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  1. dguidry12's Avatar
    Samsung almost made a perfect product but they had to screw up the most important aspect of a phone ..SIGNAL QUALITY ..the phone has horrendous signal issues with 3g and normal call network signal ..its almost unusable indoors!!! I am in Houston and this is a major Sprint area.. it also effects battery life majorly ..example ..I was indoors for 2 hours taking a test and the battery dropped 10 percent without me using it.. and this is not a Sprint problem its a cheap and poor antenna problem ..
    09-23-2011 01:08 PM
  2. Slingbox's Avatar
    Im Not having signal issue all is strong here
    09-23-2011 01:10 PM
  3. oversteer325's Avatar
    No signal issues with mine either. Held it next to my old pre and it consistanly had a lower db (Better). Held it next to my wife's Nexus S 4g and had the same result.
    09-23-2011 01:15 PM
  4. dguidry12's Avatar
    Many people are reporting signal issues ..its probably the only flaw the phone has other than poor audio quality
    09-23-2011 01:17 PM
  5. tkemack's Avatar
    You keep saying the same thing over and over. Get a different carrier

    sent from my Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic longest phone name in the world Touch 4G
    09-23-2011 01:22 PM
  6. Slingbox's Avatar
    Many people are reporting signal issues ..its probably the only flaw the phone has other than poor audio quality
    Im not finding flaw audio quality compared to HTC EVO and 3D.
    Its the best Ive had on Sprint device
    A buddy of mine compared it to his nexus finding it to be better as well
    09-23-2011 01:22 PM
  7. dguidry12's Avatar
    m not finding flaw audio quality compared to HTC EVO and 3D.
    Its the best Ive had on Sprint device
    The audio can't hold a candle to the HTC evo but i agree the evo3d has the worse audio quality of any product I've purchased
    09-23-2011 01:24 PM
  8. Slingbox's Avatar
    The audio can't hold a candle to the HTC
    Sorry just not hearing it.
    Headset ear speaker is much more robust clear and louder. Recipients of call have told me major improvement from EVO
    Speaker phone conversion knocks EVO out of the park in clarity on both ends.
    09-23-2011 01:29 PM
  9. dguidry12's Avatar
    Sorry just not hearing it.
    Headset ear speaker is much more robust clear and louder.
    Speaker phone conversion knocks EVO out of the park in clarity on both ends.
    Well I guess Im comparing itbto the photon
    09-23-2011 01:31 PM
  10. Slingbox's Avatar
    Well I guess Im comparing itbto the photon
    Must be.
    Sorry I cant provide feedback on that comparison never owned a photon.
    None of my buddy's have either
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    09-23-2011 01:37 PM
  11. romanodog's Avatar
    I have great signal quality here in pittsburgh. Always have full bars phone bars and i get 2-3 4g bars.
    09-23-2011 01:38 PM
  12. jfenton's Avatar
    Many people are reporting signal issues ..its probably the only flaw the phone has other than poor audio quality
    Poor audio quality? I am hard of hearing and I think the audio quality is great. If you're an audiophile junky, then maybe I could see music playback being less that perfect but otherwise, I find the audio to be wonderful.
    09-23-2011 01:58 PM
  13. jfenton's Avatar
    Well I guess Im comparing itbto the photon
    I owned not one, not two, but three different Photons due to issues with them. I personally, for my ears find the audio to be every bit as good as the Photon.
    09-23-2011 02:00 PM
  14. Slingbox's Avatar
    Jfenton
    dguidry12 is a photon fanboy that couldn't hold back from giving E4GT a try.
    He had mindset it wouldn't be = or better then photon from the beginning that hasn't changed
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    09-23-2011 02:12 PM
  15. JayWill's Avatar
    Poor signal? This is sitting here in my office building.

    09-23-2011 02:39 PM
  16. skyo12's Avatar
    Poor signal? This is sitting here in my office building.

    Click to view quoted image
    What clock widget is that??
    09-23-2011 02:52 PM
  17. Cobravision's Avatar
    I think that's the Simi Clock widget. I like it because they have a 1 X 2 widget.

    And it's free.

    My call quality is very, very noticeably improved on the ET over the Evo 4G. Both the call clarity and the signal. Majorly improved.
    09-23-2011 03:05 PM
  18. jfenton's Avatar
    Hmmm...

    I would agree "call quality" is improved but going by the numbers and where I do / don't have signal, the EVO 4G is definitely better in weaker signal areas. In strong signal areas they are about the same.
    09-23-2011 03:11 PM
  19. Cobravision's Avatar
    In areas where the Evo would frequently crackle or cut out, I can now make clear calls with the ET. So it's definitely better with weaker signals for me.

    I do find the Evo 4G was better at picking up weak 3G signals.
    09-23-2011 03:17 PM
  20. madkaw's Avatar
    In areas where my evo dropped calls the touch holds them, I have noticed a better call quality and reception over my evo. As far as the audio, tweak the built in equalizer and I think it sounds pretty good for a stock system. Nothing can touch CM7 with dsp manager but it works just fine for stock.
    09-23-2011 03:25 PM
  21. sdtech619's Avatar
    Samsung almost made a perfect product but they had to screw up the most important aspect of a phone ..SIGNAL QUALITY ..the phone has horrendous signal issues with 3g and normal call network signal ..its almost unusable indoors!!! I am in Houston and this is a major Sprint area.. it also effects battery life majorly ..example ..I was indoors for 2 hours taking a test and the battery dropped 10 percent without me using it.. and this is not a Sprint problem its a cheap and poor antenna problem ..
    That's awful I'm in the same situation i get 1 bar or no bars at all in my are in san diego ca... i use to own a photon and it was always had full signal... come on samsung!!! i still love the phone though. Try exchanging it for a new one i guess?
    09-23-2011 04:14 PM
  22. JayWill's Avatar
    That's awful I'm in the same situation i get 1 bar or no bars at all in my are in san diego ca... i use to own a photon and it was always had full signal... come on samsung!!! i still love the phone though. Try exchanging it for a new one i guess?
    I'm in San Diego also, and see my screenshot above. 6 bars here at my office in UTC. I do get a weaker signal where I live, but it's still good. I usually float between 3-4 bars at home but I do live in an area with a lot of hills. Oddly, I get better 3G data speed at home than I do at the office. No clue why that is, but I'm sure there's a technical reason for it.

    Yeah you may want to exchange it and see if it improves.
    09-23-2011 04:32 PM
  23. mouseglider's Avatar
    Samsung almost made a perfect product but they had to screw up the most important aspect of a phone ..SIGNAL QUALITY ..the phone has horrendous signal issues with 3g and normal call network signal ..its almost unusable indoors!!! I am in Houston and this is a major Sprint area.. it also effects battery life majorly ..example ..I was indoors for 2 hours taking a test and the battery dropped 10 percent without me using it.. and this is not a Sprint problem its a cheap and poor antenna problem ..
    Call Sprint and get an Airave - I get between 3 to 6 bars without it I get 0 to 2 bars
    09-23-2011 05:34 PM
  24. SDBB_kick's Avatar
    What clock widget is that??
    SiMi clock.
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    09-23-2011 05:35 PM
  25. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    I'm in San Diego also, and see my screenshot above. 6 bars here at my office in UTC. I do get a weaker signal where I live, but it's still good. I usually float between 3-4 bars at home but I do live in an area with a lot of hills. Oddly, I get better 3G data speed at home than I do at the office. No clue why that is, but I'm sure there's a technical reason for it.

    Yeah you may want to exchange it and see if it improves.
    I've heard that the bars only represent how much signal you get for call quality/texting as those don't require 3G. Sometimes, you will be able to get high speed even though you only have 1-2 bars but usually, the 3G speed are relevant to your signal bars. Sometimes it isn't. I forgot where, but when I had 1 bar only on my service, I got 1.24mbps down and 0.74mbps up and when I have 6 bars, my speed would only be 200kbps-500kbps down and the uploads were 100-300kbps up.
    09-23-2011 05:55 PM
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