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Digi 4G LTE / LTE-A vs 3G WCDMA / HSPA+ (Video)

Digi Postpaid 150 Infinite is a great deal for those who use data bandwidth a lot and still need to travel around Malaysia. How does Digi performance 4G LTE / LTE-A vs 3G WCDMA / HSPA+? My place does not have LTE-A coverage yet. And my device can’t seem to get higher speed 3G HSPA+. So the battle is fall into 4G LTE vs 3G WCDMA now. Let’s find out Digi Internet speed test performance on both 4G and 3G now…

Which 3G mobile broadband should I choose in Malaysia?

Internet is part of our life now. Most of us cannot live without get connected. We surf Internet for information, playing games at Facebook, watching video at YouTube… Lot of interesting stuffs can be done with Internet. And 3G mobile broadband is becoming a norm now. There are 2 type of 3G mobile broadband ~ USB modem and mobile phone. Both of them have different pricing. I am going to cover 3G mobile broadband for mobile phone only now. Why? Most of the smart phones like HTC HD2 can be acted as 3G modem. There is no need to subscribe another package for home usage if you are using it alone. There are 3 main 3G mobile broadband providers in Malaysia ~ Celcom, Maxis and DiGi. Let’s see how they perform…

Factors to consider when choosing 3G mobile broadband

  • Coverage
  • Connection speed
  • Usage quota
  • Price

How to force 3G / WCDMA network on Nexus 4?

There is a way to force using 2G / GSM network only to save battery on Google Nexus 4. But no way to force using 3G / WCDMA network only in Mobile network settings. Well, this is no true because Android OS has the ability to do so. But just hidden in Nexus 4. Yes, you can bring up Testing app which consist Phone information, battery information, Usage statistics and Wi-Fi information to do so Phone info. Change the preferred network type from WCDMA preferred to WCDMA only.

Testing app

How to use 3G USB modem on Nexus 7?

How to use 3G broadband USB modem on Google Nexus 7? Yes, current Nexus 7 model does not have 3G data connection compatibility. You are stuck with Wi-Fi connection only. Well, that’s not true after all. You can actually enable 3G data connection on Nexus 7 with the help of root access, OTG cable, 3G broadband USB modem (like Huawei, ZTE) and PPP Widget. Too bad that I can’t try it myself because I only have Huawei Wi-Fi Modem E5832. So far users reported it is working on Huawei GSM / UMTS Stick and O2 Germany ZTE 3565-z UMTS Stick. Do try it out…

3G USB modem on Nexus 7

HTC One X 3G signal improved in 1.28 system update

HTC One X had a poor 3G signal. But thanks to 1.28.707.10 system upgrade, HTC upgraded HTC One X radio baseband from 1.1204.90.13 to 1.1204.103.14. And it improves 3G signal reception. Wi-Fi signal is still the same on my HTC One X though.


HTC One X 3G Signal based on system update
1.28 | 1.26

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