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3g is sometimes slower than edge, and what is this "H" mean

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mudrock1000, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. mudrock1000

    mudrock1000 Well-Known Member
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    Doesn't matter the rom I am running I notice, and i'm running the Eclair radio if i remember correctly.

    Anyways For some reason EDGE can be faster than my 3g, because my 3g is fail when I'm using it, and when I'm on 3g it goes into these spurts where the letter is "H" and my data works again until i shift to 3g.

    Anyone know about this?
     

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  2. RellikZephyr

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    The H should be hsdpa or hspa which is basically just full 3g speeds. I would have thought the phone displayed either 3g or H. Not shifting between them, so im not sure what's happening there



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  3. mudrock1000

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    Theres that aspect. I may have to jump to the XDA devs later, but I figured i'd come here first.
     
  4. cyberbob25

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    According to Cyanogen's tweets in the past, it is normal for it to bounce back and forth between 3G and H. Something along the lines of it only switching to HSDPA when needed (transferring large amount of data) in order to conserve battery.
     
  5. theartfullodger

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    Edge , 3G, HSPDA etc... merely define the (maximum potential) link speed between your handset & the mobile 'phone mast.... If the network between the mobile 'phone mast & whereever you are going is clogged, badly engineered or whatever then the overall speed between handset & far end can be a whole range of speeds.....

    Cheers!

    Lodger
     
  6. Bob Loblaw1

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    What does "G" mean? GSM or something? Newb alert.
     
  7. kaotix

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    Before o2 cut off my data I would have the H (HSDPA) icon on my N1 constantly. There was obviously no data being transfered all the time it was just a connection to the cellular network.

    OP: have you done a speed test to see if your EDGE is faster than 3G or are you going off page load times etc? It might just be a visual effect that is causing it to seem faster. Just a thought.
     
  8. smitty24

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    it stands for GPRS connection

    In order of speed from slow to fast:
    G (GPRS)
    E (EDGE)
    3g (3g)
    H (HSPDA)
     
  9. bitxboi

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    I think the 'H' doesn't appear unless you have a rooted Nexus One. Anyone, I'm happy with my 3G/Edge behaviour
     
  10. theartfullodger

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    Re...
    I understood the "G" in "3G" stood for "Generation" (see,.,,..

    3G - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    - and yes, there will of course be a 4G (and then a 5G,,,,,) so when 4G networks & 'phones turn up we can all be encouraged to buy new 'phones... yet again!!!


    Cheers!


    Lodger
     
  11. Buck Shot

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    I rooted my N1 and had no idea what the H was for. I just assumed it was for 3G considering since my root its been this way when Im in my 3G area. I have yet to see a 3G symbol since the root...
     
  12. Bob Loblaw1

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    Smitty24 had it right. It's just a G I'm talking about, not the G in 3G.
     
  13. kafkef

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    The "H" stands for HSPA (High Speed Packet Acess) or 3.5G. Basically, 3G on steroids.
     
  14. mudrock1000

    mudrock1000 Well-Known Member
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    Well it cant be a cynogen rom thing because I get it alot on my Modaco rom too (Sense Alpha...14 I think?)

    Anyways one last problem - why the eff is my normal 3g slower than ball sack and my Edge makes it look like it's worse than crap?
     
  15. ztmike

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    The stock Nexus One OS won't show any higher than "3G" as a icon.

    If you root you will see "H" which stands for HSPA its supposedly better than 3G, but from speed tests I've done using the Speedtest.net app there really is no difference for speeds (in my area anyway)

    "H" will only kick in once it sees you are trying to transmit a good amount of data. If it stays on H you might have a problem with the Rom you downloaded as that isn't normal. Or you are just transmitting data nonstop.

    I rooted with the CyangoenMod and it goes from G-H for me..but mostly never get G, which is dog shit slow. (slower than Edge) or "E"
     
  16. malt1977

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    Here you go, (Global System for Mobile communication)

    Google is your friend :D
     
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