Last Updated: Jun 06,2010
So I wanted to test the EVO vs the Hero on my wifi
What explains the EVO being faster than the Hero on the same signal source? Faster processor? more RAM? newer Android? better WiFi chip? or am I way off?
I am not sure, but I tested them sitting next to each other.
Im thinking the processor
thats the premium rich data experience at its finest right there..
No. That's a test of up/down speed, not of RAM, OS, processor, or anything else that's unrelated to the Wi-Fi. I'd hazard a guess that the Evo somehow took bandwidth priority, but that seems a little hand-wavey.
Were you able to recreate this repeatedly?
the wifi radio in the hero has always sucked. I could try to load things with my pre and hero side by side on the same wifi and the pre would always win. Sometimes the hero won't connect to wifi unless it's one room away from the router.
I just ran them again. hero then evo
Download hero 1788 kbps
Download EVO 9661 kbps
upload hero 654 kbps
upload EVO 1844 kbps
The Hero has an old outdated CPU. The Evo with snapdragon is 4 times fast CPU processing power.
What is the point of this test?
What is the point this post? The CPU is not relevant to the speed of the connection.
a lot of us are moving from the hero to the EVO. So I for one appreciate this test. Thanks.
The cpu is certainly important. On these devices that is your primary bottle neck and it won't matter how fast your connection is when your cpu is bottle necked.
I found the info valuable. I am interested on the 3g speeds as well.
NO just NO. The cpu has nothing to do with the speedtest. A faster CPU can open the app faster and that's about it.
Have you rooted your hero to 2.1? If not, another possibility is the streamlining (meaning more efficient) of the OS, accompanied by a bigger processing power capability of the phone. Not sure though.
Best to learn how computers work. All the data being benched is running through the CPU as well. Every bit of it.
Useless test....EVO vs Incredible is what I want to see
Some NICs use to have an independent processor like graphics cards use, but as fast as computers are now, not really a need. In mobile devices this would be another drain on the battery. Even so, CPU is going to touch every bit of data even so, probably at least twice. At least once in the kernel, once for the app and maybe even a few more times depending on what the app is doing with the data. CPU and RAM are a big part of how fast any device is.
I just want to say wow. I installed same speed test software as OP, and ran some tests last week I then e-mailed the results to myself, as I too planned on comparing what my Hero did to what the Evo can do.
The difference in speeds between the Hero and Evo just blow me away, and is a HUGE factor for me. 90% of my use is over Wifi. And my Hero results were just about exact to what OP's Hero results show. So if my Evo does what his Evo does????
Just wow. Again, thank you for posting this!!!!!
To the OP, thanks for posting your results. I don't know what is wrong with some of the people in this thread.
And yes, processor speed will matter in a speed test like this. Also, the wifi radio quality will matter. Things look good for the Evo.
This is OT, but I'm curious. Does your name happen to refer to the former CART team that is currently known as Andretti Autosport?
to the OP.. great test .. that does show great potential for the $10 /month charge..
Can you do same test... over 3G and 4G? please do next to each other, but not at the same time. 3 times.. and then average them....show us all the results. I would do these test and show.. if I had an EVO
that would really give us a good reason to feel better for the $10 fee (premium experience)
In the Windows world new operating systems have been tuned to operate faster on the web. Most likely the same for phone OS.
No. The CPU is not the bottleneck when you're testing internet connection speed. (What a great day that will be when it is!) Speedtest.net is designed to report internet connection speed and should be independent of hardware (for the most part). In my house there are five computers (of various ages and speeds), a cell phone and an old PDA that all report about the same speed on Speedtest.net.
This test tells us that either:
1. There is something wrong with Speedtest.net.
2. There is something wrong with the Hero or EVO (depending on what his internet connection speed really is).
i'd like to see evo vs hero, cage match, to the death.
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