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What do G, E, 3G and H mean?

I get these symbols on my phone – G, E, 3G and H. What do they mean?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Feb. 22, 2011 at 18:23

No knowing what phone you're talking about, I suppose - G = gprs , E = edge , 3G = 3G and H = HSDPA
They refer to your data speed, with gprs being the slowest, EDGE a bit faster, 3G and HSDPA (or 3.5G or super 3G) being broadband-ishly fast... For all the geeky detail head over to wikipedia, but come back here with flowers and cake :)

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 22, 2011 at 18:23

No knowing what phone you're talking about, I suppose - G = gprs , E = edge , 3G = 3G and H = HSDPA
They refer to your data speed, with gprs being the slowest, EDGE a bit faster, 3G and HSDPA (or 3.5G or super 3G) being broadband-ishly fast... For all the geeky detail head over to wikipedia, but come back here with flowers and cake :)

vickstereo  Feb. 24, 2011 at 15:32

Ah yesss you're right. I didn't realise they had differences in speeds.

aimanfarisong  Jun. 6, 2012 at 12:24

Thanks for the information ! :)

PK58  May. 30, 2013 at 16:02

Why does my phone switch between E, H and 3g, sometimes within seconds?

JanSt / MOD  May. 30, 2013 at 22:58

Why does my phone switch between E, H and 3g, sometimes within seconds?

EDGE, 3.5G and 3G.

You'll see 3G in 3G coverage. EDGE is sometimes called 2.5G - you may see it when 3G coverage is iffy... H or 3.5G is only showing when you download or transfer data via Highspeed 3G... In a nutshell...

billb920  Oct. 3, 2013 at 19:53

what carriers use HSDPA

AhmadCentral  Oct. 4, 2013 at 12:46

what carriers use HSDPA

All of them.

Bluebird7  Dec. 11 at 07:40

Meaning of the symbol 3G and H while using internet

A very first step you have to know about '3G'. Which indicates towards the third generation and when you surf the internet then it gives you the speed of 250 kbps to 350 kbps?

'H' stands for HSPDA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) higher version of 3G, the speed in this is at least 7.2 mbps or higher. This mode permits you to enjoy the power of internet surfing/downloading or uploading. There is an exception in both 3G and H, a few of persons says that 3G is more powerful than H.

Let's have a look what these symbols say:

G = 1G (GPRS)
E = EDGE (2.5G)
3G =3G
H (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) = 3.5G (HSPA+), HSPA 14.4 (really just a 3G standard, marketed as 4G)
4G=4G
In order of speed: 4G > H > 3G > E

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 11 at 12:30

You forgot DC = 2 x HSPA+

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