May 16th, 2012, 09:05 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: San Diego
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Nexus S signal reception not very good
I just thought I would report my results comparing the Sprint Nexus S 4G signal reception to the Sprint Galaxy S2 Epic Touch 4G.
I loved everything about the NS4G (especially the size, fits perfect in my pocket) but I hated the data connectivity speeds and signal reception.
I got my NS4G July last year. 90% of the time I'm either at home or sitting at my desk at my office. I set the phone on my desk right next to me at work. With the NS4G the majority of the time, 90%, I had 1x data speeds instead of 3G. I figured it was because I was at the far edge of a Sprint cell tower coverage. At home it was slightly better, I got 1x 25% of the time, 3G 75% of the time. I will say though that when I'm very close to a Sprint tower and have 4 signal bars, I get 3G and data speed is decent. But I am rarely standing right next to a tower.
For 9 months I put up with poor to mediocre data connectivity speeds on the NS4G. I finally got fed up and upgrade to a Epic Touch 4G. Signal reception is much much better! In 3 months I have never, ever seen 1x data, I always have 3G even when my phone is sitting in the exact same spot on my desk at work. Data connectivity speeds, measured on speedtest.net, are not even close. Epic Touch 4G blows it away.
For me it was worth the $324 to upgrade to the ET4G.