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  1. #1
    Hi

    I want to buy a Samsung phone (don't ask), but it has to have
    excellent reception. At home I get two bars if I'm lucky on most of
    the ground floor, so I need something with excellent RF performance.
    My current dilapidated Motorola will happily make calls there, so I
    know it's possible. I've just tried out an E590 which was terrible and
    just wouldn't work at all, sent back with a flea in its ear. I've read
    reviews of the G600 which say that signal strength is a weakness, so
    don't want one of those.

    So can anyone point me to a Samsung with strong reception? It doesn't
    have to be a current model, so long as it's available from some dodgy
    geezer on Ebay.

    (A quick bit of research directed me to the A990 as having good
    reception
    http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/Sams..._1450-p_7.html
    However, this does not seem to be stocked even by Ebay's dodgiest
    geezers. I think it's a US model, anyone know the UK equivalent?)

    Cheers!

    Martin



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  2. #2
    Jon
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    Re: Samsung with excellent signal strength?

    In article <3be68c2c-64b5-4418-8ea7-edd37fe4c4e6
    @p25g2000hsf.googlegroups.com>, [email protected] says...
    > I want to buy a Samsung phone (don't ask), but it has to have
    > excellent reception.


    It can't be done. In my experience (coming up for 10 years) Samsung's
    have to this very day aloways had notably poorer RF performance than
    their competitors. I have no idea why that should be so.
    --
    Regards
    Jon



  3. #3
    Dennis Ferguson
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    Re: Samsung with excellent signal strength?

    On 2008-05-31, [email protected] <[email protected]> wrote:
    > (A quick bit of research directed me to the A990 as having good
    > reception
    > http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/Sams..._1450-p_7.html
    > However, this does not seem to be stocked even by Ebay's dodgiest
    > geezers. I think it's a US model, anyone know the UK equivalent?)


    That's a US CDMA phone, it's a whole other thing. There likely
    won't be an equivalent which works in the UK.

    Samsung makes quite decent CDMA phones, but the reputation of
    their GSM models is awful. You might have some difficulty
    finding what you want.

    Dennis Ferguson



  4. #4
    Steve Terry
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    Re: Samsung with excellent signal strength?


    "Jon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <3be68c2c-64b5-4418-8ea7-edd37fe4c4e6
    > @p25g2000hsf.googlegroups.com>, [email protected] says...
    >> I want to buy a Samsung phone (don't ask), but it has to have
    >> excellent reception.

    >
    > It can't be done. In my experience (coming up for 10 years) Samsung's
    > have to this very day aloways had notably poorer RF performance than
    > their competitors. I have no idea why that should be so.
    > Regards
    > Jon
    >

    A lot of it is in the printed tuned shapes aerial designs.

    Until recently Ericsson also had problems in this area

    Motorola have had lifetimes of experience in RF design

    Although I hate Motorola ergonomics, if RF performance was my
    first priority I would always go for Motorola.

    Steve Terry





  5. #5
    Matthew Long
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    Re: Samsung with excellent signal strength?


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]m...
    > Hi
    >
    > I want to buy a Samsung phone (don't ask), but it has to have
    > excellent reception. At home I get two bars if I'm lucky on most of
    > the ground floor, so I need something with excellent RF performance.
    > My current dilapidated Motorola will happily make calls there, so I
    > know it's possible. I've just tried out an E590 which was terrible and
    > just wouldn't work at all, sent back with a flea in its ear. I've read
    > reviews of the G600 which say that signal strength is a weakness, so
    > don't want one of those.


    Slightly off topic, I'm very pleased with the reception of my Nokia N82.
    GSM, 3G, GPS, and WiFi all work *very* well with this phone!

    Matthew




  6. #6
    Al Paca
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    Re: Samsung with excellent signal strength?

    On Sat, 31 May 2008 11:12:32 -0700 (PDT), [email protected]
    wrote:

    >excellent reception. At home I get two bars if I'm lucky on most of
    >the ground floor, so I need something with excellent RF performance.


    You probably don't want to hear this, but IMHO Motorola mobiles have
    excellent RF performance. Over the years I have evaluated most makes,
    although admittedly not Samsung, and the Motorola's have always been
    able to hold a signal where others have failed.

    Pity about the user interface though.

    Al.




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