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  1. catcher2468's Avatar
    Hey,

    Managed to get the S2 on day one from best buy.

    "Note: I returned the Sprint Epic Touch I just got because of slow speeds / bad 4g connections and what a mistake that was as it was about 10M download and 1.5M upload when I could get a rare connection."

    With H+ connected on the S2 and using speedtest.net app my download speeds are at best 2.5M and upload at best are 1M. The phone averages 1.5M download and 800K up load.

    My AT&T Iphone 4 I just got rid of averaged about 2.5M download and 400K upload.

    The question is this seems slow from reading several other forums so is this a problem or what I should be expecting.

    I live in California near San Francisco in the East Bay.
    10-04-2011 05:43 PM
  2. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I just got 2,373kbps up, and 1104kbps down in Northwest Indiana. Pretty good, but not as good as the Infuse was. The difference? The Infuse has gotten a radio update (or two) that helped it's performance. It's possible that the same thing will happen with the SGSII.

    EDIT: Just got 3690kbps down, and 1077kbps up. I think that illustrates that network performance is very inconsistent. At least in my area. I haven't done a ton of tests like I did with the Infuse, though.
    10-04-2011 05:49 PM
  3. SteveISU's Avatar
    I'm in the NW burbs of Chicago and get 6.5 down and 1.2 up.
    10-04-2011 06:44 PM
  4. bake's Avatar
    I haven't gotten very good speeds either. But it seems like its running pretty fast, so I guess I'm okay. But I naturally care about bigger numbers, so step it up AT&T!

    Edit: But then again I haven't been able to test it for a couple of days because it keeps saying network issues.
    10-04-2011 07:13 PM
  5. gaveup's Avatar
    Using FCC test app I am seeing 4.5 down and 1 up
    10-04-2011 07:32 PM
  6. jhnstn00's Avatar
    I'm in the NW burbs of Chicago and get 6.5 down and 1.2 up.
    So AT&T isn't making samsung put on bad radio's that limit the upload speed anymore like on the samsung captivate?

    of course mine is rooted with a different modem that has hsupa.
    10-04-2011 07:40 PM
  7. chestvrg's Avatar
    How strange, I have the int'l unlocked GSII and I get great download speeds on at&t.

    Sent from my GT-I9100
    10-04-2011 11:23 PM
  8. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    So AT&T isn't making samsung put on bad radio's that limit the upload speed anymore like on the samsung captivate?

    of course mine is rooted with a different modem that has hsupa.
    No reports of that so far. I can say I'm happy with my speeds compared to the Infuse and Inspire.

    How strange, I have the int'l unlocked GSII and I get great download speeds on at&t. Click to view quoted image

    Sent from my GT-I9100
    I've gotten speeds like that on my AT&T SGSII. It's going to be dependent on a lot of things, including location and signal strength. And any number of other factors.
    10-04-2011 11:29 PM
  9. exarkun's Avatar
    I tried out the sgs2 in the coon rapids store AT&T store (suburb of Minneapolis) On HSDPA I got 400K down, 100K up...

    What is up with AT&T here?
    10-05-2011 10:30 AM
  10. SteveISU's Avatar
    I tried out the sgs2 in the coon rapids store AT&T store (suburb of Minneapolis) On HSDPA I got 400K down, 100K up...

    What is up with AT&T here?

    Well the word "Coon" is in the name of the city, that should be your starting point. lol
    10-05-2011 10:36 AM
  11. saltytostitos's Avatar
    This is my average around Temple, TX
    10-05-2011 11:07 AM
  12. chestvrg's Avatar
    That is a little slow

    Sent from my GT-I9100
    10-05-2011 11:20 AM
  13. duncanator's Avatar
    I am experiencing the same issue as you are here in Sacramento. My S II has a slower speed that my co-worker's iPhone 4 when they are next to each other. The best I could achieve here is 3.2 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up. His iPhone 4 was getting over 4 Mbps down and hitting the same server with the test.

    I've also taken the test in other parts of the city and get the same results on my Galaxy S II everywhere I go. It sure doesn't compare to my friend's Bionic running on Verizon's LTE network, but as long as I get reliable 3G, I'm ok with that.
    10-05-2011 12:09 PM
  14. Dramer77's Avatar
    i think there is something up with the app or something, i started running it though the web at different sites and it showed much more speed.. i also ran it on my wifi to make sure it gave the same speed i get on my laptop from then

    10-09-2011 12:18 AM
  15. hdgmedic's Avatar
    i think there is something up with the app or something, i started running it though the web at different sites and it showed much more speed.. i also ran it on my wifi to make sure it gave the same speed i get on my laptop from then

    Click to view quoted image
    Now that's promising!!! I was hoping that the Maryland area was pulling those kind of speeds. Yes!
    10-09-2011 01:36 AM
  16. shansmi's Avatar
    Working great here...





    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Tapatalk
    10-09-2011 04:18 AM
  17. chestvrg's Avatar
    Wao where are you located? I have never gotten speeds like this on my int'l galaxy s2. That is over 14Mbps down I see. The most I have gotten is almost 8Mbps down.
    10-09-2011 08:42 AM
  18. PM-Performance's Avatar
    Man I just switched from Sprint and was getting below dial up speeds most of the time. Lucky to hit 100-300k at best.
    I did a speed test on my new ATT phones and almost shat my trow when I was seeing 2.5-3mb speeds in surprise. Im happy with that as I was getting that on Sprint 4G when I could get it, but now it seems like some are getting even higher. Sounds like ATT deff stepped up the game
    10-09-2011 09:44 AM
  19. shansmi's Avatar
    Wao where are you located? I have never gotten speeds like this on my int'l galaxy s2. That is over 14Mbps down I see. The most I have gotten is almost 8Mbps down.
    I am in Dallas using the server in Atlanta. On average I see about 8/1. In the off peak hours it will scream at 14/1 as noted in the pic.
    10-09-2011 05:58 PM
  20. chestvrg's Avatar
    Wao just wao.

    Sent from my GT-I9100
    10-09-2011 06:19 PM
  21. txjeepn's Avatar
    I have my Galaxy SII that replaced my captivate. Out my back door about 200 feet from my house is an AT&T tower that just this spring got the fiber back haul. With my captivate I got a maximum of 3.1mb averaging 1.5-2.5 and with my new SII I average about 3.0-4.0 with the highest being 7.2.
    10-09-2011 07:03 PM
  22. Onth's Avatar
    Guys, I think it is the issue with the speedtest app.

    I ran the test more than 10 times at diffrent time, it ranged from 0.5mbps - 4.92mbps.

    Today, when i tried to run it again, it prompt me for a new update for the app. After I updated it, it is now range from 14mbps to 18mbps.

    Also, I have a server about 100 miles from where I live, but it pulls the signal from another server in my neighboring state which is about 400 miles away.
    10-09-2011 08:00 PM
  23. Onth's Avatar
    oh btw, the speedtest by using the server in my state which is about 100 miles away from my location is slower than the server that is 550 miles away in another state
    10-09-2011 08:06 PM
  24. shansmi's Avatar
    huh? Tower? I can promise you, you are NOT locked onto a tower more than a few miles away. RF drops in RSSI in general like (1/x) where x is you position / distance from the site. Now if you are talking about servers in the app, that is a different discussion. There are many reasons some servers perform better than others.
    10-09-2011 09:00 PM
  25. xfile's Avatar
    Great point.....there is no way towers are in the equation from that far away.
    10-09-2011 09:48 PM
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