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    Default Re: low signal strength?

    My signal has seemed to get a little better the longer I have had my Nexus. Yesterday after I got it I was around 2 bars mostly(3G area only). Today sitting in the same spot at work I'm on 3 bars. I didn't check my -db yesterday so I don't have a reference point for that. I have no idea if this would just be coincidence or the phone doing some kind of self adjustment? I used to always have full bars with my Pre+ though, but that doesn't mean much. Also my data and calls have been fine regardless of my signal stregnth.
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    Anyone try a factory rest to see if it helped?
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    I appreciate the signal strength discussion. Right now I'm awaiting delivery of my GNex which should be here at any moment. But I've DL'd a signal strength widget and am recording 3G strength in my office and will do so again at other places. I'll install it on my GNex and will report the comparative numbers. Once I activate the GNex my DroidX will deactivate so I gotta do these measurements in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WebDevAnalyst View Post
    Where?

    I'm at Westport (Maryland Heights) and I'm at -93dBM and 47 asu. I forget what my Thunderbolt had here, but I remember my signal wasn't as good with it here as it was when I worked off of Olive and 270. Westport is in a bit of a valley, so I'm actlually pretty satisfied with the signal here.
    I'm in High Ridge, at the bottom. So I'm in the valley of all valleys.

    I know it's not just the area. My phone is at -120dBm 99 asu.
    The RAZR is currently at -95dBm and 0 asu.

    This is the first I've heard of asu. But it seems to make a big difference.
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    To my surprise I've been getting a much stronger signal at work compared to the Rezound. Most of the day the Rezound would spending bouncing back and forth between 3G, 1X and no signal. Nexus has held 3G each time I looked at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bennolen View Post
    I'm in High Ridge, at the bottom. So I'm in the valley of all valleys.

    I know it's not just the area. My phone is at -120dBm 99 asu.
    The RAZR is currently at -95dBm and 0 asu.

    This is the first I've heard of asu. But it seems to make a big difference.
    Oh you're in Jefferson county. Well like many have said earlier, there will probably be radio updates shortly and like I said earlier in the thread, at least the signal is stable and consistent. There were some pretty bad horror stories about the Charge when it first came out and now that the Charge has Gingerbread it appears that it's become a much better phone.
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    I wouldn't have a problem waiting it out normally. But I can't even use my phone for calls right now. I may have to return it soon and wait to rebuy after an announced update.
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    My Charge is showing -93db and I constantly switch from 1x-3g-4g at home. It will see 4g sometimes but won't keep it. I got a replacement Charge awhile back and the radio was junk. I could not make/receive calls from my house. The replacement I got after that is working fine with -93db.

    If the GN is showing a higher db are you still getting calls and data? I would hate to upgrade and have a phone that won't work at my house for calls ;( I have considered the home repeater that VZW sells but it is pricey.

    I really want the GN but it has to work at my house ...

    Someone posted in another thread that the Nexus S had radio issues and it could not be fixed by software fixes ...
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    thanks to everyone who cried and moaned "PUSH IT OUT" without it being ready. If I get my phone today and my signal is trash im going to be pissed about paying another restocking fee.

    I know some of you dont care about your phone actually working as a phone (no idea why you dont just buy tablets.. same price or cheaper and twice as powerful)
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    Quote Originally Posted by deerefan View Post
    Sitting side by side with my bionic. Bionic=4-5 bars ; nexus =0-1 bars. How is that possible? Is this a software or hardware issue on the nexus? Should i be concerned ? Is this a bug that can be fixed. Thoughts?
    My nexus only shows 1-2 bars in places my razr had full bars but I haven't noticed any issues with speeds nor call reception issues..
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    Quote Originally Posted by philly View Post
    thanks to everyone who cried and moaned "PUSH IT OUT" without it being ready. If I get my phone today and my signal is trash im going to be pissed about paying another restocking fee.

    I know some of you dont care about your phone actually working as a phone (no idea why you dont just buy tablets.. same price or cheaper and twice as powerful)

    Just relax till you get your phone. No need to start bashing people before you see if the phone that you don't even have yet works.
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    I would think that if your not dropping calls or losing reception then it is fine but some apparently can't make calls where their previous phone did?
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    Verizon releasing the GN when they did had nothing to do with who whined about about it not being released yet... None of us are that important.



    Quote Originally Posted by philly View Post
    thanks to everyone who cried and moaned "PUSH IT OUT" without it being ready. If I get my phone today and my signal is trash im going to be pissed about paying another restocking fee.

    I know some of you dont care about your phone actually working as a phone (no idea why you dont just buy tablets.. same price or cheaper and twice as powerful)
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    This may sound strange to alot of you, but the more i use my nexus the more i like my bionic. The nexus may go back till the bugs are fixed , mainly signal strength if it is even fixable with an update.

    The bionic has good signal , i can wireless tether withit and everything works as expected. There is alot i like about the nexus, but also alot i dont like. For my needs the bionic just seems like a better option. Why pay all this money to upgrade to a phone thats not guite yet ready for prime time. Thats just my opinion. Please dont fry me for it. LOL. And the battery life doesn't seem the best either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deerefan View Post
    This may sound strange to alot of you, but the more i use my nexus the more i like my bionic. The nexus may go back till the bugs are fixed , mainly signal strength if it is even fixable with an update.

    The bionic has good signal , i can wireless tether withit and everything works as expected. There is alot i like about the nexus, but also alot i dont like. For my needs the bionic just seems like a better option. Why pay all this money to upgrade to a phone thats not guite yet ready for prime time. Thats just my opinion. Please dont fry me for it. LOL. And the battery life doesn't seem the best either.
    Well going from a Bionic to the Galaxy Nexus isn't really much of a jump so quite frankly I don't know why so many people are doing it. I on the other hand went from the Storm to the Thunderbolt in March, and then from the Thunderbolt to the Galaxy Nexus yesterday. So I'm willing to take the bugs that are here and there. I did the same thing with the Thunderbolt and it is a really good phone now that will have a great rest of its life with my mother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishPharm View Post
    Just relax till you get your phone. No need to start bashing people before you see if the phone that you don't even have yet works.
    you're right.. Im just upset that the phone is getting so many people reporting weak signal.. almost not even excited for my package anymore. I'll just wait and see when my phone gets here.
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    I argree the bionic to the nexus isnt that much of an upgrade. Not worth opening another line (that i dont need) paying $300 and extra service on a new line for 2 years just to have the "latest and greatest" I probably will buy another in a few months off craigslist or ebay for 300 or so. By then it will work better im sure and i dont have all the extra expense like i have now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philly View Post
    you're right.. Im just upset that the phone is getting so many people reporting weak signal.. almost not even excited for my package anymore. I'll just wait and see when my phone gets here.
    No worries man. I noticed the lower signal strength compared to my Razr but it doesn't seem to come into play when your using the phone. It almost seems like there is really 3 or 4 bars when in fact its only showing 1. Let us know if this is the case when you get yours.
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    the ics 4.1 update should help, right?
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    Maybe....maybe not. Time will tell i guess
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    even with "less bars" the internet performance doesn't seemed to be affected...I'm coming from a Droid X so comparing the signal strength to the Nexus isn't a fair comparison...but I hav't had any problem surfing the web, downloading apps, or streaming netflix...and I don't have 4G coverage where I live, I have to get closer to the city to get LTE signal...I work in the airport where there is hardly any cell phone signal because of various reasons, I will see how it acts when I go into work tomorrow...but I'm betting it won't be any better or worse then my Droid X
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    I have noticed less bars as well. Sometimes I even have no bars, but internet and phone calls are not affected.
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    My signal strength seems better compared to my original droid. Im getting a strong signal (-65 dbm) and ive got 4 bars.......all this at my work where I had trouble with signal strength with my Droid. Go figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobaroo View Post
    This is my first 4g and android phone. I had a blackberry before and its signal strength was hit or miss. I work in NYC and my blackberry would have full 3g bars, my nexus has two 4g...a little disappointing but it still works fine. I also noticed at home I'd get 1-2 bars of 3g on my BB but nothing would ever work (calls, texting etc). I get 1 bar of 4g but everything works fine.

    Is the signal bar just extremely innacurate?
    I don't think so. When my bars are really low, I'm in danger of dropping the 4G. So I see a direct correlation between low 4G signal and being on the verge of dropping 4G all together.
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    Welcome to the wonderful world of Samsung radios
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