What is the difference between G, E, 3G, H, H+ and 4G symbols? We find out!

By August 31st, 2014 AT 12:46 PM

You would have noticed different symbols appearing on your smartphone or tablet’s status bar at different times such as G, E, 3G, H and H+. Ever wondered what do they actually mean? Many readers have been asking us their exact meanings and why those symbols keep on switching. I have created a small table which explains the meaning of all these symbols.

difference between 3G-H

Note 1: 8 Bits = 1 Byte. Hence, you need to divide the above speeds (displayed in bits/s) by 8 to get the speeds in KB/s, MB/s or GB/s.

Note 2: HSPA is further divided into HSDPA (download) and HSUPA (upload ) to denote download and upload speeds respectively.

Note 3: Also, all these download and upload speeds are just theoretical maximum limits and not indicative of the actual real-world speeds. Real-world speeds vary depending upon a lot of factors such as the QoS, signal strength and network congestion.

Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

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H+3G 4G

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Today (01 Mar 2017) was surprised to see AIRTEL 4G changed to 4G+. This was at Secunderabad area of Hyderabad city.

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