First things first, the “G” stands for a generation of mobile technology, installed in phones and on mobile phone networks. Each “G” generally requires you to get a new phone, and for networks to make expensive upgrades. The first two were analog cell phones (1G) and digital phones (2G). Currently in the UK the majority of us use 2-3G technology while 4G is available in certain cities 4G is still in the process of being rolled out across the country by the various UK mobile phone networks.

So what is the difference?

To the end user the difference is essentially data speed. 3G’s average download speed in the UK is 2Mbps with the 4G average around 16Mbps. This video from EE puts their 4GEE network up against 3G to compare speeds all over the UK. Check it out in action.

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