1. MannyZ28's Avatar
    I like my note 4 but I am a bit disappointed in the radio performance. Sitting right next to each other, the signal bar on the 4 is literally just one bar, the 3 has 2 or 3 bars, this is with both phones connected to wifi, so i am assuming the carrier signal bar shows me either 3g or 1rx signal strength. Running a speed test on wifi, the 3 always edges out the 4 by a MB or two consistently. I can't measure or compare the lte speed to the one on the 3 since the 3 is no longer activated.

    Compared to a s4 and g3 also on sprint, both of those phones show more signal bars as well, what's even weirder is that I only had one bar where I usually get 3 or 4. In speed test the g3 beat the note 4 in most tests we ran. It's only when I was outside that finally the signal bars went to the usual 4 or 5 for that particular area. I was hoping the fancy new radio improved indoor performance.

    Psychologically, it just doesn't help seeing your phone barely hang on to a signal even though it still manages to pull down between 5 and 10 mb/s.

    Anyone else have a similar experience on their sprint Note 4?

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    10-19-2014 01:08 PM
  2. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    The number of bars isn't a meaningful way to compare signal, as there's no standard for what signal strength = how many bars. Go into Settings / About phone / Network and see how signal strength compares between the two. Here's some info on what the numbers mean:

    How To Measure Cell Signal Strength on Android Phones - Tested
    10-19-2014 03:08 PM
  3. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Yeah the signal on the note 4 is - 110 to - 112. For Sprint that's pretty bad, around - 90 is great signal.

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    10-19-2014 04:06 PM
  4. stackberry369's Avatar
    I like my note 4 but I am a bit disappointed in the radio performance. Sitting right next to each other, the signal bar on the 4 is literally just one bar, the 3 has 2 or 3 bars, this is with both phones connected to wifi, so i am assuming the carrier signal bar shows me either 3g or 1rx signal strength. Running a speed test on wifi, the 3 always edges out the 4 by a MB or two consistently. I can't measure or compare the lte speed to the one on the 3 since the 3 is no longer activated.

    Compared to a s4 and g3 also on sprint, both of those phones show more signal bars as well, what's even weirder is that I only had one bar where I usually get 3 or 4. In speed test the g3 beat the note 4 in most tests we ran. It's only when I was outside that finally the signal bars went to the usual 4 or 5 for that particular area. I was hoping the fancy new radio improved indoor performance.

    Psychologically, it just doesn't help seeing your phone barely hang on to a signal even though it still manages to pull down between 5 and 10 mb/s.

    Anyone else have a similar experience on their sprint Note 4?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Kitkat broke the data connectivity on the note 2

    Posted via the Galaxy Note 4
    10-19-2014 05:49 PM

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