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    Re: How bad is reception on note2?

    I've had the nexus, s3, and now the note 2. The nexus had bad reception, the note 2 does not. My wife had my old s3 and we compare signal strengths and speed, and the note 2 consistently does better. It obviously has different hardware in the reception department because it's very noticeable in my area.

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    Re: How bad is reception on note2?

    Quote Originally Posted by exmeaguy View Post
    What apps are everyone using to measure signal strength?
    Most people are probably just using what the phone itself shows for signal strength (Settings -> About Phone -> Status) instead of using an app.

    The reception on my Note 2 has been rock solid. Samsung made some major strides on the reception front with the S3, and they've refined that even further with the Note 2. Like many, I had major reception issues with the Nexus (as well as the Charge and Stratosphere), but the S3 and now the Note 2 have been a night and day difference when compared to those devices.
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    coming from a VZW Gnex it is fantastic. I thought the signal around here sucked when it was indeed my phone. and yes my wife still has her GNex and her signal still sucks
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    I've read on other forums that older phones that run on 4g were showing the 3g signal. the -db signal was the 3g not the 4g signal. Now that people are buying newer phones that are showing the -db settings of the 4g signal that is not as strong as 3g was. So what was a good signal on a 3g phone of lets say -80db is is now -110db on a 4g phone and there is almost no differnce in call quality. Idunno if I agree with this but I understand that could be possible. My whole reason for this post is I have also found tha that the radio (antenna that makes calls) in the samsung galaxy s3 is the same that is in the note 2. So what that means is that it is threw software that is improving the quality not hardware with in the phone. Another guy told me that with jellybean the reception issues wil be fixed. I just wann make sure this thing is better then my current phone (htc thunderbolt which is 2 oz heavier due to extdended battery) and has better phone reception then my friends who went out and got the S3 to use and drop calls. I also notice that friends with the droid razr usually have the best reception, ( all my friends have verzion) Had anyone done a side by side -db signal test for a samsung s3 note 2 and droid razr maxx hd?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackcharger06 View Post
    So what was a good signal on a 3g phone of lets say -80db is is now -110db on a 4g phone and there is almost no differnce in call quality. Idunno if I agree with this but I understand that could be possible
    I don't agree with that, they are mixing radios and meters. The db meter is the cell radio and has nothing to do with 3g or 4g. Those are data and are a seperate radio.

    Fwiw I have minus 96db in my note while my wife's s3 has 99 right next to it.
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    Well I talked to some app designer and what I was told was that the sofware/radio/antenna are all the same. The reason the reception/bars/signal is better in the note 2 vs the galaxy s3 is due to the lay out. The way the phone is made there is more room in the note 2 so it is set up better and able to get a better signal. Not a huge difference but a noticeable one, and one that many others are realizing.
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    I use Network signal Info app
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