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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by whtge8, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. whtge8

    whtge8 Well-Known Member
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    I know there was a recent thread on this but the string is too short to search for. I was wondering if there is any speed difference between 3G and Wi-Fi, and which one should I connect to when in an area that has both. Sorry for the newb question. Still hoping 4G comes to Orlando soon. :D
     

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    if you have a 4g area.. I would use that :)
     
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    No 4G in Orlando yet, hence my last sentence. :)
     
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    Wifi will almost always be faster. But it will also eat more battery
     
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    tons difference. if you have wi-fi, use it. besides speed, i think it's easier on the battery.

    i just posted this in another thread. speedtest results using speedtest app:

     
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    really? i thought the opposite.
     
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    Wi-Fi is 25x faster for me in my home than 3G. Just did a speed test. 10 Mbps for Wi-Fi, .4 Mbps for 3G on downloads. If Wi-Fi is available it would be the faster option typically.
     
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