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General Inc phone signal reception compared to Moto Droid?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rushmore, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. rushmore

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    Posts are starting to pop up with the same points made by a few reviewers: "Inc has weaker reception than other Verizon phones", "Inc is two bars weaker than Droid", "Inc drops calls where others do not".

    I will have both a Droid and Inc up and running by this time tomorrow, but would appreciate early reports to refute the above :) Hoping it just a fluke and the radio is at least as good as Droid.

    BTW, device seems a lot lighter than my N900. Based on size and weight, an extended battery would not be noticed too much on the Inc. Shame I could not take a Droid and Inc out of the VZW store to test ;)

    Oh well, not long to find out about the radio reception myself :)

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    Good news is their MAY be a workaround on the 6.6gb, third party app access issue- without HTC involvement- assuming devs update, of course.
     

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    Oh ya because green bars tell you all kinds of detailed information about signal strenth. :rolleyes:


    Only way to really view reception is to view the db numbers in the phone. Looking at green bars is a waste of time and means nothing.
     
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    ^ What 5th said. Bars are just a convenient pictorial representation of signal strength, but the real value is in the dBs.
     
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    Bars or even dB report could be wrong. I will test both devices tomorrow in fringe areas with Youtube vids in an area one shows 3G and the other 1X. Also will test where one device shows a connection and the other shows no service. Pretty cut and dry there ;)

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    Regardless, I am looking forward to testing them.
     
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    I have both devices are that are the same in signal strength, reception and sound quality.
     

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