HTC Sensation 4G
Top message: LACKS HSPA+ by Wizeguy
Replying to: Re: LACKS HSPA+ by casualsuede
Re: LACKS HSPA+
Indeed specs don't matter if the product produces the experience you expect and need. In my case, HSPA 14 didn't produce. I was getting 200-512 kbps download speeds and 50-128ish upload speeds. The effect, well, Youtube was pretty much worthless. Uploading of pics, vids, etc. extremely slow. This is also in an area that TMO advertised as HSPA+ 21 at the time I owned the MyTouch 4G (HSPA 14)but has been upgraded to HSPA+ 42 as of late May.
Solution: Tried out a HSPA+ 21 phone in the Galaxy S 4G and Youtube now works as intended. Uploading of vids and pics are tolerable now.
I still may check out the Sensation only because I really want to like it and I love HTC hardware, but for me if HSPA 14 again repeats the same performance that I was experiencing with the MyTouch 4G it's not worth it.
I'm sure I am not the only one in a dilemma like this, and a lot of the Results of your experience will be dependent up where you use your phone. In my case here in North Orange Co. shows HSPA+ to be a very important feature Vs. HSPA. Plenty of forums also confirm results vary depending on where you're using your phone, XDA-developers.com has some useful threads of users posting their speeds obtained and where from. Best of luck too all!
Below is a link that helps to clear up some confusion between HSPA and HSPA+
http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between- ... »
- Re: LACKS HSPA+ by terryjohnson16
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