So I’ve been playing with the Inspire 4G for the better part of two weeks now, and as AT&T has 4G coverage in my area, I’ve been doing lots of speed tests. LOTS of them. I have been quite pleased with download speed results, but I was a bit irked by the upload speeds I was met with.
I didn’t know if it was just a limitation of AT&T’s network – and I didn’t bother to question them about it, sadly enough – but Android Central noticed the same and got in contact with them: the phone does not have the HSUPA radios required to take advantage of faster upload speeds over HSPA+.
Why this was excluded AT&T didn’t say – you’d better bet your butt we’re going to try and find out – but it’s unfortunate as upload speed in many cases is just as important as download speed. Online gaming practically lives or dies on how fast you’re able to upload packets of data.
Odd indeed, but we’ll be working on trying to get to the bottom of things. In the meantime, why don’t you express your thoughts in the Inspire 4G section at AndroidForums.com and look out for our review of the device coming up sometime in the near future.