LTE Netflix

BFizzzle

macrumors 68020
Original poster
May 31, 2010
2,443
0
Austin TX
How long does you battery last when watching netflix over LTE?!


I get about 4.5 hours of continous netflix on LTE. I usually would get 5.5-6+ on my 4s with hspa.

Not sure if this is normal?
 

mnsportsgeek

macrumors 68000
Feb 24, 2009
1,889
1,379
There are alot of variables. Could be your signal strength, could be the power that LTE is using. You might want to test your results by turning off LTE and running the battery dry on "4G" and see what kind of results you get.
 

jlake02

macrumors 68020
Nov 2, 2008
2,259
1
L.A.
How long does you battery last when watching netflix over LTE?!


I get about 4.5 hours of continous netflix on LTE. I usually would get 5.5-6+ on my 4s with hspa.

Not sure if this is normal?
Seems solid to me.

Bet you're burning through crazy bandwidth though! :)
 

BFizzzle

macrumors 68020
Original poster
May 31, 2010
2,443
0
Austin TX
Seems solid to me.

Bet you're burning through crazy bandwidth though! :)



I am with my unlimited data on verizon :)

----------

There are alot of variables. Could be your signal strength, could be the power that LTE is using. You might want to test your results by turning off LTE and running the battery dry on "4G" and see what kind of results you get.
ill try it out on my 3g. i have verizon now so no hspa like i did on my 4s
 

xofruitcake

macrumors 6502a
Mar 15, 2012
632
9
I am with my unlimited data on verizon :)[

In theory, you get unlimited but you get throttled if and when the network is busy.....An HD movie is about 2Gb. so essentially after the first movie of the month, you are at the mercy of network traffic around you...

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-5...erizon-also-throttles-unlimited-data-service/

The way it works is that if you use more than 2GB of data per month, Verizon is likely to identify you as being in the top 5 percent of data users. Once you've been identified as a heavy data user, when the cell site you are in gets congested, Verizon will slow down your access until the network is no longer so crowded.
Once the congestion has subsided or you move to a different cell site that isn't congested, your speed returns to normal. Depending on how congested the network is your service could be slowed for a few minutes or for several hours.
 

BFizzzle

macrumors 68020
Original poster
May 31, 2010
2,443
0
Austin TX
In theory, you get unlimited but you get throttled if and when the network is busy.....An HD movie is about 2Gb. so essentially after the first movie of the month, you are at the mercy of network traffic around you...

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-5...erizon-also-throttles-unlimited-data-service/

The way it works is that if you use more than 2GB of data per month, Verizon is likely to identify you as being in the top 5 percent of data users. Once you've been identified as a heavy data user, when the cell site you are in gets congested, Verizon will slow down your access until the network is no longer so crowded.
Once the congestion has subsided or you move to a different cell site that isn't congested, your speed returns to normal. Depending on how congested the network is your service could be slowed for a few minutes or for several hours.
hahahah before you tell me how MY plan works.. read the article you posted :) 8th paragraph

The policy only applies to customers with unlimited data plans on the 3G network. Verizon doesn't slow down data for 4G customers.

so no... i have unlimted.. unthorttled unlimited..


and further more.. wtf 2gb per hd movie

hahahahahah
try 300 mb per 2 hours of HD streaming

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-much-monthly-bandwidth-doe-136401

do your research before you start telling people how stuff works
 

KoukiFC3S

macrumors 6502a
Jul 4, 2010
535
1
In theory, you get unlimited but you get throttled if and when the network is busy.....An HD movie is about 2Gb. so essentially after the first movie of the month, you are at the mercy of network traffic around you...

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-5...erizon-also-throttles-unlimited-data-service/

The way it works is that if you use more than 2GB of data per month, Verizon is likely to identify you as being in the top 5 percent of data users. Once you've been identified as a heavy data user, when the cell site you are in gets congested, Verizon will slow down your access until the network is no longer so crowded.
Once the congestion has subsided or you move to a different cell site that isn't congested, your speed returns to normal. Depending on how congested the network is your service could be slowed for a few minutes or for several hours.
That's only for 3G. They don't throttle LTE (yet).

From your link:
The policy only applies to customers with unlimited data plans on the 3G network. Verizon doesn't slow down data for 4G customers.
 

BFizzzle

macrumors 68020
Original poster
May 31, 2010
2,443
0
Austin TX
That's only for 3G. They don't throttle LTE (yet).

From your link:
Yeah yet lol check out the thread about the verizon hotspot unlimited.. Several people on there bragging about how they use 100s of gbs a month how they replaced theirs home Internet with it.. The people who are prolly causing me to get 10 Mbps today instead of my usually 30 ;)it's going to get us throttled
 

KoukiFC3S

macrumors 6502a
Jul 4, 2010
535
1
Does netflix play a higher quality stream when on LTE?

From today's Anandtech podcast, it looks like the LTE chip is more efficient than the 3G one for the same amount of workload.
 

BFizzzle

macrumors 68020
Original poster
May 31, 2010
2,443
0
Austin TX
Does netflix play a higher quality stream when on LTE?

From today's Anandtech podcast, it looks like the LTE chip is more efficient than the 3G one for the same amount of workload.
well i thought it did (quality on LTE), i am testing my battery life today on 3g.. but it appears to be the same quality on 3g?

when i would stream on 3g in he past on my 4s if i had a connection of 1mbps or less it would be pixelated a bit. So far i have pixelation on 3G.

maybe im crazy.

i wish it would do like the xbox app, start streaming in a low quality so it loads faster, buffer in the background while you watch for a minute then change to HD.
on 3G on my iphone 5 i will have to wait a bit for it to buffer.
 

BFizzzle

macrumors 68020
Original poster
May 31, 2010
2,443
0
Austin TX
FYI if anyone cares..

ive been using 3g today. 2 hours of netflix only at 69% usually im at 40-50% by now.
so im thinking its either using LTE chip/or just the fact that i only get 2-3 bars of LTE in my office.
 

chakraj

macrumors 65816
Feb 6, 2008
1,264
1
So Cal
I love people who dont even read the links that they use to try and prove a point. The link disproves the point, lol

The policy only applies to customers with unlimited data plans on the 3G network. Verizon doesn't slow down data for 4G customers.
 

dccorona

macrumors 68020
Jun 12, 2008
2,033
1
hahahah before you tell me how MY plan works.. read the article you posted :) 8th paragraph




so no... i have unlimted.. unthorttled unlimited..


and further more.. wtf 2gb per hd movie

hahahahahah
try 300 mb per 2 hours of HD streaming

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-much-monthly-bandwidth-doe-136401

do your research before you start telling people how stuff works
EDIT: just read your article. It says an HD movie is 3600 MB, which is 3.6GB. You missed a 0 there

----------

Yeah yet lol check out the thread about the verizon hotspot unlimited.. Several people on there bragging about how they use 100s of gbs a month how they replaced theirs home Internet with it.. The people who are prolly causing me to get 10 Mbps today instead of my usually 30 ;)it's going to get us throttled
Yep. People think the companies throttle and push people to tired plans because they're evil. Well, they are evil in ways, but that's not one of them. They literally cannot handle the strain on their networks. It's not designed to serve that much data.

People continue to do that, Verizon will haven't choice but to start throttling on 4G as well
 
Last edited:

mnsportsgeek

macrumors 68000
Feb 24, 2009
1,889
1,379
FYI if anyone cares..

ive been using 3g today. 2 hours of netflix only at 69% usually im at 40-50% by now.
so im thinking its either using LTE chip/or just the fact that i only get 2-3 bars of LTE in my office.
I'd put my money on that.
 

KoukiFC3S

macrumors 6502a
Jul 4, 2010
535
1
EDIT: just read your article. It says an HD movie is 3600 MB, which is 3.6GB. You missed a 0 there

----------



Yep. People think the companies throttle and push people to tired plans because they're evil. Well, they are evil in ways, but that's not one of them. They literally cannot handle the strain on their networks. It's not designed to serve that much data.

People continue to do that, Verizon will haven't choice but to start throttling on 4G as well
The iPhone only plays in SD. So about 600MB per hour.
 

KoukiFC3S

macrumors 6502a
Jul 4, 2010
535
1
FYI if anyone cares..

ive been using 3g today. 2 hours of netflix only at 69% usually im at 40-50% by now.
so im thinking its either using LTE chip/or just the fact that i only get 2-3 bars of LTE in my office.
Found out why. Netflix will use more data on LTE.

Source: http://appadvice.com/appnn/2012/10/its-pretty-stupid-ridiculous-how-much-data-netflix-uses-over-lte

When streaming Netflix over LTE the difference in cellular data usage is ridiculous. The video that was streamed during the test racked up 79.6MB of data. In my opinion, the high quality video wasn’t even noticeably better than 3G to warrant the heavy data consumption. It’s also important to note that the auto-quality feature can be disabled through the online account settings on the Netflix website.
 

Attachments

james92se

macrumors 6502a
Jun 21, 2010
818
27
Dallas, TX
FYI if anyone cares..

ive been using 3g today. 2 hours of netflix only at 69% usually im at 40-50% by now.
so im thinking its either using LTE chip/or just the fact that i only get 2-3 bars of LTE in my office.
How do you get away with spending hours watching movies at work? And it sounds like this is routine for your work day!? Must be nice!
 

Bswartz95

macrumors 6502a
Feb 3, 2011
523
85
Columbus, OH
Signal strength and bars of service. I was under the impression that the bars we see on the device are for voice calls. Verizon told me that the bars have absolutely nothing to do with data.
 

BFizzzle

macrumors 68020
Original poster
May 31, 2010
2,443
0
Austin TX
EDIT: just read your article. It says an HD movie is 3600 MB, which is 3.6GB. You missed a 0 there

----------



Yep. People think the companies throttle and push people to tired plans because they're evil. Well, they are evil in ways, but that's not one of them. They literally cannot handle the strain on their networks. It's not designed to serve that much data.

People continue to do that, Verizon will haven't choice but to start throttling on 4G as well
oh dope! i did. bahaha thanks.

I'd put my money on that.
yeah i wonder why it causes more battery when i have a lower signal.

nice find.

What I want to know is are any of you working for a living or is this all you do all day?:eek:
Dialer analyst manager for a call center in the IT department :)
Do alot compiling sql statments/building/changing algorithms/running reports...so there are long wait times 20-30 min at times where i can not do anything but wait for it to load. When not loading its just playing in my ear so i can listen and glance occasionally. making 50k a year it isnt a bad setup :p so id say yes i work for a living.. just lucked out and am able to do this while i do.

How do you get away with spending hours watching movies at work? And it sounds like this is routine for your work day!? Must be nice!
it is nice :p see above
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.