View Poll Results: How is your signal strength and call quality?

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  • Worse than my old phone on Sprint.

    77 32.49%
  • Same as my old phone on Sprint.

    90 37.97%
  • Better than my old phone from Sprint.

    58 24.47%
  • It's so bad that I am thinking of returning it.

    12 5.06%
09-19-2011 01:14 PM
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  1. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Instead of trying to keep track of what everyone here has said about signal strength compared to their Evo or other Sprint devices, lets have everyone vote about your experience so far.
    06-23-2011 05:06 PM
  2. franky_402's Avatar
    i live in a smaller town with low sprint signal, and the evo gets the same signal, havent been able to test it enough to say about dropped calls but sound quality was great so far, it seems slightly better than my og evo so far!!
    06-23-2011 06:17 PM
  3. jtghw's Avatar
    I have been getting 3 bars most of the time, which is a little lower than the 5 bars I used to get with the touch pro2. Also my downloads have been slow. Sound quality seem to be better though.
    06-23-2011 06:39 PM
  4. PM-Performance's Avatar
    looking at bars is honestly useless. go into one of the menus and compare dbm's!
    06-23-2011 07:21 PM
  5. Savoy's Avatar
    I have 2 Evo 3d's here and walking around my house side by side with an OG Evo the evo 4g definetly gets better signal. I would say on average 1-2 bars better although sometimes all 3 phones are equal but not usually. I haven't gone into any service menus to check but that's just for looking at the signal meter on the notification bar.
    06-23-2011 07:24 PM
  6. verks's Avatar
    After my EVO 4G got run over I switched to a Nexus S and the signal seems much better on the 3D than the Nexus. My connections were pretty bad on the Nexus. Slow interweb speeds and phone connections.

    The EVO 3D is sweet.
    06-23-2011 11:00 PM
  7. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Sweet, keep the votes coming!
    06-23-2011 11:05 PM
  8. vincey2kr1's Avatar
    Needing to know how the new radio cell reception is doing on the evo 3d compared to the evo? I dont get a very good signal at work and opted for the evo because it actually picked up better cell reception then the samsung epic. Some initial reports are saying the cell reception is terrible on the evo3d, heres hoping its just as good as the old evo.. Let me know thanks
    06-24-2011 10:50 AM
  9. TheNeck's Avatar
    I'm curious also, because right now since i work in the basement of a building i only get 1 bar with my Epic 4G, and I will be getting my Evo 3D tomorrow morning. So as long as i still get 1 bar i will be happy, any more than 1 bar, would be great.
    06-24-2011 11:52 AM
  10. bjk1979's Avatar
    Mine is as good if not slightly better (1 bar more) than my EVO 4G
    06-24-2011 11:55 AM
  11. Bamm83's Avatar
    I generally get all bars but one in my house and so far (pre update) I have only been getting 2-3 bars. I haven't made any calls just yet, but it's a little discouraging. I'm updating now and then will probably do a hard reset to see if it changes.
    06-24-2011 11:56 AM
  12. Corrosive's Avatar
    Mine is significantly worse than the EVO 4G. Call clarity and phone operation is not really affected.
    06-24-2011 12:21 PM
  13. EMT J's Avatar
    Have it side by side with my original and they're both showing the same bars on 3G and 4G. No signal strength issues here, then again I always have great coverage in NYC. I believe the couple of reviews that stated poor signal issues were just in bad Sprint coverage areas. Have no call quality issues either, both the earpiece and speakerphone seem on par with the original. And people I've spoken with say I didn't sound any different.
    06-24-2011 01:23 PM
  14. milominderbinde's Avatar
    Early results are that ti is about the same for half and better for almost 40%.

    Way to go HTC!
    06-24-2011 01:41 PM
  15. sfbayboater's Avatar
    Better than my NS4G, In my office I use to get 1 bar of 3g and no 4g, I now get 2 bars of 3g and 1 bar of 4g. Over all I get better reception every where then my NS4G. We will see what happens when they release an update for the signal issue with the NS4G. Another note is that my Wifi signal is also much better than the NS4G.
    06-24-2011 01:55 PM
  16. Grudge76's Avatar
    So how is everyone signal strength any drop calls yet? When talking to someone is it pretty clear? Thanks in advance
    06-25-2011 12:32 PM
  17. Gman757#AC's Avatar
    Calls have been fine on both ends. Haven't dropped a call yet.
    06-25-2011 12:38 PM
  18. UndeadNexus's Avatar
    Haven't had any problems so far. Call quality sounds good on both ends.
    06-25-2011 12:40 PM
  19. Rob62652's Avatar
    No problems here on either end also, but Bluetooth sound quality still not up to par
    06-25-2011 01:57 PM
  20. McPlot's Avatar
    I have no idea what some of the reviews are talking about. The call quality and signal is great.
    06-25-2011 02:01 PM
  21. PittsPgh's Avatar
    I had no problem last night driving up in Cleveland last night. I called the other driver 4 times, using mix of earpiece and speaker phone. Sounded good. He said I sounded good and clear.as well. Truck noise wasn't a problem.

    Note: 4G-WiMax is Kicking quite well up in the Clevland area. 5-8.5Mbps I tested Several time used 4 different programs at each spot. All similar results. Strongsville had good results as well. Now I have to test here in Pittsburgh after I wake up. I get fair to poor signal in my place, 1 foot old brick walls.
    Open Signal
    SpeedTest
    FCC Test
    CnLab SpeedTest
    Maybe 2 fluke results happened.

    3G was just as good as it is( or should I say was) on my Hero. One spot in Amherst, Oh I can break over 2Mbps on both phones. Docked behind a shopping center.

    Paul
    06-25-2011 02:42 PM
  22. irayge's Avatar
    it feels like it gets a much better signal than my epic ever did, will take time to see if this is actually true, still haven't tried it at work (which seems to be located in some kind of black hole based on how hard its been to get phones to get good signal)
    06-25-2011 02:45 PM
  23. kcodya's Avatar
    Here's a suggestion that might help out those who are experiencing low quality with calls:

    DISCLAIMER: Only change the settings described here. Changing any others in the service menu might cause you to have a phone-less phone.

    First you'll need your MSL number. If you don't have it, use the procedure outlined here to obtain:
    How to retrieve MSL number

    1. Dial ##DATA# from the phone dialer.
    2. Select 'Edit Mode'
    3. Enter your MSL number
    4. Select 'Advanced'
    5. Change 'EVRC-B' from 'Disabled' to 'Enabled'
    6. Change 'Home Orig' to 'EVRC-B' (You can change 'Roam Orig' to 'EVRC-B' also if you like)
    7. Hit the menu key, then select 'Commit Modifications'
    8. The phone will reboot

    Hopefully, this will improve your call quality.
    A little bit more about EVRC here: Enhanced Variable Rate Codec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Alternatively, you can change 'EVRC' to 'Voice 13K' instead if you don't notice any improvement and see if that helps.
    06-25-2011 03:04 PM
  24. Melaza's Avatar
    Good here also! haven't had any issues
    06-25-2011 04:05 PM
  25. verks's Avatar
    Have had great success here in Cleveland and Sandusky. Interweb speeds have been top notch also.
    06-25-2011 04:14 PM
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