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  1. limitbreak09's Avatar
    Anyone here has problem with the reception? Im only getting 1-2 bars most of the time in my home but on my 5x I gets like 2-4 bars.

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    03-08-2016 05:06 PM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Are you having any problems? If it is just the bars then I wouldn't worry about it

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    03-08-2016 05:12 PM
  3. drone3's Avatar
    Anyone here has problem with the reception? Im only getting 1-2 bars most of the time in my home but on my 5x I gets like 2-4 bars.

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    I was waiting for this feedback. Yep, it looks like the S7 has the same crappy antenna like the S6.

    dreaming of electric sheep
    03-08-2016 05:14 PM
  4. limitbreak09's Avatar
    Are you having any problems? If it is just the bars then I wouldn't worry about it

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    Hmm so far no issues. Calling and texting is good, and 4g lte has no issues too. Its just my ocd is killin me lol. But I will see in the next few days if i will encounter any problem.

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    03-08-2016 05:28 PM
  5. ccmiked's Avatar
    My phone while at work is much better than my previous LG G3... 2 bars of LTE coverage when I was barely getting 4G on AT&T... Very happy with the reception.
    03-08-2016 08:38 PM
  6. shadow82x's Avatar
    Anyone here has problem with the reception? Im only getting 1-2 bars most of the time in my home but on my 5x I gets like 2-4 bars.

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    Snapdragon or Exynos variant?
    03-08-2016 11:24 PM
  7. limitbreak09's Avatar
    Snapdragon or Exynos variant?
    Snap

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    03-08-2016 11:34 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    Anyone here has problem with the reception? Im only getting 1-2 bars most of the time in my home but on my 5x I gets like 2-4 bars.

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    What is the actual dBm? Bars are useless for the most part since all phones calculate bars differently. The actual dBm signal will tell the true signal at all times.

    I use signal check pro (top left of my screenshot) so I can always see the actual signal.
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    03-09-2016 12:26 AM
  9. T48's Avatar
    I was waiting for this feedback. Yep, it looks like the S7 has the same crappy antenna like the S6.

    dreaming of electric sheep
    Not saying the S7 has better or worse reception as I do not personally have one, but should not be the same with the Snapdragon 820.

    Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge integrate Qualcomm® TruSignal™ multi-antenna boost technology to intelligently compensate for signal impediments, improving call reliability, data speeds and call coverage while reducing radio power consumption
    https://www.qualcomm.com/news/releas...sung-galaxy-s7
    03-09-2016 01:06 AM
  10. limitbreak09's Avatar
    What is the actual dBm? Bars are useless for the most part since all phones calculate bars differently. The actual dBm signal will tell the true signal at all times.

    I use signal check pro (top left of my screenshot) so I can always see the actual signal.
    Right now 2 bars with -100-106 dbm. I also got a new sim so idk if it has something to do with it.

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    03-09-2016 05:56 AM
  11. limitbreak09's Avatar
    Right now 2 bars with 100-106. I also got a new sim so idk if it has something to do with it.

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    03-09-2016 06:07 AM
  12. t11rmh's Avatar
    Well, I am getting better reception in certain areas than I did with my old note 4. In my car for example.

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    03-09-2016 09:00 AM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    Right now 2 bars with -100-106 dbm. I also got a new sim so idk if it has something to do with it.

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    Check the dBm now on your Nexus 5X and see if it is the same. I wouldn't be surprised if you're near 100-106 dBm on that but the 5x shows 2-4 bars versus 1-2.
    03-09-2016 09:05 AM
  14. TMavC5's Avatar
    My S7E is actually have better signal. *AT&T

    Anyone here has problem with the reception? Im only getting 1-2 bars most of the time in my home but on my 5x I gets like 2-4 bars.

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    03-09-2016 09:16 AM
  15. pounder001's Avatar
    AT&T: 4 bars LTE signal strength -87 dBm 53 asu
    Signal is as good as my S6 edge and my Nexus 6P
    03-09-2016 09:21 AM
  16. limitbreak09's Avatar
    Check the dBm now on your Nexus 5X and see if it is the same. I wouldn't be surprised if you're near 100-106 dBm on that but the 5x shows 2-4 bars versus 1-2.
    Ok i will. If my 5x has better dbm should I replace my current device? or maybe try to get a new simcard first?
    ( my unit is silver but I woudnt mind changing to black tho.)

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    03-09-2016 12:14 PM
  17. limitbreak09's Avatar
    Check the dBm now on your Nexus 5X and see if it is the same. I wouldn't be surprised if you're near 100-106 dBm on that but the 5x shows 2-4 bars versus 1-2.
    Ok so Im compared the dbm between my 5x and s7e and its the same. Around 102-105 in my casa. Just weird that 5x is showing more bars than the Edge

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    03-09-2016 04:21 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    Ok so Im compared the dbm between my 5x and s7e and its the same. Aeou d 102-105 in my casa. Just weird that 5x is showing more bars than the Edge

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    Yep . That is why you always want to check the -dBm signal. Each manufacturer (sometimes even the carrier gets involved) will display different bars even though the signal is the same. It does kind of suck .. It would be better if there was a "standard" for how many bars = the true signal strength.
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    03-09-2016 04:26 PM
  19. limitbreak09's Avatar
    Yep . That is why you always want to check the -dBm signal. Each manufacturer (sometimes even the carrier gets involved) will display different bars even though the signal is the same. It does kind of suck .. It would be better if there was a "standard" for how many bars = the true signal strength.
    Ikr, they really should set a standard for it. Lol my OCD was killin me and ready to get my device replaced but thank u for your advice it calms me down now lol.

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    03-09-2016 04:46 PM
  20. shadow82x's Avatar
    Just compared my s6 edge+ with my s7 edge (SD820) and the signal strength is identical. ~110dBm in my house which isn't too great. That said, this is leading me to be a bit skeptical of the "TruSignal" in the SD820 variants.
    03-10-2016 10:00 AM
  21. Gdwheel's Avatar
    AT&T: 4 bars LTE signal strength -87 dBm 53 asu
    Signal is as good as my S6 edge and my Nexus 6P
    I have the same phones as you. Also seeing the same thing as far as reception is concerned.
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    03-10-2016 10:22 AM
  22. zipro's Avatar
    Reception is pretty decent on mine. The S6 was WAY worse
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    03-10-2016 12:12 PM
  23. Almeuit's Avatar
    Just compared my s6 edge+ with my s7 edge (SD820) and the signal strength is identical. ~110dBm in my house which isn't too great. That said, this is leading me to be a bit skeptical of the "TruSignal" in the SD820 variants.
    The radio can only do so much. It can't make a signal be there if it really isn't. It just means it may be able to get better performance across a weaker signal or even better performance when it comes to good signal areas. The carrier still has to reach your house.

    Who is your carrier? for T-Mobile I got a booster for my house (an actual LTE booster not one the piggy backs on my internet) and I get around -90 to -100 at my house now.
    03-10-2016 12:23 PM
  24. MartinMPL's Avatar
    I sent 2 S6 Edges back (and gave up on it altogether) because of signal issues especially with data transfer. No such issues with this one, even though the bars generally report low - but as you've already heard, the bars are arbitrary anyway.
    03-10-2016 02:44 PM
  25. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    i have always been under the impression "bars" are for voice and 4g/4g lte indicator (some with arrows, some just change from 4g/4g lte) are what indicates data signal strength. So if you are showing ZERO bars but still have an indicator, you could be getting high data speeds but no calls will come through. ICould be mistaken, but have always understood them to be TWO separate indicators of TWO separate radios...I know i will often get a "no service" msg next to T-Mobile but can still stream or goto sites, just no texts or calls come thru....

    BTC
    03-10-2016 04:07 PM
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