1. pairenoid's Avatar
    so as soon as i got my phone i tested the web
    it almost didnt even load and it was so slow, i have 1-3 bars of reception at home but none of my phones ever had good reception

    i used wifi, and it was fast, and in the top part of my phone i saw that only the wifi symbol existed, if i turn off wifi i see either an H or a E

    is it bad taht my phone is always saying h or e? it never says 3g like my old phone did

    i dont want my phone battery to be worse because its constnatly trying to use 4g or something because i have no reception, but even though i have 1 bar shouldnt 4g be fast? it is slow as hell at my house

    i just checked my battery status and 6 hours in im in yellow battery life, i dont know what is classified as heavy use but i downlaoded 10+ apps, tested youtube, mediahub, facebook, 3 minutes of gps

    lot of browsing looking for apps

    does this sound normal? my phone was turned on at store, came home plugged it in, and used it at the same time. i heard you have to charge it while turned off..i hope this is not the problem

    im having frustrations with android OS right now because im not even sure if things i turn off are actually off, i turned off gps but in running apps its still there? so is a buncha things i dont use, so i "stopped" them

    im gona turn wifi off when i sleep but wouldnt that force my phone to try hard to regain signal str and use 4g/kill battery/ etc
    10-02-2011 09:04 PM
  2. vinny jr's Avatar
    The H is the same as the 3G, Just another name for it. The problem is you are having the same problem many have on AT&T's very slow HSPA+ Network. You obviously are in a area without the reverse back haul set up. I refuse to use such a great phone without the proper Network behind it. I refused to extend my AT&T contract for that reason, they wont even tell you where they are currently set up with the reverse back haul working. I could only get 100 killabits DL speeds in Boston, that is pathetic. I checked out T-Mobile and would you believe I am getting over 9 MB on the DL and over 3.5 MB upload. So to me AT&T better invest some of their surplus cash into their lousy Network.
    10-02-2011 09:18 PM
  3. pairenoid's Avatar
    i am looking at pics of other users same phone and they have a 3g symbol on the top left
    i have yet to see it
    are you sure H is replacing 3g symbol?
    10-02-2011 09:21 PM
  4. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I have the H+ symbol. The Infuse has the H+ (or 4G can't remember for sure LOL) symbol. The Inspire has H+. I haven't seen 3G symbol on any of the phones.

    H+ is the same as "4G". H is the same as "3G".

    Low signal will have a huge impact on battery, because the phone will be looking for a stronger signal. Also, if you are doing stuff on your phone the screen is on, and the screen is always the biggest battery user on a phone.
    10-02-2011 09:36 PM
  5. pairenoid's Avatar
    ya basically my screen and wifi was on 95% of the 6 hours my battery was on

    however why does this guy have 3g but than if he has the same phone
    Support SG2 Battery dies in 10 hours? - Android Forums
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    it might not be the att version but its still the same phone so am i over reacting by not seeing this 3g and only seeing H?

    how come if i disable wifi and the 3g my web doesnt work but market place does T_T so confused with my first smart phone
    10-02-2011 09:40 PM
  6. SteveISU's Avatar
    ya basically my screen and wifi was on 95% of the 6 hours my battery was on

    however why does this guy have 3g but than if he has the same phone
    Support SG2 Battery dies in 10 hours? - Android Forums
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    it might not be the att version but its still the same phone so am i over reacting by not seeing this 3g and only seeing H?

    how come if i disable wifi and the 3g my web doesnt work but market place does T_T so confused with my first smart phone

    He is likely out of the US.
    10-02-2011 09:42 PM
  7. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    ya basically my screen and wifi was on 95% of the 6 hours my battery was on

    however why does this guy have 3g but than if he has the same phone
    Support SG2 Battery dies in 10 hours? - Android Forums
    scroll down
    it might not be the att version but its still the same phone so am i over reacting by not seeing this 3g and only seeing H?

    how come if i disable wifi and the 3g my web doesnt work but market place does T_T so confused with my first smart phone
    Do you mean you're disabling wifi and turning mobile network connection off?
    10-02-2011 09:44 PM
  8. pairenoid's Avatar
    i turned off both to see what functions
    i turned off the data packet thing
    and the h symbol dissapeared

    thanks i think maybe he was out of usa than that makes sense

    can any one on here confirm that they never seen 3g ?
    10-02-2011 09:50 PM
  9. SteveISU's Avatar
    i turned off both to see what functions
    i turned off the data packet thing
    and the h symbol dissapeared

    thanks i think maybe he was out of usa than that makes sense

    can any one on here confirm that they never seen 3g ?

    Never seen 3G.
    10-02-2011 09:54 PM
  10. SteveISU's Avatar
    Also if you keep BT on all the time it will drain the batt. Use to kill my iPhone Batt like a mofo.
    10-02-2011 10:35 PM
  11. pairenoid's Avatar
    BT? whats that
    10-02-2011 10:37 PM
  12. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    BT = Bluetooth

    Only turn it on if you're going to be using it, otherwise it's just a battery drain.
    10-02-2011 10:40 PM
  13. pairenoid's Avatar
    yeah i turned off all the basics
    gps (i think)
    wifi when im not using
    bluetooth
    10-02-2011 10:59 PM
  14. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    GPS won't use any power unless it's being accessed by an app. I've ran tests and haven't noticed any kind of difference in battery life with it on versus off.
    10-03-2011 12:06 AM
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