iPad 1 vs. iPad 2 vs. iPad 3 Network Speed Test [Video]
The new iPad or let’s just call it iPad 3 for the sake of this comparison has been publicly out from just over 2 days now. Developers have been busy jailbreaking it and tech enthusiasts have been busy vigorously testing Apple’s 3rd generation iPad. We’ve seen a lot benchmark results in past couple of days and interestingly some of them were posted even before the launch of iPad 3. Tinhte were the first one to post iPad 3 benchmark results which confirmed that iPad 3 is carrying 1 GB RAM. One of the most prominent features of iPad 3 was it’s all new 4G LTE data connectivity.
If you’re roaming in an area where there is no 4G LTE connectivity you’ll still get access to fast 3G networks including HSPA, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA. Verizon iPad 3 users must be having the best iPad user experience because Verizon’s 4G LTE network in way better than AT&T’s self proclaimed 4G network. It was discovered recently that Verizon iPad 3 also works on AT&T 3G network which makes Verizon iPad 3 the best available option for buyers.
iPad 3 reviews already showed that iPad 3 “screams” on Verizon’s 4G LTE but the question is; how fast is when compared with iPad 2 and the original iPad. Our friends over iClarified did a little speed test on all these devices which and boy it’s fast.
The original iPad featured EDGE + Triband HSPA connectivity. The second generation iPad was then released with Edge + Quadband HSPA. Now the new iPad 3 features 4G LTE; UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA; GSM/EDGE.
Here’s the video:
This test was performed in Canada but still iPad 3 literally SCREAMS on 4G LTE network. iPad 3 also works on GSM/UMTS worldwide network technologies including HSPA, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA — the fastest 3G networks currently available. You will roughly get downlink speeds up to 42 Mbps with DC-HSDPA and up to 21.1 Mbps with HSPA+.