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    Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, BB KEYone, Palm (HP) Pre3
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  1. Grabber5.0

    LG V40 thread

    Update regarding RF performance. Over the weekend I was in a location with known poor coverage. We have 3 new phones - iPhone XS, XS Max, and LG V40. The iPhones had no trouble picking up a usable LTE signal inside, but the V40 would only connect to an 800MHz CDMA signal, and the data was barely usable. Similar to previous experience there, I had to go outside to pick up the LTE signal. Given that the iPhones were able to use LTE, it was disappointing that the V40 couldn't. Even though it wasn't any worse, it also was not any better. I didn't know if there was a way to see what band of LTE the iPhones were using, so I am not sure what they were using. When I would occasionally roam in the house, it was usually reported as US Cellular, band 12 I believe, by signal check pro, and worked pretty well.
  2. Grabber5.0

    LG V40 thread

    I don't think so. The bundled charger is just labeled fast charge, and my Qi charger is a couple of years old, so it is probably pretty slow.
  3. Grabber5.0

    LG V40 thread

    Something else I forgot to mention, the V40 is enabled for calling plus on LTE and wifi, and it has been working very well so far. I usually keep it disabled for WiFi, since my WiFi is a bit weak in some parts of my house.
  4. Grabber5.0

    iPhone XS Thread

    A little anecdotal note on radio performance. I am currently a location with known poor coverage. We have 3 new phones - iPhone XS, XS Max, and LG V40. The iPhones are having no trouble picking up a usable LTE signal inside, but the V40 only connects to 3G unless I go outside, and the data is barely usable. It is band 26 LTE (800MHz) based on Signal Check on the V40 when I go outside and pick up the LTE signal. Actually now that I think about it, the V40 is probably on 1xrtt inside, not 3G, because Signal Check is showing 800 for both CDMA and LTE.
  5. Grabber5.0

    11/9 Coverage Map Update

    Certainly a bug
  6. Grabber5.0

    LG V40 thread

    Interesting.. I don't really know how to read the debug screens, but it would appear upload CA is enabled, though only one upload channel shows with the three download channels here. Any idea why the fast.com speed test would get a good upload speed at the same time the speedtest.net app doesn't? These screen shots are from tests taken moments apart and are repeatable.
  7. Grabber5.0

    LG V40 thread

    Anyone else buy a V40 yet? I'm a little surprised to not see any talk about it on here, since it's been available for several weeks now. Haven't had it long enough to really give a lot of thoughts on it yet. One thing I will say is it's the first phone with an AMOLED display I've played with that I have no complaints about the colors. As for RF performance, I haven't done much testing, but inside my house, the speedtest.net app has not performed well on uploads - like most tests showed 0Mbps. Fast.com shows what look like normal upload speeds - I can't remember exactly, and I lost my jnitial results when I reset the phone so I could restore a backup from my G5.
  8. Grabber5.0

    Tapatalk problems?

    I find the website, whether mobile or desktop, to be more cumbersome to navigate than Tapatalk. It's unfortunate that Tapatalk has been performing rather poorly lately. I blame Tapatalk app and plug-in changes for that.
  9. I'm confused by the iPhone 7 being in those lists and not the 8. I didn't think there were any major issues with the 8 compared to the 7.. did I miss something? I would think it's an old article if not for the G7, S9+, and Note 9..
  10. Grabber5.0

    Streaming Services Chat

    I never heard there was a settlement. I it has been so long since I had to send my 5X in, that my memory is fuzzy, but I'm pretty sure it was because it was bootlooping.. unfortunately I didn't get it repaired free because I had purchased Nexus Protect, so they made me pay the deductible. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  11. Grabber5.0

    Streaming Services Chat

    For me it's only YouTube TV and now I've confirmed Play Movies. I'm thinking the DRM theory may be right on the money, or at least something related that the apps have to do.
  12. Grabber5.0

    Streaming Services Chat

    Wow great info thanks. I wondered if it might be DRM related, since YouTube is fine but YTTV isn't, but I hadn't looked further. I tried out Play Movies this afternoon, and it took a bit longer (Deadpool almost had time to start killing.. [emoji16]) but my phone did restart.
  13. Grabber5.0

    Streaming Services Chat

    Ok I guess I panicked when the whole first page of the guide was on-demand only.. it looks like it is just my local channels. One other problem I've found is the YouTube TV app makes my G5 restart after a few minutes. It's done it every single time I've tried to use it on this phone. Not just today. The first time it happened, I thought it was just because my battery was low, but found soon the battery level doesn't matter. Good thing I brought my Nexus 5X with me too. [emoji14]
  14. Grabber5.0

    Streaming Services Chat

    Got an email saying they finally added local fox stations in a handful of markets, including mine. I discovered something I do not like though.. I can't watch a lot of channels when I'm out of town! [emoji35] and a bunch are on-demand only.
  15. Grabber5.0

    LG G5 User Thread (LG-LS992)

    On eBay. Not more negative than positive, but averaging 10 negative per month over the last year seems like a lot to me.