- 12-07-2012, 01:53 PM #2
I've found the same thing here in Canada on Rogers. With the L920, I get a max of three out of five bars for signal. The odd time it will pop up to 4 bars but then quickly disappears. However, calls still go through and the 3G seems to work fine. No issues with service yet.
- 12-07-2012, 02:16 PM #7
12-16-2012, 08:05 PM #11
- 6 Posts
I love my Lumia 920 and everything about is very interesting and new to me.. I'm having an issue with signal strength as well (I'm on Rogers). My girlfriend often tells me that she calls me repeatedly and she'll get sent to voicemail almost everytime, even though I'm not using the phone in anyway or in an area where I wouldn't think there would be low signal strength. I also can't send text messages some times because of this. I was wondering if anyone else was experiencing this or if this is just a problem with Rogers?
Last edited by Lumia920_78; 12-16-2012 at 09:06 PM.
- 12-16-2012, 08:14 PM #12
Yeah the bars on phones are relative because say 4 bars on a Lumia 920 may mean Xdb rating where 4 bars on an iPhone 5 may be Ydb rating and X may not = Y. That being said, I would expect if the signal strength is not optimal that Nokia would patch some tweaks in their next firmware upgrade as core functions they tend to take care of as soon as possible.
- 01-05-2013, 02:15 PM #13
Dial ##3282# and pick your current connection type (GSM/WCDMA or LTE) and check the value for RSSI (for GSM) or RSCP (for WCDMA) or RSRP (for LTE).
Those values are (a bit simplified) your current received signal strength. Compare it with another device on the same carrier and preferable location as well.
Results may differ due to different cells but that's also possible to monitor.
I'm writing this because my now returned 920 had worse reception on 3G/WCDMA compared to a SGS3 and my recently bought 820 even worse...
01-05-2013, 02:40 PM #14
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I get 2-3 bars. There seems to be a general problem with the antennas on modern smart phones - see my post here.
I did a quick comparison against my 7 years old SonyEricsson W710i:
Lumia: 1 bar
W710i: 4 bars
Last edited by helsten2; 01-06-2013 at 04:38 AM.
- 01-05-2013, 07:02 PM #16
I'm sitting at 4 bars and get 5 bars regularly here in Greenville, TX (although, no LTE, we at least have HSPA+). Maybe it's your location? When I went to OKC a couple of weeks ago, I was 3-4 bars the whole time, and consistent LTE the whole time.
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