4G speed test results are in, Verizon's LTE is fastest, but T-Mobile holds the fort in smartphone speeds
posted by Daniel P. / Mar 14, 2011, 5:13 AM
The test results also demonstrated the low latency of Verizon's LTE network, and, overall, latency has greatly improved for all carriers, compared to the same measurements last year.
Granted, Verizon is yet to out a smartphone with LTE connectivity, which will probably place it ahead in the smartphone speeds as well, not to mention its coverage. If only LTE was cheaper.
Below are the results from the major US cities where the tests were taken in table form. The timed measuring methodology includes 20 test locations in each of the 13 cities, roughly two miles apart. A total of 177 000 download, upload and latency tests were made with the software. Indoor performance, and speeds while moving haven't been tested, only stationary results outdoors.
T-Mobile takes the cake by more than doubling the download speeds of its 3G and 4G services.
Again, Verizon doesn't have any 4G phones out yet, but the move from 3G to 4G has brought it sixfold increase in download speeds with the laptop modems.
We'll see how the LTE network holds up when it starts getting inundated with 4G smartphones as well.
Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011
Well, I guess this is just a test of the times and places tested, but I've never had anything like some of the slow speeds they are showing for Sprint. My speeds are always on the high end of the Sprint speeds.
posted on Mar 14, 2011, 5:32 AM 1
This data is complete bs. Everyone knows Phone arena is not a cridible source of information.
posted on Mar 14, 2011, 5:54 AM 3
Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 23, 2010
As good as the Verizon numbers are, I really doubt I'll buy a LTE phone. I'm scared at what they are going to charge a month.
posted on Mar 14, 2011, 6:38 AM 3
Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009
Only an arm and a leg. Nothing that will hurt you too much.
posted on Mar 14, 2011, 4:37 PM 1
Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008
lol, my vibrant around jacksonville averages 3-6mb/s. only during severe peak does it ever dip below 2.5.. and thats 3g. my wife's G2 gets faster than that all the time. first question i always ask is "did you go in to system/about phone and look to see the actual signal you were recieving"? HSDPA is not "4g", HSPA+ is. lol. oh well.
posted on Mar 14, 2011, 12:35 PM 0
Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011
All of these speeds seem really slow...like 3G slow. With my evo, I get an average of 7mbps down in Salt Lake City with the highest being 12. In Atlanta I usually get between 3 to 5 with a max of 7. But 0.5 is just rediculous. How are they testing this?
posted on Mar 14, 2011, 12:38 PM 1
Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011
This is funny. I was just in Portland yesterday and was doing some testing for the 4G in one of our Sprint stores and was getting 5mps constantly. This is more believable if you were on the 3G but not 4G. I demand a retest.
posted on Mar 15, 2011, 2:30 PM 0
Me (Colorado Springs) and an XDA forum member in Washington state posted screen shots of our speedtest results reaching 47-50 Megabits per second. It's on XDA in an LG Revolution post called: [Q] "Who noticed big 4G speed increase after VS910ZV6 update?"
posted on Aug 12, 2011, 3:10 AM 0
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