So this is supposedly saying that 4G will be faster than Cable services?... really?
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All I see is that according to speednet I should be downloading a same file from a same website in about the same amount of time...and yet my 4G device running wifi off that cable connectrion is consistently twice to four times faster that when it's running 4G... just askin why since it's known???
And this also holds true if comparing my 4G device to my dexktop...according to speednet they should download the file about the same, but yet again my desktop on cable completely blows away the 4G download times...
Now, there is still a latency issue. It's very possible your cable connection has a lower latency than the 4G connection. Having said that, I don't find much reason to doubt the 4G speed claims. If you want a more reliable confirmation, simply tether a computer to your 4G phone and run a browser-based speed test from the PC. On the Anandtech reviews they do this and have found several peaks in the range of 25Mbps, although the average still tends to be around 12-15Mbps. I think my home internet used to be about 10Mbps, although I haven't checked in a while.
so if you get 12-15 Mb/s on your 4G device, and only 10 Mb/s on your home internet...try downloading an exact same file from an exact same site using both devices... which connection wins every time??..especially when tests show the 4G device should be downloading it quite faster?
And the kicker is that the same 4G device running wifi downloads the same files far faster than the supposedly faster 4G connection?? and this is 'WIRELESS' not hardwired cable connection now mind you.
I'm just saying that too much is being placed on these speednet tests, they do not really represent real world download/upload speeds... what good is a speednet test result that shows 35 Mb/s if your cable connection that shows only 20 Mb/s on the same test continually downloads the same files in nearly half the time?? that is all I'm pointing out.
Regardless though, I'm happy to see the 4G devices getting light years faster speeds than we were getting off 3G... so whatever the real speeds may be for each person...I'm thrilled and am going to take a serious look at the Bionic when it does 'FINALLY' get released...lol