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  1. John Jason

    John Jason Well-Known Member

    I live in an HSPA+42 city, and I spent the better part of today setting up my new Samsung Galaxy S2. One of the first apps I installed was Speedtest.net. Here are some statistics for 26 tests at various locations*. The first number is the ping, then download, then upload:

    69 ms 4.88 1.12
    40 ms 26.31 3.60
    61 ms 13.11 2.09

    In addition to those tests, I did four tests standing under what I'm pretty sure is a T-Mobile tower. I got pings down to 35 ms, downloads up to 30.65 and uploads up to 4.2. I found a very interesting phenomenon while conducting the tests under the tower. If I held the SGS2 inline with the tower I got substantially better results than if I held it perpendicular to the tower. Consider the following graphic for clarification:

    * = tower, while _ and | = handset

    | * bad results
    _ * good results

  2. JonnyRedcorn

    JonnyRedcorn Active Member

    How do you know what hspa+ speed your city is?
  3. nodrogkam

    nodrogkam Well-Known Member

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