Smart 5G

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  1. eag

    eag PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Has anyone tried Smart’s 5G? What’s your experience?

    I was surprised to see that I had 5G signal in San Juan City last night. Ran a speedtest and got an ok result, fast but nothing spectacular
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    And when I changed the setting back to lte, and ran a speedtest, I got better results from the lte signal
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    Fasyesy speed i got was 699Mbps in makati. I normally get around 200-300 mbps in makati cbd
     
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    Can you try a phone with no 5g modem and see if the speed is the same?
     
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    So far, best use of 5G I had recently is when I used my phone as hotspot then downloaded a 10gb file from google drive that took 11 mins

    For anything else, still feels just like I'm using LTE
     
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    Still hoping apple comes out for a dual sim 5G solution if it’s even possible.
     
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    Screenshot_20210108-185644_Speedtest.jpg

    Got this from BGC.
     
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    eag PhilMUG Addict Member

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    LTE has a peak speed of 50 mbps. That label is inaccurate. My Z Fold2 was showing the 5G logo when i ran it.
     
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    eag PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Never knew this was the LTE peak speed.
    So does that mean when I'm on lte and getting 100+ mbps, it means I'm not actually on lte?
     
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    It could be a bug on the Speedtest app for Android. But it's not true that LTE has peak speeds of 50Mbps, it can very much exceed that with carrier aggregation (e.g. up to 150Mbps for Cat4, 300Mbps for Cat6, 450Mbps for Cat9, etc.).
     
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    My take on 5G here in PH is it'll be the same when LTE was new... telco's boasting high speeds then when the hype dies down they throttle it down too.

    Just look at the LTE speed we've had for several years now, it's nowhere near its max speed. Sometimes, even if there's an LTE signal indicator on your phone there's no internet connection at all lol.

    Hope I'm wrong tho.
     
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    mm...I think the nationwide average is around 27 Mbps or even less. With 5G, maybe the average bumps up to 50 Mbps. That is a monumental achievement for the telcos. To be fair though, 99% of subscribers do not really need a speedy 5G speed. A minimum of 50 Mbps nationwide addresses 99% of needs. That is sufficient to stream 4K. Of more concern is data allowance. If the telcos adds to data allowance without increasing the cost, 99% of subscribers will be very happy. Of course even with such an improvement, we will still lag behind our peers in the region.
     
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    Smart is better for me overall, have both globe and smart. and globe is not consistent with speed.

    No matter how fast the download speed, browsing speed seems to be the same. dns and connection quality together with larger data packs should be prioritized.

    Remembered while in hk, even 3g signals yield fast browsing underground! while here, you can't even load a single webpage using 3g. haha!
     
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    Nako globe does not even have signal inside my house lol, for the longest time i was relying on globe airboost b cause i had platinum linrs. I grew tired of it. Switched to smart recently and i have no complaints so far. May signal! Lol
     
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    Welcome to smart! hahaha :)

    at my condo, with Smart its consistently at 150-250mbps on LTE-A. with globe its 20-30mbps during daytime, and with off peak hours goes up to 150mbps.

    Goes to show how congested the globe network is.
     
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    Basura signal ng Globe. Thats why i also made a switch to SMART.
     
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    Totally agree. TBH im not complaining really, just kinda tired of the big hype every time telcos roll out new tech then after some time they change something to suit own needs, not their subscribers'.

    And frankly I'm more anxious of Smart implementing e-sim rather than 5G and was hoping the former got rolled out sooner than the latter.
     
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    5G Smart vs Globe. still depends on location.

    i'll be waiting for DITO's 5G which is pure 5G unlike the current duopoly they just ride on LTE speeds and branding it 5G.
     
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    LTE Comparison Smart vs Globe
     
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    Ran a speedtest while outside the house yesterday. Still in the greenhills area though. Smart Lte was still faster than 5G. Both much slower than when I was at home
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