1. Muhairi89's Avatar

    I just changed from s7 to s7 edge and the signal in the s7 is better than the s7 edge. I really dunno why as both phones have the same carrier (Etisalat). The following was gathered by signal check lite app but dunno what it means:

    S7: full lte bars
    RSRP: -88dBm (23 asu)
    RSRQ: -7 dB, SNR: 8.0 DB, CQI: 9
    Provider: Etisalat (42402)
    GCI: 002B7306

    S7e: 2 lte bars
    RSRP: - 108 dBm (3 asu)
    RSRQ: -7 dB, SNR: 5.0 DB, CQI: 13
    Provider: Etisalat (42402)
    GCI: 002B7306

    Please advise.

    08-02-2016 04:09 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Do either of the phones have a case on?
    08-02-2016 06:55 PM
  3. Muhairi89's Avatar
    Yes the samsung S7 has a case on and the signal is great .. But the S7 edge is from Givori customized back.

    08-02-2016 10:47 PM
  4. Muhairi89's Avatar
    Now i'm at work and the S7 edge signal is full lte bars as follows:
    RSRP: -74 dBm (37 asu)
    RSRQ: -4 dB, CQI: 15
    Provider: Etisalat (42402)

    I really dunno what's the issue or of i have to unlock more lte frequencies :S
    08-03-2016 12:03 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Does that case have any metal? Metal in cases can sometimes interfere with signal.

    What are the exact model numbers of both the S7 and S7 edge? If you got the S7 edge unlocked from somewhere besides the carrier, it's possible that it doesn't support all of the network bands.
    AlphaTango414 likes this.
    08-03-2016 01:50 AM
  6. Muhairi89's Avatar
    Nope there is only leather, i checked the my phone's baseband version in sammobile site and it says brazil and poerto rico. If i just reinstall a new OS version of my country will it reset the frequency bands or something?
    08-03-2016 06:09 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm not sure about reinstalling the firmware. What's the exact model, just so we can also do a little digging?
    08-03-2016 11:30 AM
  8. Muhairi89's Avatar
    The model number is SM-G935FD and baseband G935FXXU1APEQ
    08-03-2016 11:05 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I assume you're in the UAE, and not Egypt, right? (From what I could find, Etisalat doesn't offer LTE in Egypt.)

    From what I could find, the phone ought to support the LTE bands used in the UAE, so I'm not sure why there's such a difference. You could try installing LTE Discovery on both phones, and find out if they're both using the same band or different ones.
    08-04-2016 01:00 AM

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