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5G on Band 2 ?? help

  • 16 April 2021
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Galaxy A51 5g, I am getting a 5G icon almost all the time, even on Band 2  I thought this was only on Band N71?  Is the phone incorrectly stating 5G,   Possibly tmobile is  just marketing like Verizon and AT&T are doing? Or am I missing a setting that I need to adjust I paid alot for this 5G device to only be getting crappy speeds 4g was way faster then this is 

 


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It’s on n41 as well in some areas.  However, you are probably in NSA mode and Band 2 is acting as an available anchor.

Mine shows the 5G a lot as well, but seldom actually uses it.  However, I can tell on other apps when it is using it, like CellMapper and SCP (Signal Check Pro) on Android.

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5G for T-Mobile can be on N2, N41, N66, and N71 from my experiences traveling around.  Cell Mapper gives more accurate info though but there is plenty of N25G in Hampton Roads. 

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Its unfortunate maybe I should have done more research regarding 5G i was under the impression that 5G would drastically increase my download and upload speeds just like 4G did coming from 3G I kinda depend on faster upload speeds for business matters unfortunately I've not seen faster speeds since switching to tmobile 

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I compare it to buying a 4k TV and expecting it to be better than HDTV.  Yes, it can and should be, but there are so many other factors.

And as I noted above, you may not even be using 5G/NR (even NSA) on the above test.

Since you are on Android, try some apps that actuallysupport NR, such as CellMapper and SignalCheckPro.  Network Cell Info is out of date and I barely ever used LTE Discovery and not recently.

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