sorry for being a noob...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BananaBoatBob, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. BananaBoatBob

    BananaBoatBob Well-Known Member
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    but i just ran a speed test on my 4g in york pennsylvania with one bar and i had 342kb/s

    i did not realize how fast it really was :eek:

    even thought the upload speed for some reason drops to like 50 some



    my 3g speeds average is around 150 with a similar upload speed

    WOW am i too excited or is this incredible for a phone?

    also my friend at work just texted me and claims his GayPhone4 is faster than mine we shall find out when i get there
     

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  2. Juanakaslim

    Juanakaslim Active Member
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    kbs or kb/s?
     
  3. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member
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    Show off :p I'm lucky to get 100kb on my magic on 3G, 4G is the future! :D
     
  4. tomemail

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    Mine is...2230 kbps and 467 kbps
    I'm on 3g with 2-3 bars.
     
  5. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Last I checked, bars do not count on a CDMA network like they do on AT&T.

    I thought in our case that they were a measure of robustness only - and I'd suppose I'd expect a few lost/re-xmit packets when down to a single bar.

    But I don't think the 3G antenna indicator is a speedometer, I don't think the signal strength indicator for wifi is a speedometer, and I'd guess I would not think the same thing for 4G.

    Anyway - I may be totally wrong. Well, either that or maybe not.

    OBTW&FWIW - kb/s = kbps.
     
  6. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member
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    I'm here in Sugar Land right now and there is 4G service. Did a speed test and it's at 1640 kbps. The problem is the upload speed is only 120 kbps. I don't get 4G service at home. But 3G is fast enough and wifi is both faster and more efficient.

    Sent using my HTC Evo 4G.
     
  7. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    This is correct.

    I think what he meant was KB/s =/= kb/s
     
  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Yeah, strictly speaking, 1 kB/s is pretty close to 8 kb/s.
     
  9. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Yeah that extra 24bit/byte can get annoying!
     
  10. Minjin

    Minjin Well-Known Member
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    1 kB/s is exactly equal to 8 kb/s.

    Just as 1 KiB/s = 8 Kib/s.
     
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