Best 4G LTE phones 2014: 15 to choose from

11. HTC One


Give the HTC One the speed to perform, be that over 4G or through decent Wi-Fi, and it will never let you down in terms of loading web pages.

AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have all secured the HTC One and provide 4G LTE. Unlike past HTC releases, which tended to get worked over by carriers, the One is the same phone no matter which company you pay your monthly bill to.

Then there's always the matter of service, with AT&T leading the gang of three for best 4G LTE coverage.

12. Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung Galaxy S3

From the zoomed out web pages that offer still-legible text to the speed with which web pages render, even over 3G, we're big fans of the Samsung Galaxy S3 as an internet phablet.

As a 4G phone, we were able to achieve fast download speeds via the Wi-Fi hotspot with the Samsung Galaxy S3 (AT&T) in three test areas: San Francisco, Oakland, and Kona, Hawaii.

13. Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z

Sony's current highest-end Android model is the Xperia Z and one of the most impressive Android models around today, and is also ready for your next-gen mobile data connection thanks to featuring the required miniature internal coat hanger needed to pick up an LTE radio signal.

It operates on all known 4G bands, so you'll be free to switch providers and juggle SIMs at will once all the networks have their 4G service up and running.

14. LG Optimus Pro

LG Optimus G Pro

There's a lot going on inside this beast of a phone, not the least of which is accessing the LG Optimus G Pro through AT&T 4G LTE's network on Band 4 and 17.

Those not in an AT&T LTE area will still have access to HSPA+ 21Mbps (with backward compatibility to EDGE or GPRS) with coverage on UMTS 850/1900/2100MHz and GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz.

Additionally, cast aside those dreams of roaming free with any old micro-SIM card like the international model, because this G Pro is locked up tight to AT&T's network.

15. BlackBerry Q10

BB Q10

If you want traditional QWERTY BlackBerry hardware to accompany your futuristic 4G data speeds, there's only one choice - the BlackBerry Q10.

Every Q10 sold comes with 4G capabilities, but it can only be switched on for networks that actually use it. This means if you purchase a Q10 via a network that doesn't currently offer a LTE service, its functionality will be disabled.

Don't fear though, as BlackBerry has told us that when networks launch their 4G services, a simple software update will be sent to Q10 handsets enabling the tech inside the phone.