Razr/Razr Maxx Signal Strengths

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  1. jaybogg

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    Since I have been following these forums for a couple of months I have seen a lot of threads about signal strengths and some postings of what people have on their phones. I thought it would be interesting if we posted our results in one thread. Its easy to do.
    From the home screen:

    1. Press "Menu" hard key
    2. Select "System Settings"
    3. At the bottom of the first section "Wireless and Networks", Select "More..."
    4. Select "Mobile Networks"
    5. Halfway down, Under "Help", Select "Network type and strength"
    6. Report your reading IE. 4G= -100dbm

    If you are willing to divulge your location, OS, and 1G/3G signal strengths (I'm using 4G LTE OnOff app for 1G/3G strength), this info would also be useful for others in your area to compare to.

    Here's Mine:

    Location: Southeast Houston
    OS: .215 leak
    4G= -102dbm (3 bars)
    3G= -98dbm (3 bars)
    1G= -87dbm (3 bars)

    Note: The more negative the number, the weaker the signal is. Example: -80 dbm is a stronger signal than -100 dbm.

    I showed you mine, now show me yours!!:icon_ devil:

    Here's the first 5 data point (kinda skimpy, but it's all that's been reported!!)

    View attachment 215 Leak.pdf
     
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    Haven't you noticed better reception with the 215 leak??? I just switched to it yesterday and I've noticed a huge improvement over 211, both battery and signal... so far I haven't had the annoying 4g drop...
     
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    Oh.. groves tx, 215 leak, 4g -105dbm 3 bars..

    Haven't checked the others :)
     
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    .215 Leak
    4G -85dBm
    3G -89dBm
    1x -87dBm
     
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    The actual signal strength is about the same but it shows more bars. Less 4G drops, jury still out on battery as I am not a heavy user when at home (use PC). I do use the speakerphone almost exclusively at home, so when I have a heavy call day I will have a better idea. Still PO'd that the volume hard keys only have 4 levels while in speakerphone mode though! 215 didn't fix that. (Get clipping at full volume):mad:
     
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    OS: .215
    1x- .91dBm (2 bars)
    3x- .93dBm (2 bars)

    live in boonies so no 4g here.

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    @ Sydman/TisMyDroid: No "Bars" in you area? That must make life dull!!:biggrin:jk
     
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    Funny, I get about 2 bars. I always use wifi at home, though. When I have to go past home, I don't have data drops that I notice. And the 3g does not seem to be real slow. When in the city on 4g, I don't ever seem to have any problems keeping a signal either.
     
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    Haha sorry, at work and only cared just enough to post the numbers :)

    1x and 3G showing 4 bars.
    4G showing 5 bars.
     
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    Thx. I was truly interested in your "bars" as you have the strongest signal strengths thus far. If we get enough responses, I hope we can extrapolate bar/dbm guestimates and possibly even see if there is a difference between the OTA .211 and the .215 leak. I get bored sometimes and with enough replies I will probably apply numbers to excel, graph it, and see if anything stands out. Gotta have the data though!! Thx, again!
     
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    Very cool! I think it should be interesting. It would be especially interesting if we had data from GB too but that would be pretty slim finding ppl still on GB.

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    Location: Sequatchie, TN
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    4G= LMAO...no such animal in these parts
    3G= -77dbm (3 bars)
    1G= -90dbm (3 bars)
     
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