It’s a fact that Sprint’s EVDO service is faster than T-Mobile’s EDGE service, but just how much faster is it? To test this out, we used the Mobile Speed Tests @ http://www.dslreports.com/mspeed.
According to the website, the mobile speed tests: attempt to convince your mobile device to download a measured amount of data, compare this to no data, and calculate your effective latency (time for one request) and effective download speed.
Samsung Upstage (Sprint) w/ 5 bars of signal at the time of the test
Blackberry 8100 (T-Mobile) w/ 5 bars of signal at the time of the test
Powerbook G4 1.25GHz, 512MB RAM
Both phones were connected to the Powerbook via the built-in Bluetooth Connection.
Upstage: unstable/too fast a result (0.475s) please choose a larger file
BB 8100: unstable/too fast a result (1.887s) please choose a larger file
Upstage: unstable/too fast a result (2.209s) please choose a larger file
BB 8100: 68 kbit/sec, 1.472s latency, 7.31s d/l time
Upstage: unstable/too fast a result (3.654s) please choose a larger file
BB 8100:87 kbit/sec, 1.461s latency, 10.596s d/l time
Upstage: 217 kbit/sec, 0.581s latency, 7.934s d/l time
BB 8100: 87 kbit/sec, 1.507s latency, 19.823s d/l time
Upstage: 291 kbit/sec, 0.637s latency, 17.095s d/l time
BB 8100: 94 kbit/sec, 1.6s latency, 52.494s d/l time
Upstage: 294 kbit/sec, 0.694s latency, 28.505s d/l time
BB 8100: 118 kbit/sec, 1.455s latency, 70.869s d/l time