Essentially, 3G and 4G networks do the same thing. Both are capable of connecting your phone to the internet. However, 3G networkis designed both for voice and data communication, while 4G is designed especially for data transmission. 4G offers up to 10 times faster access to data via your mobile phone with speeds commonly between 20Mbps and 50Mbps (which is really, really fast).
The difference between the speeds of 3G and 4G starts to show as the size of the files increases. This is due to the fact that 3G speeds ramp up over time, while 4G speeds remain consistently fast from the beginning to end of a download. That is why the difference in speed between 4G and 3G can be best felt when you are:
- posting pictures and videos on Facebook,
- watching videos on Facebook, Youtube, Pyone Play or any other content provider
- watching mobile TV
- downloading movies and , pictures or other files
- playing multiplayer online games, like Clash of Clans
- sending pictures on Viber, WhatsApp, Facebook messenger, BeeTalk
One of the most important advantages of 4G over 3G in Myanmar is that in peak hours 4G service works up to 5 times faster than 3G, without any slowdown or interruption in user experience.
4G is the better and the newer of the two technologies and there is absolutely no down-side to using 4G instead of 3G. You might use a bit more data, especially if you go wild when browsing, but 4G does not consume more data 3G, it is you browsing more for the same amount of time.