How important is lte or 4g to you?

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy SII' started by nova77, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. DroidXDoes4G

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    Um....are you sure it takes 60 seconds?
    I downloaded a 5.2 MB song in under 45 on 3G.

    I am pretty sure 4G LTE would download faster than that....
     
  2. brad92

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    I don't think that's possible on 3G. I have never had download speeds that fast on my phone or tethering.

    SSX v2.0
     
  3. JRParsons

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    Downloaded AND ADDED TO A PLAYLIST, at least 25 seconds to add it to the playlist.
    To tell you the truth I never timed it, but I've had 3g for a few years and 4g for 6 months, and I'm 100% confident that the 4g is faster. It rivals my Xfinity internet, but before anybody starts thowing MBPS speeds at me, again, I have never timed any of them.

    Bottom line, I've had 3G and 4G, I like 4G better and would most likely not get a phone without it.
     
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    Takes five seconds max to download a song for me.

    3G is a joke in my phone. I can't even stream a high quality video without buffering and waiting like an hour to start.
     
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    I'm still weighing between the SII & the Bionic as my new phone once my upgrade comes around next month. 4G is mighty impressive, but I haven't seen Motorola bring out a solid phone since my D1.
     
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    Here's the answer to your deciding factor, looks like the SG2 will indeed be rocking 4G:

    http://www.droid-life.com/2011/07/27/verizon-support-claims-galaxy-s-ii-will-have-4g-lte/

    *update* and just like that the statement has been corrected...

    http://phandroid.com/2011/07/27/verizon-galaxy-s2-will-have-4g-lte-we-arent-getting-our-hopes-up/

    sent from my Droid Charge
     
    #42 Xerrus, Jul 27, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2011
  7. DroidXDoes4G

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    I would greatly prefer 4G but with my thunderbolt I have it turned off most of the time anyway.

    Still I would like the option of 4G.

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    Anyone that buys a new Verizon phone today that's not 4G capable is foolish. Even if your area doesn't have 4G now, in the 2 years you will have your "new" 3G phone there is a good chance that it will.

    And what about when you travel? all major cities will have it and so will all the airports.

    If the SII doesn't have 4G no way in hell will I buy it, I don't care what the screen looks like etc. And in the Bionic turns out to be a dog I can wait till a better 4G phone comes out.

    Ron W.
     
  10. DroidXDoes4G

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    I couldn't agree with you less. :happy:

    What if someone wants there battery to actually last?
    What if someone doesn't want these 1st gen LTE radios?
    What if someone has wifi around them most of the day?
    What if someone doesn't want to pay the much higher prices for the phones?
     
  11. celtic11

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    To add to that...

    What if someone simply prefers a phone that isn't 4g?

    I decided I needed a 4g phone last week when I upgraded. I've never been a fan of htc phones so I bought the DROID charge. After spending a day with it, I decided I would be happier having a slow old DROID 3. So what if it takes me 5 minutes to pay my gas bill and you can do it in 2 minutes.

    Sent from my DROID3 using DroidForums
     
  12. Snow02

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    Then they can just turn the 4G radio off.
     
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