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Is AT&T LTE Worth it?/3G+ vs LTE

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by mgoblueno1, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. mgoblueno1

    mgoblueno1 Member
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    Ok so I due up for a new phone on AT&T and I live in the Milwaukee area. I due a decent amount of web browsing and watch videos occasionally (but I plan on just making the switch to Android from Blackberry so I'll probably watch more). Considering AT&T LTE isn't coming for a while (I doubt Milwaukee will have LTE until at least late 2012), I'm really thinking about getting the AT&T Galaxy SII. Is LTE really an improvement over 3G+ considering I almost never download files? (Does anyone notice a significant difference when watching video/web browsing over 3G+?)

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  2. mgoblueno1

    mgoblueno1 Member
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    Putting this one back up for discussion since I got no replies ;)
  3. dylo22

    dylo22 Android Enthusiast

    Well I'm on Verizon and LTE is worth it. I don't know what At&T's LTE will be like once it's under load, but I think it should be better that 3g+. LTE is suppose to be more efficient with lower latency. So streaming video should require less time to buffer and webpages should load up quicker. At least that's what I've experience with Verizon comparing it to their 3G (which technically is slower than at&t).
  4. mgoblueno1

    mgoblueno1 Member
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    Ok yeah, im still not sure how lte compares to 3g+
  5. prjctchris

    prjctchris Newbie

    It should be quite a bit faster. Should be. It's tough to know until AT&T actually rolls out LTE en masse and has a good amount of devices using the network. If Verizon is something to use as an example, the speeds are going to be there. The pain point for LTE still remains the sub-par battery life on the handsets.
  6. mgoblueno1

    mgoblueno1 Member
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    Still am deciding whether its worth it to wait for At&t lte phones or just pick up the gs2
  7. deltido

    deltido Newbie

    Hopefully you didn't fall into the Galaxy S2 hype and were able to get the skyrocket on AT&T :p

    Yes, I know this post is old..I'm just speaking from the future :cool:

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