08-21-2011 09:36 AM
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  1. tyrelian's Avatar
    Drastic improvement in my 3g and 4G speeds, phone feels more fluid but I seem to have gps issues

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    08-17-2011 12:01 AM
  2. crzycrkr's Avatar
    Hasn't seemed to improve anything for me

    Sent from my Transformer TF101G using Tapatalk
    08-17-2011 12:16 AM
  3. iRaNDrOiD's Avatar
    Well lets see, Sprint is sending me an Airave so I don't return my 3rd Nexus S, the firmware was designed to axe the free hotspot and nothing else, this phone has bad radio and those not having issues are just lucky to live by a cell tower. The end.
    08-17-2011 12:35 AM
  4. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    The update had made a world of difference for me. I'm getting bars in areas that I didn't before. I can't say enough about how much i'm loving this phone. Everything is sweet.
    08-17-2011 03:08 AM
  5. DeathsArrow's Avatar
    Not a big change change for me. Slightly better reception in 3G and 4G. Better 4G speeds. No issues.
    08-17-2011 07:31 AM
  6. crzycrkr's Avatar
    My bars got slightly better in some areas, but the signal bounces in and out now unlike before the update. All I wanted from the update was better wifi, but that hasn't seemed to happen

    Sent from my Transformer TF101G using Tapatalk
    08-17-2011 07:32 AM
  7. enik's Avatar
    Totally fixed my wifi issue but I get slightly slower 4G speeds. After the update I have nothing bad I can say about this phone!
    08-17-2011 08:53 AM
  8. Deacon#AC's Avatar
    Not much of a change in signal strength, but I think that's more of a coverage issue.
    I'm having issues with my wifi.
    Seems like every time I start my wifi connection it hangs and I have to toggle airplane mode or completely restart.

    And the amount of memory I'm using under "Running" seems to load up quite a bit.
    08-17-2011 09:04 AM
  9. Jimmy Chitwood's Avatar
    Well lets see, Sprint is sending me an Airave so I don't return my 3rd Nexus S, the firmware was designed to axe the free hotspot and nothing else, this phone has bad radio and those not having issues are just lucky to live by a cell tower. The end.
    I guess so. Thanks for letting me know what was really going on. There must be a lot of 4G towers in the Boson area. Just today I was driving into work and a had to swerve to avoid hitting one.
    08-17-2011 10:34 AM
  10. macky's Avatar
    this phone has bad radio and those not having issues are just lucky to live by a cell tower. The end.
    i agree totally. this thing flies if you are in an area with good coverage or outdoors. but the minute you go in a building it sucks. its must have a very weak antenna or something. my 3g speeds are down after the "update" too. im on my 2nd nexus and it stinks that im just learning to live with it until my next upgrade
    08-17-2011 10:59 AM
  11. AndroidOne's Avatar
    After 2.3.5 I have noticed small but measurable improvements in 3G data speed. I have no problems with wifi connections since the update - to be fair,I had very little issues before. 4G is not currently available on my area so I can't really test it.

    There was supposed to be some improvement on the speaker/ringtone "quality", I have noticed none on my unit. The rest is essentially unchanged, which is actually a good thing - nothing broken by the update.
    08-17-2011 02:22 PM
  12. mkhall's Avatar
    I seem to be getting better signal strength on 3G and 4G, but I still get dropped calls several times a day, even sitting right beside my Airave. I'm really kind of depressed about it, as this is my second NS4G, and I'm way past my 30 days.
    08-17-2011 02:57 PM
  13. mmaldin's Avatar
    Mine has been good since I got it with slight improvement since the update. Interestingly, my daughter got one a couple of weeks ago and even with the update, she is dropping calls and had has poor wifi even when she is close to a wireless router. I think there are hardware problems with some of these devices.
    08-17-2011 04:31 PM
  14. Wolfsv's Avatar
    Unfortunately I have nothing to compare it against. My phone upgraded the day I bought it. It does seem that the number of 3g bars I get is consistently low. In addition, when I'm not on Wifi or 4g the internet speed is awful. My pre internet seemed much snappier.

    Is anyone else seeing similar results?

    I will say, however, my voice calls seem crystal clear, even when I have low signal strength.
    08-17-2011 09:24 PM
  15. Jimmy Chitwood's Avatar
    Unfortunately I have nothing to compare it against. My phone upgraded the day I bought it. It does seem that the number of 3g bars I get is consistently low. In addition, when I'm not on Wifi or 4g the internet speed is awful. My pre internet seemed much snappier.

    Is anyone else seeing similar results?

    I will say, however, my voice calls seem crystal clear, even when I have low signal strength.
    First time with Sprint for me but I did have the Evo 3D before I got the NS4G. This phone gets a better signal than the Evo but the Evo may have been better with Wifi. Before Sprint I had At&T and I got horrible service in and around my house. With Sprint I haven't dropped a call and wimax has great coverage and speed in the Boston area. I'm 6 miles outside of downtown Boston and I can pull 5 mbson wimax in my house.

    Honestly if you got better coverage with a different phone on the same network and you notice a real world difference take it back and get a different phone. Especially if you usually keep your phones through the whole contract. I hear the Photon gets great reception.
    08-18-2011 08:11 AM
  16. alpinejag's Avatar
    My signal has been worse. I don't get 3G or 4G in places I used to get it. Wifi seems to be about the same, still the weakest device I have ever owned though. My speeds when connected are better however.
    08-18-2011 08:43 AM
  17. Nahte27's Avatar
    No issues here. I did manage to get a 4G signal for the first time when I was downtown after the update (4G is very weak here, so that's actually quite an accomplishment). Other than 4G now getting better reception, I haven't noticed much of a difference.
    08-18-2011 09:23 AM
  18. joshmb's Avatar
    Im in 3g while roaming a lot more where I used to constantly be in 1x, not huge but the update definitely helped
    08-18-2011 01:55 PM
  19. wulfhere's Avatar
    I've noticed improved 4G and WiFi speeds. Unfortunately, the WiFi signal reception is unchanged. I often use WiFi with my phone sitting on my kitchen table. Prior to the update, this was right on the edge of my home WiFi. After the update, it is still right on the edge.

    The 1x indicator must have been removed, mine always says 3G. Every week, I drive through WV where I used to be on 1x for extended periods and I knew exactly where those were. Now, it just says 3G anytime I have service. The speeds are still the same 1x though. I don't like this change, I used to be able to tell when the Sprint data network was overloaded in my area as I would get bumped down to 1x, now it just decreases my speed without indication.
    08-18-2011 03:39 PM
  20. Makinola's Avatar
    I really haven't seen that much of an improvement but recently i find that if i just leave 4G turned on i get better signal where i was getting horrible reception so it has its benefits but sprint has got to improve on their national wide coverage overall
    08-19-2011 11:06 PM
  21. micahbzrk's Avatar
    This is troubling as I wanted to get this phone since it's Free at Best Buy and 29 bucks at Sprint but these issues worry me.
    08-20-2011 02:41 PM
  22. Nahte27's Avatar
    This is troubling as I wanted to get this phone since it's Free at Best Buy and 29 bucks at Sprint but these issues worry me.
    After reading about these issues, I felt the same way, but I decided to try the Nexus S 4G anyway and I'm really glad I did. It's true that the reception isn't the best, but it's quite as bad as some people make it out to be. Besides, if you get it at Sprint, you get a 30 day return if you don't like it.
    08-20-2011 04:36 PM
  23. oldrtyfrog's Avatar
    Lost my hotspot, and still have the same crappy signal. Worst update in phone history.
    08-20-2011 04:45 PM
  24. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    Lost my hotspot, and still have the same crappy signal. Worst update in phone history.
    Go back in time. Get an Epic on launch. Wait 8 months. Come back. Edit post.
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    08-20-2011 06:08 PM
  25. rem_kujawa's Avatar
    Go back in time. Get an Epic on launch. Wait 8 months. Come back. Edit post.
    Lol
    08-20-2011 07:48 PM
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