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Question N5 LTE Maximum Speed Limit

Greetings people,

I've had an interesting experience on the LTE side of mobile phone as of recent.

I had a S4 and could muster 80Mbit in the Speedtest app, However both my Lumia 1020 and my N5 can only manage 40Mbit at a push.

Is there any hardware reason this is the case or is it simply the network has become far busier in the last few months and brought the speeds down?


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Greetings people,

I've had an interesting experience on the LTE side of mobile phone as of recent.

I had a S4 and could muster 80Mbit in the Speedtest app, However both my Lumia 1020 and my N5 can only manage 40Mbit at a push.

Is there any hardware reason this is the case or is it simply the network has become far busier in the last few months and brought the speeds down?


Thanks all.
It's most likely the network. I've had upto 50 mbit and there's a thread in the general forum where people post their network speeds and I've seen close to 70 mbits. If I recall correctly, the N5 is a category 4 phone which has theoretical speeds of upto 150 mbits.
 
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Nexus 5 is a CAT3 device which can do up to 150Mbps MAX (theoretical) speeds. So if it's not doing it then it's the network to blame

Then again when do you ever need more than 20Mbps on a phone? :P
 
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Thanks guys for the update, seems the phone network is holding me back then.

The only time I need more than 20, is when I tether it, also not going to get through 20gb a month otherwise 😊

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I've hit ~ 50mbps down 10 up in North Dallas (Carrollton) this morning. I think they recently implemented the 2X20MHz band
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