What is 4G, exactly? LTE? WiMax? Does HSPA+ count? There’s no real widely accepted definition for a “4G network,” but I’ll do my best to explain on video. Enjoy!
One of the reasons the LTE phones that Verizon use suck power is that, its a data only implementation of LTE. That means it has to run one radio for data and a second radio for voice. HSPA+ is more efficient since it only runs a single radio. The LTE network planned by T-Mobile will be data and voice so it will be more efficient, battery wise
We really dont need 4g just the ability to play videos and go on social media sites I mean really how fast do we need our data to be I'm happy with sprints wimax
don215 Well, some people use it for more than social media and video... But yeah, most people don't really need 4G. Hell, I rarely have it enabled on my phone!
Non of the US carriers have real 4G, Real 4G is LTE-Advanced(GSM) and WiMax-Advanced(CDMA) both are supposed to offer 100Mbps- 1Gbps.
What we have in the U.S. is 3G HSPA+ and 3.5G LTE, Wimax
T-Mobile's HSPA+ already exceeds 30Mbps in certain markets (it's marketed as 42Mbps theoretical maximum)...
Great video btw... Good for sharing with non-technically savvy friends and family members.
Ok video overall, for those out there who know nothing. You give some questionable information, both in the video and on your YouTube comments, though... I'm not so sure that the only reason we don't have quad core LTE phones here in the US is because of battery concerns. Everything I've heard points to a lack of quad core chipsets that are compatible with LTE in the U.S. (they're coming, though). Also, people are asking you stuff like "why is it called 4G LTE and not just 4G" and you are responding with "LTE is the name of Verizon's own network". That isn't accurate at all. Both Sprint and AT&T have LTE networks (well, Sprint will soon) and AT&T even has "LTE" displayed on one of their 4G logos. LTE is the name of the technology itself, not Verizon's network. It's more of a thing with Verizon using the term more prominently in their marketing than others.