04-11-2011 4:30 AM - edited 04-11-2011 4:35 AM
Okay I am getting to point where I need to decide if I am keeping this HTC Aria. At work in the middle of tall building and concrete, the AT&T signal is great. They have been there for awhile. At home where the network is new, I can agree that their have delivered on their promise to be similar to the network I had before. However if I go out of my home town just a few miles, the signal drops quickly to EDGE or GPRS. It may be good voice signal strength, but I have to use my phone as my sole source for the internet when I am in that area for extended periods of time. This area had Verizon 3G. It might have been on their lower end of 3G, but I could easily use it without noticing a drop in speed.
Is normal EDGE speeds?
50 kbps down, 72 kbps up, 1188 ms
111 kbps dn, 88 kbps up, 1333 ms
111 kbps dn, 78 kbps up, 957 ms
122 kbps dn, 88 kbps up, 1095 ms
Are these normal 3G (HSPA) (selected results) speeds?
389 kbps dn, 129 kbps up, 388 ms (lowest test)
405 kbps dn, 97 kbps up, 256 ms
619 kbps dn, 97 kbps up, 389 ms
726 kbps dn, 92 kbps up, 542 ms
990 kbps dn, 131 kbps up, 423 ms
1212 kbps dn, 102 kbps up, 184 ms
1546 kbps dn, 136 kbps up, 1506 ms
1868 kbps dn, 114 kbps up, 356 ms (highest test)
For comparison Verizon 3G (selected results)
1751 kbps dn, 828 kbps up, 287 ms (highest test)
1555 kbps dn, 738 kbps up 257 ms
1202 kbps dn, 537 kbps up, 332 ms
985 kbps dn, 806 kbps up, 316 ms
880 kbps dn, 352 kbps up, 349 ms
594 kbps dn, 834 kbps up, 278 ms
428 kbps dn, 388 kbps up, 534 ms
244 kbps dn, 432 kbps up, 314 ms (lowest test)
126 kbps dn, 168 kbps 12 ms (I think this one was 1x)
All the speed tests were done with Ookla's speedtest.net app for android.
The download speeds seems to be about equal between networks. The upload for AT&T is just SAD. The ping latency on AT&T can vary a bit. I only put one example of the 3G on here, but there were others that were in the 1000+ ms for tests. The EDGE latency is just as bad.
What do you as AT&T users think?
Can AT&T's signal range widely while been in one place? I went from displaying three bars to zero in the span of minutes. It will do this all day in my home.
Sorry for the blurry camera shots. The other phone just couldn't focus that close.
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05-02-2011 11:03 AM
05-02-2011 11:41 AM
Ran a test this morning and a couple more just a bit ago at my place of employment. These are my numbers so far:
95 5834 1295
99 5358 1283
88 6071 1281
Hello HSPA+!!! Apparently having the upload speed capped was hammering the download speed due to the increased latency, which proved to be quiet a bit.
05-02-2011 1:21 PM
05-02-2011 2:11 PM
Hello HTC Inspire 4G! The network finally lives up to the name of the device. Did you get the update before Sunday, sitnsidewayz?
Sadly I was working with a HTC Aria. However the network failed for me more than the device.
I was able to update on Saturday. I got several server not availables before it finally went through.
05-02-2011 2:16 PM
Way to go sitnsidewayz! Cool, att took care of the issue. Perfecto
Yes. I posted several times that I was in an upgraded area, yet would only get 2-3 mbps service, even as AT&T denied that the Inspire was capped. It is unleashed now. Now if only AT&T would remove that silly installing from unknown sources restriction, I would have a near perfect device.
05-02-2011 2:24 PM
05-02-2011 2:40 PM
Manthats great, how you like being an Androidian, myfellow droider? yep, rooting these bad boys will open up new territories for us that att cant undo. For some reason ican load side apps on mine even though its not rooted. But it came from dell and absolutely no att bloat to start with. But got some dell stuff I cuould use gettn rid of.... but, man, thats goodthe atrix and arias are finally getting the service you paid for in the first place
Now that I have hsupa enabled and using Sideload Wonder Machine is such a breeze, I will put off rooting. I would love to remove the bloatware on the phone, but have no intentions of rooting just for that. Yes, I'm loving Android and having no regrets of switching over from WinMo.
05-02-2011 2:44 PM
05-02-2011 3:54 PM
05-02-2011 5:11 PM
Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010
05-03-2011 3:11 AM
The only time i think i would even consider rooting is if my android is performing poorly due to lack of space (and i have uninstalled all the apps i can do without), Otherwise, for now things are good. I was happy to see the upload/download ratio and the quick rendering onscreen when i tested my droid while not using wi-fi.