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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rdefino, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. rdefino

    rdefino Well-Known Member
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    So I ran Speed test on my bionic and it says 1.5mbps. Is that correct? Thought I should get more. My brother iphone does like 4-5mbps while testing right next to me.
     



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  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    4-5mbps sounds like he's connected through WIFI. Those are more like 4G speeds. I'd be pretty happy with 1.5mbps on 3g, best I've ever seen is 1.2 down / 1.1 up.
     
  3. Kc2win

    Kc2win Lurker

    2.5 is the fastest I have been able to get.I live half a mile from
    the tower. This is 3g.
     
  4. amageus

    amageus Android Enthusiast

    1.5mbps seems just about right for 3G. You can possibly get 3.0mbps but that's under good conditions. What network is your brother's iphone on? I know that ATT's network is setup for HSPA+ which is what TMobile claims as their 4G which is more like 3.5G. On 4G when I am in an area that has it I can get speeds over 10mbps.
     
  5. Somniferum

    Somniferum Android Enthusiast

    I get about 1.8Mbps on 3g. Luckily I'm in a 4g area so I can get 12Mbps when I need it, but I usually stick to 3g and WiFi for battery savings.
     
  6. androidb

    androidb Well-Known Member

    Just ran a speed test, chose a server 9.04 km away. On 3G I got 1.34mbps down. 4G I got 7.28mbps down. I just got rid of an iPhone 4, it would only do about 2mps down max with 3G on a good day, it would normally be around 1.2mbps down.
     
  7. jimvit1

    jimvit1 Newbie

    You will not see stellar speeds with 3g but if you get into LTE areas you should see up to 40G. Nice
     
  8. smguy101

    smguy101 Member

    shoot, I wish I got 1.5Mbps on 3G... I usually got .95mbps. Luckily I live in a 4G area.
     
  9. kingnut

    kingnut Well-Known Member

    .80 down and .60 up on 3g here
     
  10. Keene, NH ...

    0.90 / 0.55
    1.41 / 0.76
    2.25 / 0.77
    1.68 / 0.79
    1.75 / 0.79
    1.79 / 0.79

    ... Thom
     
  11. stoney bones

    stoney bones Member

    i must be blessed...

    ann arbor, michigan

    24.08 down
    12.33 up

    4g full signal


    3g averages 1 - 1.5 down
     
  12. HotDawg

    HotDawg Android Enthusiast

    Houston, TX

    anywhere between 4-9 up, around 8 down.

    I know I've seen as high as 12-something up.

    Just now I'm getting 5.06/8.37
     

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