Samsung Infuse 4G Speed Tests

Samsung Infuse 4G Speed Tests
At the press event held in New York City for the Samsung Infuse 4G, both Samsung and AT&T executives touted the speedy abilities of the handset since it’ll be the carrier’s very first device featuring HSPA+ Category 14, which should get theoretical speeds of up to 21Mbps. Moreover, unlike the HTC Inspire 4G and Motorola ATRIX 4G before it, the Infuse 4G will have HSUPA on board at launch. Seeing that we now have the device in hand, we’re just curious to see what kind of speeds it’ll put out right now – prior to launch.

Using Ookla’s app, we first initially ran the test while at Samsung’s press event in New York City. Knowing that the network could potentially be unpredictable, especially in a metropolis like New York City, we still forged ahead and ran the speed test nonetheless. Unfortunately though, the results are far away from being admirable, since it’s given that prestigious “4G” moniker in its name, namely due to the lackluster numbers it’s able to put out. Specifically, we got download speeds ranging from 114kbps to 188kbps, while upload speeds hovered around 49kbps to 625kbps.

After that, we decided to test it later again, but instead, we did it this time around in the greater Philadelphia region. Interestingly enough, download speeds improved dramatically with speeds ranging from 1433kbps to 3393kbps, while upload speeds marginally improving to 119kbps to 490kbps.

At this point, it’s unclear whether or not the Samsung Infuse 4G in our possession has the final software version, but we’ll be keeping a close eye as we approach launch date since it’s mentioned that it’ll be HSUPA enabled at launch. Let’s cross our finger because right now, T-Mobile’s HSPA+ speeds in our area, is by far demolishing what AT&T is touting with the Samsung Infuse 4G.

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Infuse 4G
  • Display 4.5" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1750 mAh(8.00h talk time)



1. phbelov

Posts: 124; Member since: Mar 25, 2011

Why the video is private?

2. phbelov

Posts: 124; Member since: Mar 25, 2011

Looks like it's private only if you watch the video directly on the site.

3. phbelov

Posts: 124; Member since: Mar 25, 2011

I've confused it with the "HDMI-out Demonstration" video, sorry.

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Something is definitely wrong with the 'speed' that was presented in the results. I was seeing up to 3 mbps down on the Apple iPad 1 3G (!) shortly after launch in the Palo Alto, CA area (where you would expect it to be slow, what with all of the technically inclined people in that area). I suspect that network capacity is going to be an on-going story/issue as more and more '4G' capable handsets are sold. I wonder if a class-action lawsuit is going to get launched alleging false advertising over the claims of greater network speed? One thing that removing competition in the marketplace (AT&T-Mobile merger, for example) does is to reduce pressure to innovate. Network speed/capacity is a primary area for scaling back investment when the pressure to innovate is reduced....

5. leo unregistered

At&t went 4g overnight... 3300kbps is roughly 3mbps... That's sorry compared to LTE. LTE I get between 7 and 13 mbps consistently download speed. My job requires me to drive around all over the bay area, I've pulled 22mbps in Palo alto. I just want to say while ATT advertises "theoretical" 4g speeds, Verizon Actually delivers them. I'm not swithing.

7. mike unregistered

LOL its so funny how operators trick you americans with that "4G" thing... in Europe even 42mbps is considered 3G... and you guys get 13mbps and call it 4G and some people brag about having a 4G phone, it's just so funny... 4G is considered only LTE and with speeds over 100mbps, and that's something we're still some years away from that

10. Immolate unregistered

Canada, the US, Mexico, Central and South America would like to formally protest your sweeping generalities and your condescending tone toward us. We did invent pretty much everything you own except wood, and we did lose countless lives cleaning up your mess back in the forties. You're welcome.

13. Yectep unregistered

I don't understand your protest. mike was touting the fact that the US is not following the ITU's definition of "4G", which is a far cry from what is simply an evolution of HSPA (3.5G). It's better compression and utilization of existing resources and widespread hardware, not a new technology like LTE-Advanced. There's no hate going on at all, not in his post anyway. Hong Kong has had "Verizon's LTE" speeds for years now - I consistently get over 20mbps on my dongle, and my HSPA smartphone actually gets 5+ mbps (carrier advertises 14.4 max, same as phone capabilities), which is something I can only dream of on any 3G network here. (By the way, wood was not invented.)

6. mikeD unregistered

Att is still failing us... and Infuse 4G is not what it cranked up to be either based on preliminary reviews that are coming in.

8. aphrophyre unregistered

I don't understand why AT&T isn't being hit up with a class action law suit of some form. They are blatantly lying about the capabilities of their network and are getting away with it.

14. JrR unregistered

No company is going to get hit with a class action lawsuit anymore. Congress passed a law prohibiting class action lawsuits against corporations and instead making consumers file individually. Which is bullshit because no right-minded lawyer will take an indiviual case thats for less than $100.

9. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

@mike I know what u mean but its not only in europe, in mexico telcel has 3g running at 21 mbps upgrading to 42mbps later this year and over there its still considered 3G. Because I walked in to a telcel store and asked the lady that worked there and she told me that, then I told her that 21 mbps in the states is considered 4g and she laughed in my face . She told me that's not 4G she said 4G is LTE which is supposed to run at over 100 mbps which telcel will be getting in 2012 I know because I just came from mexico last week. I don't know why in the states they call 21 mbps 4G..I never got that.. and most americans out there believe it..

11. giorgio unregistered

Omarc26 I do agree with you you talking about tech and the other guy talking about politics anyway back to what I'm saying yes we in American get fooled by anybody any company anytime just like everywere else now let's see when it come to Sprint deliver service and good prices but 4G only god know were its at you must search for it and when I found a 4G area I'm like wow I get close to 4gig of download an the HTC evo now with at&t using the the Atrix I get niente nada what ever way you may put it is bad I'm going to try Verizon and t-mobile next and see for myself

12. WeliveinZimbabwe unregistered

Just accept the fact that we in USA are behind the rest of the world in terms of the wireless technology, high speed rail, gasoline dependence, science, and math. The only thing we are more advanced than the rest of the world are: the number of Nuclear weapons, the mighty money printing press (currently at the rate of 3.3 Billions a day), high consumption of drugs, and lastly the advance ability to run Ponzi scheme with the creation of Toxic Assets at some unbelievable rate. Now Americans are also addicted to gadgets that will lose half of it's value after 6 months and we are accumulating our consumer debts for this paying the countries manufacturing them. For Apple's product (iRetard ..etc), those are already obsolete when they are only in design stage. Soon we will be able to buy our next smart phone with 2 bannanas!!

15. Thomas95 unregistered

wow thats what Att calls 4g pfft I get that on my droid 2 ;) on Verizon's 3g :p Att no wonder you wanna buy tmobile you lazy asses

16. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I guess we r just too busy trying to help everyother third world country that we forget we r falling behind in technology. F it! U.S.A U.S.A U.S.A. U.S.A. My country can beat up urs. Lol!

18. Socalvenom unregistered

Yup that's why it took this great country almost ten years and countless deaths of our loved ones to find and kill one man, who was operating and plotting his evil deeds in plain sight. In fact we're so great we can't find a way to get out of the shit hole of an economy we created. I mean Clinton did it he was able to eliminate The USA's debt and fix this country when he was in office but then Bush fucked it all up again made it worse and Obama who's trying to do something is being blocked and protested at every turn by ignorant Republicans and your saying THIS country can beat up any country really? Im not Chinese but if China for some reason or another one day wakes up and says "fuck the US let them fix their own shit" and stops exporting good to the US. This country would be so fuck in the ass it would go into a complete chaos. .

17. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

I'm going to have to defend at&t on this, it says in the video and the story above this is a pre release software, its not the final build so this is not at&t being a "crappy network". I get 4mbps on my iPhone 4 in the Orlando area without HSPA+ so again this is a phone manufacture failing to get the proper software on a device before its released to phone reviewers.

19. Cabose1988

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 24, 2011

just ran a speed test on my infuse i recived almost 6mbps and 600kbs upload speed

20. Harris unregistered

In my office right now my Infuse is getting .54mbs (Yes, not even 1 meg. a second) My cubemate on Verizon just hit 38.05mbs with a 4G LTE Thunderbolt...

21. chereke unregistered

crazy americans jajajajajaja

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