09-26-2013 03:29 PM
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  1. scottcraft's Avatar
    My 8X gets better reception than the 822 I had. It's not a huge difference, but I get LTE in more areas with the 8X. Both are significantly better than the Trophy, that phone was horrible in my area.
    05-22-2013 12:11 PM
  2. jfreiman's Avatar
    You can find nearly countless articles on how bars mean nothing and are controlled by the phone/device vendor; they are not standardized by the carriers or 3rd party.
    I know LTE bandwidth isn't the same as signal quality as they operate on separate bands/frequencies, but a side by side of both devices may be a better indicator of antenna design/placement.
    This comparison is equally compelling on WP8 since all of the HD screen models use the same SoC, modems, etc.
    05-22-2013 04:50 PM
  3. TheNidhogg's Avatar
    Nope, you're not alone. My 928 almost never has full bars, and for me a good connection has become 3. If I'm ever in a building it goes to 1 or 2 bars but strangely enough I'll have LTE still. I just about wanted to light my 928 on fire when I was at a football game and my grandpa with his Blackberry and my dad with his iPhone 4S were both getting perfect reception: happily getting score updates and sending texts, but my Lumia (despite saying I had 4 bars and LTE) wouldn't even send or receive texts.

    I also can rarely send picture messages, and I often receive picture messages as a link telling me to "Retrieve Media content now" but clicking it will just cause it to load forever. I'm very unimpressed with this phone's lack of ability to do the most basic task a phone is meant to do: Get a signal.
    09-15-2013 04:56 PM
  4. DavidinCT's Avatar
    My 8X gets better reception than the 822 I had. It's not a huge difference, but I get LTE in more areas with the 8X. Both are significantly better than the Trophy, that phone was horrible in my area.
    Keep in mind, the Trophy was a 3G phone, not a LTE phone...and agreed even with 4-5 bars if 3G on the Trophy, it was really slugish, I could not stream a video with out it buffering and stopping every 5-10 seconds to buffer. Never a problem over Wi-FI, I blame that on Verizon's 3G network..

    I get about 4-5 bars of LTE in my home. For all the complaining I do about this buggy as heck 928, I do think it does as good as the 8X for signal. Every once and a while in my home I get a dropped call but, I did get that with the 8X....
    09-16-2013 09:10 AM
  5. scottcraft's Avatar
    Keep in mind, the Trophy was a 3G phone, not a LTE phone...and agreed even with 4-5 bars if 3G on the Trophy, it was really slugish, I could not stream a video with out it buffering and stopping every 5-10 seconds to buffer. Never a problem over Wi-FI, I blame that on Verizon's 3G network..

    I get about 4-5 bars of LTE in my home. For all the complaining I do about this buggy as heck 928, I do think it does as good as the 8X for signal. Every once and a while in my home I get a dropped call but, I did get that with the 8X....
    The Trophy was the worst phone I ever had for reception. My 822, 8X and HTC Rezound all do much better, even on 3G.
    09-16-2013 05:17 PM
  6. odin09's Avatar
    My Trophy was very good but the 928 is equal or better. I have still never had one dropped call with this phone. Even when I've got one or two bars the phone is fast and the calls are solid.
    09-16-2013 05:29 PM
  7. DavidinCT's Avatar
    The Trophy was the worst phone I ever had for reception. My 822, 8X and HTC Rezound all do much better, even on 3G.
    I guess to each their own. I thought my Trophy was great(for it's time), My wife has a iPhone 4 (Verizon), and I would be on calls in places she could not even get a signal. To say better than the 928 or 8X, can't say that because when I was on my Trophy, it was only 3G but, on both the 928 and the 8X, I get full LTE, so it's a different type of signal.
    09-21-2013 09:53 AM
  8. dvandy4898's Avatar
    My husband just purchased the Nokia Lumia 928 about a month ago. The reception is terrible in house, hwy, work, doesn't matter. I have contacted Verizon and they have no clue. My daughter dropped the phone the other day and put a small crack on the screen so sending it back to Nokia not an option I am sure. Everything else works, internet, email, any app but the phone reception sucks. Any ideas on what to do next?
    09-25-2013 09:00 AM
  9. anony_mouse's Avatar
    HTC phones have easily the best LTE reception right now.
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    09-26-2013 03:07 AM
  10. DavidinCT's Avatar
    My husband just purchased the Nokia Lumia 928 about a month ago. The reception is terrible in house, hwy, work, doesn't matter. I have contacted Verizon and they have no clue. My daughter dropped the phone the other day and put a small crack on the screen so sending it back to Nokia not an option I am sure. Everything else works, internet, email, any app but the phone reception sucks. Any ideas on what to do next?
    Do you have the insurance ? If you dont, and you have not told verizon, call them up and add it then wait a few days and call up a claim. .

    As for your signal, if you had strong signal there with other devices (LTE),then I bet it would be a defective phone but, now that it has a crack, there is nothing you can do about that.
    09-26-2013 03:29 PM
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