News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday January 22, 2014.
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Various subjective attributes affect how someone might rank the best Android smartphones. However, when it comes to the best phone for network connectivity, there's one clear winner - the Moto X. Signals Research Group tested smartphones from Samsung, LG, HTC, and Motorola, and the results found that the Moto X was superior to all competitors when it comes to their speed on 4G LTE networks.
Signals Research compared several smartphones in a variety of methods and angles - there were 860 tests in all - in order measure network performance of each phone. The results showed that the Moto X had speeds that were 35 percent higher average. However, it's important to note that the Moto X may have had an advantage because it was tested on the 700 MHz Band 13 of Verizon while all other phones were tested on the 700 MHz Band 17 used by AT&T. The researchers contend that the results would have been "largely the same" had they tested on Band 17 because its spectrum is close to Band 13; however, detractors will surely point out that the differences in bands makes it possible that an inconsistent testing method may have affected results. Signals strongly states that it did not.
All of the phones included in the test ran a Qualcomm modem. Signals Research compared the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note II, HTC One, and LG G2. More information about the methods and results can be found at the source link below.source: FierceWireless
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.