Hopefully the S4 gets better reception than the S3! I went through three S3's and finally had to get the Motorola Electrify M....which i DO NOT like! I do live in somewhat rural midwest (US Cellular customer). I was told that the phones with a -B on the back behind the battery were the latest and should not have a problem. That is NOT the case. Samsung knows about the reception issue and apparently has made a few changes.
Can anyone out there validate that Samsung has done something about the internal antenna on the S4 to improve reception? It needs a stronger internal antenna!
Can't validate that they've done anything. But I do know that in areas that have a weak signal Samsungs can have a reception issue more than some others. I've never had the issue with mine but I will say that I've heard less about it more recently. I'm hoping it doesn't have the same wifi issues my S3 has,.not automatically connecting or not displaying the correct hotspots until wifi is toggled off and on or device is power cycled.
honestly i work for another cell phone company and I sold a ton of s3's over the last 6 months not one person reported reception issues. On the other hand I do live in an area where US cellular is the dominant carrier and every person I talked to that had their S3 had issues with reception. It doesnt seem to be an all around S3 issue but just the US Cellular one in specific. Again I am not trying to say they are a bad company just ad a lot of people complain about their S3 switched to my company got the same phone and had 0 issues.