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Strange Signal Stength Issue

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mjolson5, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. mjolson5

    mjolson5 Lurker
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    I just picked up 2 of the Optimus v's at Target yesterday - one for my wife and one for myself. Love it so far.

    One strange thing I found is that side by side, full charge, same setup, one phone shows 5-6 bars and the other shows only 1.

    When I make or receive a call on that phone the signal suddenly jumps up to 5-6 bars, then back down when the call ends.

    Any ideas? Could it be a defective phone?
     



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  2. joop1987

    joop1987 Newbie

    Check what signal strength both phones have. You can see the dBm number in Settings>About Phone>Status>Signal Strength

    The bars don't refresh as fast as the dBm number.

    I quickly noted:
    -100dBm = 2 bars, -97dBm = 3, -94dBm anywhere from 3 to 4 bars, -90dBm or lower = 5 bars. The lower the number, the better the signal.
     
  3. mjolson5

    mjolson5 Lurker
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    Thanks - both phones are showing -80dBm so it must just be a glitch.
     
  4. digitaljeannie

    digitaljeannie Well-Known Member

    This is due to the phone switching from 3G to 1Rxtt when a voice call is placed/received. You will get a higher voice signal rating while on 1rxtt than when on 3G and then after the call disconnects it goes back to 3G.
     

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