1. LowDownDirtySkynyrdFan's Avatar
    I've been reading conflicting reports on whether the ativ s is going to be 3g, 4g, or 4gLTE. Does anyone know (at least for stateside...)

    Anyone know any more details on the Odyssey as well?
    12-29-2012 09:24 AM
  2. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    I've been reading conflicting reports on whether the ativ s is going to be 3g, 4g, or 4gLTE. Does anyone know (at least for stateside...)

    Anyone know any more details on the Odyssey as well?
    4G and 4G LTE is the same thing. 4G = LTE.
    12-29-2012 09:27 AM
  3. WPmunkey's Avatar
    4G and 4G LTE is the same thing. 4G = LTE.
    The problem here in the United States (and possibly elsewhere) is that wireless carriers started to label HSDPA+ (3G or 3.5G) as 4G. So now because of moronic marketing we now have to differentiate between true 4G and fake 4G by calling them 4G LTE and 4G respectively.

    So in this context, 4G does not equal LTE
    12-29-2012 09:49 AM
  4. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    The problem here in the United States (and possibly elsewhere) is that wireless carriers started to label HSDPA+ (3G or 3.5G) as 4G. So now because of moronic marketing we now have to differentiate between true 4G and fake 4G by calling them 4G LTE and 4G respectively.

    So in this context, 4G does not equal LTE
    That's shocking! Good to know!
    12-29-2012 09:55 AM
  5. Aliandren's Avatar
    Tmobile hspa+ isn't that far behind verizons lte speeds. Its really not that much of a stretch.
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    12-29-2012 11:03 AM
  6. Nabkawe5's Avatar
    Nokia was behind the push for H+ They were planning to call this 4g after they improve on it, so companies started calling it 4g. But at&t went along with multiple carriers with LTE standard rendering Nokia's meego plan useless thus the Change in plan.
    12-29-2012 11:12 AM
  7. WPmunkey's Avatar
    Tmobile hspa+ isn't that far behind verizons lte speeds. Its really not that much of a stretch.
    Sent from my RM-878_nam_usa_100 using Board Express
    Same thing with T-Mobile Edge. It wasn't all that much slower than Verizon 3G.
    12-29-2012 03:33 PM
  8. Beast of Haeven's Avatar
    Tmobile hspa+ isn't that far behind verizons lte speeds. Its really not that much of a stretch.
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    I'm not sure where you are but Verizons LTE is a **** of a lot faster than T Mo hspa+in LA. Depending on location speeds will vary (esp on att) but the consensus is LTE is a lot faster than hspa+ and wimax.
    01-01-2013 03:18 PM
  9. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Canadian Ativ S has faux G (dual hspa+ 42 mbps dl) and 4G (LTE). LTE isn't available in my area yet but data speeds can be very fast. I notice a big difference from my previous phone. (HD7, same network)

    It also has AWS HSPA bands.
    01-01-2013 03:45 PM
  10. jeepeevwgti's Avatar
    i just got the new ativ S from canadian provider telus SGH-T899M and IT is LTE and 4G compatible. running it as we speak !!!!
    01-14-2013 04:57 AM
  11. aafa's Avatar
    ohh its LTE alright. im connected to fido's LTE (got bell's ativ s unlocked) as it says so on the top left. this is my speed...faster than me damn cable modem at home!
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    01-14-2013 11:09 AM
  12. peacefulberry's Avatar
    i just got the new ativ S from canadian provider telus SGH-T899M and IT is LTE and 4G compatible. running it as we speak !!!!

    May I ask if you are using it on a US carrier, and if so, if you are getting 4G or LTE speeds on that carrier. Also, any regrets or bugs with the phone?
    03-29-2013 06:01 PM
  13. bristolbluebear's Avatar
    So is the Ativ 4G compatible for the UK market?
    03-30-2013 09:28 AM
  14. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    In Canada there is a Ativ S version that has single band LTE. The frequency of the carrier that provides LTE. Beware... One frequency only. Will only work with carriers that use that LTE frequency.
    Last edited by Coolknight1968; 04-01-2013 at 07:16 AM.
    03-30-2013 06:01 PM
  15. tek673's Avatar
    I am someone who travels internationally and is from the US, I purchased the unlocked international quad-band(GSM) version of the Samsung Ativ S more than a year ago. I have used it on the US carrier systems (before it was available from the carriers) as well as overseas. It sometimes shows 3G, and sometimes shows H+ (HSPA+ that some carriers sell as 4G) It does not however work with LTE systems. This should be a moot point in the US as Verizon is the only carrier I'm aware of with LTE service in the US and they are the only cellular service to use CDMA instead of GSM technology.

    To summarize:
    The Verizon version works nowhere else, but according to Verizon can use their LTE 4G.
    The GSM version should work anywhere (except Verizon), and can use HSPA+ which is what the GSM carriers are selling as 4G anyway.
    06-17-2014 10:50 AM
  16. neo158's Avatar
    ohh its LTE alright. im connected to fido's LTE (got bell's ativ s unlocked) as it says so on the top left. this is my speed...faster than me damn cable modem at home!
    Only if it's the T899m version, the i8750 is GSM only.
    06-17-2014 11:24 AM
  17. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    Only if it's the T899m version, the i8750 is GSM only.
    This. I own the Canadian version (T899M), and it indeed is LTE.
    06-17-2014 10:01 PM
  18. RoyalX's Avatar
    phoneArena:Samsung ATIV S specs says it is 4G (see pros), but they are wrong. Only the Canadian version of the Ativ has LTE enabled.
    10-15-2014 03:30 PM
  19. WP8Expert's Avatar
    Basically:

    If your ATIV S is SGH-T899M, it has LTE.

    ​If it is the GT-I8750, it has HSPA+.
    aafa likes this.
    10-17-2014 10:56 AM

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