Phone Apple iPhone 4 HTC Evo 4G Droid Incredible Nexus One Price 16GB $199, $199.99 $199 with 2 yr $529 unlocked 32GB $299 with 2 year $179 with /w two yr ATT Tmobile OS iOS4 Android 2.1 Android 2.1 Android 2.1 Data Edge 2.5G 1x RTT 1x RTT Edge 2.5 HSPA 7.2 EVDO Rev A (3G) EVDO Rev A (3G) HSPA (3G) Wimax 4G Best Coverage Real World 1.3-1.8 Mbps 2.9 Mbps 1Mbps 1Mbps Download Best coverage Real World 386kbps 500 kbps 500kbps 500kbs Upload Network ATT Sprint Verizon TMobile/ATT Screen 3.5 inch 4.3 inch 3.7 inch 3.7 inch 900X640 480X800 480X800 480X800 Rear 5.0MP, LED flash, 8 MP 8 MP 5 MP Camera 720p HD, 30 fs 1280X720(20fs) 800X480 vid 800X480 vid Front VGA 1.3 MP no no Camera Micro SD no up to 32GB up to 32GB up to 32GB FM Radio no yes yes no Wifi hotspot no yes no coming w/ Froyo Weight 4.8 ounces 6 ounces 4.6 ounces 4.5 ounces Processors A4 Processor 1Ghz, 8650 1Ghz, 8650 1Ghz, 8350 Snapdragon Snapdragon Snapdragon
The upcoming Nokia N8 is the first smartphone in the world to provide 5-band 3G support so that you can connect to 3G data networks on T-Mobile and AT&T in the USA, along with 3G networks around the world. This is truly the first world phone and has some very compelling specifications that best anything currently available.
Specifications include 5-band 3G data support, anodized aluminum casing in five colors, 3.5 inch 640×360 pixels resolution OLED display, 720p video recording capability, 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, internal 16GB memory with support for microSD expansion cards, HDMI port, USB , FM transmitter, 680 MHz processor, and USB On-the-Go so you can plug in USB devices to use them without a PC
Real World Network Speed Comparison
Verizon 4G connection on a populated network should average between 5Mbps to 12Mbps in download rates and between 2Mbps to 5Mbps for uploads. Actual, achievable peak speeds in these areas float between 40-50Mbps downstream and 20-25Mbps upstream.
So in the realworld the 4G LTE is about 2 to 4 times faster than 3G+ or Wimax and 10 to 20 times faster than 3G.
Intomobile published a dataspeed showdown of the 3G and 3G+ networks
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