LTE stands for LongTerm Evolution. It is the standard wireless communication platform for high-speed data in mobile phones and other data devices like tablets and USB modems.
LTE is a 4G technology that's fully capable of handling high-speed mobile data for capable devices.
The target of LTE is to increase the capacity and speed of wireless data networks and provide significantly faster data rates for both uploading and downloading. LTE is based on standards developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). Much of the LTE standard addresses the upgrading of 3G to what will eventually be 4G mobile communications technology.
Here's the line-up of LTE capable smartphones, now available in the Philippines. Some of these devices are not yet officially released and are only available from the grey market.
The iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone and with LTE capability you can browse, download and stream content at remarkable speeds. Compared with the previous iPhones, it has a larger display, a faster chip, faster wireless technology and a better 8MP iSight camera. Although the iPhone 5 is an LTE device, its LTE feature was just activated recently with the iOS 6.1 update.
The country's first water and dust resistant LTE smartphone Sony Xperia V, supports download of up to 100Mbps perfect for downloading videos and online gaming. Watch TV shows, movies and your own video clips on the 4.3” HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2.
The Asus PadFone 2 both mobile phone and tablet that operates with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Eliminate the hassle of synchronization when the two devices are connected as all storage is inside the phone.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE a smartphone loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes with other features like multi-window format where user can view multiple displays simultaneously. The design includes a bigger screen while maintaining a slim body to fit just right in your hand.
Successor of the Lumia 900, the Nokia Lumia 920. This high-end smartphone retains the beauty and style of its predecessor and offers added features such as the PureView technology that greatly boosts camera performance, and comes with a 2000mAh, giving it an excellent battery life for the entire day.
The HTC One SV features the ImageSense technology, which redefines images to a different level. Like many other HTC handsets, this one comes with Beats Audio, making listening to music a pleasant experience. The latest feature it has is the HTC Connect, which makes it compatible to home entertainment systems. Plus, it has LTE connectivity.
The Samsung Galaxy S III LTE has that entire predecessor Samsung Galaxy S III offered, with a 4.8" super AMOLED capacitive touch screen but amped with a 2GB RAM and Android Jellybean OS.
The HTC One XL features 1.5GH Dual Core, 1GB RAM, 32 GB, 4.7" Screen, Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) with 8 megapixel camera, Beats Audio, 4.7-inch Gorilla glass touch screen, WiFi, and BlueTooth.
The ZTE T81 has 1.5GH Dual Core, 4.0" Touch Screen, Android ICS with 5 megapixel camera, WiFi, and BlueTooth.
Finally, the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE also has a 1.5GH Dual Core, 1GB RAM, 4.3" Super AMOLED Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen, Android ICS with 8 megapixel camera, WiFi, and BlueTooth.