Massive network performance jump on hspa+

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wutang61, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. wutang61 macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2011
    Anyone else have this? With my 4s i pulled 4-6mbps testing at different times over the course of a year.

    With the 5 I'm now seeing 9-11mbps down. The 4s's modem must have been terrible.

    Still doesn't hold a candle to LTE but almost 2x the network performance was worth the upgrade in itself.
  2. Mr Hill macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    The iPhone 4S was only capable of HSPA+ 14, the iPhone 5 supports up to HSPA+ 42. AT&T uses HSPA+ 21 but your 4S didn't have the radio to support those speeds so that's why you're seeing the speed boost. Real world speeds are typically around half of the theoretical maximum speeds (14, 21, 42).
  3. wutang61 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2011
    Interesting. Wasn't aware of that. Thanks


    Will add that even without lte this alone is enough to keep me happy until AT&T gets it deployed around here. I'm hoping for around year end 2013. But at that time I will have the 5s so I doubt I'll ever get to use lte on this phone.
  4. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2009
    I got a 10Mb/1.6Mb test last night. Usually get around 4/1.2
  5. Furifo macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2010
    Used to get 4-5 on a iP4 over 3G. Now:


    My carrier doesn't support 4G yet but those 3G speeds are quite nice :)

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