I enjoy spending time reading you guys comments...lol...always makes my day. damn people are passionate about their brands of phones, expect? expect for who? for what? lol these people. however he is an expect, like it or not
GuestPH, 26 Oct 2015Okay, so testing aside, or in the real world, does this affect the normal user? Like if I purc... moreYes, in the real world (yes, someone did this test in our real world), the iPhone is about 5 times less effective in picking up signal than the best one on the list. I don't know how many times you trap yourself in a room with thick walls or how far underground you go, but I'm sure you can translate "5 times" in everyday terms. So given the right circumstances, one phone will be able to make the call and the other will not. Only you can decide how often this will happen to you.
Okay, so testing aside, or in the real world, does this affect the normal user? Like if I purchase an iPhone 6S, will I NOT be able to call or text someone let's say while inside a building or my house? Or a restaurant? Will the result completely hinder me from doing that? Or will it even stop me from contacting anyone?
Frankly speaking I agree with all the persons who explain that the scale looks not correct in the sense that a phone that has -90dB has mathematically 10 times better reception than one with -100dB so I believe as the data are presented is not correct but from other side from personal comparison of an iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 side by side with same sim card and operator shows an average of about 5dB that would give sense to the ranking where the reception of the 5s is better than 6.Thanks
lol guys ,.he is testing antenna pickup power..
which means -97dBm is weaker than -93dBm and s6 is able to pick weaker signal,since s6 antenna is BETTER than iphone 6s[6s cant able to pick weaker signal than the -93dBm]
hope you guys now understand ...
checking antenna pickup is different from seeing signal strength
AnonD-403626, 26 Oct 2015Check this out vs taking the word of a stranger. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DBm I wo... moreIn his test, he was basically checking how much the phone can pick up. For example, the S6 was picking up signals at -98dBm, whereas the iPhone needed the signal to be at least -93dBm to pick up. Yes, it is correct that -100dBm is weaker signal than -90dBm, hence also his test correct.
-100db is 10x worse than -90db, this is a logarithmic scale so -100 means 10^(-100) which is obviously smaller than 10^(-90). (^ stands for 'to the power of')
woopwoop855, 26 Oct 2015how about checking for yourself instead of relying on the word of a stranger I don't think I w... moreCheck this out vs taking the word of a stranger.
I worked in this industry for a very long time it makes me kind-of sad that I was one of the first to catch this.
woopwoop855, 26 Oct 2015how about checking for yourself instead of relying on the word of a stranger I don't think I w... moreI literally just tested signal strength on my phone, both on Wi-Fi and LTE, less -dBm always meant stronger signal.
woopwoop855, 26 Oct 2015lol sadly the art of conversation is lost these days my friend people are glued to the mobile 24/7 your observation is about accurate a lot of ppl live with thier minds in cyberspace if they could find away to live like trees with no need for active nourishing then the whole species would be lost to the internet.
Lol, 26 Oct 2015Thank you for confirming my doubts, already wrote 2 comments about it here.how about checking for yourself instead of relying on the word of a stranger I don't think I would take a random persons word over an experts but that's just me lol
AnonD-403626, 26 Oct 2015There is one problem with the good Dr's test.. GSMArena please read this. He got it backwards.... moreThank you for confirming my doubts, already wrote 2 comments about it here.
AnonD-308243, 26 Oct 2015in all fairness a cellphone is a cheep means of communication doesn't matter on the brand or m... morelol sadly the art of conversation is lost these days my friend people are glued to the mobile 24/7
AnonD-208110, 26 Oct 2015LOL, what an ignorant thing to say. "If you don't like it don't buy it" LOL, so what? don't ha... moreI'm talking about the hatred comments not the article. As I said I have a z4 and not interested in buying iPhone. Obviously you are one of those ignorant Samsung fanboys.
Bro, 26 Oct 2015Yes you are the expert, you tell them!Works the same way for LTE. Currently having max bars and -80dBm. Was around -100dBm earlier and 2 or 3 bars.
There is one problem with the good Dr's test.. GSMArena please read this. He got it backwards. The signal is stronger the closer the number is to zero so -90 dbm is 10x stronger than -100. Dont believe me then check the bars up top and the dbm shown in the Settings-About Phone - Network/Sim Info and watch as your bars increase the DBM gets closer to zero. This guys entire chart is totally reversed.
Source : I was a data trainer at the largest US carrier for 12 years.
woopwoop855, 26 Oct 2015I have even seen apple fans calling people peasants for crying out loud and poor because they ... morein all fairness a cellphone is a cheep means of communication doesn't matter on the brand or material used. nothing beats face to face communication so that u can read the expressions and responses of the one u converse with to make rational decisions from what u've seen. and shaming ppl becouse they chose not to go the apple way is not a justifiable in anyway because not everyone is willing to let some developer decide what setting is best for thier needs when it comes to a daily usage item like a cellphone.