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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ArmageddonX, May 31, 2011.

  1. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Android Expert
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    I played with a Nexus S in-store for about 30 minutes and I was extremely impressed with the phone. I didn't really make any calls on it though and recently I was told it has poor reception. Is this true?

    Have the Signal Strength Issues with the Nexus S been fixed yet? I'm probably getting one tomorrow and I don't want to be disappointed. :(

  2. bamhm182

    bamhm182 Well-Known Member

    I haven't had prolonged disappointment with ANYTHING on this phone. After having it for just over 2 weeks now, the only problems I did have, no microSD, no hdmi, seems like there were a few more, are non-issues for me. As for signal strength. I haven't had a chance to test this directly, but I haven't had an issue with it. It DID drop my call once, but the street I was on is awful for reception, so I'm going to chock it up to that, not to the fault of the phone.
  3. Wiley_11

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  4. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Android Expert
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    Is this something that will be fixed in a few months?
    Or is it a permanent problem with the device?

    I have to make a decision on a new phone tomorrow. I literally have no choice. I would really prefer to get the Nexus, but if I wont be able to talk on it or browse the web on it then I'll be forced to get another device.
  5. bamhm182

    bamhm182 Well-Known Member

    Like I said, the issues are non-existant for me. The phone works flawlessly except for on that one street that's known for dropping calls no matter what cell phone you're on. Even then, the person I was talking to was headed out of town, so I really don't know who's fault the dropped call was. I've been able to talk and browse(at speeds that BLOW away my old BB's speeds) pretty much anywhere. One real exception would be my uncle's house, way out in the middle of nowhere in the mountains.
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  6. NOMster

    NOMster Android Enthusiast

    All I can say is YMMV I have no problems but alot of people are having them.
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  7. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Android Expert
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    If the retailer I'm getting it from will allow me to return it for exchange within 30 days if my reception is bad... I'll take the leap. If not, I may take the risk anyway & still get it. Although, the Epic 4G looks almost as nice. It's a safer choice but I'm only using this phone until the SGSII or Nexus 3 comes out.
  8. Deleted User

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    My experience has been that reception is on par with my EVO, battery life is better than my EVO and I just love the amoled screen. There have been complaints of reception/speed issues but I believe they will be resolved with software updates. That is my opinion on it. If I had to do it again, I'd most definitely get the nexus. YMMV but that has been my experience.
  9. Wiley_11

    Wiley_11 Android Enthusiast

    That's the spirit! Check out non Corp Sprint stores around you. A franchise by me doesn't charge the $35 restocking fee if you trade for a different phone or return it. Good luck. :D
  10. ashley82303

    ashley82303 Newbie

    I do notice that my signal bars are a little lower than I'd like BUT it does not affect the functionality of the phone. No dropped calls, no problems browsing the internet. I know it will be fixed with an update so I'm not stressing about it. I absolutely love my phone and I'm so glad I didn't get the EVO. Why is everyone so obsessed with the EVO btw.. after having this one and comparing the EVO to a coworkers mine is so much nicer AND I can leave 4g on without battery drain ;)
  11. TheBlackPrince

    TheBlackPrince Well-Known Member

    I'm not noticing any speed issues my issue is with connectivity. The bars frequently go from green (connected to google) to grey (not connected) and the wifi disconnects and reconnects almost hourly. I had gingerbread on my Evo 4G and it never disconnected like that nor was the signal strength ever fluctuating so rapidly in one area.
  12. Matty Mo

    Matty Mo Android Enthusiast

    I haven't known any issues with my signal reception at all, sprint corporate store which is the only type of store i will buy a sprint phone gives you 30 days to return for any reason, as long as the phone isn't damaged... but love my nexus... so much probably will keep it and not get the evo 3d
  13. lingo622

    lingo622 Lurker

    I guess I'll be the one to confirm the issues a bit. I'm in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and usually have great reception with Sprint but the ns4g has been giving me some issues. I'm going to try and swap out my device for a new one cause I really don't want to return the phone, easily the best phone I've owned minus the signal issues.
  14. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert

    there have been numerous times where i'd call my moms ns4g from my evo or the house phone, and it'll either take about 20 secs for the ns4g to ring, or it wont ring at all (even though its ringing on the callers end). nutty...
  15. V425

    V425 Android Enthusiast

    that was a big issue with the HTC Hero, the fix was to change the slot index cycle, although I'm not sure if the process would be the same on the Nexus
  16. TDaddy

    TDaddy Lurker

    I think it mainly depends on the area you're in. I'm in the north Chicago suburbs and don't have any problems with wifi or 3G signals. The 4g signals fades in and out when I'm in a building, but when outside or in my car or on the train, the 4G signal holds pretty well. I've used my phone to tether my laptop on the train with no problems and have only experienced dropped calls when I'm in the basement of my house where I usually have a weak signal no matter what phone I use.
  17. Eric Bishop

    Eric Bishop Well-Known Member

    So, you'll get to the bottom of that dropped call and get back to us? Find out how far out of town your friend was and which was he/she was heading when the call dropped. What's the reception like at your second cousin's house? Could it be a genetic issue? Don't leave us hanging on these important details.
  18. RAdroider

    RAdroider Member

    I live in Los Angeles, I get low bars and it often switches from 3g to 4g. The bars are def lower than what they should be but overall the phone still works pretty well (have nothing to compare it to tho).

    The wifi however does not work well, it gets less bars than it should and def goes slower than it should. Sometimes I cant even get it to connect, when my computer def can.

    However, its weird that when I turn my phone into a hotspot, my computer gets full bars from the phone and runs well.

    I guess starting tomorrow the EVO will have free tethering as well since it can get updated to GB. I'm probably sticking with the Nexus, just to get newer google stuff quicker. I feel like the problem, whatever it is, will be fixed. Just speculatio though, I cant see Google allowing this to happen to their prized fun, regardless if its Sprint or Samsungs fault.
  19. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Android Expert
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    I'm pretty sure it'll be fixed too, I personally just wont buy one until I know the issues has been resolved.
  20. irev210

    irev210 Lurker

    having both an evo and a nexus - I can say that the evo does do a better job connecting to wifi vs. the nexus.

    The 3g/4g signal strength seems to be about the same for me. The number of bars being displayed on the nexus seems to jump around for no reason, but signal/speed is still great.

    I am able to tether the nexus to my pc and download at 12mbit all day long vs. my evo that bounced between 4-7mbit when tethered.

    Faster OS
    Faster data speeds
    Faster updates
    Better build quality (except for cheap rear plastic cover)
    better battery life
    better screen

    Downsides are:
    Slow at charging
    no microsd slot
    wifi isn't as good
    bars being shown seem to have no actual relation to actual signal strength

    Overall, I like it much more vs. EVO 4G
  21. joshversusk

    joshversusk Lurker

    my apartment may just be in a dead zone, but my signal there is terrible. No bars, constant dropped calls. Its maddening. My roommates evo, though with low bars, never drops his calls.

    I love this phone but cannot justify having spent all the money I did foe it not to be the bad mamma jamma I was promised.

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