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Considering switching to the GN4. I'm currently on the Nexus 5. 

**I'm asking in purely RF Performance, how well it stays on LTE, how much it drops to 3G terms. 

 

Anyone have experience with both phones and can recommend which phone has better reception/data latching/data speeds?

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The N5 was one of the best RF performers, so it's a pretty tough standard to meet. However, having had the N5, I would say the Note 4 is a very good performer on LTE. It's pretty rare to have dropped to 3G with the Note in places I had LTE on the N5. I have no concerns about it's RF performance.

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Cant compare it to a N5 however I would not call it a strong RF performer. I have my gn2 on my desk at work as a hot spot and it sits on LTE the whole time. My gn4 is constantly switching from LTE to 3G. Again I cannot speak to how it compares to the N5 but I still wouldn't call it a strong RF performer. I still recommend the device though it's an amazing device!

 

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Cant compare it to a N5 however I would not call it a strong RF performer. I have my gn2 on my desk at work as a hot spot and it sits on LTE the whole time. My gn4 is constantly switching from LTE to 3G. Again I cannot speak to how it compares to the N5 but I still wouldn't call it a strong RF performer. I still recommend the device though it's an amazing device!

 

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Yeah, the GN2 was a very solid B25 LTE device. Equal or better than the N5 on that band.
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I came to the Note 4 from the Galaxy S4T (strong RF performer) and I would say it's pretty equal. My wife now has my S4T and when her and I are together, I can't recall an instance where I was on 3G and she was on LTE. It seems to latch onto LTE for me. Just to note, I have B25 and B26 live in my area. I can't make any comparisons for B41 between those devices.

 

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I've noticed real world performance to be different when one compares the tests done for the FCC docs. Although I do not have the N5, I did have both the Nexus 6, Note 4 and Note Edge and I ran a few Signal Check pro tests and screenshot the results. The N6 is better on B41 than the Notes, but that's basically it. At the time I was having issues with a few sites in my area, now no issues, but I returned the N6 so I can't redo the tests. I find the Notes a bit better, (at least in my area). 

 

See posts 231 thru 257 in the Motorola N6 thread for the screenshots.

 

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This is tempting lol anyone know what it does?

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Surprised to see a software update this AM on my shiny new Note 4; (Samsung/kies);

still at Kit Kat 4.4.4 so this must be a tweak of the firmware that I've been reading about;

(136 MB)Better battery life, wi-fi issues, et al...maybe a positioning of the software base for

Lollypop due out early next year...anyone else see this?

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Surprised to see a software update this AM on my shiny new Note 4; (Samsung/kies);

still at Kit Kat 4.4.4 so this must be a tweak of the firmware that I've been reading about;

(136 MB)Better battery life, wi-fi issues, et al...maybe a positioning of the software base for

Lollypop due out early next year...anyone else see this?

Yup just finished loading mine.

New base band.

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Old base band.

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Anyone having problems with the sim card? Just started getting a "no sim card" error every few hours

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Surprised to see a software update this AM on my shiny new Note 4; (Samsung/kies);

still at Kit Kat 4.4.4 so this must be a tweak of the firmware that I've been reading about;

(136 MB)Better battery life, wi-fi issues, et al...maybe a positioning of the software base for

Lollypop due out early next year...anyone else see this?

Just got mine when I checked for an update.

 

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Yup just finished loading mine.

New base band.

Let us know what you think of RF performance with the new update since you had issues before.

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Still not inpressed. Was sitting on a -59 b26 connection then it boots me to a -108 clear b41 sector then to 3g? So not necessarily rf but signal lock or network management issue? Either way doesn't impress me as a consumer.

 

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Still not inpressed. Was sitting on a -59 b26 connection then it boots me to a -108 clear b41 sector then to 3g? So not necessarily rf but signal lock or network management issue? Either way doesn't impress me as a consumer.

 

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There were a few on Xda forums saying they had a bad SIM. Do you have a different SIM with your Nexus 5? May want to do a swap and see what happens.

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No I only have the one sim.

 

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The update makes a noticeable difference speed wise! Definitely more fluid.

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On lte or wifi

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On lte or wifi

I'm talking about the phone itself.. Switching between programs, scrolling..
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Since update I have noticed a lot better CDMA 800? LTE is still crappy. I can drive by a tower and even stop and it will stay on 3g.

 

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Maybe just me but since this last update my battery is not lasting thru the day like it used to. ..give it some more time

 

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Since update I have noticed a lot better CDMA 800? LTE is still crappy. I can drive by a tower and even stop and it will stay on 3g.

 

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I would take your phone into a Sprint store..  something is wrong.  There was a time or two where I had to cycle airplane mode because i went to 3G and seemed to stay there, but that was only a couple of times.  Definitely not having your problems.

 

Or see if they would give you a new SIM to try out in case that is the issue like some on XDA had.

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I read poss I ble note 4 snapdragon 810 and 3 carrier aggreation. Update i do all my writing mostly while driving lol.

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