iPhone 4S Data Usage vs Android Data Usage?
I have seen a LOT of negative responses about Sprint finally getting the iPhone 4S, and how their network will not be able to handle the massive amounts of data that will be flowing over their network. My question is this...
How do iPhones use any more data than an android device? Especially when you count all the widgets that constantly grab data from "the cloud"...
Am I missing something here. Is this just another way to slam on Sprint?
If anyone has a good answer, please feel free to chime in, because I am confused!
- 10-11-2011, 08:12 PM #2
From my experience with using both, I consumed more data during the times that I was using an Android device than my iPhones. Here is an interesting article that I found that relates to this topic: Android Smartphones Consume More Data. Here’s Why. — Tech News and Analysis
- 10-11-2011, 08:25 PM #3
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- 10-11-2011, 09:47 PM #5
If you leave an iPhone and an Android phone on standby for one day, the android phone will probably have used more data than the iPhone because the android os constantly syncs with your accounts while the iphone does this at certain intervals. This is what mostly equates to more battery life on iPhone than android.
- 10-11-2011, 09:51 PM #6
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- 10-11-2011, 11:06 PM #8
I have been saying the same thing. If sprints dropped all these new android devices in the past few yrs one iphone won't hurt it.
Everybody wants to either bash sprint or revisit the att problems. Well before the iphone dropped there were really no smartphones, that's why the network tanked sooooooo hard. Sprint and smartphones go hand and hand now with their unlimited plans so I don't feel the iphone will hinder or hurt sprint's network.
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- 10-12-2011, 01:17 AM #9
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- 10-13-2011, 06:29 AM #11
The iPhone isn't going to do anything to Sprints network. The only issue I would expect are delays activating on Friday due to the demand. Network traffic shouldn't change much. Most sales are going to be upgrades so the total amount of phones isn't going to change network traffic dramatically and will likely slow it down quite a bit. With Android free tethering is very popular(more so than iOS from my experience), iOS limits the size of downloads, and just in general lower data usage.
- 10-13-2011, 06:35 AM #12