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