iPhone X 4.5 LTE network icon on iphoneX?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Octavius8, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Octavius8 macrumors member


    Oct 25, 2016
    IphoneX, 256GB, Qualcomm modem (the good one!).
    In my country and my city, my operator has recently "launched" the so called LTE advanced or GigaLTE or 4.5G network, but I have not seen neither the promised speeds nor has the network icon changed from 4G to 4.5 or 4+ or anything at all. Is it normal?, or maybe my carrier has not really launched it?. Should I expect the icon to change?. I mean, I get it, the speed is more important than the icon, but the point is that neither the speed nor the icon have changed (at least is not slower than before, right now I got about 45Mb download and 32Mb upload in "normal" 4G).
  2. ddrulez, Mar 17, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2018

    ddrulez macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2012
    I have 4G in Germany with telekom.
    You should get more with 4G.

    I never heard that you can have a 4+ sign or anything else expected LTE/3G/2G


    edited a typo
  3. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I don’t think iOS has an icon 5G, 4G+ LTE+. I’m not even sure iPhone hardware can connect to 5G networks.
  4. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    iPhone X does not support Gigabit LTE.

    If you want to use Gigabit LTE, phones like Galaxy S8 support it.

    The 2018 iPhone family is expected to support Gigabit LTE.
  5. mrbroots macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2014
    What he just meant is, does the iPhone display LTE+; LTECA or 4G+ when connected to a LTE Advanced network when aggregating 2, 3 or 4 LTE bands ?
    The answer is no, it'll only display 4G/LTE.

    However, you can know if you are connected to a LTE Advanced network by dialing *3001#12345#*, then going in LTE, CA Status. You will find there the other bands you are aggregating.
  6. Octavius8 thread starter macrumors member


    Oct 25, 2016

    Thanks!, that was clarifying.
    Also my carrier has in its list of phones supporting LTE Advanced /4.5G network the 2017 iPhones, so I guess later they will make some clarification...

    Thank you.
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  7. BigMcGuire Contributor


    Jan 10, 2012
    Agreed! I went to Germany last year for a business trip and was very impressed with their LTE speeds / quality. One of many things to like about Germany :).
  8. iGeek2014 macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2014
    === Nowheresville ===

    I’m on EE here in the U.K. and have to say when iPhone X is using their LTE-A their speeds aren’t too shabby either.

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