Okay, so I've got the A54 5G, and a lot of the concerns about it that people aired are not warranted. It's a nippy little phone, and yes it is more expensive than rivals but it's good enough.
To the point:
Since getting the phone I've tested it out and I noticed a very prominent issue with 2.4GHz speed. Bearing in mind my dual band router clearly has 2.4GHz and 5GHz, I opt to keep the desktop on 5GHz as it isn't moving around but my mobile on 2.4. I have manually set the bands to the least populated and I've changed them based on InSSIDer readings. There's also very few obstructions in my apartment and those that are could barely be considered obstructions.
My home broadband download speed is at most 70-75Mbps. It is consistent. It is very reliable. I am happy with it. On 2.4GHz and 5GHz (the adapter is not set to have both on at the same time), I get my full broadband speed. On the Galaxy A54 5G however, I get between 20-40Mbps. Usually it is around 36-38Mbps. My home broadband upload speed is 18Mbps, which I always get. 5GHz (WiFi), so far, is not an issue and of course I don't have the bandwidth to test beyond that anyway.
I've been running these tests every couple of days since I got the phone at the end of May (2023). Same issue. I have a very limited number of apps, very little running in the background, no power saving mode, no intelligent WiFi switching, no automatic swapping to mobile networks, yada yada yada, you name it, it's not interfering. I've restarted the router a bunch of times too and I've changed bands. Nothing works.
I decided to have a little search online and others have reported that they to have issues on the 2.4GHz band being slow. A52s/A53 and some with the S22. I am thinking that this is a very big software issue.
Just to note, there have been no ongoing downloads during tests, there are no wireless house phones or microwaves running, no apps have been updating, etc.
This is a big deal Samsung, a bit like how you lied about the UFS (storage speed) iteration in the A54.
On my A53, I see Netflix speed test go up to 50s on 2.4ghz.
This is rather normal for 2.4ghz actually on many devices for various reasons.
You don't need to test anything. You will never get more than the link speed lol. You can see its hardware limited as wifi link speed increases tons on 5ghz.
This is also not an issue. Use 5ghz if you want more. That's how the hardware is setup here.
I'm not sure why you want 2.4ghz but for distance. 5ghz is recommended eg for games and more because its better in many ways. Just get a higher powered 5ghz outdoor AP or whatever and your problem of distance shouldn't matter any further. There's no other legitimate reason to not use 5ghz. Just use it.
Nothing else to it. I'm not interested in going on about it so you know. I said all to say.
You didn't even bother reading any of the post, because if you had then you'd have not typed much of that irrelevancy.
I'm not talking about displayed link speed in the devices, I'm talking about data throughput from testing. Testing which was done on a couple of other devices on 2.4GHz mode, then compared with the Galaxy A54 5G - using the 2.4GHz band and was much faster on the older devices.
You'd perhaps also have gleaned why I opted for 2.4GHz on the phone, if you'd actually bothered to read the original post.
Have a nice day!
'Deliver' implies the phone is sending, unless you were still talking about the modem. Other than the fact the original post references the A54, I'm talking about download speed of the phone on 2.4GHz, which IS less than my laptop and a 4.5 year old phone which utilises the HiSilicon Kirin 710.
25Mbps is more than enough for your gaming needs on the phone. As for me, I'm merely pointing out another software problem given to us by Samsung, which they won't acknowledge and I'm unsure will be fixed.
I would prefer to be MCS 15 (144mbps link speed) on 2.4GHz band for Samsung Galaxy A54 5G, great internet speed and play games in lower ping from a distance of my router.