How fast is 4G?

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

4G is a breakthrough in mobile internet speed allowing you to download applications, stream music and video and also enjoy a much faster online browsing experience than ever before. While the service has managed to spread across the globe at a rapid pace, it seems that people are still unaware of how fast their online browsing experience can be with 4G. Therefore, if you’ve been planning on getting a 4G plan and you weren’t sure what you're getting, then rest assured, as we're going to show you exactly how 4G technology can redefine your online experience.

Is 4G speed much quicker than 3G?

Everyone has been in a situation where they’ve wanted to upload a video or a large group of pictures online, but have found themselves waiting for an age for the upload, even with 3G. Simply put, while previously uploading a video to YouTube could take as long as 1h or more on 3G, the same video can now be uploaded in just 6 minutes by using 4G LTE technology.

Whether you want to upload pictures and videos to your Facebook wall each minute or simply have your Google maps find your route home in a heartbeat; 4G sets the pace and never slows you down. In no time at all, the memory of having to wait for 20 minutes for a large picture to upload will be a thing of the past.

The theoretical speeds of 4G are currently set at a staggering 100 Megabits per second and if you're currently using your smartphone or tablet to stream videos, then you’ll know just how much a massive hike in speed like that would help tackle pesky loading times. Faster data transfers mean that you’ll no longer find yourself staring around the room while your videos buffer, as 4G takes video streaming to the next level.

Picture yourself on a 3 hours train ride. Now picture yourself on the same train ride but one where you can finally enjoy seamless HD quality content on your phone, faultless audio and the freedom to browse your social media accounts with no lag whatsoever.

Virtually any tablet or smartphone out there can easily deliver a satisfying experience of Angry Birds and similar games, but playing these games in online multiplayer mode is where the weakness of 3G is gradually exposed. This is where it’s bigger brother steps in to provide you with the smooth and seamless multiplayer experience you deserve, so that you can enjoy any game you want without interruptions. 4G delivers unprecedented speed, allowing you to have a great time without having to worry about lag or high ping affecting your gameplay.

Do you remember when you would have to wait for up to 30 seconds for a single webpage to load? So do we, and not only was it frustrating that it took so long, but it also often led to the website failing to load entirely, forcing you to reload the page and wait for yet another 30 seconds or more. Overall, instead of accessing your desired webpage, you ended up shouting at your phone (it really wasn’t his/her fault). 4G however was built to match your web browsing desires and offers you unparalleled load speeds, helping you to experience the internet the way it was meant to be experienced. Pages that won't load, slow loading times and an overall choppy browsing experience will from now on be relegated to a thing of memory that can laugh about later, like the dial-up internet sounds and carrier pigeons.

Sometimes you just want to call your friends on an IM program and talk to them right away. The good news is that with the bump in speed provided by 4G, making online calls is no longer a choppy and irritating experience. Sound quality is crystal clear and you won't have to worry about dropped calls anymore. And if you want to make a video call, then go ahead: 4G allows for HD quality video calls, bringing you closer to your family and friends no matter if they're overseas or in the same country as you.

Do you love streaming music and want to listen to it on the go? Unfortunately, this was largely optimism when 3G was the norm and buffering durations longer than the songs on your playlist, but since then a lot of things have changed. So perhaps you're wondering just how fast 4G is? Well, to put it in a way that offers you a better picture of its benefits, you could preload an entire playlist in a matter of seconds. Yes, you heard that right: not a song, but an entire playlist! Now that’s a speedy internet connection that’s got our tech experts salivating.

Maps and satellite navigation are now things that people are using on a daily basis to find their way around a new city or a new haunt in an old one. Your GPS therefore needs to become a smoother, pleasant experience, able to pinpoint your location instantly and plot your route to save you time rather than holding you back with staggered loading times. With 4G, these things come as standard.

With an impressive increase in internet speed, 4G breaks the boundaries of past communication standards such as 3G and 3.5G, bringing you closer to your favorite content when you want it. Not only are 4G internet plans becoming cheaper, but at the same time the coverage has begun to expand far beyond its predecessors, allowing you to enjoy amazing internet speeds anywhere life takes you.


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