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This methodology for measuring signal strength is flawed

by tuolumne    Nov 1, 2008, 4:31 AM

You've done it in one of your other reviews and it's a step down a slippery slope. You can't measure signal perforformance based off of signal bars shown on the handset, especially between different BRANDS and TECHNOLOGIES of handsets. Even if you are comparing the "bars" to other phones on the same carrier, manufactures don't use the same measures for displaying the true db (signal) counts. Just becuase a Sanyo shows 2-3 bars and a LG shows 1-2 does NOT mean the Sanyo is somehow pulling in a better signal. You need to access the debug menu on these phones if you want an accurate measure of the true signal they are pulling in. This way of categorizing signal strengh

The vault test was a much more practical means to measuring signal strength. This newfound way of yours is simply not valid. It's a relatively newbie mistake that I wouldn't think a site like this would engage in.

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