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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by ash_ep3, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. ash_ep3

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    Hi Guys,

    My first noobie question so here goes (I've searched high and low and can't find the answer):

    This is in relation to Data Connection Signal/Strength...

    I just want to know what's the best connection type to have?

    I am talking about the letters:

    E, G, H, 3G

    I would have assumed that 3G was the best however I very rarely get that (usually stuck on H or G...)

    I live in a 4 story house and generally the reception signal for calls/texts is good however the internet connection changes letter constantly...

    Can someone advise/explain what is the best type?

    Thanks

    Ash

    p.s sorry for the noobie question!
     

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    In order of lowest first,

    G - GPRS
    E - EDGE
    3G
    H - HSDPA or 3.5 G
     
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    G = GPRS, Worst Signal
    E = Edge, Better than G
    3G = UTMS 3G, Best Signal

    I think H=HSPA which is better than 3G? Not sure if it's 4G, in that case I don't know why it would say H and not 4? 80th post
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys!
     
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    BTW When I typed that out I did not see rtb35's post that said H was 3.5 G...

    That would explain why they use H as they can't use 3 and 3.5 would take too much space...
     
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    HSPDA is 3.5G
     
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    It's not a matter of signal. GPRS is just slow no matter how good the signal is.
     

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