The HTC Amaze is one sexy looking powerhouse being launched on T-Mobile online Oct. 10 and in stores Oct. 12th. If you’ve been waiting for more updates on this little 4G wonder, we’ve got a treat for you. The video below will give you a taste of the Amaze’s data speed capabilities that are hitting about 15Mbps down out of Chicago. This isn’t even close to the supposed top out speed of 42Mbps on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network, but I’m perfectly OK with that. I think 15Mbps is more than enough speed on a smartphone for the average user and hopefully, with some network updates, the speeds will increase. If any of you are interested in it’s quadrant score, that’s included in the video as well marking in at 2477. Hit up the video after the break for a few other tests and let us know what you think. The Amaze may be a hard sell coming out the same day as T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II, but I’m willing to give them both an honest shot.
T-Mobile has been heavily investing in its network, and it’s very proud of its speed. So much so, in fact, that they’re willing to put their money where their mouth is. They’re so confident that downloads on the Galaxy S 4G are faster than on an AT&T iPhone that they’ll give $1000 to anyone whose iPhone can beat a Galaxy S 4G in 2 out of 3 speed tests at any of 10 participating locations this weekend. This is pretty much a Washington-only deal, and I know you all have Android phones anyway, but I like that T-Mobile is willing to put up cash to make their point. Hit the source link for the participating Washington locations.
Comparing the T-Mobile G2 and the Sprint Epic 4G, we can see many similarities, as well as a few differences aside from them being two different manufacturers and carriers.
Download speeds are essentially the same, which was to be expected. Both smartphones have all the features you’d expect for an Android smartphone, but below we’ll highlight what you usually don’t see in feature spec details…processor speed tests and their results.