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Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus What Means LTE, H +, 3G, E and G? – Solved

These days, the internet is a must-have on any Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus device. But just because you have an Internet connection, it doesn’t mean you’re going to enjoy the speed and reliability you were hoping for. Sooner or later, you might be surprised to discover that symbols change within your network bar and all kinds of more or less known labels show up.

 

Today, we’re going to show you the differences between the main options that can show up in there. We are mostly talking about the LTE, H+, 3G, E and G types of internet connections. When you know your options, nothing will scare you away. And what’s even more important, all this information will help you set your expectations accordingly, eliminating the frustration of not knowing when to wait for an area with a better internet connection…

To set up the context, let us specify that the LTE, H+, 3G, E and G symbols are the short names of five different mobile data connections. Depending on the area you’re in and the services that your carrier can provide, you might see one of these symbols in the Status Bar of your smartphone. Let us take them one at a time and help you know what to expect in each case on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.

 

If You’re Having The LTE Connection Active…

You should know that LTE is the abbreviation from Long Term Evolution. Doesn’t ring a bell? Maybe the alternative name of 4G will do it, as the 4G connection, also called LTE, is the fastest option currently available. See this label and expect for speeds of 5.7 Mbit/s on upload and 21.6 Mbit/s on download!

 

If You’re Having The H+ Connection Active…

The H+ mobile data connection is also known as HSUPA or HSDPA and it’s the second-best option you can get. In theory, 1.35 Mbit/s at upload and 7.5 Mbit/s at download is easily accessible, so you’re not doing badly at all!

 

If You’re Having The 3G Connection Active…

Despite being the third fastest mobile data connection, the 3G or the UMTS is one of the most common. Then again, when you upload with up to 180 Kbit/s and download with up to 380 Kbit/s, you can be sure that regular internet content will be displayed super-fast.

 

If You’re Having The E Connection Active…

The E symbol, which stands for the Edge mobile data connection, is even slower, though more common in many parts of the U.S. Text content will be most easily accessed with it because the 109 Kbit/s upload speed and 218 Kbit/s download speed will certainly give you serious lags if you try to watch videos.

 

If You’re Having The G Connection Active…

If you thought that the Edge speed is lousy, wait until you see the G connectivity, corresponding to the GPRS… At 27 Kbit/s for uploads and 53.6 Kbit/s for downloads, if you can send and receive WhatsApp text messages (not pictures!), consider yourself lucky. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until the Samsung Galaxy S9 will show a faster data connection in the status bar.

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