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Captivate Weak Signal

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sheldor, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Sheldor

    Sheldor Active Member
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    I couldn't help but notice that the signal strength of my new Captivate was kinda weak. Holding it side by side to my brother's iPhone 4 I had three bars (usually 2), while my brother has a full five bars. I know it can be any number of things, but I feel that it's probably something like the GPS, where it needs some sort of fix.

    I was just wondering if anyone had a similar problem, or have any ideas of how to fix it.
     

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  2. emuneee

    emuneee Well-Known Member
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    You can't really compare the iPhone 4 to the Captivate. Just physically, the iPhone 4's antenna looks to be a lot bigger and "better" (better = lol). So it may be indeed getting a better signal because of that or any other hardware or software difference.

    With that said, I have yet to drop a call anywhere while I use my Captivate.
     
  3. Sledutah

    Sledutah Well-Known Member
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    What software was he running? < 4.0.1 showed the wrong signal. I had a 3gs and a iP4, the Captivate has much better reception than both iphones.
     
  4. born_fisherman

    born_fisherman Well-Known Member
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    Going by the bars, I do show less bars than my previous phone (Samsung eternity). However, I have not had any issues with dropped calls or someone not hearing me due to the lesser bars shown (even none for that matter).

    I would think it's probably a more accurate signal meter than my Eternity and actual better signal as I would constantly lose calls while inside my house - and have not had this problem with the Captivate.
     

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