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General Global vs. LTE with Verizon

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rcyphermd, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    My Verizon s4 defaults to global mode rather than LTE. Is that correct?


  2. cybertec69

    cybertec69 Well-Known Member

    Yes, but you can manually change it.
  3. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Which is better to use? I'm not sure I understand the difference?
  4. hansangb

    hansangb Android Enthusiast

    No real difference. If you never travel outside of the US, you can choose LTE/CDMA. If you go anywhere else, you can manually change it or leave it as is (in global mode).

    It will find the right setting.
  5. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    Since I never go outside the U.S., I choose to change mine to LTE/CDMA. I don't KNOW this, but it seems to me that turning off the one radio could help battery life (one less radio it hunts through when searching for a signal). Again, I have no facts to back up that thought, it's just the way I set mine.
  6. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    If its set to GLOBAL it has every radio in the phone on, I think theres 5 in total but if its set to LTE/CDMA it will only have 2 on at a time LTE/1x or if no LTE is available EvDo/1x. So it'll help battery life.
  7. ANewDay

    ANewDay Well-Known Member

    I set mine to LTE/CDMA since I never travel outside the US.

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