AT&T HTC Titan owners complain of poor network performance

Some users on the WPCentral forums are complaining that their HTC Titan handsets on AT&T, where the handset is being touted as a 4G device, is downloading data half as fast as equivalent Android handsets.

Member gtg465x complains:

Forgot to give you an idea of how large the disparity is. At my house outside of Atlanta there is no advanced backhaul and I’m getting 2-3 Mbps on the Titan compared to 3-4 Mbps on my Android phones. In the city where there is advanced backhaul in place I’m maxing out around 4 Mbps on the Titan compared to 8-10 Mbps on my Android phones.

Various theories are put forward for the discrepancy, including poor antenna performance or the lack of actual HSDPA+ coverage, but the most nefarious is that HSDPA category 10, which enables 14.1 Mbps downloads, is not actually enabled on the handset, and with Windows Phone 7 users not generally able to lift the hood and kick the tires no-one is sure what the real cause is.

Read more in this thread here. Download speed can be checked at this website here or using the free Bandwidth app.

Are any of our HTC Titan-owning readers achieving sub-optimal speeds? Let us know below.


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