4G may be relatively new in Australia, but there are a few smartphones available on the market that utilise this super fast technology.
So far, only Telstra has commercially launched it's 4G network in Australia, simply called the [[xref:http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile-phones/coverage-networks/network-information/4g/|Telstra 4G network]]. [[artnid:422774|Optus has also switched on its 4G network in Australia]] but it is initially limited to "select customers" in the NSW regions of Newcastle, Port Stephens, Hunter Valley and Lake Macquarie on an invited, trial basis. Optus will commercially launch its 4G network in the coming months with a range of 4G smartphones expected.
The [[artnid:413749|HTC Velocity 4G]] was [[artnid:412781|Australia's first 4G capable smartphone]]. Telstra followed that up recently with the [[artnid:422491|Samsung Galaxy S II 4G]], a 4G variant of arguably the most popular Android phone on the market, the [[artnid:387838|Samsung Galaxy S II]].
Finally, the [[artnid:422917|HTC Titan II 4G]] is expected to launch in May. It will be the first 4G-capable Windows Phone to launch in Australia.
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If you desperately need or want 4G connectivity on your phone and live or work in an area that's effectively serviced by Telstra's 4G network, the Galaxy S II 4G's fast data speeds will certainly impress you. However, newer phones like the HTC One X and Samsung's own Galaxy Nexus have better specifications, up to date software and more attractive designs.
- Review Date:
- 24th April, 2012
- Ross Catanzariti