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General Returning the gnex: Rezound or Razr?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by crazysoccerman14, Dec 18, 2011.

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    I own both the Razr and the LTE Nexus. I live in a 3G-only area (exactly 3/4 mile below the lip of the hill where full-strength 4G is available).

    Both phones are sitting next to me on an open table in my single story frame house, network set to "CDMA Only" in Settings. Razr reads -82dBm, Nexus -83 dBm.
     

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    good post. it certainly belies all the online nonsense from people that think they know what LTE signal strength is.....and yep, i believe those that returned their galaxy nexus and paid restocking fees will be kicking themselves :D
     
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    ...the anandtech article refutes the points made in the article you posted, namely, that the "dbm" measurements are comparing on the nexus is actual 4G dbm.

    Reception seems to be on par with the Bionic and Charge.
     
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    Maybe. But the proof is in the pudding. Speed tests don't lie. They were done in the exact same location under the exact same conditions. Not only was the rezound measurably faster both down and up, it was also more consistent.

    I don't understand why it's so hard for GNexer's to admit that the rezound simply had a better LTE radio.
     
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    The PhoneArena article is uninformed on the dbm measurements, but the benchmarks themselves appear to be valid.

    Don't the SpeedTest people collect the test results from their thousands of users? It should be pretty easy to see trends in and between phone models.
     
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    there's something wrong with the Nexus' (acknowledged by Verizon themselves), but you can see the Latency is consistently lower than the Rezound. Lets just see when the patch is released if it helps any?

    I'm just thinking it needs to be optimized better.
     
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    It's because the Rezound is based on an older Snapdragon CPU architecture, so it must perform poorly. Except... it doesn't. :p
     
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    "dbm" aside why does it do this then? Mine does this all the time just sitting on my desk with a descent connection, then no connection. Nothing at all I have to put it in airplane mode 3 or 4 times to get the phone to reconnect. I think that too many people are trying to show there connection problem by using the "dbm", which can be wrong because of 3g and 4g and what phone is showing what. But the clinging and losing connection IS present.
     
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    I had my resound for a month and I can tell u it didn't tether anywhere near as well as my nexus . It did score higher on speed tests but my tether performance is way better on the Nexus

    However the Rezound definetly had better call reception
     
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    Two complaints about the Rezound, other than that, i love it!!
    Sense LAGS, my Dinc non-root is a LOT smoother! Download spare parts and a different launcher, those two combine will make a better experience, still lags though but a lot smoother than stock..
    Complaint number 2 is mobile hotspot is broken BUT tether thru USB works flawlessly and fast, no problems/hiccups whatsover.
    I had two Moto phones and three HTC before, HTC IMO is better.
     
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    what do you use spare parts to do?
     
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    The rezound does have a better radio I owned it before getting the nexus but I'll still take the nexus over the rezound
     
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    I haven't tried it, but I would get the Rezound if there was no GNex.
     
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