The radio in the N5 is definately not as good as say an HTC one - which has to have the best radio/antenna system in a phone at the moment.
I don't lose signal because I am in a very good coverage area.
That said.. I don't lose it as some of you are describing.
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Yeah I was with same network in the same place with my old razr and don't remember ever seeing this before.
As said earlier, thought it was network related till you brought this up.
I don't reset phone either, give it a couple of minutes and all is good again
Well, after setting Light Flow to blink when out of signal, I don't see any outages in normal conditions.
I also say that the wi-fi is relatively strong on this device, I've had devices drop out when I'm in my bedroom with the router being in the opposite lower corner of the house. I can stream without trouble with the N5.
I've been getting the same thing on mine on T-Mobile. I've even had voice mail several times now with out my phone ringing or showing a missed call. Hope a OTA update can fix this. This is my business phone as well.
I have an issue with mine at work where the signal is low on three and was a problem with my S2 before. Now my nexus 5 loses signal frequently however when I regain it (signal bars ) I won't have an active connection still. I have to turn the radio on and off to regain a connection. Anyone else seen this? Its either a bug with the radio not establishing a connection or the signal bars not representing the signal. I'm inclined to think its the former as although the signal is bad it does come and go in my experience.
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I'm on my second Nexus 5. I "lost" the first one to my wife it was on AT&T and worked flawlessly, even in areas I know are rather weak.
I bought a second Nexus 5 for myself after being robbed it's on T-Mobile and enjoying the same great calling experiences I did with the AT&T version.
Finally I have several friends & co workers that also have bought the Nexus 5. Not one has any issues. Why others are having problems is a bit puzzling, hopefully you'll all get them sorted out properly.
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An important fact to note is that there is actually two different version of the Nexus 5. The LG-D820 is the North American version, and the LG-D821 is the European version. It's unlikely, but maybe there is a difference between them as far as radio strength goes.
Coming from Verizon it's hard for me to compare what I get on my N5 to what I got before (at least comparing the actual dB of signal levels). Here is what I have noticed this far:
On Verizon, I had dead spots in a radius of about 1 mile from my home. My Droid RAZR Maxx would show no bars and would drop calls and have no data in these areas.
I am on Straight Talk (AT&T) with the N5. I still have areas where I get no bars around my house, but I can still receive calls and haven't dropped any when I'm in these areas.
I generally can still get data even though I have no bars, albeit it is often very slow. As long as I show at least one nub in the bars I am usually good to go.
On VZ, I generally always had LTE if I had data. Almost never fell back to 3g.
On the N5, if the signal is low, I hop around between LTE, H and 3G (but 3G is pretty rare). I do notice that when I have a weaker signal I change between LTE and H a fair amount, but if I have at least two bars I'm usually solid on LTE.
So initially I was concerned because the signal strength "appears" lower on ST than it did with Verizon, but even though I'm seeing less bars, my service has been more reliable (no dropped calls at all, and I even still usually have data even when no bars are showing). I realize this isn't exactly a scientific observation here, but I've had the phone a month now and have been pretty happy with my experience.
Part of it makes me wonder if it displays the signal strength with the same levels that my old phone/VZ did. For example, is what the old phone showed as 4 bars (full signal) the same DB was what this phone shows as 3 (if that makes any sense). Is there a "standard" for what to display for signal strenth that all the manufacturers follow?
The Nexus 5 is the 2013 handset release in Google's long line of Nexus phones. The device features a 4.95-inch 1080p HD display, and is heralded as the fastest Nexus phone yet. It gets that title due to the 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon ... Read More