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Support Signal Strength?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mzlou2, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. mzlou2

    mzlou2 Active Member
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    I went into my phone settings to check out the signal strength, and I'm at -89 dBm. I tried to research whether or not that's a good signal, but I can't find anything. What number indicates a strong signal?

    Also, for anyone concerned about the "lack of bars" and the jumping between 3G and EVDO/1x, the Palm Pre Plus did it too. At first I thought the Palm was defective (and Verizon didn't explain otherwise), so I had it replaced. Turns out, it was fine, it just didn't accurately display signal strength. Whoops :p
     

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  2. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member
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    There are a lot of threads on this already.

    What I do know is that is just a flaw - even though it reads little to no bars you could still have stellar undroppable connection.

    Just something to forget about unfortunately... I think 60 is the best and 100 isnt as good but Ill let someone clarify.
     
  3. cmcfarland21

    cmcfarland21 Active Member
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    The lower the number the better the strength. In doors at work I avg. -85 but if I go outside it drops to -57. The lower the better also the higher the number the more power your phone takes to keep a signal and that can affect your battery.
     

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