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Samsung Galaxy S Reception problems

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Astridax93, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Astridax93

    Astridax93 Well-Known Member
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    It seem that other people are having Samsung Galaxy S Reception problems. I unfortunately am one of them. In my bed room I used to get full 3g signal on my old phone, I am lucky if I get 3 bars now. At my dad's house he had 5 bars signal, and he usually is worse signal than me. I at that point had 0 bars, and my phone reported no service.

    Is this a hardware problem or a software one. I am not sure whether to return the phone or keep it, I really like everything about it, and some lag has been sorted in the custom rom at modaco, however I am not sure whether to try it, cause If I need to return it, I'll have voided my warranty.
     

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  2. IOWA

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    Bars are subjective, and not all bars are the same. Despite the difference in "bars", you may be receiving the same quality signal.
     
  3. Astridax93

    Astridax93 Well-Known Member
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    Yeah I understand that, but if you look at the wiki page it says the maximum signal for a 3g device is about 24dbm. I am looking at -111dbm, I am not sure if this is good, however I did a 3g speed test and got 0.8 Mb/s
     
  4. mkglobal

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    -111 dBm is really bad. On most phones -111 is barely 1 bar.
     
  5. Astridax93

    Astridax93 Well-Known Member
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    Yeah I am not sure If my phone is reporting it correctly though. The time to send my phone back has also passed :(.
     

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