Last Updated: Feb 26,2010
who do you trust?
The truth is usually somewhere in the middle.
Its hard to come to any conclusion without seeing how they actually conducted the tests. I assume they were using 3g cards on laptops. Were they testing random spots in those specified cities, and testing the same spot for each carrier? Did they test inside a building or out doors?
i'd really like to know how they tested
Out of the two, I would trust the consumer reports tests over PCworld. I think the only way to make it more biased would be throwing Engadget test results in there too. PCworld even states at the bottom that reliability based off of a 1 minute test. Plus Consumer Reports' results resemble the real world data that most of are used to seeing.
LOL - and the average AT&T call drops between 1 and 2 minutes. Is PCWorld a subsidiary of AT&T? Sham.
I believe OTD more then both =]
I would trust Consumer Reports more than PC World as they usually have a dog in the race involving anything they review.
They're both interesting in an academic sense, but I wouldn't trust either one as a personal guide. Reception and speed are far too variable based on an individual's specific location. Personal experience is all that matters.
They do have sub pages on how they tested. Since all carriers have android phones it was interesting.
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