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    Default Signal strength all over the place, should I be worried?

    I am sitting at home watching my LG G3 go from 5 bars to 1 bar, up to 2, then 3 then back up to 5, it's basically totally erratic.

    I went into the settings and watched the actual db numbers and recorded them over 60 seconds.

    Lg g3

    -91
    -103
    -105
    -101
    -95
    -97
    -99

    Jumps around between 1 bar and 5 bars constantly changing. Data connectivity comes and goes too.

    I then switched sims into an old iPhone 4S and watched the same signal strength fr 60 seconds. It never moved from 4 bars and -84db

    iPhone 4s

    -84
    -84
    -84
    -84
    -84
    -84

    Solid 4 bars

    Anyone know what's going on here, you think I have a bad device?

    I am on Three Network in the UK.

    Thanks
    Chris
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    Default Re: Signal strength all over the place, should I be worried?

    Coincidentally I am on 3and my db sits around -110 whilst just about scraping H+ but with slow speeds. I am currently experiencing this in Liverpool but had no issues when in Glasgow last week.
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    Default Re: Signal strength all over the place, should I be worried?

    Quote Originally Posted by carney198 View Post
    Coincidentally I am on 3and my db sits around -110 whilst just about scraping H+ but with slow speeds. I am currently experiencing this in Liverpool but had no issues when in Glasgow last week.
    Try heading north with your 3 network and you'll get no signal what so ever.

    I was on 3 and travel loads with my job and nowhere in the north could I get any signal and even Inverness it was in and out.

    So this obviously wasn't convenient for me.

    Not to sure if its working in one device your iPhone 4s and scattered in the G3 then I would assume that it could be the G3 is defective.

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    Default Re: Signal strength all over the place, should I be worried?

    I'm on O2 and have the similar issue with the LG G3. Swapped the handset for a replacement as I thought it was faulty but it's no better.

    The signal is generally about 8-10 dbm worse than my iPhone and an galaxy S3 I've compared it too.

    On my drive to work it completely drops out about 10 times, my old iphone 5 only dropped once on the 25 mile journey. Grrrr..... It's pretty irritating that such an otherwise great phone has such a fundamental flaw!

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    Default Re: Signal strength all over the place, should I be worried?

    I have decided to return mine, I can't deal with the dropped calls. Such a shame as it was perfect otherwise.
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    Default Re: Signal strength all over the place, should I be worried?

    My G3 actually gets about 15 dBm lower signal than my Galaxy S4. I'm loving my reception!

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