1. slave's Avatar
    Will the S4 still have the pathetic weak radio that the other Galaxy phones use? If so, I will be taking a pass on this phone.

    I am officially sick of constant low battery, dropped calls and no signal inside of buildings.

    In Las Vegas this week, I was stuck on roam standing in front of the Bellagio, forget a signal in a casino.

    Saw lots of Iphones being used though.
    03-10-2013 09:14 PM
  2. smooth3006's Avatar
    sounds like a carrier issue to me, not the phone. i had a gs3 on verizon and tmobile and they were fine. i own a tmobile note 2 from tmobile and the signal was fine as well. just put it on at&t and i get awesome service. the only sammy phone that had crappy radios was the galaxy nexus.
    03-10-2013 09:21 PM
  3. bphelminski's Avatar
    I agree this sounds like a carrier issue. Vegas is notorious for poor signal strength on AT&T (not sure if that's your carrier or not), especially if it's a busy weekend there.
    03-10-2013 09:35 PM
  4. slave's Avatar
    It's Sprint, they take part of the blame.

    At work, back in Michigan, after work, the S3 users, me included, from all 3 carriers all lose signal in the elevator, while the iPhone hipsters from all three just continue talking.

    This is a Samsung has a sucks radio in these phones issue.

    Hell, even the Droid guys use phones down in the XRay room while I have no signal what so ever.

    When the press release happens, do they usually speak about the radio in the phone? It's the only detail, besides battery life, that I care about.
    03-10-2013 11:41 PM
  5. Overstew's Avatar
    It's Sprint, they take part of the blame.

    At work, back in Michigan, after work, the S3 users, me included, from all 3 carriers all lose signal in the elevator, while the iPhone hipsters from all three just continue talking.

    This is a Samsung has a sucks radio in these phones issue.

    Hell, even the Droid guys use phones down in the XRay room while I have no signal what so ever.

    When the press release happens, do they usually speak about the radio in the phone? It's the only detail, besides battery life, that I care about.
    Actually, Qualcomm SoC has very good radios embedded. If you're talking about pre-GS3, then yes, Galaxy radios weren't up the par in those devices but GS3 and on have great radio performance, even on Sprint. If you're experiencing signal issues on those devices, it's more than likely either a dud unit or Sprint is to blame (site offline, network vision upgrades, etc.)
    03-11-2013 12:08 PM
  6. Paul627g's Avatar
    Yes I agree the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II didn't have the best of radios. However I have noticed with my wife's S3 ( on Sprint ) her signal is very good. She gets LTE in our house constantly where as I with my Sprint Galaxy Nexus ( Sammy device/radios) I get it on rare occasion when the moon, sun and earth are in perfect alignment with the stars

    Her battery life is improved too over what we had with our older Galaxy S Epic 4g phones with the older less effective radios.

    But I agree much lies in the hands of the carrier, if they are putting out a strong enough signal in your area then it doesn't matter what device and radio you have.. Moto, LG, Sammy, HTC, etc...
    03-11-2013 12:23 PM

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