This review wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t try out the wireless speeds on the Verizon network as that is the highlight of this 4G LTE powered tablet!
At our office we get 4G LTE service, but with just one bar. One day we headed into O’Fallon Missouri and found that we had two bars of service, so we downloaded the Speedtest.net App to check how our upload and download speeds looked.
Before we headed inside we ran a quick speed test and found that on the auto-selected server that we were getting roughly 14 Mb/s down and 8 MB/s up. These speeds are very respectable and above the expected download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps that Samsung told us we would see in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage areas.
After we finished our lunch we changed servers to Springfield, MO and found that we were getting an impressive 47 Mb/s down and 11 MB/s up!
We wanted to then tried the Chicago, IL server and saw download speeds of 28 MB/s and upload speeds of 19 MB/s! The Verizon 4G LTE network is amazingly fast and using a tablet on the network resulted in a great web experience.
Verizon LTE Dataplans for Tablets:
The one thing that we quickly noticed is that with download speeds like these you can easily use up your entire monthly data plan in a matter of minutes. For example if you had the $80 10GB data plan and were downloading some movies for example at 30Mbps you’d use up your entire monthly plan in under an hour. Verizon then charges you an extra $10 per GB in overage fees if you go over.