1. WizeGuyDezignz's Avatar
    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?

    Thanks!
    05-08-2013 06:37 PM
  2. EDMmmmmmm's Avatar
    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 06:57 PM
  3. jmajid's Avatar
    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 07:16 PM
  4. Honestabebread's Avatar
    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 09:41 PM
  5. DavidinCT's Avatar
    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.
    Agreed, In places where my old HTC trophy dropped calls, I have not dropped any calls with my 8X. This being said, I have LTE coverage now and only had 3G coverage before, so I am sure it has something to do with it. As far as reception, the 8X is a solid phone

    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 10:09 PM
  6. jmunchies1's Avatar
    Agreed, In places where my old HTC trophy dropped calls, I have not dropped any calls with my 8X. This being said, I have LTE coverage now and only had 3G coverage before, so I am sure it has something to do with it. As far as reception, the 8X is a solid phone

    I have heard Nokia phones (esp the older, pre-smart phone models) were really good but, I have not owned one in many years.....
    Well having LTE wouldn't affect calls since voice is still handled via CDMA. But that being said, and having a trophy, I would agree its reception is not the strongest.
    05-08-2013 10:35 PM
  7. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    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.
    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.
    I always thought HTC was hit or miss. Usually, it seems, if HTC makes the phone out of plastic, it has solid reception, but if it has metal, it may not be so great.

    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 12:00 AM
  8. vlad0's Avatar
    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 02:34 AM
  9. Huime's Avatar
    Yes N8! The days when I get wifi from more than 500 meter, my friend's face with his iphone is priceless.
    05-09-2013 04:58 AM
  10. Honestabebread's Avatar
    I always thought HTC was hit or miss. Usually, it seems, if HTC makes the phone out of plastic, it has solid reception, but if it has metal, it may not be so great.
    Yeah, older HTCs like the Trophy and Droid Incredible 2 were not good at all. The Incredible 4G, Rezound, DNA, and 8X are excellent though. My 8X is better than my wife's Razr M.
    05-09-2013 06:48 AM
  11. psiu_glen's Avatar
    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 09:16 AM
  12. WizeGuyDezignz's Avatar
    Thanks a lot for the responses! This makes me feel good about picking the 928 when it comes out.
    05-09-2013 04:01 PM
  13. MobileVortex's Avatar
    If it comes out :P
    05-09-2013 04:13 PM
  14. WizeGuyDezignz's Avatar
    If it comes out :P
    It will. Patience young grasshopper.
    05-09-2013 04:29 PM
  15. MobileVortex's Avatar
    It will. Patience young grasshopper.
    Hardly young, and I'm fine waiting. Kinda feels like we are chasing a ghost tho.
    05-09-2013 05:35 PM
  16. WizeGuyDezignz's Avatar
    Hardly young, and I'm fine waiting. Kinda feels like we are chasing a ghost tho.
    LOL I hear ya!
    05-09-2013 05:52 PM
  17. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    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 06:21 PM
  18. kalo88's Avatar
    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.
    05-09-2013 06:21 PM
  19. wolf1891's Avatar
    Hardly young, and I'm fine waiting. Kinda feels like we are chasing a ghost tho.
    yep, same here...
    05-09-2013 08:04 PM
  20. sinime's Avatar
    Great IMHO too. If the Nokia can't get a signal, nobody is getting a signal.
    05-09-2013 08:13 PM
  21. 5tephen's Avatar
    The building I work in is a solid concrete block building and I get 1 bar of 4G(HSPA+) but when I had a Note 2 I got zero signal of anything.
    05-09-2013 08:39 PM
  22. ibbyj's Avatar
    With my razr m I get 1 bar 1x until I touch it... then nothing.

    With my 822 I usually have a couple 3g bars.

    (At work)
    05-10-2013 11:52 AM
  23. TechAbstract's Avatar
    Nokia and Motorola are top two for me in signal reception. HTC, Samsung, and iPhones are average. I've had quicker GPS lock with Nokia and iPhones.
    05-13-2013 12:33 AM

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