1. Chris Abbott's Avatar
    [My new Galaxy S5 does not seem to be getting great signal reception. It's constantly around -100-106 dbm. I downloaded an app that checks it every 1 minute and then produces the results in excel forumat. Other devices in my office (also on verizon) are getting much better reception

    I went to the mall, and the Galaxy S5 there was around -80, while mine was -97. Obviously both Verizon. How is this possible, other than a faulty radio in my device?

    I remember back in the day you could dial #228, but obviously with 4G you can not do that.

    Should I return/exchange my phone?
    04-21-2014 01:12 PM
  2. Chris Abbott's Avatar
    I should add, if I power off the phone, take out the sim card, then reinsert it. The signal improves to like-84-88 dbm for awhile, then tapers off again to the -100s.
    04-21-2014 01:36 PM
  3. Chris Abbott's Avatar
    Will SOMEONE chime in on at least their thoughts?

    You can see in the circled area, if I do a restart, the signal is better for like 5-10 mins, then drops off again. I even tried to do all of these things in safe mode, same results.

    04-21-2014 03:24 PM

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