Sep 06 AT 2:47 PM Edgar Cervantes 21 Comments

HTC Holiday caught speeding; 29.7 Mbps download speeds on AT&T’s 4G LTE network


The HTC Holiday is one of the most anticipated devices for AT&T customers (along with the Samsung Galaxy S II). It’s for no small reason, since this device will bring some solid high-end specs. A 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 4.5-inch display, Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread and 1 GB of RAM are nothing to frown at. But what else makes this device one of the hottest for AT&T?

We cannot forget that this device will be one of the first to come with AT&T’s 4G LTE bands. While Verizon has been the top player in 4G speeds since December, AT&T just might bring them some decent competition.

BGR got their hands on an HTC Holiday image (posted below), which gives us a glimpse of the potential behind AT&T’s 4G LTE network. The HTC Holiday seems to be blazing, with download speeds of 29.71 Mbps and upload speeds of 6.43 Mbps. Not bad. Not bad at all.

We must consider that this network is not congested, though. Very few people have access to AT&T’s 4G LTE speeds, and things might change once people start getting those fancy LTE smartphones. Also, Verizon now covers more than half of the US population, while AT&T has barely started to make its slow transition. And its 4G LTE network is still much younger.

But those who will be covered by AT&T’s 4G LTE network should be happy to enjoy such speeds. We can only hope the towers will be able to keep relatively high speeds after more people start using this network. Do you guys think AT&T will keep good 4G LTE speeds in the long run? Will its HSPA+ network help keep everything balanced? Is anyone thinking about getting the HTC Holiday or any AT&T 4G LTE device?

Via: Android Central

Source: BGR

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  • Fone_Fanatic

    My only concern with this device is the comments I keep reading about people saying it’s too big. I currently use a dell streak 5″ as my daily driver and I love it. But I think its size scared away consumers and developers (along with all the shit dell messed up on). So I’m worried people are going to skip this one, causing less developer focus, because of its size.

    So it’s either this or the nexus prime for me.

  • Jaz

    What’s the point of having a really fast lte network when you only have 2gb of data? At those speeds you’ll hit 2gb in several days when it’s supposed to last you a whole month. Unbelievable! Let’s hope that att doesn’t merge with tmobile. It’s going to hurt everyone and especially tmobile. Is it just me or does att always find a way to screw people?

    • Millions of grand fathered customers

      I still have unlimited data with AT&T, so do a bunch of other AT&T customers. Sucks to be you.

    • Dirty_Azkals

      Let it happen. The more people will get mad the better. If people don’t complain about the low caps then there won’t be a change. If Apple wants us “in the cloud” hopefully they use their muscle to get us more reasonable tiers. No one gives a flying f what a buch of tech nerds bitch about, but when Gandma complains that she can’t 3g Facetime then people start to listen. They will see that Data Caps are a revelent issue to them. I freaking hope merging to LTE breaks those smug people’s unlmited plan

    • Bill

      Any Company that has to get you in a contract is going to screw you. ATT, Verizon, Sprint, Comcast, DirecTV, Dish, to name a few

  • SparkyXI

    I actually hit between 25Mbps and 30Mbps on 4 or 5 repeated tests with my Droid Charge on VZW, and it completely blew me away… I never expected to pull that kind of speed with LTE. I can show you screenshots if you’d like to see them.

    Hooray for grandfathered unlimited data. :)

    • rdearth53

      Me too!!!! It was nuts! Love this phone and VZW!

  • Mark

    Hey, look! Now we can hit our 2GB cap even FASTER. >_>

  • Alex

    oooh man i want this phone!! thank goodness i have a grandfathered unlimited data plan

    • kazahani

      Good luck trying to keep it when you upgrade to the Holiday…

  • B00BS

    what a joke! i have 100mbps speeds here at home….29mpbs is laughable

  • Hacknet07

    At&t needs to invest 1 billion dollars on me. I will take that, buy T-Mobile stock and …..

  • snowbdr89

    i wonder how them sprint users are feeling with their 4g speeds around 1.5 mbps ok maybe 2.5 mbps..

    • bjhoppy

      Pretty damn good as we keep using our phones way past a data cap while yours sits on the counter until your next billing cycle. And Sprint hits more then 2.5. I’ve hit over 10. But I’ve seen enough comments on here from you to know you are an idiot that can’t get his facts straight and spews nothing but worthless comments.

      • snowbdr89

        who has a data cap moron? im sure i dont need to go into how slow sprints pathetic wimax is so you keep telling yourself its fast dipshit : )

      • Dirty_Azkals

        Hey now that’s harsh. Besides he can still go to McDonalds, Starbucks, Panera Bread, and etc that offers free WiFi with his phone so it not stuck to his home WiFi : )

  • Nathan

    I’m not going to lie it a nice phone in design and specs but i don’t know if people are going to get it because one it on AT&T network (and some people don’t like them) and two, the size of it might scare people away but for me size doesn’t matter power does :)

  • kazahani

    I don’t see any reason to get excited about this phone. ICS is right around the corner, and Krait and Tegra3 are not far off.

  • Sal

    Ive reached speeds on my Driod Bionic of 40 mbps download and 16 mbps up load. I thought my phone was lying to me!!! I run speed test very often and I’m usually in the range of 23 mbps to 25 mbps. I love Verizon and their LTE. I very highly doubt AT&T will even come close to what Verizon has to offer. And I will tell you this. I build 4G LTE sites for Verizon and they are already working different bands of LTE, that means different channels, lower band and higher band LTE, more speeds. AT&T is still trying to build theres. While Verizon already has at least 40 cities built.

  • Not-To-Beat-A-Dead-Horse

    (200 megabytes) / (29.71 (megabits / second)) = 53.8539212 seconds
    That’s the time it would take you to burn through your lower data cap on AT&T.

    (2 gigabytes) / (29.71 (megabits / second)) = 9.19106922 minutes
    That’s the time it would take you to burn through your middle data cap on AT&T.

    (4 gigabytes) / (29.71 (megabits / second)) = 18.3821384 minutes
    That’s the time it would take you to burn through your upper data cap on AT&T.

    Any way you look at it, what’s the point of owning a Lambo if it only had a 1 gallon tank?

    My sprint 4G tops out around 7Mbps, but I typically get around 5. The point is, there’s no limit to how much of that speed I can use. So even though it may take me slightly longer to download those incremental files/videos/music etc… I could essentially stream 1.58 terabytes of data in a 30 day billing cycle.