Moto has always had superior radios compared to all the other manufactures.
I'll wait until the Moto Nexus comes out to rock a pure google device.
It seems like the GNex is getting a bad rep for having terrible reception. I see so many people in the GN forums complaining that they "don't got no bars". Also there is a plethora of nexus bashing in the RAZR and rezound forums. Now I understand that some people just get bad phones...it happens. And yes, there is a know 3G/4G hand off issue that plagues all 4G LTE devices (as I understand it). However, in my personal experience, I get better reception (voice AND data) than both my D1 and D2. I am sitting here now in my room with zero bars, and I have absolutely no problems connecting to the internet. With my D1 and D2, I had to sit at the edge of my bed with my phone over my left knee to get internet (1 bar). I think too many people are blowing the whistle on this device without ACTUALLY testing it. Again, let me reiterate, I realize there are some people who actually DO have problem phones. But does anyone share the same experience as me? My reception may not LOOK good, but as long as it acts good I don't care.
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I'm seeing the same on my phone -93 never changes. I retry the sensorly app again on my daughters phone the reading was again impossible to achieve. So the app is not a valid tool to compare phones. So much for that helping the problem
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My house has/does get horrible reception, however verizon is the best of all the cell carriers for reception at my house. On my OG droid i got signal everywhere BUT my bedroom for data. Phone had to be by a window to get a signal in there. With the iphone 4 my 3g signal was solid. With the Gnex my 4g is solid unless I move the phone to the absolute interiormost wall. And speeds are still blazing fast. 15-20mbps with -100 to -110dbm signal.
At my girlfriends house, I'm right under a tower, 5 bars of signal, and have seen download speeds as high as 45mbps with uploads in the high 30's.
At my office, which is in another rough area for signal, inside a metal building, my signal is again in the -95 to -110 dbm range. My OG droid got no reception here, the iphone got no voice reception here. The gnex gets 2 bars of 4g and download speeds of 10-12 mbps.
My home internet from AT&T is 12mbps but only links at 9mbps. Our office internet is 4 bonded T1's (6mbps top throughput shared by 10-15 users). I'd say the 4g is a winner
I have only had 1 dropped call on the gnex, I CONSTANTLY dropped calls on the OG droid.
Your mileage may vary, however right now I have no reason to complain at all. As far as taking a rezound or razr over the gnex for a slightly better signal, I'll pass... Not to start a flame war here but the razr is ergonomically challenged and has a smaller screen. Its also not a GED. The rezound has a snapdragon and a smaller screen. It too, is not a GED. I wanted a phone that would rival/surpass the OG Droid in developer activity, and in the gnex I have met that desire with flying colors and the phone has only been released for a month. I do not believe that razr and the rezound combined will offer 1/4 of the dev activity
or lifecycle support from the manufacturer that the gnex will receive.
TL;DR if you have dropped calls, dont want to do the baseband update, or just have a flake of a device, try exchanging it first before getting a different phone.