A new research claims that AT&T 4G LTE network is the fastest in the United States. The record breaking discovery came from PCMag according to BGR.
The Testing Procedure
The report said that the website tested all the four major carriers in the US using eight Samsung smartphones that have the same model and specs. The tests were conducted in around 30 cities of the country.
The AT&T 4G LTE came up on top in terms of connection speed. However, the article noted that Verizon happened to be the most reliable among the rest. This is probably because despite the fast connection of AT&T, it tends to fluctuate in some areas. On the other hand, T-Mobile should have been really great if it weren’t for its low availability. Sprint is still in its introductory phase in the LTE markets but the demand for its service is currently on an upward trend added the source.
Based on the article, the download speed of the AT&T 4G LTE averaged around 16.65 Mbps with an upload speed of 7.43 Mbps. Verizon only scored 11.93 Mbps in terms of download speed and 6.25 Mbps in upload speed. The T-Mobile 4G service was only tested on six markets but it performed surprisingly well as it gave off a reading of 12.07 Mbps in download and 7.09 Mbps for the upload. For places without LTE, T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network reached a 7.91 Mbps download speed mark and 1.42 Mbps in upload speed.
Sprint appeared to have struggled in the testing. It only scored 5.55 Mbps during downloads and 2.41 Mbps in uploads.
In terms of the highest recorded download speed, AT&T topped the list with 66.11 Mbps. This is followed by T-Mobile’s 62.03 Mbps and Verizon’s 59.83 Mbps. Still Sprint was left behind with its max download speed of only 32.32 Mbps.
The LG Nitro HD for AT&T was just announced at the beginning of last week and then unveiled at a press event in New York City this past Thursday. Today it’s available at AT&T corporate stores and retail partners. The LG Nitro HD is the third Android phone on AT&T’s 4G/LTE network, joining the ranks of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the HTC Vivid.
The LG Nitro HD features a 4.5″ 720p True HD IPS display with a pixel density of 329ppi which makes images pop off the screen. This display could really give Samsung’s SuperAMOLED Plus display a run for it’s money.
Driving that eye popping display is a 1.5ghz dual core processor. In the camera department you have an 8 mega pixel auto focus camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording. Compliment that with AT&T’s 4G/LTE network and you have a top notch super phone here and ready before the holidays.
It does come out of the box with Android 2.3 Gingerbread but an LG spokesperson at the event indicated that we will see Ice Cream Sandwich on this bad boy. The LG Nitro HD will set you back $250 with a new 2 year agreement.
Last month we noticed something rather peculiar and that was that we were getting reports that in some entire cities AT&T wasn’t selling the original Samsung Galaxy S II. After investigating further we determined that this was because AT&T was getting the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G LTE, which AT&T is calling the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket to go with their air themed 4G LTE network. Their first Android device on 4G LTE is the HTC Jet Stream.
The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket seems to be built around the Samsung Galaxy S II model that was available international with a little flavor from the Samsung Galaxy S II that is being sold at T-Mobile. The SGS II at T-Mobile has a 1.5ghz processor, where the Sprint version and original AT&T version have a 1.2ghz processor. The AT&T Skyrocket also has the 1.5ghz processor, made by Qualcomm.