But sometimes, you may want to get an even faster speed.
Now Samsung has a solution for you in Galaxy S5: download booster.
Galaxy S5 Download Booster combines LTE and WiFi
Galaxy S5 download booster technology lets you use the LTE and Wi-Fi simultaneously to give you an unrivaled download speed.
In a nutshell, Galaxy S5 download booster combines the WiFi connection and your 4G connection to finish one download task. The combined speed will surely be faster than WiFi only or 4G LTE only.
Can I use Galaxy S5 Download Booster for streaming services, e.g., YouTube?
Galaxy S5 download booster is for downloading files only. It is not for streaming.
So, for streaming, Galaxy S5 will use WiFi only if WiFi connection is established, or mobile data only if WiFi connection is not available.
In most cases, WiFi or LTE itself is sufficient for streaming services.
How much additional speed Galaxy S5 Download Booster can provide?
When download booster is enabled in Galaxy S5, you are using both LTE connection and WiFi connection for the single file downloading.
Of course, there are some overheads. Samsung claims that turning on the LTE and Wi-Fi together will give you approximately 80~90% of the added network speed of LTE and Wi-Fi.
For example, if you use WiFi only to download the file, the speed is 10MB/s. With LTE only, it is 5MB only. Now if you use Galaxy S5 download booster, you may get a speed of 12-13MB/s.
If the difference of the WiFi speed and LTE speed is large, you will not benefit much from download booster. Simple math can tell us this.
Please note, the speed we are talking is the internet connection speed to the server that the file is located, not your router speed, or local LTE speed.
Can Galaxy S5 Download Booster use 3G and WiFi
Galaxy S5 download booster use 4G LTE mobile data only. If you only have 3G, HSPA, or HSPA+ mobile data connections, you cannot use the download booster in Galaxy S5.
One reason is that normally the 3G connection tends to be far slower than WiFi, and you will not get much boost by combining these two.
Anyway, download booster does not use any 3G connections. You need 4G LTE connection for Galaxy S5 download booster.
Do you have any questions on using Galaxy S5 Download Booster? Please let us know them in the comment box below.
To know more about Galaxy S5, please check our Samsung Galaxy S5 features explained page.