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Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by Sunkyphil(m): 7:42am On Jun 19, 2020
I have always had this debate that 4g network consumes same data as 3g just that the battery percentage drops faster. But some says it consumes more data.

How true is this Facts and evidence will be appreciated
Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by DarkJeddi(m): 7:54am On Jun 19, 2020
Sunkyphil:
I have always had this debate that 4g network consumes same data as 3g just that the battery percentage drops faster. But some says it consumes more data.

How true is this Facts and evidence will be appreciated
Not true on both instances..

4G runs fast and the urge to view videos and enjoy the speed ends up eating up your data in no time..

4G won't necessarily drain your battery,except for the urge to be on your device more often with its attendant battery drain.

On the other hand,a poor 3G network is about the worst culprit when it comes to a phone's battery drain.

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Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by DenreleDave(m): 7:54am On Jun 19, 2020
Sunkyphil:
I have always had this debate that 4g network consumes same data as 3g just that the battery percentage drops faster. But some says it consumes more data.

How true is this Facts and evidence will be appreciated

The higher the G, the higher the consumption

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Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by directonpc(m): 7:57am On Jun 19, 2020
2G saves data and battery

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Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by Sunkyphil(m): 8:04am On Jun 19, 2020
DarkJeddi:
Not true on both instances..

4G runs fast and the urge to view videos and enjoy the speed ends up eating up your data in no time..

4G won't necessarily drain your battery,except for the urge to be on your device more often with its attendant battery drain.

On the other hand,a poor 3G network is about the worst culprit when it comes to a phone's battery drain.
i have personally tested that battery consumption aspect 4g is a ba3 drainer
Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by Shagaya: 8:21am On Jun 19, 2020
Sunkyphil:
i have personally tested that battery consumption aspect 4g is a ba3 drainer


A bad 3G network drains battery faster than a good 4G network during use.

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Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by seunfly: 8:30am On Jun 19, 2020
Sunkyphil:
I have always had this debate that 4g network consumes same data as 3g just that the battery percentage drops faster. But some says it consumes more data.

How true is this Facts and evidence will be appreciated

Ur speed determines ur data cosumption, if ur internet speed is slow, less data is uploaded and downloaded within a specific period of time but if internet speed is fast, more data are downloaded and uploaded.
We all know that standard 4G is supper faster than 3G and 5G is mega faster than 4G, from this u should know which one consumes more data.

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Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by DarkJeddi(m): 8:39am On Jun 19, 2020
Sunkyphil:
i have personally tested that battery consumption aspect 4g is a ba3 drainer
It all still boil down to the same thing..

4G data is more likely to drain your battery more since your data is being sucked more and your phone battery is actually being task more..

This may be coupled with a poor 4G coverage which will also lead to more battery drain..

You don't take all these in isolation,a lot of factors goes to determine your phone's battery drain..

Taking 4G in isolation as the cause of your battery drain compared to 3G is not telling the whole story..
Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by Nobody: 11:23am On Jun 19, 2020
DarkJeddi:
It all still boil down to the same thing..

4G data is more likely to drain your battery more since your data is being sucked more and your phone battery is actually being task more..

This may be coupled with a poor 4G coverage which will also lead to more battery drain..

You don't take all these in isolation,a lot of factors goes to determine your phone's battery drain..

Taking 4G in isolation as the cause of your battery drain compared to 3G is not telling the whole story..

4g operates at higher frequency hence it will drain more power than 3g. 5g os the worst, it not only guzzles battery juice, it also overheats ridiculously
Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by Tallesty1(m): 12:11pm On Jun 19, 2020
DenreleDave:

The higher the G, the higher faster the consumption

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Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by MATURELION: 12:35pm On Jun 19, 2020
Sunkyphil:
I have always had this debate that 4g network consumes same data as 3g just that the battery percentage drops faster. But some says it consumes more data.

How true is this Facts and evidence will be appreciated
well somehow it's a sort of a rule (that device manufacturers are trying so hard to bend), the more the power requirements the more power it draws from meeting that power requirement hardware wise, so yes 4G consumes more battery and data just that you won't notice it if you're using an up to date phone cos most 4G phones today come with better battery and more OS optimization to prevent apps from sucking data in the background, even when I was in the United states people manage mobile data cos it's costly, the only thing saving them is there is wifi everywhere.. hope this answer does it for you

Modified ; if you got extra money to spare buy a power bank, me I'm using a mifi modem cos I have too many phones and it saves me alot of data and battery as well, depends on where you are sha
Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by Caseless: 12:40pm On Jun 19, 2020
A car on highspeed consume more fuel than that on low-speed.

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Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by dan9ice(m): 1:12pm On Jun 19, 2020
directonpc:
2G saves data and battery
Java phone spoted
Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by RubiesBanking: 1:33pm On Jun 19, 2020
It depends, Etisalat 3g network is much faster than glo 4g network.
I really can't wait till 5g network reach Nigeria

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Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by Osasnidas(m): 1:38pm On Jun 19, 2020
Personally for me I prefer to use 4G... My phone gets extremely warm when my phone tends to stay in 3G... Reason why i dumped 9mobile.. the phone's receptiveness for 4G signals is so strong that it drains battery why trying to maintain the 3G signal.. but it doesn't produces heat at all and i get up to 10hrs SOT on 4G signal alone..

So for me... 3G drains battery more than 4G
Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by Osasnidas(m): 1:42pm On Jun 19, 2020
RubiesBanking:
It depends, Etisalat 3g network is much faster than glo 4g network.
I really can't wait till 5g network reach Nigeria
location matters... From my area no 9mobile 4G signal and it is useless, airtel and mtn are both useless. Glo is the only non useless network provider

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Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by 2cul2care: 2:30pm On Jun 19, 2020
See question, the faster your Internet speed the more data you consume.

Edge consumes more data than GPRS

3G consumes more data than EDGE

4G consumes more data than 3G

5G consumes more data than 4G

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Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by emeernest: 4:35pm On Jun 19, 2020
Same data consumption but 4g is faster.

Example if you are downloading a movie of 2gb,
4g may take 5mins while 3g may take 15mins but data remains same.

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Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by Edopesin: 4:41pm On Jun 19, 2020
2cul2care:
See question, the faster your Internet speed the more data you consume.

Edge consumes more data than GPRS

3G consumes more data than EDGE

4G consumes more data than 3G

5G consumes more data than 4G

Wrong!

Edge consumes data faster than GPRS

3G consumes data faster than EDGE

4G consumes data faster than 3G

5G consumes data faster than 4G

Right ✓

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Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by ClassicMan202(m): 9:01pm On Jun 19, 2020
Its not about the quantity of data... But the speed... 1gb movie downloaded with 3G is still 1gb when downloaded with 4G....

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Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by 2cul2care: 10:08pm On Jun 19, 2020
Edopesin:


Wrong!

Edge consumes data faster than GPRS

3G consumes data faster than EDGE

4G consumes data faster than 3G

5G consumes data faster than 4G

Right ✓

We're both saying the same thing
Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by dprpikin: 11:47pm On Jun 19, 2020
Caseless:
A car on highspeed consume more fuel than that on low-speed.
Not all together true given two cars of same spec, at the final analysis.

If two cars of same kind should travel the same distance under constant external conditions, the one that traveled at higher speed will spend less fuel, because fuel conversion efficiency increases with speed.

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Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by dprpikin: 11:59pm On Jun 19, 2020
2cul2care:


We're both saying the same thing

You two are saying entirely different things. Let us put it into perspective:

They gave two of us a plate of rice to consume, I did mine in 10mins while it took you 30mins to finish your's. Does it imply I ate more quantity of rice than you? Definitely not.

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Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by benzion72(m): 1:53am On Jun 20, 2020
This consumption thing is not reasonable. A 10 mb video is 10mb so downloading it with gprs/edge/3g/4g/5g will consume various data. I beg explain it and make it reasonable
Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by Apination(m): 2:43am On Jun 20, 2020
My Airtel 4g network is so annoying, I can't game online anymore. It's constantly going off and coming up, changing from 4g to 3g. Please anyone with a solution?
Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by LaneBoi: 7:55am On Aug 24, 2020
undecided
Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by LaneBoi: 4:39pm On Aug 24, 2020
Sunkyphil:
I have always had this debate that 4g network consumes same data as 3g just that the battery percentage drops faster. But some says it consumes more data.

How true is this Facts and evidence will be appreciated
I.don mention you taya o...you no wan reply me?
Re: Does 4g Network Consumes More Data Than 3g When Browsing? by Nobody: 7:48pm On Aug 24, 2020
dprpikin:


You two are saying entirely different things. Let us put it into perspective:

They gave two of us a plate of rice to consume, I did mine in 10mins while it took you 30mins to finish your's. Does it imply I ate more quantity of rice than you? Definitely not.

A very simple and straightforward explanation
You will make a very good teacher smiley

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