "much slower," but much less power-hungry EDGE (2.5G) over the supposedly faster, but battery-draining UMTS (3G). In a test conducted by the German-language iPhone Infoblog, WLAN on both phones is deactivated.
The iPhone, thanks to a faster processor and the superior Webkit-based Safari Web browser, is in the same league with the Nokia E61i when loading websites.
For example, the Die Zeit website loaded fully in 76 seconds vs. 79 seconds for the Nokia. The Nokia loaded eBay fully in 26 seconds vs. 30 seconds for iPhone. ApplePhoneInfo tested their own site and the iPhone loaded it in 0:31 vs. the Nokia's 0:27.