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HTC Source | January 19, 2018

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HTC Thunderbolt speedtest pushes the limits of Verizon’s LTE 4G network

HTC Thunderbolt speedtest pushes the limits of Verizon’s LTE 4G network

No matter which way you looks at it, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint’s 4G networks simply don’t compare to the speed offered by Verizon;s LTE 4G network. We got our first taste of LTE while at CES last month and tweeted that the HTC Thunderbolt was able to download data at speeds of over 25 Mbps. Now, a little more than a month later, we’ve received our first in-the-wild reports of some pretty amazing speeds from the HTC Thunderbolt. The image below clearly shows that LTE is the new champion on the 4G battle front. T-Mobile’s HSPA+ and Sprint’s Wi-Max networks are still fast, but they certainly can not compete with 34 Mbps download and 37 Mbps upload speeds on Verizon’s LTE network. The 4G wars may just be heating up, but it looks like Verizon has taken an early lead over its competition.  We’re just glad that HTC phones ave been the first devices on all four major U.S. networks to bring 4G to the masses.

Thanks to D. for the image.

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Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.


  1. Jon

    That is so awesome. I thought my Fios home internet was fast with 25Mbps download and 25Mbps upload. I can’t believe my soon-to-be new phone could be faster than that!

    I went into a Verizon and a Best Buy store last night. At Verizon I was told there was no ETA on the phone, at Best Buy I was told it would be on the 14th. I’m still hopeful for the 14th, but its not looking good.

  2. mat

    it wil be the 24th, 2 weeks after the iPHone launch so the Crapple fanboys can’t return their iPHone to get 4G. only logical

  3. Desmond

    That’s all well and good but at CES HTC had a prototype device they were testing that was using ATT LTE and it’s speeds were double and in fact almost triple that. Google it.

  4. SAMMY

    @desmond in that case why don’t we talk about the other prototype handsets in Japan that are running on dummy networks that get 200 megs a second? This is a speed test of a production device on a LIVE LTE network.

    Granted, Verizon doens’t have very many LTE customers yet, but it’s certainly faster than my home internet. Within a year or so, the only advantage Comcast and Time Warner will have over 4G is the fact that they offer unlimited data. Maybe this will force them to offer significantly faster cable internet speeds so that they don’t lose customers to wireless carriers.

  5. Leann

    Hi , I just found out the thunderbolt… IT WILL HAVE noise reduction technology or what HTC calls it ” voice privacy” I am most pumped about this. I tried the I phone from Verizon. Very Nice, great pic, GREAT SOUND. but lacked a few key important items. #1. Backup for contacts can only be on I tunes. and it is scripted so you can not open and see your contacts in your I tune account. #2. You can NOT remove the battery… So you have to send into Apple. #3. No Verizon tec. support. You have to call Mac. And they charge you $3.00 bucks a shoot, for support. So I tried the Samsung Galaxys S. Good in speed and great picture. But the sound SUCKS. And I mean sucks!! I have had much better sound from a plain Jane cell. I have a hard time hearing people clearly and vic versa. Needs A LOT of improvement in this area. So I am waiting for the HTC thunderbolt. I am most certain this is THE ONE!!!