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Old November 14th, 2012, 04:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So my gnex on T-Mobile was only getting 2-5 mbps down during the day. Will my n4 "magically" increase my dl speeds?

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Short answer, no. The Nexus 4 is capable of faster speeds than the GNexus, but unless your area can actually deliver those speeds, which in your case it apparently does not, I wouldn't expect an increase.
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Man this phone is super smooth. I'm noticing much faster speeds through the speed test app. Three times as fast. Also GPS locks in immediately.
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So my gnex on T-Mobile was only getting 2-5 mbps down during the day. Will my n4 "magically" increase my dl speeds?
Hi i have the Nexus 4 on 3 network, at most i have seen it connect at HSPA+15

speeds have no doubt increased, i have hit up-to 10mb/sec download. on my Iphone 4s max i ever achieved was 3-4mb.

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In my area in south jersey the speedtest.net app won't even register any speed down on at&t
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Old November 20th, 2012, 04:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Short answer, no. The Nexus 4 is capable of faster speeds than the GNexus, but unless your area can actually deliver those speeds, which in your case it apparently does not, I wouldn't expect an increase.
So you were wrong and the short answer was - yes.

So, question for the OP, are you still on T-Mobile and what state are you in?
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So you were wrong and the short answer was - yes.
I don't understand why the speeds are so much higher, but good news for when I get the phone haha. I'm happily wrong this time.
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any one from the phoenix area on t-mobile, and what kind of speeds are you getting
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So you were wrong and the short answer was - yes.

So, question for the OP, are you still on T-Mobile and what state are you in?
I'm in long island NY, as I said before my gnex was pulling 2-5 Mbps down. Just did a test now and I got 14 Mbps down 3 up. Still on T-Mobile.
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My FiOS WiFi is only pulling 6 Mbps down ha!
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make sure you setup the APN properly. i'm seeing reports from most people reporting 15Mbps down on T-Mobile's network. I'm on AT&T StraightTalk and I'm getting 9Mbps down.
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make sure you setup the APN properly. i'm seeing reports from most people reporting 15Mbps down on T-Mobile's network. I'm on AT&T StraightTalk and I'm getting 9Mbps down.
OK, gonna find them. Off topic....camera is really bad, native group chat MMS even with iPhone.
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At home I'm getting 10-15mbps DL, but at work I've gotten only .90-1mbps. Such a big difference and my commute is only 20 blocks lol.
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As a sprint user, I'd kill for consistent 1mb down
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As a sprint user, I'd kill for consistent 1mb down
Yeah I know the feeling my upload speeds are normally faster then my download speeds...well at least when it works at all
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I'm in long island NY, as I said before my gnex was pulling 2-5 Mbps down. Just did a test now and I got 14 Mbps down 3 up. Still on T-Mobile.
Assuming the tests were done from the same *exact* location - preferably right down to sitting in the same chair - there could be 2 reasons for such a result:

1. The Nexus 4 has better radio reception than the GNex or...
2. You used a new SIM in the N4 rather than swap in the one from the GNex. New, updated SIMs often give much better performance than old ones.
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I'm in long island NY, as I said before my gnex was pulling 2-5 Mbps down. Just did a test now and I got 14 Mbps down 3 up. Still on T-Mobile.
I live in Manhattan. So if I get those speeds, I'm golden! God damn it, when will I be able to order this phone (16GB).
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Assuming the tests were done from the same *exact* location - preferably right down to sitting in the same chair - there could be 2 reasons for such a result:

1. The Nexus 4 has better radio reception than the GNex or...
2. You used a new SIM in the N4 rather than swap in the one from the GNex. New, updated SIMs often give much better performance than old ones.
First two weeks I had my gnex I was constantly nitpicking. Ended up using about a GB of data one month just doing speed tests everywhere I went. Never once did I hit over 6 Mbps down with my gnex. I would assume its a better radio from all the problems I've read about with the gnex but I also did get a new Sim as well.
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I live in Manhattan. So if I get those speeds, I'm golden! God damn it, when will I be able to order this phone (16GB).
I would think Manhattan always had access to high data speed regardless of the carrier. I know sprint has there wimax towers out there but none on long island.
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I live and work in Manhattan and as I posted before I get much higher speeds at home than I do at work. Not really sure why, but that's what I've observed to this point.
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Assuming the tests were done from the same *exact* location - preferably right down to sitting in the same chair - there could be 2 reasons for such a result:

1. The Nexus 4 has better radio reception than the GNex or...
2. You used a new SIM in the N4 rather than swap in the one from the GNex. New, updated SIMs often give much better performance than old ones.
The N4 uses dual-carrier HSPA. I believe even with the same signal strength it has the potential for higher speeds.
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any one from the phoenix area on t-mobile, and what kind of speeds are you getting
I'm in the East Valley (Tempe) and I tested my Nexus 4 in several locations in Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert and Chandler, compared side-by-side with my Thunderbolt on Verizon LTE.

Speedtest showed faster download speeds for T-Mobile in 6 of 8 locations, with the fastest download of 23 MB/S. Average T-Mobile speed was 12 MB/S, average Verizon 8 MB/S.



However, upload was slower than my Verizon phone in all 8 locations.



This wasn't an exhaustive test, and I suspect that there are more dead areas for T-Mobile than Verizon, but I didn't find any.

When my Thunderbolt was new almost two years ago, I saw much higher download speeds -- around 20 MB/S. The Thunderbolt was Verizon's first LTE phone, so at that time the network was not congested. Congestion probably explains the slower speeds I see now.
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