iPhone 3G S HSDPA speed test on AT&T in Chicago

5:54 AM Edited by Blony

One of the more significant improvements in the iPhone 3G S is that it now supports 7.2Mbps HSDPA connectivity. Yeah, that’s quite fast even by today’s standards, but as everyone already knows (or should know), this is still network dependent. It’s either your carrier offers 7.2Mbps connectivity so you can take advantage of this speed or they don’t. It’s as simple as that. In the case of AT&T, they do have it in Chicago. However, putting the new high speed data connectivity of the iPhone 3G S to the test, it was discovered that the hyped improvements weren’t quite there yet. Upload and download speeds were certainly up, but not by much. Needless to say, you can’t take full advantage of the HSDPA connectivity of the iPhone 3G S on AT&T at the moment. So, if you’re one of those AT&T subscribers in Chicago who has been thinking of upgrading their iPhone 3G to the new iPhone 3G S for its 7.2Mbps connectivity, you can rest a little easy now as there’s little difference between the two as far as this feature is concerned.

Via engadget