1. spivaki's Avatar
    Can somebody, please post here about wifi signal strength compared to known good wifi performers such as iPhone 3gs, etc.
    10-05-2011 03:48 PM
  2. gaveup's Avatar
    My old iphone 4 showed a higher signal strength, but they both perform the same.
    10-05-2011 05:20 PM
  3. lilo777's Avatar
    It's just the way SGSII shows the signal. There is no problems there. Here is a quote from Anandtech.com review:

    Theres something deceptive about this however, and its that although Samsung has chosen to go the usual compressed-dynamic-range route with cellular bars, the WLAN bars seem to be more linearized. Thus where Im used to seeing every other smartphone show max (until youre right about to fall off), the SGS2 actually doesnt lie to me and shows fewer bars. Until I ran around and looked at RSSI in dBm, I suspected SGS2 had WLAN sensitivity issues where there dont appear to be any.

    For more details, check the full review here.
    10-05-2011 06:29 PM
  4. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I can confirm that wifi performance is the same as any other phone. Download Mobile Signal Widget and check for yourself. It'll give you the value in dBm. Lower numbers are better.
    10-05-2011 06:36 PM
  5. spivaki's Avatar
    I am coming from the miserable wifi experience with my Infuse 4G and assuming that they are sharing the same wifi radio. Infuse is dropping the signal strength with every step away from the the router and almost loosing the signal in the far corner of the house when iphone 3gs is still doing very good. It's not only the mater of bars, but it's also supported by the speedtest performance. I appreciate your inspiring information, as I will be using wifi being at some locations.
    10-05-2011 11:44 PM
  6. glorifiedsins's Avatar
    A lot of people have complained about the gs2's wifi signal. If you Google it you'll find a lot of different posts on it. Not sure if a radio fix is needed or will come. On a personal note I've had no problems with mine but if you keep your hand off the bottom of your phone (I rest my fingers on my right hand on the back and grip with my left when typing with both thumbs as the phone is turned sideways) you'll notice a slight increase in reception. For me it goes up a whole bar sometimes.
    10-06-2011 04:46 AM
    Just a thought for those that see their wi-fi signal dropping to one bar.

    Mine does it too when i am wayyyy in the back of my house furthest from my router, my SGS II shows only one puny bar (and its not even a "bar" its the "lowest rung on the signal, just the bottom dot"....)

    BUT what i noticed on mine is if i go to the Internet when its barely showing this "dot", it doesn't seem to affect the speed of my Internet pages loading, they load quick and with no issues, so i'm wondering if the problem is more with the "indicator" than with the actual wifi signal the phone is actually receiving..... (if that makes any sense : )

    10-06-2011 06:03 AM