Anyone Else Having Sprint GS III Radio Issues??
04-09-2013 05:37 AM
- I absolutely love this phone, as it really rocks. I am however having an issue with the poor radio signal strength versus other cell phones. It seems I am constantly roaming, but my wife's i-phone will have 3-4 bars right beside me. This is not good, as it seems that lately ALL Samsung radios suck, just as they did with the Epic 4g Touch (GS II) & they still have not fixed the problem. If it doesn't work better soon, Sprint can have all of thier new crap phones back & I'll jump ship, as I hear the Evo 4g LTE also has the same problem. All that $$ for a smartphone, that can't hardly even make a call LMAO!07-02-2012 09:42 AMLike 1
- Guys, for those of you with radio issues, update your PRL and profile. I did that after noticing I only had 1 to 2 bars in my apartment when I normally get 3-4 bars. After updating, I get a consistent 4-5 bars down and 2+mbps data where I live.07-05-2012 08:40 PMLike 1
I should be getting my GS3 tomorrow, so I will update you guys when I find out if the signal is better than my NS4G.07-05-2012 09:41 PM
- I've experienced some crazy stuff with my signal as well. I'll add a few screenshots as examples. Taken a minute apart from the exact same spot. So let's not say the EVO has no signal issues because there it is via one of the evos awesome features (screenshots).
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- 07-06-2012 03:54 PM
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- I guess it matters where you live. My cell signal has been solid all day and my wifi as well while at home.
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:edit: I don't roam so no worries
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- I dunno.. I think the folks that are posting in the S3 forums that the EVO LTE has superior radio's must be trolling. I had the EVO LTE and currently trying out the S3. I am actually surprised that the cell phone reception on the S3 is slightly better than the EVO LTE. For example, at my gym which is like an underground bunker, the EVO struggled to maintain signal and data connection. However, the S3 kept hanging on to the weak signal and I was able to send texts and surf the web. Nevertheless, I think the wifi on the EVO LTE is much stronger though.
Anyway, for pure cdma reception, I would think the EVO LTE and S3 are a wash... maybe the S3 a tad bit better.07-06-2012 05:08 PM
- I'm out in town now grabbing some food at Ale House as you can see its better.
To better explain why it was low earlier is due to our Jacksonville being so dang spread out I'm sorta in the "woods" as some would call it when I'm home and once in town more I'm good.
All in all either phone can hold a signal. But I wouldn't doubt it for a minute if your area has worse signal coverage that a better radio from the EVO LTE would help people. But it doesn't mean that the s3 can't hold a signal
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- Dude, thats not normal, have them swap your EVO out for another one, or try the SGS3. They are both great phones, but from my experience, the EVO's radios were much better than my fiancee's SGS3, almost as good as the Photons. The best thing to do is to look at signal strength under settings and not bars, every phone manufacturer measures and displays bars differently, it's all about the dBm's.
how do i check this and what dBm numbers/percentage would be considered good? thanks07-07-2012 09:11 AM
- I have been watching this thread closely because I have been considering a S3 after recently returning a EVO LTE because of reception issues (I went back to my EVO 3D). I use my phone mostly at home, which is in a 'fringe' Sprint reception area -- meaning I usually have 1-bar; 2 max. I was missing calls with the EVO LTE, and text msgs wouldn't always send. This rarely happened with the 3D or the orig EVO before that. Sprint gave me an Airave a few years ago but I actually returned it last year because the EVOs worked great without it.
Sprint already reset my upgrade eligibility after I returned the LTE, will they do it a second time if I get the S3 and it doesn't work out for whatever reason?07-07-2012 03:01 PM
- 07-07-2012 05:17 PM
- Yes, I had exactly the same problem.
My family currently has a couple of iPhones and I'm coming from an og EVO, all of which don't have the signal strength issues my Galaxy S3 had. The S3 constantly roamed, and every time it did, there would be a nagging notification alerting me something was wrong. Sometimes it would come back to Sprint, but most of the time it would remain roaming. And to make matters, WIFI was incredibly bad as well. Forget about 802.11n, and 802.11g was half the strength of what it should have been.
To make a long story short, the very next day, I had to return the Galaxy S3 and go back to the og EVO. I'm now looking to try again with another phone....
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- 07-08-2012 12:00 AM
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Anyone Else Having Sprint GS III Radio Issues??
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