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I just received a call from essential, he put a request to the technical team regarding the issue with clearwire.


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On 12/8/2017 at 2:30 PM, latoso said:

I just received a call from essential, he put a request to the technical team regarding the issue with clearwire.


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you hear anything back yet?

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6 minutes ago, mirskyc said:

you hear anything back yet?

yes, essential and sprint are working on the issue in the houston market, there is an issue with  the phone connecting to clearwire band 41, at least they know so they can fix it.

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any idea why the Houston market?

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Just picked up an essential phone. So far it seems like a very nice phone. The only thing I do not like is it seems to excessively hold on to B26. Other than that I just have to get used to what is basically vanilla android and the finger sensor being on the back.

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On 11/21/2017 at 8:20 PM, mirskyc said:

Got my phone last night and I love the build of it. Very solid heavy phone.

My previous phones have been LG G2, Nexus 6, LG G4, and LG V20.

Coming from LG phones I am very used to the power button being on the back and it being combined with the finger print reader on the later LG phones. From what I've seen LG is one of the only manufactures that does that. Im not sure why since its only natural to push the back maybe its just my habit. But it also allow you to only have the volume on the side of the phone so you don't hit the wrong buttons.  This brings me to one of my dislikes about the Essential. If you are going to put the volume and power buttons near each other they should put some sort of texture on the power button.  The nexus 6 had it like this. I can't tell you how many times already I've hit the wrong button on the side.

 

Also I have to say the RF performance on this phone is the worst I've seen. Im getting 3G in many area where there is only GMO B25 sites. Also inside performance is on the edge of B25 and it tends to switch to B26 more often. 

It looks like they tried some trading off on RF reception on this phone. I have also noted that it is not great on 1x. However, it holds onto 800 almost excessively so. Its 1900 and 2500 reception is about on par with my Bolt.

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3 hours ago, centermedic said:

It looks like they tried some trading off on RF reception on this phone.

Honestly I do not think they did that intentionally.  It appears they have no clue how to deal with the radio, hence why they finally posted a position for someone to come on board and do modem / radio work several months ago when complaints started piling up.  I have visions of them just throwing the radio in and calling it good without any tweaks what so ever because nobody had any idea what they were doing.

Some have theorized that the radio power levels are simply set to low and need to be adjusted.  I do not really know but i am really starting to hate this device (not as much as the bolt but close).

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On 1/13/2018 at 2:28 PM, swintec said:

Honestly I do not think they did that intentionally.  It appears they have no clue how to deal with the radio, hence why they finally posted a position for someone to come on board and do modem / radio work several months ago when complaints started piling up.  I have visions of them just throwing the radio in and calling it good without any tweaks what so ever because nobody had any idea what they were doing.

Some have theorized that the radio power levels are simply set to low and need to be adjusted.  I do not really know but i am really starting to hate this device (not as much as the bolt but close).

I am not an RF scientist but could the Click Connector magnet on the back be causing some issues? 

I also recently noticed an issue with not receiving calls all the time while on LTE. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It is like the phone won't switch back to CDMA for the call.

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