Gone are the days of 2G and 3G technologies. The emergence of the fourth generation technology, or 4G technology, has revolutionized the way we network and consume multimedia. Even though this technology is at a nascent stage in India, it is widely embraced by people all over the country.

About the 4G technology

Most of the smart phones these days are compatible with the fourth generation technology. 4G smart phones are equipped to handle the superiority of this network and can connect to the Internet at a faster rate as compared to a 2G- or 3G-compatible phone. Individuals using the 3G network frequently faced connectivity issues that led to a delay in their work or entertainment. However, the fourth generation technology aims to combat this issue and offer users superior connectivity. The fourth generation network involves different technologies like HSPA+ 21/42, Long Term Evolution (LTE), and WiMAX. However, 4G LTE is considered the most superior with regard to speed and performance.

Here are three benefits of using a 4G smartphone.

Enhanced voice quality

When you use a smart phone compatible with the fourth generation technology, you will enjoy excellent quality voice calls. This is because such smart phones utilize a higher network capacity and bandwidth. Moreover, if your smart phone features the Voice over LTE (VoLTE)technology, you will witness high-definition or HD voice call too.

Seamless video streaming

The fourth generation technology enables you to stream videos without any buffering. Users of 3G network technology often face technical glitches like poor connectivity and buffering. However, fourth generation technology does not involve any such issues. Movie streaming, video calling, video conferencing and other bandwidth-heavy tasks run with butter smooth efficiency.

Higher network speeds

The fourth generation network flaunts maximum speeds of 1 gigabit per second (Gbit/s). One of the main advantages of this technology is that it offers speeds that are up to ten times faster than that of a 3G network. This enables quick sharing and downloading of files, including photos, videos, music, and much more.

Given the numerous advantages of the fourth generation network, it is not surprising that the demand for smart phones compatible with this technology is increasing. It is advisable to opt for a phone that has VoLTE feature in order to maximize your benefits.