Is iphone4 a 4G phone?

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Is iphone4 a 4G phone?

 

I'm up for renewal Feb. 1st and was planning on getting the iphone4 but now this Motorola Atrix Android was announced and they made a big deal that it was a 4G phone. I understand AT&T is upgrading their network in selected markets to support 4G speeds. Question: will the iphone4 be able to take full advantage of the network upgrades and run at 4G speeds like the Atrix? TIA.

 

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Re: Is iphone4 a 4G phone?

No, the iPhone 4 is not a 4G phone.
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The iPhone 4 can't do much better than HSDPA speeds, even on wifi, and I expect most other phones won't get much bank out of that buck either. But it makes for good marketing.

 

AT&T is supposedly actually deploying 3g HSPA+ in more places, so eventually we might get to actual 3G speeds Smiley Happy (that's up to 21Mbps) (Oh, i see that they now call that 4G. LOL - ok, nice one! - iPhone 4 doesn't do HSPA+ either, so no difference there)

 

I guess you could use your 2GB faster that way, get rid of all that wondering about when you'll exceed the cap and all that... now, you can do it in 17 minutes Smiley Wink

 

 

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Re: Is iphone4 a 4G phone?

The iPhone 4 supports hspa+
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youngjm wrote:
The iPhone 4 supports hspa+

Without the + - HSPA 7.2, just like the 3GS, nothing new... and not the HSPA+ (now relabled 4G) 20+Mb speeds. Of course, if AT&T could actually deliver just HSPA 7.2 speeds that would be a great start.

 

 

From the Specs: "UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)" no plus there Smiley Happy

 

see http://www.apple.com/iphone/compare-iphones/

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Re: Is iphone4 a 4G phone?


johninsj wrote:

- iPhone 4 doesn't do HSPA+ either, so no difference there)

 

THEN.......

 

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The iPhone 4 supports hspa+

 

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youngjm is wrong. It supports HSPA 7.2, just the same as the 3GS did.

 

Not HSPA+, which AT&T now calls 4G

 

Just check the apple specs on the main iPhone page. It says it right there.

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correct,  Not often that  I miss one....

 

 

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The highest the iPhone 4 can go is 7.2MBPS HSDPA. It was not built for HSPA+ or 4G as of yet.

However if you have a hefty wallet, you can add an HSPA+ / 4G MiFi router if AT&T will be vending one in the near future. I haven't actually seen any Engadget postings on a 4G or HSPA+ MiFi router when AT&T had announced during the CES 2011 expo, but it may come.

 

There are minor croppings of i5 and iPad 2 that has been whispered but like most people, they're remaining silent per Apple's request. There was even a teaser trailer removed by Apple from YouTube earlier.

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youngjm wrote:

correct,  Not often that  I miss one....

 

 


I noticed. I feel honored to correct you Smiley Happy

 

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