1. monkeycsk's Avatar
    Hello,

    Before I switched over to the Note 8, my other phone showed 4G+ with my T-mobile in San Francisco.

    But I have not noticed 4G+ on my Note 8 and I was wondering if anyone using T-mobile in California ever shows 4G+.
    03-15-2018 03:59 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    What was your other phone? I don't think there's that on Samsung Phones, but might be 4G vs 4G LTE (I kinda remember seeing just 4G at some point, but it's usually 3G and 4G LTE that I can truly recall).
    03-15-2018 04:03 PM
  3. monkeycsk's Avatar
    my other phone was Xiaomi Mi Note 2. I know for sure I saw 4G+ on that phone before. Given the Note8 is capable of LTE advanced, so I would expect to see 4G+.

    if you check the specs here
    https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note8-8505.php

    it shows it supports LTE-A (which stands for advanced)

    4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
    Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps

    Are you in California with Tmobile as well?

    Anyone else in this forum?
    03-15-2018 04:26 PM
  4. srgonu's Avatar
    I do see LTE+
    03-17-2018 11:00 AM
  5. monkeycsk's Avatar
    @srgonu,

    are you with T-Mobile in california. if so, how does your note8 shows LTE when mine shows 4G.
    03-24-2018 05:17 PM
  6. monkeycsk's Avatar
    my tmobile SIM card also shows LTE+ when i put it in the OnePlus 5T phone. if note8 supports LTE-A (5CA) which is 4G/LTE advance. the signal should show 4G+.

    anyone??
    03-24-2018 05:19 PM
  7. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    What does the badge matter?
    More importantly, what's your speed.

    Mine only ever says 4G here, but tops out at about 180Meg. More than enough.
    03-24-2018 06:00 PM
  8. monkeycsk's Avatar
    What does the badge matter?
    More importantly, what's your speed.

    Mine only ever says 4G here, but tops out at about 180Meg. More than enough.
    what do you use to measure the speed, speedtest app?
    03-25-2018 10:56 AM
  9. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    what do you use to measure the speed, speedtest app?
    The usual, Ookla speed test app.
    Also proved accurate by downloading large ISO's via my tethered note 8.
    03-25-2018 01:20 PM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    It's just how various phones display it. It's still the same LTE connection you were getting before.

    People have had the same phone and put a different ROM on it and saw LTE + instead of LTE. Same phone different software so displayed differently.
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    03-25-2018 01:23 PM
  11. monkeycsk's Avatar
    It's just how various phones display it. It's still the same LTE connection you were getting before.

    People have had the same phone and put a different ROM on it and saw LTE + instead of LTE. Same phone different software so displayed differently.
    oh ok. i did not know different ROM would show different signal for the same phone (i.e. 4G vs 4G+). i always thought the signal is determined by the SIM card
    03-25-2018 04:48 PM
  12. monkeycsk's Avatar
    The usual, Ookla speed test app.
    Also proved accurate by downloading large ISO's via my tethered note 8.
    it's rather impressive that you get 180M
    03-25-2018 04:49 PM
  13. srgonu's Avatar
    @srgonu,

    are you with T-Mobile in california. if so, how does your note8 shows LTE when mine shows 4G.
    Yes, am with T-mobile in CA.
    Attached Thumbnails 4G+ with T-Mobile in California ??-12203.jpg  
    03-25-2018 05:16 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    oh ok. i did not know different ROM would show different signal for the same phone (i.e. 4G vs 4G+). i always thought the signal is determined by the SIM card
    Yeah signal is determined by the proper SIM, signal from the tower, strength, etc. -- The ROM on the phone simply displays what is what.

    Example:

    Phones in the US say "LTE" for LTE. In other countries they simply just label it "4G" (what we label as 3G/HSPA).
    03-25-2018 05:36 PM
  15. Deke218's Avatar
    Mine says 4G LTE. T-Mobile in NYC.
    03-25-2018 05:45 PM
  16. monkeycsk's Avatar
    Yes, am with T-mobile in CA.

    thanks for the screen shot. if i am not seeing '4G+' on my note 8, does it really mean the phone is not capable for advanced 4G signal.

    again, like i said before when i use the SAME SIM card in the Oneplus 5t and Xiaomi Mi Note 2, it shows 4G+

    correct me if i am wrong, i believe there is a different between 4G and advanced 4G (4G+)
    03-25-2018 06:11 PM
  17. Cherries01's Avatar
    Hello,

    Before I switched over to the Note 8, my other phone showed 4G+ with my T-mobile in San Francisco.

    But I have not noticed 4G+ on my Note 8 and I was wondering if anyone using T-mobile in California ever shows 4G+.
    I have the note 8 and using it with T-Mobile in the SF bay area, my phone never shows "4g+". Most of the time it shows as "4GLTE or 4G" depends on the location. when it shows "4G (HSPA+), i would manually turn off the data, and turn it back on so it can connect with 4GLTE.
    Attached Thumbnails 4G+ with T-Mobile in California ??-29341418_10157203364056102_1414871232_n.jpg  
    03-25-2018 11:46 PM
  18. srgonu's Avatar
    My phone is unlocked one. May be that's the difference.
    03-26-2018 12:02 AM
  19. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    Here it is usually 3G, H, H+ and 4G
    Only very very rarely see 3G. ( 90% its 4G which covers the whole LTE spectrum) As said, for me that's up to about 180Meg with an average of about 60.

    Label depends on handset though as its Rom dependant.
    03-26-2018 01:44 AM
  20. monkeycsk's Avatar
    My phone is unlocked one. May be that's the difference.
    i bought the phone in hong kong so it's also unlocked.
    03-26-2018 02:36 PM
  21. monkeycsk's Avatar
    I have the note 8 and using it with T-Mobile in the SF bay area, my phone never shows "4g+". Most of the time it shows as "4GLTE or 4G" depends on the location. when it shows "4G (HSPA+), i would manually turn off the data, and turn it back on so it can connect with 4GLTE.
    i have TMobile in San Francisco. Funny, it always shows 4G and Never 4GLTE
    03-26-2018 02:37 PM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    i have TMobile in San Francisco. Funny, it always shows 4G and Never 4GLTE
    Due to the software on the unlocked one.

    As stated previously it's the software displaying it differently.. it's still the same exact signal. International phones count LTE as 4G. Only in America do our phones say "LTE" to show it's LTE.
    03-27-2018 01:16 AM

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