Originally Posted by jark99
At my house, I get better signal on the "wcdma" network instead of "lte/gsm/wcdma", why is this? I'm in Toronto and thought radio towers get better signal on gsm settings.
Sent from my Nexus 4
You must be using a custom ROM, as the stock ROM does not have an LTE/GSM/WCDMA setting.
As for the settings on a stock ROM:
"LTE/GSM auto" is the only one that allows you to use all three radios (LTE/WCDMA/GSM).
If you don't use LTE, the two settings are: "WCDMA preferred" and "GSM auto". Both use WCDMA and GSM, but differ as to which signal is preferred in various cases. The following is pure speculation on my part: I believe that "WCDMA preferred" tends to prefer a weaker WCDMA signal over a stronger GSM signal, while "GSM auto" prefers the strongest signal. I haven't confirmed this at all though.
"WCDMA only" and "LTE only" do exactly as they say.
If you are using any other setting than the five I mentioned above, it is pointless, as the N4 does not have a CDMA radio.