HTC Thunderbolt: Speed Test – Are you getting 4G LTE Speeds?

By Alan Ng - Mar 19, 2011

Now that the HTC Thunderbolt is available to buy both in-store and online, we want to know your impressions of the device, with specific reference to the 4G LTE speeds that Verzion are touting with the device. Have you managed to get a solid connection to 4G LTE, or are you having problems?

Earlier on this week, we mentioned in a previous article that Verizon were promising 4G LTE speeds of up to 5-12Mbps downstream, and 2-5Mbps upstream, but how many of you have actually managed to achieve such figures on your device?

If you are currently situated in a 4G LTE area, you can check right now what speeds you are getting at the moment by downloading the SpeedTest app on your mobile from the Android Market – it’s essentially the same service as the popular one you see at online.

It will be interesting to see just how many of you are getting close to the speeds that Verizon advertised, and we’re pretty sure that in some cases, the speed you manage to get on your device is actually faster than that of your home broadband!

Are you impressed with the 4G LTE network speeds that you’re getting, or have you been left disappointed after so much promise? Let us know how fast your handset is.

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  • Mack

    Best speeds Ive seen are 35 Down / 35 Up in the Seattle Metro Area. I've raced all my co-workers and friends with other "4G' service. Best I've seen from any of them is just under 2Mbps. Most run around 1 or slightly below (namely IPhone/ATT 3G). Sprint 4G is faster, but this Thunderbolt on Verizon is plain stupid fast.

  • Warren

    I am getting mixed results, using speedtest APP in 4G areas mostly about 5~9mbps down and 1.5 to 18mbps up. I think the App has a problem with the Thunderbolt on upload speed due to caching/buffer or something. The big problem is at my work it's 4G 4 signal bars and I am getting 500K down and over 10mbps speed up. Something is wrong. I have also tested at all times of the day.

  • Sean

    24 down 28 up

  • anthony

    12 download 27 upload crazy fast!!

  • miguel

    Averaging 14-16mbps down and 20 to 30 up…….sooo fast…:)

  • rico

    I was getting solid LTE in northern VA with about 11mbps down and 25mbps up. I haven’t been able to get 4G since yesterday morning though.

  • spigatelli

    at home on my Thunderbolt I get between 10 and 17 mbps down and 4 to 7 up.

  • Ron

    I’ve taken my phone to areas where Verizon maps indicate 4G service. I get a 4G signal less than 10% of the time. (Pasadena, CA area)

  • Jesse

    Averaging ~20mbps download and ~30 mbps upload

  • Tom

    I get 12 Mbps down and 5 Mbps upload on my phone at my house using speedtest on android 2.2