1. hobbsave's Avatar
    Never gets to 5 bars. If I go to within 1-2 feet of the router the maximum bars I get is 4. Once I move away it drops to 2-3 bars. All the other devices on the network do much better including iPhone 4s and laptops. Anyone else having a weak signal issues with their S3?

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    07-04-2012 09:52 AM
  2. miketko's Avatar
    I have the same issue. I'm guessing it's a problem with the icon and not a bad signal. Hoping an update will fix this along with the battery drain issue.

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    07-04-2012 09:55 AM
  3. mikesmith's Avatar
    What speeds are you getting? Do you have trouble connecting or keeping your connection?

    Don't base everything off of the signal icon.

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    07-04-2012 09:55 AM
  4. hobbsave's Avatar
    Between 8-16 mbps on the s3 while the iPhone 4s get 24+ so something is not right. I'm on a 25 mbps Comcast home network.

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    07-04-2012 10:34 AM
  5. hobbsave's Avatar
    No dropped connections just a weaker signal than other devices. Which seems to result in slower speeds based on speed test results.

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    07-04-2012 10:37 AM
  6. hobbsave's Avatar
    More oddities. When I move outside around 50 feet from the router I get 4-5 bars but oddly a slower speed below 1 mbps. What gives?

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    07-04-2012 10:53 AM
  7. hobbsave's Avatar
    I'm so stupid. I'll looking at the wrong bars. The wI-fi is the one above the up and down arrows. The bars are for cellular 4g networks.
    However still getting a weaker wi-fi signal inside. It's max 5 rings close to the router though.

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    07-04-2012 11:02 AM
  8. hobbsave's Avatar
    In summary. At short range 1-3 feet from router. Both S3 and 4S have max 5 rings signal strength. The S3 speedtest consistently higher 26+ vs 21-24. At longer range the 4S gets 3 rings the S3 1-2 with slower speeds.
    I would summarize the 4S has a better range antenna. While the S3 has the ability to attain faster speeds. V6 vs V8

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    07-04-2012 11:11 AM
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