1. Optiplex330's Avatar
    Does Lumia and ATIV S has same GPS receiver chip? Reason I am asking is, I find ATIV S's GPS performance far inferior to lowly Lumia 520. This is how I arrive at that conclusion.

    I off data and Wifi, location on. Then I tried to get initial satellite lock with both phones. Consistently without fail, standing stationary under open sky, the 520 could achieve lock within 5 seconds and the ATIV S will take about 1 minutes.

    When inside concrete building, the 520 could still achieve lock and the ATIV S couldnt. Again in moving car, the 520 could but not the ATIV S.
    Just to make sure, I took off the cover of my ATIV S. So my question is, is ATIVs GSP chip simply inferior or is there some problem with my particular unit of ATIV?
    11-08-2013 08:46 PM
  2. mary beth hale's Avatar
    i just repeated your tests and with wifi and data turned off my ativ s locked location in under 5 seconds in my house, outside and in my car. have been using the ativ s for 4 months without location problems. did your problem just start or was it not working properly from the get go?
    11-08-2013 09:11 PM
  3. Optiplex330's Avatar
    i just repeated your tests and with wifi and data turned off my ativ s locked location in under 5 seconds in my house, outside and in my car. have been using the ativ s for 4 months without location problems. did your problem just start or was it not working properly from the get go?
    AFAIK, you should re-do those tests somewhere away from your present location because the phone will still have memory of your last location when you last used the phone.

    I only have the phone for a month and wouldn't know when this problem started. Before that, I have always used it with data/wifi.
    11-08-2013 09:23 PM
  4. mary beth hale's Avatar
    good point. i'll try again tomorrow.
    11-08-2013 10:17 PM
  5. TechAbstract's Avatar
    That's weird. ATIV S has both A-GPS and GLONASS just like Lumia phones, should connect fast.
    11-09-2013 01:23 AM
  6. neo158's Avatar
    I think it's an issue with your ATIV S, mine always gets a GPS fix in ~5 seconds!!
    11-09-2013 08:06 AM
  7. mary beth hale's Avatar
    AFAIK, you should re-do those tests somewhere away from your present location because the phone will still have memory of your last location when you last used the phone.

    I only have the phone for a month and wouldn't know when this problem started. Before that, I have always used it with data/wifi.
    tried it again today at new location and my ativ s again locked on in less than 5 seconds. must be your phone.
    11-09-2013 08:33 AM
  8. Optiplex330's Avatar
    tried it again today at new location and my ativ s again locked on in less than 5 seconds. must be your phone.
    Thanks for checking it out for me.

    I decided to uninstall and reinstall Here Maps and it seems to work fine now.
    11-09-2013 07:01 PM

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