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  1. tekjunkie28's Avatar
    I have a iPhone pro Max now and it works fine mostly. It actually has a little stronger signal that my note 8 at my moms out in the country. I would like to know if the Galaxy note 10+ is any better then the note 8. I never had any issues with the note 8 but with the iPhone now working, Albeit with near useless LTE at my moms, I am thinking the note 8 wasn’t the absolute best? What’s your experiences?
    09-27-2019 06:26 PM
  2. bhatech's Avatar
    Note 10 has more improved modem being a newer device and should have better performance. Personally I don't have any issues with signal. If you have an unlocked model it may display lesser bars than the carrier model but that's because the carrier firmware display bars differently and the overall signal strength is still same.

    Overall you should see same or in most instances improved radio performance on the Note 10 compared to Note 8.
    09-27-2019 09:27 PM
  3. tekjunkie28's Avatar
    I never look at just bars, they mean nothing to me. I use signal check pro and cellmapper. I’m still debating on the note 10+ so we’ll see.
    09-27-2019 09:29 PM
  4. svtcobra's Avatar
    I never look at just bars, they mean nothing to me. I use signal check pro and cellmapper. I’m still debating on the note 10+ so we’ll see.
    Ditto!
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    09-27-2019 11:32 PM
  5. Hermes Hidayat's Avatar
    Well, i did make a thread about signal problems. As my previous P30 Pro had crazy signal strength. And my N10+ has weak signal.
    09-28-2019 02:09 AM
  6. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I never look at just bars, they mean nothing to me. I use signal check pro and cellmapper. I’m still debating on the note 10+ so we’ll see.
    ^

    This.

    The signal bars are there for a very loose indication on what's happening.
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    09-28-2019 02:10 AM
  7. adegbenroagoro's Avatar
    I never look at just bars, they mean nothing to me. I use signal check pro and cellmapper. I’m still debating on the note 10+ so we’ll see.
    Why don't you just check the signal strength in SETTINGS?
    09-28-2019 09:22 AM
  8. tekjunkie28's Avatar
    Why don't you just check the signal strength in SETTINGS?
    It’s a lot quicker to just see the numerical value in the status bar. Also they both show A LOT more information.
    09-28-2019 09:24 AM
  9. tekjunkie28's Avatar
    Well, i did make a thread about signal problems. As my previous P30 Pro had crazy signal strength. And my N10+ has weak signal.
    Did you get your note replaced?
    09-28-2019 09:24 AM
  10. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Why don't you just check the signal strength in SETTINGS?
    because that number always makes me sad

    the bars make me happy
    EMGSM likes this.
    09-28-2019 09:35 AM
  11. Hermes Hidayat's Avatar
    Did you get your note replaced?
    No, because my previous Samsung devices were weak too..
    09-28-2019 11:04 AM
  12. DARK Vader777's Avatar
    I have a iPhone pro Max now and it works fine mostly. It actually has a little stronger signal that my note 8 at my moms out in the country. I would like to know if the Galaxy note 10+ is any better then the note 8. I never had any issues with the note 8 but with the iPhone now working, Albeit with near useless LTE at my moms, I am thinking the note 8 wasn’t the absolute best? What’s your experiences?
    Unless you have Sprint you should be good with a Galaxy J7 or a ZTE Blade.
    My home service is horrible. And that's with the note 10 plus.
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    09-28-2019 11:30 AM
  13. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    My home service is horrible. And that's with the note 10 plus.
    +1
    09-28-2019 11:34 AM
  14. tekjunkie28's Avatar
    What are y’all comparing to? I never thought my note 8 had bad signal but I really didn’t have much to compare it to. I switched from Verizon to ATT and now I’m back on Verizon.
    09-28-2019 11:40 AM
  15. Rukbat's Avatar
    The signal bars are there for a very loose indication on what's happening.
    Not just loose - the carrier can specify that X signal strength shows Y number of bars, so the same model phone for different carriers will show a different number of bars for the same strength. The number of bars is only useful to compare signal strength at different locations using the same phone. (I've had phones that work perfectly with 1 bar, and I've had phones that are pretty bad with 4 out of 5 bars. -100dbm or better is good, regardless of the number of bars showing. -115dbm is just about "no signal", again regardless of the number of bars.)
    09-29-2019 05:34 PM
  16. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    -100dbm or better is good
    so what is -75dbm?
    09-29-2019 05:55 PM
  17. Gary02468's Avatar
    so what is -75dbm?
    The higher the reading, the stronger the signal. So a -75 reading is much better than a -100.
    toenail_flicker and EMGSM like this.
    09-30-2019 10:36 AM
  18. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    The higher the reading, the stronger the signal. So a -75 reading is much better than a -100.

    thanks. still pretty bad though right, my point?
    09-30-2019 11:14 AM
  19. Gary02468's Avatar
    thanks. still pretty bad though right, my point?
    I don't think so. None of my phones ever do much better than -75, even in areas with great coverage.
    09-30-2019 11:50 AM
  20. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I don't think so. None of my phones ever do much better than -75, even in areas with great coverage.

    thanks. that's interesting, and we're specifically looking at cell signal, even if not on and using wifi only? because I have always had an awful signal.
    09-30-2019 12:00 PM
  21. o4liberty's Avatar
    I have has nothing but stellar signal with my 10 plus. You need to look at the numbers not so much the amount of bars you have especially between two different devices.
    09-30-2019 12:20 PM
  22. Gary02468's Avatar
    thanks. that's interesting, and we're specifically looking at cell signal, even if not on and using wifi only?
    Yup, cell signal as reported in Settings | About phone | Status | SIM card status. Right now I'm getting -68 dBm, which is close to the best I ever get. It's often in the -70s even in the same location.
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    09-30-2019 12:24 PM
  23. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Yup
    thanks
    09-30-2019 12:53 PM
  24. EMGSM's Avatar
    The higher the reading, the stronger the signal. So a -75 reading is much better than a -100.
    Oh man mine must be bad then. I'm showing 3 bars but the signal strength shows -108
    09-30-2019 03:50 PM
  25. EMGSM's Avatar
    Just went up to 4 bars and down to -102.
    09-30-2019 03:51 PM
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