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LG Nexus 4 to roll with HSPA+42, twice as fast as expected

0. phoneArena 30 Oct 2012, 17:25 posted on

So there is no LTE connectivity for the LG Nexus 4, those of you riding the data waves over HSPA+42 might end up getting your data quicker than if the device was compatible to Verizon's LTE network; the newest Nexus handset supports the faster HSPA+42 instead of the HSPA+21 as originally thought...

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posted on 30 Oct 2012, 18:39

20. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Yes, browse. if it seems fast, it's good enough.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 07:40

52. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


I wanted to hate this comment but I do agree. After all my testing, whether on 90Mbps WiFi, 10Mbps WiMax (oldschool I know), or my 12Mbps home connection, somewhere around 6-8Mbps I just can't tell a difference, on a phone at least.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 19:07

58. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you cant tell the difference between 8mb/s and 30mb/s browsing on a home computer either.. its all 'instant' at those speeds.

The rest is bragging rights. Unless your doing some heavy tethering or large file downloads you will never have a need for such speeds.

Regardless, HSPA+42 is just as fast as current LTE.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 18:39

21. denn90 (Posts: 14; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Do a Speedtest On Your phone . Download the Speedtest app From The Google Play Store from ur phone

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 18:42

25. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I have done that, I get about 12 down. But that doesn't really show much, considering 42 is just a theoretical peak. But most people tend to be showing 20-25 down their area with HSPA+ 42, so I probably have HSPA+ 21.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 18:12

15. HectorSanchez957 (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


I'm confused about AT&T's HSPA+...does AT&T use the full 42mbps or just 21mbps? And how do I find out if I got it in my area?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 18:19 2

18. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


is a good deal if you live in those selected 11 cities. hope they are major cities

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 18:27

19. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


LTE is great n all... but I have only seen a max of 20-25Mbps on average on Verizon in good to great reception areas. With a RAZR, G Nex, Rezound, Maxx HD. DC area.

If HSPA+ gives me 20Mbps on the regular, Its all good.

So many ppl were up in arms about no LTE....this is a good option. AT&T might get a closer look from me. Not because of this, but a combination of things.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 18:42

24. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Will be enjoying this here in the UK, very soon... 42mbs wow thats much faster than Wifi?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 18:43

27. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That's just a theoretical peak. Most you'll probably see is 25, but that's still faster than a lot of people's WiFi.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 18:52

29. fistigons (Posts: 336; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Hey troll I'm heading to the UK in February. I'll be living there for the next 4 years. Do you recommend any good/cheap prepaid services? I'm leaning towards Vodafone right now.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 19:44

35. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Sorry im still not sure, cause its only vaiable on T.Mobile and Orange, its only on post pay, but soon very soon in december or Jan should be on Voda, and o2.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 19:51

36. fistigons (Posts: 336; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


I've also been reading about this thing called giffgaff that uses O2 network. I might be leaning towards that as soon as it becomes availiable on O2s network.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 07:57

53. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


I would reccomend going 3, they have a £15 Sim only plan (you buy the phone full price from elsewhere), and it gives you unlimited net, and 5000 texts with 600 minutes (I'm not sure about the minutes/texts thing, but I am sure about the unlimited data), and their speeds are pretty damn good!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 18:48

28. fistigons (Posts: 336; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


I just wish that google would charge $400 for a 32gb nexus 4. I would be sold.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 18:54

30. Techboi (Posts: 84; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Why do carries build 4g lite and Hspa+ seem to be just as good, and even better when it comes to battery life?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 22:31

42. cmikeh2 (Posts: 26; Member since: 09 May 2012)


LTE is more efficient with bandwidth and generally has lower latency.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 19:12

33. squeeb (Posts: 99; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


win!!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 19:59 3

37. jackhuny (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


If you can reach 21Mbps on you cellphone who cares about LTE?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 20:23 1

38. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Good luck with this. The advantage of having an LTE network is that, even if there's many subscriber in a cell, the speed is still fast. The reason HSPA+42 is faster is that, it's not being used by most subscriber unlike LTE. Given this, you could get faster data transfer/internet connection because less subscribers are using same connection.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 21:27

39. TechnewzGR (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


For it's price it's a very good deal, it has HSPA connection that is as fast as you need for a mobile. In Athens at speedtest app i have scored 20 MB/s with my SGS III. And has also NFC that phones two times more expensive have not...

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 22:13

41. JusMePnut (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


I thought the one on the Google store only supported 21+ and the one tmo is releasing supports 42+...

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 23:36

44. Troysyx (Posts: 179; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


Wow! If Google keeps this up, I'll buy a new nexus phone every year! :-D

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 00:23

47. Techboi (Posts: 84; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


O ok kool i learned something new

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 02:32

48. legend1 (Posts: 104; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


I'm definitely throwing away my old iPhone 4 for this beast

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:03

51. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


DAFUQ NEXUS 4 WILL SELL FOR $550 in my country ! HOLY f**k IM REALLY UPSET

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 08:01

54. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


change where you live. problem solved.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 10:14

55. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


The price and the lack of LTE network in my area, I'm going to get one once I see a full review. It's a bit more than a phone with contract ($200), but it's worth it to play with the new Nexus for sure.

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