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Johnny Steps
Oct 8, 2012, 05:29 PM
We both have the same company which is AT&T. The Infuse and the iPhone 4S both use HSPA+ correct? Why is he getting over 5 MB down and I am only getting 1.2 MB down?



BasicGreatGuy
Oct 8, 2012, 05:31 PM
We both have the same company which is AT&T. The Infuse and the iPhone 4S both use HSPA+ correct? Why is he getting over 5 MB down and I am only getting 1.2 MB down?

Are you able to use your phone as you would like?

Mr Hill
Oct 8, 2012, 05:33 PM
We both have the same company which is AT&T. The Infuse and the iPhone 4S both use HSPA+ correct? Why is he getting over 5 MB down and I am only getting 1.2 MB down?

The Infuse is capable of HSPA+21 while the iPhone 4S is only HSPA+ 14.4 capable.

Johnny Steps
Oct 8, 2012, 05:33 PM
Are you able to use your phone as you would like?

What do you mean?

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The Infuse is capable of HSPA+21 while the iPhone 4S is only HSPA+ 14.4 capable.

Oh.... Hm.. I see.

SAMtheGAM
Oct 9, 2012, 02:30 AM
We both have the same company which is AT&T. The Infuse and the iPhone 4S both use HSPA+ correct? Why is he getting over 5 MB down and I am only getting 1.2 MB down?

Make sure you have the proper data for iPhone 4S data plan it is HSPA + enabled

jaysen
Oct 9, 2012, 02:44 AM
What do you mean?

He's being facetious; meaning if you're able to go on the internet or send mms/imessages just as you'd like than why matter what his speeds are?

in other words; troll.

725032
Oct 9, 2012, 02:51 AM
Are you able to use your phone as you would like?

That is not the question... Can you answer the question or not?

Beenblacklisted
Oct 9, 2012, 12:42 PM
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Menel
Oct 9, 2012, 12:48 PM
The Infuse is capable of HSPA+21 while the iPhone 4S is only HSPA+ 14.4 capable.Irrelevant.

iPhone 4S is capable of 8-10mbps on speedtest app. Even the 3GS/4 can do 4-5mbps.

Mr Hill
Oct 9, 2012, 04:36 PM
Irrelevant.

iPhone 4S is capable of 8-10mbps on speedtest app. Even the 3GS/4 can do 4-5mbps.

It's relevant. Being HSPA+ 14.4 means the theoretical max of the 4S is only 14.4mbps (though you will never see that speed in a real world test). That means it is possible to get the 8-10mbps down that you claim.

The Infuse is HSPA+ 21 capable so that means its theoretical max is 21mbps (also will not be seen in a real world test). This means that if you're in an area where AT&T's signal/data is strong enough for 8-10mbps on a 4S, then you will probably be getting at least 13-16mbps on a HSPA+ 21 capable device.

This is also the reason why the iPhone 5 has faster HSPA+ speeds than the 4S. The iPhone 5 is capable of HSPA+ 42 (though AT&T's network maxes out at 21) so people with iPhone 5's still receive faster data speeds than someone on a 4S when they are in an HSPA+ area without LTE.

jaysen
Oct 9, 2012, 11:30 PM
It's relevant. Being HSPA+ 14.4 means the theoretical max of the 4S is only 14.4mbps (though you will never see that speed in a real world test). That means it is possible to get the 8-10mbps down that you claim.

The Infuse is HSPA+ 21 capable so that means its theoretical max is 21mbps (also will not be seen in a real world test). This means that if you're in an area where AT&T's signal/data is strong enough for 8-10mbps on a 4S, then you will probably be getting at least 13-16mbps on a HSPA+ 21 capable device.

This is also the reason why the iPhone 5 has faster HSPA+ speeds than the 4S. The iPhone 5 is capable of HSPA+ 42 (though AT&T's network maxes out at 21) so people with iPhone 5's still receive faster data speeds than someone on a 4S when they are in an HSPA+ area without LTE.

I'm guessing he still doesn't understand.

Menel
Oct 10, 2012, 06:08 AM
It's relevant. Being HSPA+ 14.4 means the theoretical max of the 4S is only 14.4mbps (though you will never see that speed in a real world test). That means it is possible to get the 8-10mbps down that you claim.

The Infuse is HSPA+ 21 capable so that means its theoretical max is 21mbps (also will not be seen in a real world test). This means that if you're in an area where AT&T's signal/data is strong enough for 8-10mbps on a 4S, then you will probably be getting at least 13-16mbps on a HSPA+ 21 capable device.

This is also the reason why the iPhone 5 has faster HSPA+ speeds than the 4S. The iPhone 5 is capable of HSPA+ 42 (though AT&T's network maxes out at 21) so people with iPhone 5's still receive faster data speeds than someone on a 4S when they are in an HSPA+ area without LTE.
Context.
OP is complaining of only getting 1mbps in an area where another handset gets 5mbps. These numbers are well within 4S's capabilities.

Tarzanman
Oct 10, 2012, 02:22 PM
Context.
OP is complaining of only getting 1mbps in an area where another handset gets 5mbps. These numbers are well within 4S's capabilities.

Well, OP probably won't understand the actual explanation (look up W-CDMA spreading codes). Saying that the Infuse (or whatever it was) has a better/faster version of HSPA+ is enough of an explanation