should the signal strength be correlated with battery level?

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    At the same spot, I notice the signal strength varied from -72db to -86db at different time of the day. Last time I check, it delivers -72db after unplugging from the charger (full charge).

    Is the reception related to the battery power level? I am using C_01.3E.03P baseband.

    Please advise, thanks.
     
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    Shouldn't make any difference. Battery level would put out the same amount of power at 100% and 50%. Being plugged in at 100% would simply mean the battery is no longer charging.

    I don't know why you're getting different readings.
     
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    Where you stand, how you hold the phone, what electronics are near you and how hydrated you are can affect the signal level of your cell tower. But your battery level does not.
     
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    It happens to me all the time. At the same spot, different time of the day, the signal strength can vary from -72 to -88db. In fact, there are more than one spots the variation happens in the same manner. Of course I can't replicate or predict this (specific time). I think the reception quality could have something to do with number of cell users at the given time and weather ...

    Anyway, I started looking into this after reading this post: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...1-ota-baseband-update-zip-no-reactivated.html, especially #5.
     
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    But cell companies dont have control over any of these. Why do the signal vary in the such a wide range?
     
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    Because your body is a natural antenna. And as such your electrical properties can either help or hinder depending how all of the things I listed are setup. Which is why when they do certain types of electrical testing they place everything on wooden structures to remove anything that can act as a conductor.
     
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    should we concern the differences introduced from baseband? It seems this signal strength thing is totally out of our control. is measure of any attempt (outside of the lab) meaningful at all?
     
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    I have even had the wonderful experience of weather affecting the signal strength but never the battery.
     
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    The baseband code is what "Interprets" the signal and then adjusts the cell part of the phone. So each baseband could handle the same situation differently.
     
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