Anandtech LTE Galaxy Nexus Signal Strength Analysis, comparison with Moto

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    Great article. Nice find!
     
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    Keep getting "bad request."

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    Agreed, I think it puts it into perspective a bit that "signal bars" may be getting doctored on the other phones to look better. It also brings up the important point that just because you have 4G doesn't mean the coverage is as good as 3G yet. The article definitely backs up what I've been seeing as far as getting great data speeds even on 1-2 bars.
     
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    Remove <br%20/><br%20/>T from the end of the link. He posted it with no space between the link and the paragraph, so it merged together.
     
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    Just try this http://www.anandtech.com/show/5254/

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    It also explains how one cannot compare dBm readings between different units. Only the Galaxy Nexus by default shows true LTE signal strength. Without tools or service menu, one cannot see that same signal strength on the other phones.
     
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    good post op.

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    Sorry for the link difficulties.

    Corrected it now.


    The article is very enlightening....but I still feel there is something else going on

    On average, at the same location, my RAZR does give about 20-30% more speeds (as meausred by speed test) than the GNex. I went back to the VZW store and compared my dBm to other Nexii and RAZR and this appears to be consistently the case (dBm) so I don't think I got any lemons. I think both handsets I have are indicative of the general population of the respective phones.

    I don't think that the differences are merely perceived......but I think the article indicates that making an apples to apples comparison based on dBm might be harder than we thought. The best way might be to compare side by side speed test results between the different chipsets.

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