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    My S4 has poorer reception indoors then the LG marquee I used to have With the marque I would get 4/5 bars with the s4 i'm getting around 3. Has anyone else noticed that the s4 reception is poorer compared to their older phone? Also sometime I'll have 1 bar while outside in the street then about a few minutes later it was dance between 1-4 bars. Did I get a defective phone or is this considered normal?
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    Network Vision upgrades and contractors messing about with new antennas. Signal will come and go at times when they're testing stuff.
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    I've had that with every sprint phone I've owned. Especially the Samsung phones with their crappy antennas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonoverparma00 View Post
    I've had that with every sprint phone I've owned. Especially the Samsung phones with their crappy antennas.

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    The GS4 has better RF reception characteristics than the Note 2 which is itself a beast. Samsung's radios are actually among the best nowadays while HTC seemingly swapped places with their HTC Evo LTE & HTC One (which is somewhat comparable to the GS3).
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    A degrade from 4/5 bars to 3 really isn't that bad to be honest.. I guarantee you can still text and make calls without an issue. I was thinking by the title of the thread you were going to have no bars.

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    Anyone elses reception declined after the latest update?
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    "Signal bars" show your voice signal not data. You need to download something like this to get a real reading. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ensorly.viewer or this https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...se3.opensignal

    Sent from my SPH-L720
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    Im in the UK & have a S4 i9505 my plan is 4G, in network settings I had auto connect (4G,3G,2G) based on this i was only getting 1 bar if not no bars everywhere, i was concerned because I thought I had signal issues, however I spoke to Samsung & because I had it on 4G,3G,2G it was seaching for 4G 1st and because 4G is new in my area & low signal that is why I was having the issues, as soon as I changed my network settings to 3G/2G only my signal has improved & working, so for people having poor signal go to network settings & change it to auto connect at 2G/3G if your phone is still having issues it may be the phone, but it fixed my issue. maybe that is why alot of people are having low signal if its on 4G/3G/2G i think Samsung should have made customers aware.
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    My voice is actually pretty awesome on my s4 but it drops data connection like nobody's business.

    Sent from my *PURPLE* Galaxy S4
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    My data works great even when I'm on a phone call.

    Sent from a device beyond your wildest dreams!
    Last edited by djdonnyk; 12-09-2013 at 01:33 PM.

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