AT&T has the Iphone4S advertised as a 4G phone
On the main screen where it has pics and names of the phone with quick details it has 4G on the iphone4S. In the description it says
3G - UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA850/900/1900/2100 MHz
BLUETOOTH® technology4.0Wi-Fi Connectivity802.11b/g/n
Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
4G*HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul
Now I was under the impression HSPA+ was a 3G supercharged and 4G was LTE in the future like Iphone5.
Is this false advertising from at&t? And when LTE comes out will they call it than 5G, lol.
In simplest terms HSPA+ is 3G not 4G so how can at&t call the Iphone4 a 4G phone
- 10-10-2011, 11:12 PM #2
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- 10-10-2011, 11:19 PM #8
On my Iphone4 on at&t's network. I was able to get 3.55 Mbps download speeds using speedtest app. So in 3 days when I get the Iphone4S on at&t with HSPA+ I should be able to expect what kind of speeds compared to what I'm getting on the Iphone4 on 3G in my city? Double the speed? Just a tad faster?
- 10-10-2011, 11:20 PM #10
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The ITU does consider LTE, WiMax, and HSPA+ to be 4G. Loosely, but still. And LTE is the next wave because all of the carriers are going that route.
ITU Redefines 4G. Again. | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
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And really, after 5mbps you would never notice a difference on a phone. The rendering speed of the browser can not keep up with 20mbps speeds. Not in your wildest dreams.
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