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    not having much luck with phones. this is my 10th handset in a year. love the n5 so far well apart from the rubbish signal. do you guys think an update will sort the signal issue ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave3389 View Post
    not having much luck with phones. this is my 10th handset in a year. love the n5 so far well apart from the rubbish signal. do you guys think an update will sort the signal issue ?
    To some extent, yes. You can only make a radio as good as the hardware allows. The radios in the nexus 5 aren't amazing, but they aren't bad either. I think the signal will improve over time as google works to optimize everything


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    If you've tried that many phones and are still having signal issues, it's very likely that it's your carrier. Have you ever considered changing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave3389 View Post
    not having much luck with phones. this is my 10th handset in a year. love the n5 so far well apart from the rubbish signal. do you guys think an update will sort the signal issue ?
    i'm the polar opposite of you. the n5 seems to have the ability to utilize the 2-3 bars that i have at my house with stride. my previous phone also had similar signal strength but i was constantly dropping calls and pretty much nothing would load up. i would miss calls and texts messages as well. but with the n5, i have none of those issues with the same amount of bars.
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    its not my network, i was using the z1 up till wednesday with no issues on said network,
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    you are lucky, i really want this phone to work for me love everything about it, im sure with an update they can make the radio better. just a little worried for now about missing imortant calls texts etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave3389 View Post
    you are lucky, i really want this phone to work for me love everything about it, im sure with an update they can make the radio better. just a little worried for now about missing imortant calls texts etc
    A software update won't help much. The hardware in the radios is what controls the signal strength and the only OEM that really stands out in that is Motorola

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    agh dam well i have 14 days to send it back, will try another sim just to rule that out and see if signal improves over the next five days or so
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    Quote Originally Posted by DroidArmy View Post
    The radios in the nexus 5 aren't amazing, but they aren't bad either.


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    Multiple (and I mean dozens) of threads here, XDA and even Google's Product forums disagree with that statement . The radio, in general, is written pretty well but it has quite a few bugs Google/LG need to fix. Unless you mean the radio hardware which is a different story. Very solid choice by LG/Google. They just need to work on the bugs.

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    so i should just stick with it till they sort the bugs ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave3389 View Post
    so i should just stick with it till they sort the bugs ?
    You could, but it probably won't improve much. Like someone mentioned above, you can only make the radios as good as hardware allows

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave3389 View Post
    so i should just stick with it till they sort the bugs ?
    Depends. Can you explain what rubbish signal means? Are you getting 'No Signal' or 'Emergency calls Only'? Or is it just fewer bars? Or is it you get dropped calls?

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    i had the z1 up till wednesday full signal in the house, got the n5 wednesday have no bars atm sometimes it will go to one bar may be 2 its not to bad out the house, but still not as good as the z1 was.
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    an also the battery, the phone is always searching for a network used 30% battery in searching which is annoying
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    A replacement may fix your problem. The N5 should have very similar coverage/signal strength. Also something to consider is devices sold and branded by the carrier gives an inaccurate bar count to make it look like the signal is stronger than it is.

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    think ill send it back and get it replaced and see how that goes. all i want is a phone that works now to be honest had so many faulty handsets in the last 11 months its been insane
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    Not guaranteeing anything but it could do the trick. Plus Google extends your return policy with RMA devices.

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    phoned them just now they are sending another handset i hope it works, i really like this phone. i dont want to go back to ios
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    not much luck with the second handset, found an app to switch the signal to 2g ill see how that goes

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