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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by VTjlee, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. VTjlee

    VTjlee Newbie
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    I was walking to my car from my friend's apartment and noticed that I had 4 bars of 4G service for the 1st time since I've had my GNex (had it since yesterday... was using DInc previously). I ran a speed test and was completely floored by the results. This is easily twice any of my previous test. Needless to say, this is ridiculous!

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  2. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    It's a beautiful thing isn't it :)
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  3. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast

    Yes. Time of day (network congestion), signal strength, and server side speed are all factors in data speed. I've hit those speeds, but only when I have 4 bars 4G and it's late at night... It's nice, eh?
  4. VTjlee

    VTjlee Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Nice doesn't begin to describe it... I'm stunned! :eek:
  5. nj02vette

    nj02vette Android Expert

    Why so slow? :D

    I'm at routinely 30+ on 2 bars of service. Been in the 40's a few times.
  6. Theshape

    Theshape Well-Known Member

    That's normal for OC SoCal
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  7. whezzel

    whezzel Lurker

    ya. its awesome. ive hit in the 50s one time around midnight with 4 bars in houston. im average in the high 30s low 40s tho
  8. rexdog1888

    rexdog1888 Android Enthusiast

    Im in Houston too and I regularly hit 45-50
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  9. BigRedNole

    BigRedNole Well-Known Member

    OK, I can understand good speeds for some. However, I rarely get over 3Mbps. Therefore, there is either a 4G LTE issue or there are QC issues with some phones.
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  10. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Android Expert

    Woah. Yeah, I would say it has to be one of the 2. The worst I've seen is 8 Mbps with 1 bar. So either LTE issue with **some** markets, or QC with the phone. I agree.
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  11. rexdog1888

    rexdog1888 Android Enthusiast

    I think it does differ in different markets. I always try out the LTE speeds of places I'm visiting when I travel and I've noticed that I never get speeds as high as I do when I'm in Houston. Ex: San Francisco I get ≈8-15 instead of ≈45-50
  12. BigRedNole

    BigRedNole Well-Known Member

    I can understand that. However, 3Mbps is not 4G LTE speeds. I can get that across all Wifi connections for free. It makes paying for data useless. I am rarely out of a wifi hotspot.
  13. JoJoCal19

    JoJoCal19 Member

    Last night I did a speed test with my phone at -120dbm and fluctuating between 1 and 0 bars of 4G and hit 12Mbps down. Not bad at all.
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  14. Justincase

    Justincase Newbie

    Here is my record from last night, unfortunately at work and at home I hardly get 3g even though it should have 4g coverage :(

  15. Jersey Tom

    Jersey Tom Android Enthusiast

    ...and I thought I was happy with 15 down, which barely edges out my home Wifi. But I am somewhat on the outskirts of the Charlotte 4G market. Close to 50?? That's insane.

    I think at that point you're probably more limited by the source server of whatever it is you're downloading.
  16. Delvirtud

    Delvirtud Member

    Why so slow? :D

    I typically stay in the high 40's/low 50's down...20-25 up.

    As someone stated, it IS a beautiful thing!
  17. aneftp

    aneftp Member

    You guys/gals are lucky.

    Had the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon for one week now. Not that impressed with LTE (so far). (in Orlando)

    I also have ATT and Tmobile (HSPA plus).

    I routinely hit 5-6 mbps on my ATT phones (doesn't matter which part of the day), and routinely hit 7-10 mbps on my T-mobile phones.

    With the Galaxy Nexus LTE, the highest I've been able to hit was 11 mbps with 4 bars of LTE in downtown Orlando in the middle of rush hour. I only hit 7-8 mbps during off peak times. It's weird. I get faster speed in massive congestion but slower LTE speeds in light usage time.

    So I don't know what's up with LTE speeds in Orlando. HSPA plus is great in Orlando.

    But most of the time I switch to CDMA 3G (1-2 mbps) on my LTE Nexus. Hopefully Verizon improves its LTE coverage in the suburbs for me.

    Not that impress with Verzon's Galaxy Nexus reception but I love the phone....the service with the phone is shaky right now.
  18. serp

    serp Newbie

    I get about 17mbs up/down at work and about 15mbs down/1-3mbs up at home (outside of town on the edge of 4g coverage). I'm pretty happy with it.
  19. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Android Expert

    I live in Downtown Denver during 8-5 hrs M-F I'll see between 5-15mbps down if I get on after that I see much much higher as high as 48mbps but usually in the upper 20's

    While my awesome WiMaxx EVO struggles to connect and when it does struggles to top 6mbps down
  20. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    Like all current 4G device users, the speed the battery drains using 4G much should stun you even more ;)

    4G and battery drain are an equal opportunity bummer for all current 4G devices.

    For data capped folks, the speed the 2gb or even 4gb is gone should be a double $tunner.
  21. Mikey P

    Mikey P Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I am getting full bars now after the network outage yesterday but my speeds are the same. I used to get 15-20 down with my thunderbolt and razr and now I only get 5-8 with my nexus. However my upload speeds are faster on this phone than any other.
  22. paleodust

    paleodust Android Expert

    I ran a few speed tests this morning and, apparently, I'm in the same boat! :eek:
  23. nunyabizness

    nunyabizness Android Enthusiast

    Ditto. :( I'm at 3.5 down and 1 up.
  24. Theshape

    Theshape Well-Known Member

    I'm getting roughly around 12 hours on a single charge on the standard battery, 4G the whole time. That is easily 3-4 hours more than my old Bionic! Plus I keep and extra charged STD battery with me at all times especially at work. On top of that my grandfathered unlimited data plan is a no brainer.
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  25. jetman

    jetman Newbie

    I'm in O-H-I-O too.... specifically the Columbus area. I'm seriously considering a Nexus but am holding off with the reception issues I'm hearing about. Where in Ohio are you located???

    anyone else here in the Central Ohio vicinity with signal quality issues??

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