1. mysilly's Avatar
    I called my carrier and asked to have 4G enabled, they sent me a new SIM, and I've put it in. I was in Central London today but I didn't notice any difference in speed. Here's a screenshot of my phone details. Is it connected to 4G? I sometimes see E, G and H on my network bars, which one is 4G?

    How do I know if I'm on 4G connection?-screenshot_2014-03-18-12-35-06-1-.jpg
    03-18-2014 05:04 PM
  2. jj14x's Avatar
    That will depend on your carrier's definition of 4G. Some carriers will call HSPA+ as 4G, while others will call LTE as 4G
    Check your carrier's definition of 4G

    Also, in Settings --> Mobile network - check to see that Network mode is LTE or global

    Edit: do you have the US version or the rest of the world version of Nexus 5? (820/821) The US version supports LTE for the US carriers, but has limited support for the LTE bands used overseas. The 821 has support for more LTE bands used overseas
    03-18-2014 05:21 PM
  3. mysilly's Avatar
    This is my Mobile Network screen
    How do I know if I'm on 4G connection?-screenshot_2014-03-18-21-45-51.jpg
    This is my operator
    4G - Tesco Mobile what should I see in the display if it's on 4G?
    03-18-2014 05:51 PM
  4. Imnutsnj's Avatar
    Looking at your first picture, it looks like your on HSPA because of the H on your status bar.

    Posted with my HTC Droid DNA using the NuSenseONE MAX ROM 5.5/4.4.2 via Android Central App
    03-18-2014 06:03 PM
  5. dnmacd's Avatar
    Looks like you might be on HSPA. Here's what my status screen says on the Three network:

    Mine says LTE in the 'mobile network type' section and 4G in the upper right corner.

    Try downloading the speedtest app ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...roid.speedtest) to see how fast your connection is. 4G should be above 10Mbits, possibly around 20Mbits I think.

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    03-19-2014 05:33 AM
  6. sdc1's Avatar
    In the UK only LTE is referred to as 4G. HSPA is 3G.

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    03-19-2014 05:33 AM
  7. mysilly's Avatar
    OK, I'll call my operator (TESCO) again, and ask them what's up.
    03-19-2014 05:48 AM
  8. jj14x's Avatar
    OK, I'll call my operator (TESCO) again, and ask them what's up.
    Good idea. Ask them what type of network do they have - is it LTE? or HSPA+? or something else?

    Also, if it is a LTE network,
    Edit: do you have the US version or the rest of the world version of Nexus 5? (820/821) The US version supports LTE for the US carriers, but has limited support for the LTE bands used overseas. The 821 has support for more LTE bands used overseas
    03-19-2014 09:08 AM
  9. mysilly's Avatar
    Called them and they said my account hasn't been upgraded to 4G even though they just sent me a new sim for 4G duh. I have to wait 10 days because of the billing cycle or something, I'm on a one month rolling contract. So when that happens I should be set.

    Posted from my Nexus 5 via Android Central App
    03-19-2014 05:56 PM

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