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HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy 4 Signal Strength (ATT)

by BrianE99 / June 24, 2013 10:26 AM PDT

I spend a lot of time in a "weak signal" area for ATT. I have had phones that work great, and some that don't work well here. No reviews ever address this issue. Can someone tell me which of these phones works well in a weak signal area?

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weak signals on HTC
by techianish / June 26, 2013 2:13 PM PDT

HTC, well, I don't know what the problem is but hey have a very bad data connectivity issues. I mean most of the time, I need to switch the flight mode on and off to get the data network started. In fact the signal strength is also very low. Go for S4, better features and conncetivity

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re: weak signals on HTC
by BrianE99 / June 26, 2013 7:52 PM PDT
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Thanks. That certainly helps. I want a phone that works first and features second.

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Sounds more like your network to me than...
by Pepe7 / June 27, 2013 12:46 AM PDT
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...the handset.

If you read more reviews, the S4 is not w/o it's own gremlins.

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It's not always black & white
by Pepe7 / June 24, 2013 11:19 AM PDT

Some folks may have luck with one handset or another in their specific location, or where they happen to be using either one of those handsets on ATT's network. It's a huge national network, mind you, with many nooks/crannies & frequencies/hardware being used. It's going to be trial and error at best. That's why the 30 day exchange window is useful Wink

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by d_lopez77 / June 25, 2013 2:01 AM PDT

I advise the sansumg the HTC has little internal memory, and you can not enlarge.

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What does that have to do with...
by Pepe7 / June 25, 2013 2:21 AM PDT
In reply to: HTC vs SAMSUNG

...phones for the OP in a weak signal area? 8-)

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by audiovideotechnology / July 1, 2013 2:02 AM PDT

I would totally go with samsung. I have heard a number of times of problems with HTC signal, while my samsung (galaxy gio) is fine in most of such situations.

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