How do I know if I'm on 4G connection?

mysilly

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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?

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jj14x

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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
 

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Looking at your first picture, it looks like your on HSPA because of the H on your status bar.

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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://forums.androidcentral.com/e...d=org.zwanoo.android.speedtest&token=5ljQjmZK) to see how fast your connection is. 4G should be above 10Mbits, possibly around 20Mbits I think.

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jj14x

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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
 

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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.

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