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The 6 4G smartphones Claro Chile, tested in its LTE network

The 6 4G smartphones Claro Chile, tested in its LTE network

Let some memory … On Thursday June 27 officially launched the first network in Chile , which is operated by C laro . However, some in the middle had the privilege of access to the system months earlier as part of an invitation to be User Friendly and perform various performance tests to the network, all in order to help the to optimize their service before commercial launch.

The first results were irregular and poorly according to the reality. Speeds of 90 Mbps were daily bread to go, but before long the comfortable speed stabilized at 45 Mbps Not bad considering we were alone in the network, and encouraged us to use the service indiscriminately without considering the consequences.

But today the network is launched, and – literally – we have flooded in consultations on what equipment should people buy to go with this service … And that leads us to believe in our test.

How could we help? Well, considering that the 6 teams have LTE-Ready is available for sale to get access to this high-speed network, we decided that the best LTE phone today in would be decided by a on the streets . With those 6 devices 4G in hand – yes, we went with the 6 phones at the same time – we went to the field to do speed tests at different points in where LTE coverage currently exists at different times. The indoor and outdoor made, we recorded the type of network that existed at the time, strength, and – of course – the speed of ascent and descent.

Yes, it is unscientific test – to say the least – considering that many times taking it to our players to limit areas, and environmental conditions currently faced in building this network could not play evenly to all or reflect the reality of the service or the performance of each team. However, we decided to do it as a reference, and repeat the experiment in a month to see how this network behaves more cargo and more mature.

Know the equipment suitable for LTE in Chile? We, prior to launch, and we reviewed all.

  • Nokia Lumia 920
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Motorola RAZR HD
  • LG Optimus G
  • BlackBerry Z10
  • BlackBerry Q10

These are the results of the field tests we perform for you.

Plaza de Armas, exterior

Samsung Galaxy S4

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: 28ms – 6898kbps down, 49078kbps upload.

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Nokia Lumia 920

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: 102ms – 3.35 Mbps down, 12.30 Mbps upload.

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BlackBerry Z10

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: 38ms – 30.19 Mbps download, upload 23.88Mbps.

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BlackBerry Q10

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: 46ms – 19.95 Mbps down, 21.13 Mbps upload.

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Motorola RAZR HD

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: 22ms – 33.82Mbps down, 38.42Mbps upload.

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LG Optimus G

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: 23ms – 36084Kbps down, 34871Kbps rise.

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Plaza de Armas, interior

Samsung Galaxy S4

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: MEDIA

Speed: 39MS – 5090Kbps down, rise 27866Kbps

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Nokia Lumia 920

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: GOOD

Speed: 79ms – down 1.63 Mbps, 17.18 Mbps upload.

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BlackBerry Z10

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: 43ms – 9.45Mbps down, 14.21Mbps upload.

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BlackBerry Q10

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: GOOD

Speed: 33ms – 10.10Mbps down, 20.41Mbps upload.

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Motorola RAZR HD

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: 23ms – 33.89 Mbps download, upload 36.83Mbps.

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LG Optimus G

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: GOOD

Speed: 24ms – 38127Kbps down, 31293 Kbps upstream.

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North Vespucci, exterior

Samsung Galaxy S4

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: LOW

Speed: 80ms – 11013Kbps down, 2696Kbps upload.

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Nokia Lumia 920

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: MEDIA

Speed: 97ms – 1.49 Mbps down, 12.40 Mbps upload.

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BlackBerry Z10

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: LOW

Speed: 41ms – 13.03Mbps down, 4.55Mbps upload.

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BlackBerry Q10

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: LOW

Speed: 40ms – 6.49Mbps down, 0.64Mbps upload.

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Motorola RAZR HD

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: GOOD

Speed: 20ms – 23.28Mbps down, 15.02Mbps upload.

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LG Optimus G

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: MEDIUM-LOW

Speed: 22ms – 26458Kbps down, 1311Kbps upload.

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North Vespucci, interior

Samsung Galaxy S4

Exchange Network: +

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: 136ms – 251Kbps down, 503Kbps upstream.

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Nokia Lumia 920

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: LOW

Speed: 68ms – 4.73 Mbps down, 0.25 Mbps up.

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BlackBerry Z10

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: LOW

Speed: 32ms – 13.92Mbps down, 1.56Mbps upload.

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BlackBerry Q10

Exchange Network: HSPA +

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: 115MS – 1.01Mbps down, 0.40Mbps upload.

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Motorola RAZR HD

Exchange Network: HSPA +

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: 61MS – 0.98Mbps down, 0.53Mbps upload.

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LG Optimus G

Exchange Network: HSPA +

Signal strength: GOOD

Speed: 120ms – 707Kbps downstream, 90kbps upload.

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Providence, exterior

Samsung Galaxy S4

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: GOOD

Speed: 39MS – 18285Kbps down, 52601Kbps rise.

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Nokia Lumia 920

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: 65ms – 8.19 Mbps down, 16.44 Mbps upload.

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BlackBerry Z10

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: 83ms – 30.41Mbps down, 23.35Mbps upload.

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BlackBerry Q10

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: GOOD

Speed: 34MS – 27.67Mbps down, 25.24Mbps upload.

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Motorola RAZR HD

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: 34MS – 22.81Mbps down, 44.82Mbps upload.

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LG Optimus G

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: 36ms – 19375Kbps down, 43683Kbps rise.

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Providence, interior

Samsung Galaxy S4

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: LOW

Speed: 39MS – 20333Kbps down, 4810Kbps upload.

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Nokia Lumia 920

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: MEDIA

Speed: 114ms – 10.26 Mbps download, 4.44 Mbps upload.

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BlackBerry Z10

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: MEDIUM-LOW

Speed: 48ms – 23.62Mbps down, 3.19Mbps upload.

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BlackBerry Q10

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: MEDIUM-LOW

Speed: 40ms – 45.50Mbps down, 2.28Mbps upload.

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Motorola RAZR HD

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: GOOD

Speed: 39MS – 17.35Mbps down, 4.93Mbps upload.

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LG Optimus G

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: MEDIA

Speed: 53ms – 47423Kbps down, 1788Kbps upload.

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Francisco Bilbao, exterior

Samsung Galaxy S4

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: MEDIA

Speed: 40ms – 5851Kbps down, 38763Kbps rise.

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Nokia Lumia 920

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: MEDIA

Speed: 66ms – down 3.36 Mbps, 12.42 Mbps upload.

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BlackBerry Z10

Network Type: N / A

Signal strength: N / A

Speed: N / A

– NO BATTERY WHEN -

BlackBerry Q10

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: MEDIA

Speed: 34MS – 12.54Mbps down, rise 11.80Mbps

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Motorola RAZR HD

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: 23ms – 38.42Mbps down, 40.69Mbps upload.

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LG Optimus G

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: GOOD

Speed: 24ms – 22523Kbps downstream, upstream 28887.

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Francisco Bilbao, interior

Samsung Galaxy S4

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: LOW

Speed: 39MS – 5818Kbps down, rise 13444Kbps

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Nokia Lumia 920

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: MEDIA

Speed: 65ms – down 2.83 Mbps, 12.53 Mbps upload.

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BlackBerry Z10

Network Type: N / A

Signal strength: N / A

Speed: N / A

– NO BATTERY WHEN TESTING -

BlackBerry Q10

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: MEDIA

Speed: 34MS – 10.42Mbps down, 10.88Mbps upload.

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Motorola RAZR HD

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: GOOD

Speed: 24ms – 29.45Mbps down, 17.13Mbps upload.

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LG Optimus G

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: MEDIA

Speed: 23ms – 21832Kbps down, 12300Kbps rise.

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Military School, exterior

Samsung Galaxy S4

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: MEDIA

Speed: 40ms – 15452Kbps down, 37148Kbps rise.

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Nokia Lumia 920

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: 115MS – 7.62 Mbps down, 15.99Mbps upload.

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BlackBerry Z10

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: GOOD

Speed: 41ms – 40.49Mbps down, 18.97Mbps upload.

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BlackBerry Q10

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: MEDIA

Speed: 48ms – 23.39Mbps down, 20.80Mbps upload.

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Motorola RAZR HD

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: GOOD

Speed: 23ms – 24.78Mbps down, 26.52Mbps upload.

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LG Optimus G

Network type: LTE

Signal strength: MEDIA

Speed: 21ms – 42248Kbps down, 9574Kbps upload.

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Military School, interior

Samsung Galaxy S4

Exchange Network: HSPA +

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: 1146ms – 70Kbps downstream and upstream test was not completed.

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Nokia Lumia 920

Exchange Network: HSPA +

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: Test not completed due to network problems.

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BlackBerry Z10

Exchange Network: HSPA +

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: Test not completed due to network problems.

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BlackBerry Q10

Exchange Network: HSPA +

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: Test not completed due to network problems.

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Motorola RAZR HD

Exchange Network: HSPA +

Signal strength: COMPLETE

Speed: Test not completed due to network problems.

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LG Optimus G

Exchange Network: HSPA +

Signal strength: GOOD

Speed: Test not completed due to network problems.

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Conclusion

The images speak for themselves, as you have seen. The tests show that there were points where the 4G walked pretty fast, reaching speeds of more than 35Mbps, but others barely reached 1Mbps download speed. That speaks to a growing network to be improved – that’s the promise – to provide a high quality of service you would expect considering everything that involves hiring a 4G LTE plan.

Despite the fact that the tests were conducted at different times – some in the morning, another in the afternoon and a couple in the middle of rush hour – the speed was not affected at a time-consuming traffic, only varied depending on the sector and if the tests were done indoors or outdoors. The speed is understandable because who purchases an LTE service team will be sharing with very few people the cell to which it is connected, using the service excellent shape. Nokia Siemens – responsible for network deployment – and Claro have ensured that the planning of the network believes that the service will be maintained with a good quality even when the antennas start being demanded by more and more users simultaneously, which later prove when 4G adoption increases.

The warning light gives way to when you’re in a 4G coverage boundary. I was surprised that we came into a store in the area of ​​Military Academy, where he just disappeared and 4G HSPA + change was very abrupt. We did this test at a time of high congestion and during that period the 3G network does not meet the minimum expectations. Even as we have service for testing, and that we had a quite acceptable signal strength. This is an issue to consider given that it is likely that many of those who purchase access to LTE now will find a limited deployment service and quite fragile in extreme areas of coverage.

By offering a service 4G, 3G becomes crucial. Through this network are going on almost all lines of communication – data safe – you do with your phone, and if we have a good 3G network support, lose calls, not receive messages and – what is worse – when we leave LTE coverage area could face browsing speeds radically different from what we were experiencing in LTE. That could lead to frustration.

But as we said at the beginning, we have to understand that both the phones and the newly released LTE network are still very “green”. For this reason, we decided to perform these same tests in a month to see how it has evolved 4G network, this time with more customers and more traffic, but also with a maturity month. Do not necessarily in the same places, but we will use the same mobile device and add a new twist: The use of each computer as a hotspot for speed tests on the same computer.

Best LTE Equipment

Obviously we could not stop giving our opinion about the performance obtained 6 4G devices we use in these tests. It was a week where we had the opportunity to go on field with 6 teams and not only did 4G speed tests, but also saw other factors that may be relevant when making a purchase decision.

So, this time we decided to split into three categories the winners of this challenge: Best value for money, better signal reception and better autonomy in 4G networks.

In the first our chosen is the Motorola RAZR HD. A team that showed maturity in the hand network Friendly User testing we do at the beginning. It was the first phone that we could use, and – right now – is the best team you could get saving some money on it. Do not say it’s a bargain, but it’s more accessible now.

In regards to better signal reception, the award also we give the Motorola RAZR HD. It proved to be the best one connected to the network, sometimes losing less and staying in LTE connectivity where other down to 3G.

And in regards to battery life on LTE networks, the fight is very close between the LG Optimus G and – you guessed it – Motorola RAZR HD. Both teams meet in a good way to take more hours on this new network that will require more energy to your phone to work nicely. We’re not talking about a day or 8 hours of battery life on this network. Not even 6. However, giving intelligent and reasonable use, you could get a decent autonomy. If you want to walk all day in the street with the phone, and want 4G, my advice would be that you buy a LTE equipment and an external battery.

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