Super-fast 4G LTE on the GALAXY Note II explained

But it's about so much more than that, and the likes of EE offer you free films to download each week – and despite being in HD, you can suck them down in no time at all to your phone, or start streaming instantly.

Tie-ins with home broadband also mean you can begin watching a title at home on the TV or PC, and continue where you left off with your phone when you leave the house.

And with the large and expansive screen offered on the Samsung GALAXY Note II, there's no reason not to enjoy the best the movie world has to offer down the pub, in the countryside or as a passenger on a long car journey; plus it's an even more impressive experience thanks to the HD Super AMOLED screen too.


6. Is 4G expensive?

The notion of 4G in the UK is that's it's an expensive option to have – certainly early tariffs haven't offered a huge amount of data for a higher cost per month to get access to the super speeds on the go.

However, the likes of Three have pledged to not increase costs when it deploys 4G later in the year, claiming that no matter if you use its 'Ultrafast' DC-HSPA connection or 4G, you shouldn't pay more for the privilege.

O2 and Vodafone are yet to announce their 4G pricing, but it's expected to be largely between Three and EE – the latter bolsters its attractiveness to consumers by offered free cinema tickets and movie downloads, which may be the route others take.


7. How can I get 4G?

Currently, there's only EE offering 4G in the UK, but that's going to change in the next few months, as summer 2013 will be the time when all networks start offering 4G speeds too.

Three has confirmed it will be bringing 4G by September, and thanks to not raising prices, is offering phones like the Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE now so users can upgrade to the great handsets and feel content in the knowledge 4G will land straight on their phones later in the year.

Vodafone is doing the same thing with the GALAXY Note II LTE, so you can buy this top-end handset now and upgrade your price plan to incorporate 4G speeds on the big red network later in the year.


8. How much faster are phones going to get?

Well, there's no doubt that 4G is going to just get faster and faster as the technology is developed. Compare 3G speeds to when it first deployed at the start of the millennium (up to 2Mbps) to now (up to 40Mbps) and you can see there's a long way to go when it comes to streaming speeds on the move.

5G is a long way off, but in 2020 you could be getting even cheaper (or free) data thanks to low deployment costs for the networks, really low battery drain or simply the ability to connect loads of users together at once from one single station with gigabit connection speeds.

But 4G is new enough to get excited about – so if you want a great gaming experience on the go, want to watch movies where you want them or simply browse the internet without speed limitations, the Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE allows you to do all that and more.


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