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[Verizon] Data radio evaluationGeneral

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  1. Flyguy94

    Flyguy94 Well-Known Member

    I'm on Verizon and waiting on the S4. Want to know how the data radios are on the phones that have been released? I know Samsung isn't known for their strong radios, I know my Gnex is less than spectacular.

  2. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    I do not think it will be apples to apples, though do see the need to "know". That said, the same thing happened with the S3 (I started that thread last year) and it was inconclusive compared to the S2. Just as many said it was better, same and some said worse. I found data radio reception with the S3 overall weaker than previous devices on VZW, but not enough to not LUV the device. Call range was as good as my other devices, so calls and texts were fine. THAT to me matters the most.
  3. Poweranimals

    Poweranimals Well-Known Member

    I do know that I downloaded the Radio Disney app for my little sister and it doesn't work on the S4. I heard it doesn't on the S3 either. Ironically it worked fine on my Epic 4G.
  4. veccster

    veccster Well-Known Member

    As a fellow GNEX owner, I want to know the exact same thing. Actually, if it wasn't for the crappy radios, I wouldn't be looking forward to an upgrade.
    In so many places, I get no signal while others around me (S3, Apple, even my wifes OG Droid Incredible) all get signals.

    It's not an easy thing to review though. Everyone is on different towers with different geographic challenges to contend with. There really is no way for an apples to apples comparison.

    Though I haven't seen too many complaint threads (like I did when the GNEX came out). I'll continue watching but would love some feedback from owners.
  5. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

    I don't think I have enough data to make a definitive statement but I do suspect that this is a bit of an issue for me.

    I am on the Three network in the UK. I used to use a Three wireless modem and that worked really well. I decided to cancel that as I have unlimited data on my S4 and I can still use it as a wireless access point. Unfortunately, it struggles for reception in situations where my Huawei E565 worked fine.
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  6. veccster

    veccster Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Lotus....so that is for the GSM radio. Please report back after you have had longer to use the phone.

    The CDMA radio for Verizon and Sprint would return entirely different results. I'm on big red so I'll hope someone chimes in with their feedback using that radio.

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