- 05-08-2013, 07:37 PM #1
Hey guys and gals, long story short, how are the radios in Nokia phones? I am pretty new to WP8 and I currently have a HTC 8X on Verizon. I get very poor reception with Verizon in my office at work. Always have no matter which device, OS, etc. But as of late, some devices have definitely been better than others.
My Galaxy S3 wasn't that great, my Note 2 was better and then my HTC Droid DNA was better than both of them. Now with the 8X, it is about on par with the DNA or maybe a bit better. When I say better, just know that the reception still isn't great.
With that being said, I'm getting the 928 on the day it comes out. What can I expect reception wise compared to my 8X?
- 05-08-2013, 07:57 PM #2
I can't say anything about the 8X antenna performance but I can say that Nokia has very high standards for antenna performance. In my experience the Nokia phones I have used (822 on VZ and 920 on ATT) both have better reception than the S3 and iphone 4S that I was comparing to; I would say it is likely you will see the same or better reception with the 928, and very unlikely it will be worse.
- 05-08-2013, 08:16 PM #3
Agreed, Nokia has always been known to make good phones (aka radios) - better than the majority of device manufacturers.
Something that the other manufacturers are only just now learning how to make an average phone IMO.
- 05-08-2013, 10:41 PM #4
The 8X is the best phone I've ever carried for reception. Generally HTC, Motorola, and Apple are the best. The 822 seems to be about on par with the iPhone so the 928 should be solid.
- 05-08-2013, 11:09 PM #5
I have heard Nokia phones (esp the older, pre-smart phone models) were really good but, I have not owned one in many years.....
- 05-08-2013, 11:35 PM #6
- 05-09-2013, 01:00 AM #7
Apple I think from the 4 onwards (aside from Antennagate) gets great reception too.
Motorola is known for it's excellent reception. Depending on who you ask, some say it's better than Nokia, some say it's about the same, some say a little worse. Wherever it ranks, still great reception though.
Nokia is the other company that is known for providing excellent reception. Reception seems to be a priority for them. Doesn't mean there aren't duds, but most Nokias have excellent reception.
Oh by the way guys, don't compare reception between phones by bars. Each phone calculates that differently.
05-09-2013, 03:34 AM #8
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I've owned numerous Nokia smartphones, and all of them have been great in terms of reception. Even the metal N8 and E71 had better reception than my iPhone 4.. not to mention.. voice call quality has always been top notch, except for my Lumia 900 .. that one was not as good as the my older ones. My 808 is very good as well.. no issues.
- 05-09-2013, 07:48 AM #10
- 05-09-2013, 10:16 AM #11
Yeah, my Trophy is "okay" with reception (though that is partially just being on Verizon), my OG Droid was better. Motorola flip phones were superb though. Though they did make one dud -- the Devour was absolutely trash, reception wise (well, and many other aspects as well).
- 05-09-2013, 07:21 PM #17
When I owned the 8x, I had horrible coverage. My mom had a galaxy s3 that we had to exchange for a Droid DNA for the crappy reception and she finally decided to get an 822...the Nokia radios are great in my opinion. Nokia can rival Motorola with the best radios.
- 05-09-2013, 07:21 PM #18
My street is in a very weak signal area, i get about 1-2 bars in my house if im lucky and no signal on some networks. Despite this calls are strong and extremely clear..i finally have a phone that functions well as a phone!! I've had previous android devices that suffered buzzing and interference.
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