imageDroid Bionic left, T-Mo Galaxy S2 middle and T-Mo Amaze 4G right.  Click to enlarge

I had a chance to test T-Mobile’s upcoming Galaxy SII and HTC Amaze against Verizon’s LTE and guess what…T-Mobile had consistently faster download speeds.  In Midtown Manhattan anyway.  LTE still beat out T-Mobile’s 4G.  Still, though, perhaps LTE has met its match?

On the surface, both of these phones on T-Mobile look…amazing…Both are crazy fast, have incredible screens, top notch cameras and come on T-Mobile’s new 42Mb 4G network.  Perhaps not having the 3G iPhone 4S won’t be that painful for T-Mobile afterall?

With speed like this, do ou really need LTE?

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2 Responses to “Is TMo the new speed champ with their 42Mb?”

  1. King Roy says:

    Let's not mix the HSPA speeds with LTE speeds. Of course on paper we cud have same HSPA & LTE speeds but LTE concept is different from HSPA. Basically HSPA is an overlay over 2G with much more complexities. Of course everything is IP based. LTE on the other hand is also IP based but much simpler in concept and is only IP based which makes it very easy for network operators & transmitters to handle traffic and hence extremely scalable. Of course today for end users like us, it may seem transparent but if a few years time it may not be the case.

  2. King Roy says:

    Let's not mix the HSPA speeds with LTE speeds. Of course on paper we cud have same HSPA & LTE speeds but LTE concept is different from HSPA. Basically HSPA is an overlay over 2G with much more complexities. Of course everything is IP based. LTE on the other hand is also IP based but much simpler in concept and is only IP based which makes it very easy for network operators & transmitters to handle traffic and hence extremely scalable. Of course today for end users like us, it may seem transparent but if a few years time it may not be the case.

    We Americans will soon realize as to why countries like Japan, South Korea gave so much importance to data and gave so much importance to LTE.