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iPhone 3G vs 3GS Speed Test: Video of Boot Up Times

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As most of you know, I was one of the lucky ones to pick up an iPhone 3GS on the June 19th launch day. The “S” stands for speeds and today I’m going to start showing a few videos of how the iPhone 3GS compares to its little brother, the iPhone 3G.

Let’s start from the very basics and see how the reboot times are with the iPhone 3G vs the 3GS. Just to let you know, both iPhones have 57 apps installed, which seems to affect boot up times. I know some of you are thinking “WHO CARES ABOUT BOOT UP TIMES IPHONE FAN, YOU @#!$%!” Well, if tech websites use the boot up benchmark for speed, why can’t I?

So there you go. I have one more video coming that will show the general smoothness and speed of the 3G vs 3GS. This will include a speed test over the 3G network. Stay tuned to see that video next!

Question of the day: How many apps do you have installed, and what is your iPhone 3GS boot up time?

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  • Scott

    WHO CARES ABOUT BOOT UP TIMES IPHONE FAN, YOU @#!$%!

  • Scott

    WHO CARES ABOUT BOOT UP TIMES IPHONE FAN, YOU @#!$%!

  • Scott

    WHO CARES ABOUT BOOT UP TIMES IPHONE FAN, YOU @#!$%!

  • Scott

    WHO CARES ABOUT BOOT UP TIMES IPHONE FAN, YOU @#!$%!

  • Scott

    WHO CARES ABOUT BOOT UP TIMES IPHONE FAN, YOU @#!$%!

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you! 🙂

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you! 🙂

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you! 🙂

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you! 🙂

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you! 🙂

  • Scott

    I couldn’t resist. Lol.

  • Scott

    I couldn’t resist. Lol.

  • Scott

    I couldn’t resist. Lol.

  • Scott

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  • Scott

    I couldn’t resist. Lol.

  • Dude

    12 seconds saved for $ 700-800? Or 450-550 or 200-300 if you spend >100 per month with an extension of contract…. and possibly a new iPhone due in a year to keep up with the competition…

    I will pass. Math is logical & dictates a decision. Passion for a new toy is priceless 😉 & that is the only reason to get the 3GS.

  • Dude

    12 seconds saved for $ 700-800? Or 450-550 or 200-300 if you spend >100 per month with an extension of contract…. and possibly a new iPhone due in a year to keep up with the competition…

    I will pass. Math is logical & dictates a decision. Passion for a new toy is priceless 😉 & that is the only reason to get the 3GS.

  • Dude

    12 seconds saved for $ 700-800? Or 450-550 or 200-300 if you spend >100 per month with an extension of contract…. and possibly a new iPhone due in a year to keep up with the competition…

    I will pass. Math is logical & dictates a decision. Passion for a new toy is priceless 😉 & that is the only reason to get the 3GS.

  • Dude

    12 seconds saved for $ 700-800? Or 450-550 or 200-300 if you spend >100 per month with an extension of contract…. and possibly a new iPhone due in a year to keep up with the competition…

    I will pass. Math is logical & dictates a decision. Passion for a new toy is priceless 😉 & that is the only reason to get the 3GS.

  • Monty

    Actually, the math works on that… The processor went from 400 to 600 and your boot-up times [if you add the approx 1 second for you to start the timer] were 36 seconds and 24 seconds, a 50% boost in processor resulting in 33% reduction in boot-up.

  • Monty

    Actually, the math works on that… The processor went from 400 to 600 and your boot-up times [if you add the approx 1 second for you to start the timer] were 36 seconds and 24 seconds, a 50% boost in processor resulting in 33% reduction in boot-up.

  • Monty

    Actually, the math works on that… The processor went from 400 to 600 and your boot-up times [if you add the approx 1 second for you to start the timer] were 36 seconds and 24 seconds, a 50% boost in processor resulting in 33% reduction in boot-up.

  • Monty

    Actually, the math works on that… The processor went from 400 to 600 and your boot-up times [if you add the approx 1 second for you to start the timer] were 36 seconds and 24 seconds, a 50% boost in processor resulting in 33% reduction in boot-up.

  • Monty

    Actually, the math works on that… The processor went from 400 to 600 and your boot-up times [if you add the approx 1 second for you to start the timer] were 36 seconds and 24 seconds, a 50% boost in processor resulting in 33% reduction in boot-up.

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  • Guest

    There are so many videos being released showing the speed increase from iPhone 3G and the 3GS. From playing games, booting times, FPS, PALM/Blackberry/iPhone loading. Its cool to see how much faster the 3GS really is.
    Cheers iPhoneFan.

  • Guest

    There are so many videos being released showing the speed increase from iPhone 3G and the 3GS. From playing games, booting times, FPS, PALM/Blackberry/iPhone loading. Its cool to see how much faster the 3GS really is.
    Cheers iPhoneFan.

  • Guest

    There are so many videos being released showing the speed increase from iPhone 3G and the 3GS. From playing games, booting times, FPS, PALM/Blackberry/iPhone loading. Its cool to see how much faster the 3GS really is.
    Cheers iPhoneFan.

  • Dusty

    There are so many videos being released showing the speed increase from iPhone 3G and the 3GS. From playing games, booting times, FPS, PALM/Blackberry/iPhone loading. Its cool to see how much faster the 3GS really is.
    Cheers iPhoneFan.

  • Kai

    Gary, have you noticed a weird sound when receiving sms messages? Apparently, there’s something wrong with the speaker on most 3GS. See the link below:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2048550&tstart=0

  • Kai

    Gary, have you noticed a weird sound when receiving sms messages? Apparently, there’s something wrong with the speaker on most 3GS. See the link below:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2048550&tstart=0

  • Kai

    Gary, have you noticed a weird sound when receiving sms messages? Apparently, there’s something wrong with the speaker on most 3GS. See the link below:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2048550&tstart=0

  • Sb

    Does the 3gs make tethering any faster?

  • Sb

    Does the 3gs make tethering any faster?

  • Sb

    Does the 3gs make tethering any faster?

  • Sb

    Does the 3gs make tethering any faster?

  • Sb

    Does the 3gs make tethering any faster?

  • Mike

    With 51 apps installed, boot up time on my 3G is 21 seconds and on the 3GS it’s 9 seconds.

  • Mike

    With 51 apps installed, boot up time on my 3G is 21 seconds and on the 3GS it’s 9 seconds.

  • Mike

    With 51 apps installed, boot up time on my 3G is 21 seconds and on the 3GS it’s 9 seconds.

  • Mike

    With 51 apps installed, boot up time on my 3G is 21 seconds and on the 3GS it’s 9 seconds.

  • Mike

    With 51 apps installed, boot up time on my 3G is 21 seconds and on the 3GS it’s 9 seconds.

  • mat

    Speaking of speed, the most noticeable speed upgrade for me with my 3GS is everything that checks the contacts database. With 2500ish contacts (mostly customers with full vcard info [address, email, multiple phones, notes, etc]) everything is like instant now. Each time I dialed/sms/map search/contact search/”to” field in emails, my 3G used to completely freeze for 2-5 seconds on the first character then more lag on subsequent characters depending if there was multiple matches.

    I wouldav paid twice as much for that speed upgrade 🙂

  • mat

    Speaking of speed, the most noticeable speed upgrade for me with my 3GS is everything that checks the contacts database. With 2500ish contacts (mostly customers with full vcard info [address, email, multiple phones, notes, etc]) everything is like instant now. Each time I dialed/sms/map search/contact search/”to” field in emails, my 3G used to completely freeze for 2-5 seconds on the first character then more lag on subsequent characters depending if there was multiple matches.

    I wouldav paid twice as much for that speed upgrade 🙂

  • mat

    Speaking of speed, the most noticeable speed upgrade for me with my 3GS is everything that checks the contacts database. With 2500ish contacts (mostly customers with full vcard info [address, email, multiple phones, notes, etc]) everything is like instant now. Each time I dialed/sms/map search/contact search/”to” field in emails, my 3G used to completely freeze for 2-5 seconds on the first character then more lag on subsequent characters depending if there was multiple matches.

    I wouldav paid twice as much for that speed upgrade 🙂

  • mat

    Speaking of speed, the most noticeable speed upgrade for me with my 3GS is everything that checks the contacts database. With 2500ish contacts (mostly customers with full vcard info [address, email, multiple phones, notes, etc]) everything is like instant now. Each time I dialed/sms/map search/contact search/”to” field in emails, my 3G used to completely freeze for 2-5 seconds on the first character then more lag on subsequent characters depending if there was multiple matches.

    I wouldav paid twice as much for that speed upgrade 🙂

  • mat

    Speaking of speed, the most noticeable speed upgrade for me with my 3GS is everything that checks the contacts database. With 2500ish contacts (mostly customers with full vcard info [address, email, multiple phones, notes, etc]) everything is like instant now. Each time I dialed/sms/map search/contact search/”to” field in emails, my 3G used to completely freeze for 2-5 seconds on the first character then more lag on subsequent characters depending if there was multiple matches.

    I wouldav paid twice as much for that speed upgrade 🙂

  • bc

    see if you can compare the responsiveness of some 3D games to show us

  • bc

    see if you can compare the responsiveness of some 3D games to show us

  • bc

    see if you can compare the responsiveness of some 3D games to show us

  • bc

    see if you can compare the responsiveness of some 3D games to show us

  • colin ward (wardo8551)

    So I’m NOT crazy! I kept asking people, does my text sound a bit different to you guys?

  • colin ward (wardo8551)

    So I’m NOT crazy! I kept asking people, does my text sound a bit different to you guys?

  • colin ward (wardo8551)

    So I’m NOT crazy! I kept asking people, does my text sound a bit different to you guys?

  • colin ward (wardo8551)

    So I’m NOT crazy! I kept asking people, does my text sound a bit different to you guys?

  • colin ward (wardo8551)

    So I’m NOT crazy! I kept asking people, does my text sound a bit different to you guys?

  • kai

    Yes, we need to get on this!

  • kai

    Yes, we need to get on this!

  • kai

    Yes, we need to get on this!

  • kai

    Yes, we need to get on this!

  • kai

    Yes, we need to get on this!

  • Yeah, coming from a iPhone “Classic”, I am still amazed at how much faster, everything is. Need for Speed used to crash on my old iPhone, all the time. Really annoying, if you’re almost at the finish line! I have not had 1 crash yet, on the 3GS.

  • Yeah, coming from a iPhone “Classic”, I am still amazed at how much faster, everything is. Need for Speed used to crash on my old iPhone, all the time. Really annoying, if you’re almost at the finish line! I have not had 1 crash yet, on the 3GS.

  • Yeah, coming from a iPhone “Classic”, I am still amazed at how much faster, everything is. Need for Speed used to crash on my old iPhone, all the time. Really annoying, if you’re almost at the finish line! I have not had 1 crash yet, on the 3GS.

  • Yeah, coming from a iPhone “Classic”, I am still amazed at how much faster, everything is. Need for Speed used to crash on my old iPhone, all the time. Really annoying, if you’re almost at the finish line! I have not had 1 crash yet, on the 3GS.

  • Yeah, coming from a iPhone “Classic”, I am still amazed at how much faster, everything is. Need for Speed used to crash on my old iPhone, all the time. Really annoying, if you’re almost at the finish line! I have not had 1 crash yet, on the 3GS.

  • Anonymous

    Just timed my 3GS, 18 seconds…but only 6GB used so far if that could contribute. I don’t have too much stuff on it yet.

  • Anonymous

    Just timed my 3GS, 18 seconds…but only 6GB used so far if that could contribute. I don’t have too much stuff on it yet.

  • Anonymous

    Just timed my 3GS, 18 seconds…but only 6GB used so far if that could contribute. I don’t have too much stuff on it yet.

  • JMCD

    Just timed my 3GS, 18 seconds…but only 6GB used so far if that could contribute. I don’t have too much stuff on it yet.

  • Wayne Hamilton

    Great comparison between the start up times between 3G and 3GS. I have found your time in seconds as very close to mine. By the way, what application were you using for this test? Would like to obtain it. Thanks, Wayne

  • Wayne Hamilton

    Great comparison between the start up times between 3G and 3GS. I have found your time in seconds as very close to mine. By the way, what application were you using for this test? Would like to obtain it. Thanks, Wayne

  • Wayne Hamilton

    Great comparison between the start up times between 3G and 3GS. I have found your time in seconds as very close to mine. By the way, what application were you using for this test? Would like to obtain it. Thanks, Wayne

  • Wayne Hamilton

    Great comparison between the start up times between 3G and 3GS. I have found your time in seconds as very close to mine. By the way, what application were you using for this test? Would like to obtain it. Thanks, Wayne

  • Wayne Hamilton

    Great comparison between the start up times between 3G and 3GS. I have found your time in seconds as very close to mine. By the way, what application were you using for this test? Would like to obtain it. Thanks, Wayne

  • mark

    cool indeed, but I still can’t justify the purchase. Honestly, I was all set to make the leap and get one because hmming and hawing about it finally got to me, but then I played with one in the store and my curiosity about the new features was satisfied. Yeah, the OS loads a bit faster and has silkier transitions, the compass is neat, and the video recording is cool, but not enough for me to shell out a bunch of cash when my 3g does the job just fine.

    If I am swayed it’ll be when/if developers come up with something irresistibly cool in terms of apps. And by that time a new model will probably be out or not far off. I predict less than a year till something else is announced, maybe even at xmas or shortly after. If they wanted this to be the new flagship model for a year, they would have at least offered a new color and/or a slightly new look to say this IS the new iphone. It’s all too subtle for it to be a long lasting model.

  • mark

    cool indeed, but I still can’t justify the purchase. Honestly, I was all set to make the leap and get one because hmming and hawing about it finally got to me, but then I played with one in the store and my curiosity about the new features was satisfied. Yeah, the OS loads a bit faster and has silkier transitions, the compass is neat, and the video recording is cool, but not enough for me to shell out a bunch of cash when my 3g does the job just fine.

    If I am swayed it’ll be when/if developers come up with something irresistibly cool in terms of apps. And by that time a new model will probably be out or not far off. I predict less than a year till something else is announced, maybe even at xmas or shortly after. If they wanted this to be the new flagship model for a year, they would have at least offered a new color and/or a slightly new look to say this IS the new iphone. It’s all too subtle for it to be a long lasting model.

  • mark

    cool indeed, but I still can’t justify the purchase. Honestly, I was all set to make the leap and get one because hmming and hawing about it finally got to me, but then I played with one in the store and my curiosity about the new features was satisfied. Yeah, the OS loads a bit faster and has silkier transitions, the compass is neat, and the video recording is cool, but not enough for me to shell out a bunch of cash when my 3g does the job just fine.

    If I am swayed it’ll be when/if developers come up with something irresistibly cool in terms of apps. And by that time a new model will probably be out or not far off. I predict less than a year till something else is announced, maybe even at xmas or shortly after. If they wanted this to be the new flagship model for a year, they would have at least offered a new color and/or a slightly new look to say this IS the new iphone. It’s all too subtle for it to be a long lasting model.

  • mark

    cool indeed, but I still can’t justify the purchase. Honestly, I was all set to make the leap and get one because hmming and hawing about it finally got to me, but then I played with one in the store and my curiosity about the new features was satisfied. Yeah, the OS loads a bit faster and has silkier transitions, the compass is neat, and the video recording is cool, but not enough for me to shell out a bunch of cash when my 3g does the job just fine.

    If I am swayed it’ll be when/if developers come up with something irresistibly cool in terms of apps. And by that time a new model will probably be out or not far off. I predict less than a year till something else is announced, maybe even at xmas or shortly after. If they wanted this to be the new flagship model for a year, they would have at least offered a new color and/or a slightly new look to say this IS the new iphone. It’s all too subtle for it to be a long lasting model.

  • mark

    cool indeed, but I still can’t justify the purchase. Honestly, I was all set to make the leap and get one because hmming and hawing about it finally got to me, but then I played with one in the store and my curiosity about the new features was satisfied. Yeah, the OS loads a bit faster and has silkier transitions, the compass is neat, and the video recording is cool, but not enough for me to shell out a bunch of cash when my 3g does the job just fine.

    If I am swayed it’ll be when/if developers come up with something irresistibly cool in terms of apps. And by that time a new model will probably be out or not far off. I predict less than a year till something else is announced, maybe even at xmas or shortly after. If they wanted this to be the new flagship model for a year, they would have at least offered a new color and/or a slightly new look to say this IS the new iphone. It’s all too subtle for it to be a long lasting model.

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