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    Default Anyone feel 3G Data is slow compare to other Sprint 3G phones?

    Cpu performance wise this phone is great, but it seems the data radio is a bit slow/weak.

    In store I've compared it side by side opening youtube video and websites, the HTC HERO downloads faster than the Optimus.

    Another test, I have the GF's sprint htc touch pro 2 side by side in google maps. the touch pro 2 downloads the map data so much faster.

    I'm hoping this is a firmware issue!
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    I know that it definitely seems slow. My speedtests are horrible on my Optimus compared to my girlfriend's Moment. I almost NEVER get above 0.90 mbps. She gets 1.5+ consistently.

    Definitely something goofy going on there.
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    I have the Htc Hero,acces to evo and the optimus. Comparing all three of them side by side and the optimus beats both of them. My apps from market even seen to download faster then the evo.The hero isn't even in the same boat.lol
    Couple things do you guys have the new radio? It was part of the v9 OTA.
    Have you updated your prl and profile lately?
    The radio that was in v8 when i got the phone sucked.
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    Yup...I'm updated. Still horrible.
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    What speed test results are you getting?
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    My range is this:

    0.44 - 1.01 mbps DL

    0.21 - 0.67 mbps UL.

    Girlfriend's Moment...run 1 minute later in the exact same physical spot:

    1.04 - 2.38 mbps DL

    0.74 - 1.33 mbps UL

    Ran 6 tests with each.
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    It's also slow for me, jumped from an A900 to the Optimus yesterday. Tethering I would get around half the speeds of the A900 averaging .5-.6Mbps DL/ .4Mbps UL
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    My Optimus does double my Hero. Ping and all.
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    At my house I'm getting around 300k dl.
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    Just about the same as I would get on my moment.
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    I wish I could get those speeds
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    Mines is real slow also, it's almost 1x speed for me
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    Here's the thing for me... in HIGH signal areas I get really good speeds (1948 kbps download / 548 upload).

    But when data signal is weaker, the phone really suffers compared to Windows mobile phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mxl180 View Post
    Here's the thing for me... in HIGH signal areas I get really good speeds (1948 kbps download / 548 upload).

    But when data signal is weaker, the phone really suffers compared to Windows mobile phone.
    Yes I agree, that's what I meant
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    This can be as much a network thing as a phone thing. The network controls the phone in so many ways depending on how constrained it is at that time. Some days at my house I get 1.5 to 1.8 down and 800 up, but then at other times it's much less. This is not a phone issue.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by godawgs View Post
    This can be as much a network thing as a phone thing. The network controls the phone in so many ways depending on how constrained it is at that time. Some days at my house I get 1.5 to 1.8 down and 800 up, but then at other times it's much less. This is not a phone issue.....
    Again...when you compare two Sprint phones in the same place in the same 10 minute window, it is obviously a phone issue.
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    Faster than my Palm Centro that I had on Sprint by a significant amount; doing a speed test on the Centro I usually got about 30kbps down and 20kbps up. On my Optimus, I can get about 960-990 down with nothing tying up the connection and 190 or so up on the mobile network.

    However since it does seem that the phone doesn't do as well as it should, I decided to do it a test on my home network. Phone was 12.17mbps down, 1.87 up; desktop (at the same time, same spot, and of course, same network) was 23.52 down, 2.03 up. So seems like the phone still isn't fully capable of using all the bandwidth available to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by outdors21 View Post
    Again...when you compare two Sprint phones in the same place in the same 10 minute window, it is obviously a phone issue.
    well it may be a "your" phone issue but it is obviously not a "the" phone issue. if it was then everyone would be having the same problem. and i am not. the only time i get low dl speeds is when i am in a bad network area. otherwise it runs just as fast as the moment i had for a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by outdors21 View Post
    Again...when you compare two Sprint phones in the same place in the same 10 minute window, it is obviously a phone issue.

    Again.... the network is controlling the phone and it's data connection. It could have given the Moment more than the Optimus at that time. Just because 2 phones are sitting side by side doesn't mean they are getting allocated the same resources from the network.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by godawgs View Post
    Again.... the network is controlling the phone and it's data connection. It could have given the Moment more than the Optimus at that time. Just because 2 phones are sitting side by side doesn't mean they are getting allocated the same resources from the network.....
    Think of it this way... at home "the network" is your router. You're basically saying your router is allocated the connection, which is true. BUT it's up to the connected device to retrieve it.

    Anyway I've done this side by side @ sprint store. Then at home side by side with my girl's windows mobile phone.

    I rarely get 1x logo on my windows mobile phone or HERO, but with this is quite frequent.

    AGAIN this is something you would notice in a LOWER signal area, so i'm just saying we possible have a lower signal data radio than other 3G phones.

    Someone compared it to the Centro. The Centro is EVDO rev-o this is EVDO rev-a (faster).

    I will probably head back to sprint store to compare again.
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    You can't compare this situation with a router at home. The router doesn't control the computer as far as power settings and such. A router is sending a signal and it is up to the device to retrieve the signal. Some will do a better job at greater distances, but on a cellular network the network has much more control on how data is transferred and what speeds are available in certain areas based on congestion. Even the power rating the phone is running at is controlled by the network. It could have told one phone to run at a certain power that is lower than another. That will affect reception to a certain degree which can affect data speed. Not to mention it can effect your perceived signal strength, but we all know those meters on phones are never truly accurate since there isn't an industry standard.
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    All I know is

    That is pretty good.
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    Had mike for a few days, thought it was slow a couple of time, but other times is is screaming fast compared to previous phone. This morning, pulled up this site very fast, must be network issues
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOMster View Post
    All I know is

    That is pretty good.
    my download speed on speedtest was only .59
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    i'm only illustrating that the phone is not the issue. of course everyones area determines the actual results and all that stuff but the claim that the phone doesn't or can't perform on the same level at delivering good 3g speeds is just false.
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