05-15-2011 10:31 PM
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  1. brb198#AC's Avatar
    I mean, for downloads its faster - loading flash pages and stream video....but for checking facebook, looking at pictures, updating twitter, it really only seems a LITTLE faster, if that.

    At the same time, it kills battery. 3G just seems like an allaround better technology, will run most of my every day apps at nearly the same speed. What are yall using 4G for that makes it worth it to you? Im cool with it because its no additional cost, but doesnt seem worth it to pay extra unless you're using a laptop or something.
    05-09-2011 06:33 PM
  2. tenniswild65's Avatar
    Tethering.
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    05-09-2011 06:41 PM
  3. CarrierUnlock's Avatar
    IMO 4G is great. I used to get about 18 hours out of my stock Droid X battery. I use my phone a lot, and I am getting about 12 hours not before it hits 15%.

    I use tethering on occasion VZW LTE is faster than my home internet(Charter 20down-1up). I also use Pulse to consume my news, the feeds update faster and pictures load pretty much instantly.

    Downloading apps is faster, and uploading files to my server also faster. Pretty much anything that requires an internet connection will load faster. Even if you only save a minute a day if you are busy that is 6 hours a year lol.

    I feel like battery technology has some catching up to do. To each his own I guess.
    05-09-2011 06:53 PM
  4. Chrisy's Avatar
    4G is awesome! I browse a lot.
    Alma likes this.
    05-09-2011 06:55 PM
  5. fatboy97's Avatar
    Wow... I'm not sure why a person that believed 4G is not all that would buy a Tbolt... it would have been much cheaper to buy a old Droid, DInc, or maybe a Droid X... nothing wrong with any of those if you like 3G.
    05-09-2011 06:58 PM
  6. Edwill86's Avatar
    See what you are not taking into account is that the 3g (eHRPD) on the thunderbolt has boosted speeds over normal rev.A 3g data. this allows the thunderbolt to use data and voice at the sometime.

    I have seen a pretty big difference in speed going from 4g to Rev.A 3g, but not a big jump from 4g to 3g eHRPD.

    My speed tesst showed around
    4g: 11-20mbps up 3-10 mbps up
    3g rev.A: 3-5mbps down 1-3mbps up
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    05-09-2011 06:59 PM
  7. tenniswild65's Avatar
    Wow... I'm not sure why a person that believed 4G is not all that would buy a Tbolt... it would have been much cheaper to buy a old Droid, DInc, or maybe a Droid X... nothing wrong with any of those if you like 3G.
    +1

    Also, 4g is faster. It is just plain faster. People like faster...
    05-09-2011 07:00 PM
  8. robrecht's Avatar
    I would never go back to a 3G phone.
    05-09-2011 07:06 PM
  9. fyrekraker's Avatar
    I bet he thinks carburetors were better than fuel injection too...
    dajogejr likes this.
    05-09-2011 07:28 PM
  10. Droid_Evo_8's Avatar
    Maybe just exchange your Bolt to the DInc 2 if you're not impressed / unhappy with the 4G speeds that the Bolt is putting out. Just saying.
    05-09-2011 07:31 PM
  11. Anubis's Avatar
    With the amount of pron i look up while at work 4g saves me hours of lost time at work waiting for boobs to load
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    05-09-2011 07:48 PM
  12. dpham00's Avatar
    better skype image quality, better streaming youtube hd. on 4g, it's smooth. on 3g, it stutters sometimes.

    browsing sites heavy in graphics. of course, if you browse sites with not too much graphics or use apps that don't require a lot of bandwith, then yeah, no major advantage to getting a 4g phone.
    05-09-2011 07:50 PM
  13. zero neck's Avatar
    I would never go back to a 3G phone.
    Lte is totally awesome. Have you used a 3g phone to browse anything since you got the tbolt?

    Battery could be better.

    Thumbs up for lte
    05-09-2011 08:16 PM
  14. flashpiti's Avatar
    Actually I think 4G is great, I think the Thunderbolt isn't so great and neither is battery technology.
    05-09-2011 08:46 PM
  15. akira751's Avatar
    I think LTE is great and I'm loving this phone.
    05-09-2011 08:50 PM
  16. SUB-dawg's Avatar
    I would rather have a thinner phone with dual core exynos and a super amoled plus qHD over 4G. basically I want a galaxy s 2!
    05-09-2011 09:19 PM
  17. worwig's Avatar
    I would rather have a thinner phone with dual core exynos and a super amoled plus qHD over 4G. basically I want a galaxy s 2!
    I just stopped using a Fascinate. It will be a LONG LONG time before I ever want to own another Samsung device.
    usman likes this.
    05-09-2011 09:27 PM
  18. Kronko's Avatar
    You want me to be serious about 4G? I love it! Hope it gets better down the road and available for everyone. I know they are having problems, I have notice it in my area, but still love it.
    05-09-2011 09:30 PM
  19. SUB-dawg's Avatar
    I just stopped using a Fascinate. It will be a LONG LONG time before I ever want to own another Samsung device.
    I have heard amazing things about the galaxy s 2.
    05-09-2011 09:39 PM
  20. dchawk81's Avatar
    Tethering.
    I curbed my tethering significantly. My phone heats up too much.
    05-09-2011 09:49 PM
  21. Mooch10's Avatar
    I bet right about now you wish you never posted!! right?

    LTE is faster much faster
    05-09-2011 10:06 PM
  22. tcapote's Avatar
    Love'n my TB and Love'n Verizon's 4G. Smoking fast, pleasure to surf the web, watch videos, Tango etc...GREAT!!!
    05-09-2011 10:12 PM
  23. ben7337's Avatar
    If my 3G coverage got the 1mbps minimum that many people seem to get or a more common 1.5-2.5mbps then yes I'd say 3g is fine, but since I get much much slower speeds, sometimes only a few hundred kbps and speeds are erratic for me, I can honestly say 3g isn't nearly fast enough. I don't want to wait 10-20 seconds for a page to load or 30+ seconds for a youtube video to start, I want it all instant.
    05-09-2011 10:41 PM
  24. snarf77's Avatar
    hopefully next gen 4g hardware will be more energy efficient
    05-09-2011 10:49 PM
  25. brum08's Avatar
    hopefully next gen 4g hardware will be more energy efficient
    That's the only issue I see with 4G. Battery life. I used to keep to my laptop for browsing due to the lack of speed on my phone and size of the screen. But now with Lte and the larger 4.3" screen, I do a majority of my browsing on my phone. No need to go to my computer anymore
    05-09-2011 10:56 PM
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