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bitslizer    132

http://imgur.com/a/T2YOc
 

So i was in a sprint store for a tech support issue., and took the chance to compare some phones rsrp on b41.  This is not scientific but I figure it should give an overall comparison of how the phones compare
 
Note that while they are not truly side by side but all the phones are within 10 ft of each other in a corner of the Sprint store.  The Samsung phones are along the outside windows, while the HTC LG and Sharp phones are along the wall extending into the store, HTC are the cloest to the windows with the Crystal furthest away from the window.  Tower is about 3000ft away

 

Order top to bottom
Sharp crystal
G3
G4 (2x note difference in rsrp)
G4 alone
M8
M9
S5
S6
S6 edge
Note 5
Edge+

 

 

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k4ax    13

Nice! I'm on day two with the Note 5, so far in my limited travel to work and around at lunch the device has been on B41 almost the entire time. In the past with other devices this wasn't the case.

 

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jfenton1957    8

I don't see that as a problem with my Note 3. It switches from 3G to LTE quite seamlessly;y with no delay.

 

Oooopps.....that should have said NOTE 5

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bitslizer    132

One thing that Samsung can improve on (and Sprint can help them with it), even if the phone RF isn't as good, is rescanning for LTE.  It seems the iPhone does a really good job at that.  My Note 4 takes a bit of time to go back on 4G if it drops to 3G.

 

 

Did you change the LTE scan timer? by default i think its every 5 minutes, you can reduce the scan time but it may consume more battery.

 

Also if you have an active data session (donwloading/uploading) it will most of the time prevent the phone from catching 4G even if you are sitting right next to a 4G tower

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jthawks    365

My rf performance is better than my g4. I'm very happy with this phone. Sorry lg

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joshuam    1,026

Yeah... I can confirm RF is better on note 5 than note 4...at least for the T-Mobile variant.

 

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Fraydog    4,083

Yeah... I can confirm RF is better on note 5 than note 4...at least for the T-Mobile variant.

 

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The T-Mobile variant is going to have a different RF setup given the fact Sammy used the Shannon 333 modem to give them 3x carrier aggregation (which probably is going to be seen in very few T-Mobile markets any time soon) as well as not having to pay out to Qualcomm for T-Mobile/AT&T/international devices. Verizon and Sprint variants are on the MDM9635M by Qualcomm for CDMA support. I would expect that to influence RF somewhat.

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Richmc    118

Upgraded from the Note4.  Coworker still has Note 4.  We placed phones side by side on his bench here at work.  He would be stuck on 3g while my Note 5 would still be on 4g.  We cycled airplane mode and he would have 4g for about 2 seconds then back to 3g.  I have yet to see mine go on 3g here at work while he is constantly on it.  Loving the phone so far.

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jthawks    365

I'm also happy i don't have the spinning walmart symbol for lte

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jthawks    365

This could be another test of the rf performance.

So at my job i have a sprint site in our parking lot. All bands except CA. But speeds are great any ways. My lg g4 with band priority set at 41,26 and 25 would usually stay on 25. I go into the bathroom and i get 26. Rarely do i get 41. If i do its short lived.

 

Now with that said, this note 5 stays on 41 every where. That's with band priority set as default 25,26 and 41.

 

So can some one enlighten me on if this is good rf or something? .

Thanks

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pblocal    18

Ditto that

 

I'm also happy i don't have the spinning walmart symbol for lte

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jreuschl    483

The radio scanner has been changed from a Wal-Mart Great Value model to a Target Up and Up improved version.

 

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Terrell352    2,248

So everyone calling bs on the fcc reporting that it's a mediocre band 41 performer?

 

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Fraydog    4,083

So everyone calling bs on the fcc reporting that it's a mediocre band 41 performer?

 

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It would be interesting to see what happened if the FCC tested it again.

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jthawks    365

So everyone calling bs on the fcc reporting that it's a mediocre band 41 performer?

 

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mmark27    874

hey guys, guys, guys......I did it.  I am the owner of a Note 5.  This phone is ridiculously good compared to the S5.  Wowwo-wee-whoa. 

 

HUZZAH! 

 

Is there any way to disable the burst mode on the camera shutter?  I can't seem to find the settings for this. 

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mmark27    874

Android Pay is out: http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/android-pay/android-pay-1-0-102576552-android-apk-download/

 

Here's the Google Play Services for our Note 5 (ends -240): http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-play-services/google-play-services-8-1-14-2244331-240-android-apk-download/

 

Works great!  Just used it! 

 

EDIT: now we wait for Samsung Pay.......

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foofoo982    11

For me Samsung Pay has been great and has worked flawlessly at every store with or without a NFC terminal. I don't think I'll bother with Android Pay since so few stores have NFC terminals here, and many of the ones that do have them, don't have them set up properly. 

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jthawks    365

How do you know if a store is set up for it?

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mmark27    874

How do you know if a store is set up for it?

Android Pay will have any of theses logos on their terminals:

 

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Samsung Pay will work at any place with swipable credit card terminals due to their Loop Pay integration. (not the plunge style card readers like at gas pumps though)

 

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jthawks    365

Android Pay will have any of theses logos on their terminals:

 

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Samsung Pay will work at any place with swipable credit card terminals due to their Loop Pay integration. (not the plunge style card readers like at gas pumps though)

 

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Well i haven't seen any of those. Unless I'm blind.

But android pay and samsung pay are very secure an easy to use?

 

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mmark27    874

Well i haven't seen any of those. Unless I'm blind.

But android pay and samsung pay are very secure an easy to use?

 

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You've definitely seen the bottom symbol, it's on quite a few terminals now you know what you're looking for. Walgreens, for example, has them, Home Depot, McDonald's, Mobile gas stations, most gas stations, 711, CVS, Riteaid, and convenient stores, etc.

 

The security comes with tokenization of your credit card so your actual numbers aren't transmitted to the Point of Sale terminal (in store). Everyone always laughs off mobile payments as being less convenient than just swiping your card, and it usually is, but this tokenization will keep your credit card number from ever being stolen. I use it as much as possible (was Google Wallet, but works better now as Android Pay) for this reason. Plus they email you receipts and payment details immediately. Not to mention automatic applying your rewards cards if applicable.

 

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