iPhone 5: LTE vs WiFi shootout

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  1. The best speed I’ve gotten in the Philadelphia area on Verizon LTE since I picked up my iPhone 5 on Friday was 6.42 Mbps. Most of the time it’s been between 4 and 5 Mbps, often dropping to 3G and between 1 and 2 Mbps. Not impressed and may be regretting my decision to dump AT&T.

  2. You should also take latency into consideration. The LTE connection has over 4X the latency of the Wi-Fi connection. Not very good! Also, you should make sure that the Wi-Fi connection is indeed symmetric, as your results don’t seem to support this if true.

    1. Dewayne

      Thanks for the comment and agreed. Latency is a huge issue, and right now brute speed is making us overlook that. Also, I was wondering if we you suggestions on how to make the WiFi connection symmetric. I am using the Time Capsule from Apple right now.

  3. LTE speedtest.net result in Oakland, CA
    PIng 46ms
    Down – 34.86 Mbps
    UP – 14.53Mbps

    Unfortunately, I live in Marin County, CA and we don’t have AT&T LTE, yet.

    However, I have been very surprised/happy with how fast AT&T 4G (not LTE) has been. I have been getting between 3 and 9 Mbps w/ ‘fake’ 4G which is MUCH faster than the 3G in the same area.

    After all the hooting and hollering about AT&T and the non-4G, I wasn’t expecting much.

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