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Video shows Galaxy Nexus LTE speeds
We may not have the phone yet, but someone out there does, and they decided to make a teaser video showing off the speeds the Galaxy Nexus can get on Verizon's LTE network. Of course, it must be said this is an unofficial video, and as always, speeds vary by region. 

The numbers are relatively impressive though. We're not sure where the video was taken, but the speeds look good. The phone got about 8.5 Mbps download and about 2 Mbps upload. That's pretty good, although not the best we've seen. A quick check of Verizon LTE results on Speedtest.net shows plenty of results of over 20 Mbps downstream across the States. We've even seen T-Mobile's HSPA+ network get consistent speeds of around 15 Mbps in the Boston area.

We'll be looking forward to seeing more results when the phone actually gets in the hands of consumers.

source: hksscom via The Verge

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posted on 02 Dec 2011, 05:25

1. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


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posted on 02 Dec 2011, 05:38 7

2. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Sorry..... relevance?

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 07:03 1

3. remixfa (Posts: 14080; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


relevance.. we dont need no stinking relevance!! lol j/k

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 07:04 4

4. remixfa (Posts: 14080; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


dude, my 3g Vibrant gets 5mb/s. Where is that fat LTE speed that your paying such a surcharge on it for??? For the price you pay it should stay above 20mb/s at all times. lets pick up the pace VZW!!

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 10:09 1

9. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


I know, I average 10.5mbps on my atrix 2, just ran another test, but low upload scores, about 2mbps

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 14:39 1

13. beatsandmelody (Posts: 109; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


Wait, what are you talking about? Are you replying to someone else? If not, VZW doesn't charge you differently for 4G. 4G pricing is exactly the same as 3G pricing. Sprint charges a $10 fee every month if you have a 4G phone. I don't know about the others.

I'm also grandfathered in on VZW "unlimited" data, which only contributes to the pain of waiting for a Galaxy Nexus. Seriously, EVERYTHING came together full circle for me to get this phone but... D;

And testing the RAZR at my local store I saw avg of 8 MB down and 2-3 up. Considering that VZW 3G locally is anywhere from 1-3 MB down and .2 - 1.5 MB up, that's a significant improvement!

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 16:12 1

16. medicci37 (Posts: 700; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


@ beatsandmelody, Its that kind of thinking that lets carriers get away with screwing their customers! The quality of service these carriers get away with is truly PATHETIC!!!

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 07:37 2

5. mobilemike11 (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 Jan 2010)


REMIXFA, first of all, what surcharge is being paid on 4G? I am pretty sure that when I upgraded to an LTE phone with Verizon, my bill did not change! Also, I live in the metro Detroit area, and my phone is consistantly getting between 15 and 20 Mbps. You have to remember that LTE is a brand new technology, one that is slated to be used for the next 20 years. We are still in the network deployment stage and using the first generation of LTE chipsets in these phones. The LTE network technology has the potential for up to 100 Mbps downstream. We will see what the future holds. The point of the video was to show the speed and consistancy of the Verizon 4G network. As for your 5 Mbps, the average user (metropolitan based) will not see those speeds every day or at every hour of the day. For that type of speed and reliability, your carrier should just be giving it to you for free!! LOL

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:20

7. Goldeneye (Posts: 358; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


Same here in the Reno, NV area, 15 and 22 Mbps Down 7- 10 Mbps Up all day, T-Mobile? good luck getting 3G signal here! my roomate is always on EDGE, he can't wait for his contract to be done, he wants to throw his blackberry out thru the window lol, he moved from LA where his T-mo worked ok, bottom line T-Mo is ok in the big cities, out of them no so much

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 13:21

12. remixfa (Posts: 14080; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Surcharge as in...
unlimited 4g data on Tmobile is 60 bux. non unlimited, capped, and overage bearing data on VZW is 140 bux.

yes, vzw's network coverage is superior, but if your in an area where both work well, everything over the 60, is a surcharge. :)

actually, maybe im using the wrong word.. how about "over charged". better? :)

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 14:42 1

14. beatsandmelody (Posts: 109; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


Yes, better to say "over charged" because surcharge IS actually something that carriers have, i.e. Sprint.

And yes, if you can get just as good or better service for cheaper elsewhere, then you most definitely should! Carrier fanboy-ism is stupid, all 4 US majors are raping us.

Where I live, TMO and Sprint kind of suck, and I will never use AT&T again. Ever. Long, long story.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 07:58 2

6. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


I get between 25-30 mbps all the time on my Thunderbolt in Minneapolis Minnesota. I'm sure the results are just because of the location.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:34 1

8. Josesito29 (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)


Why does it say hosted by cablemas tijuana? thats the cable company down here in my mother land

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 10:52 1

10. roldefol (Posts: 3128; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


LTE speeds depend very highly on region, signal strength, user load... same factors as 3G speeds. I saw 20 mbps down/8 up in NJ, but 29 down/21 up in Ann Arbor MI. So seeing "only" 8.5 mbps means nothing without knowing where.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 11:15

11. Habib (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


i get 21-26 mbps download speed and i live in fairfax county( lorton), Virginia!!

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 16:26

15. ericsorensen (Posts: 51; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Looks like Verizon is capping the speeds in that video.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 16:15

17. medicci37 (Posts: 700; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Wish someone would cap Verizon!

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