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S2 4G Speed Test versus iPhone5 4G

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Journeyman

S2 4G Speed Test versus iPhone5 4G

My manager has a new iPhone5 4G on the Sprint network, and I have the Samsung Galaxy-S2 4G also on the same Sprint network. We were in a part of the office complex where there is a tower nearby and we receive good 4G reception. So we each did the speed test. I was stunned because I was getting 6-7 Mbps while his iPhone was clocking at 24 Mbps. I asked him if that definatley was Mbps and he confirmed. How can there be such a difference? And if this is accurate, I will be heading to the iPhone in September when this contract expires.  

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Wizard

Both phones have different radio signals in them, so that's why you are seeing different speed test.

Galaxy SII is about two years older and iPhone 5 is almost a year old.

Really can't compare a old phone to a newer phone.

Journeyman

The SII uses WiMAX while the iPhone5 uses LTE. LTE is much faster than WiMAX as WiMAX  is an older technology.

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