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Much faster than advertised LTE speeds?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by TiAgBMWXI, Oct 5, 2011.

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    All the reviews and things I read about the Bionic and LTE seem to way under rate the LTE speeds (btw this rant is sparked by apple saying 14.4 Mbps is as fast as real world 4g speeds).

    Reviews like this one: Motorola Droid Bionic Review – Verizon Wireless | DroidMatters.comRate the phone at under 12 Mbps.

    Am I the only one getting pretty consistent results of over 20 Mbps dl and over 10 up?
    Here is my best speed test I've had so far, most of the others are around 25 down

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    Incredible speeds.... im around 15 down 6 up usually... 10 and 3 at work... 20 and 6 at home ... reached 30 once and 14up

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    I am very curious to see just how much those speeds drop off as the number of LTE users starts to increase....
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    I'm getting around 16-24MB download and 5-10MB upload at home.
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    Me too. But ill enjoy it for now while I can... accept i can't bc I only have a 2gb plan...
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    I'm getting similar over 20 results and glad to have unlimited. I'm curious to see how my Xoom does when i get it back with it's fresh new 4G chip! Too bad that one's not unlimited :-(
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    I get from 20-30 down and 5-15 up they are not going to see 14 mbps with out being 4G.

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    weird BUT im getting 10,3xx download and 11,5xx upload........................................
    2nd test.. 14 down, 11 up

    tests at my home
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    i don't think we'll see a drop off at all. Verizon is very well prepared and are putting up new towers as we speak besides we already have 4 LTE phones available with probably only 2 more coming this year....We're Good !!!
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    The first couple of weeks I was getting 25-30 but lately I have been getting 10-17. Never lower than 10 but I am curious why the drop? Don't get me wrong it still downloads songs in about 2 seconds so it is still super fast but I like the bigger numbers.
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    Just got 11 down and 3 up. The real kicker: I am on 1 bar of 4g.

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    Speedtest for Android isn't accurate for LTE devices at all. Tether your phone to your PC and run it from your PC to get accurate speed info. You will still be happy with the results but they will be a lot different.
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    See that used to be the case a while ago but the speed tests have gotten a lot better since the Thunderbolt's release.
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    I'm pretty sure the reason for this is so that customers don't feel taken. If they were to say LTE 30+MBS and you got that, sometimes... but not always you'd feel like they lied, now... if they say LTE up to X10 faster than 3G and you are actually getting something that is 20-30 times faster, they've just over-delivered. which then makes you feel like you're getting more than you pay for.

    pretty sure it's somewhat marketing, and also to cover their ass from false advertising
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    im getting 16.64 to 29.72 Mbps download to 3.26-5.78 Mpbs uploads in Berlin, CT
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    ^^are you pinging off of a tower near MIT?
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    I ran speedtest.net from my macpro and I get 11 down and 8 up with @ 3 bars of LTE (I don't like calling it 4G cuz its truly not 4G)
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    It is truly 4G. It's the fourth generation that made a major step in wireless technology. We had this discussion over in the new section.
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    International Standards current LTE technology doesn't qualify as true 4G. True 4G can maintain speeds at 100mb/s and as we all know Verizon LTE is maybe peaking at 35-40mb/s. Internationally it isn't 4G.
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    Earlier today I ran speed test and got 42.03 down and 9.67 up!!! If I knew how to do a screen shot I'd prove it. No joke though,

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