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Thumbs down Note 3 Signal Strength problems

So apperently the signal strength on our devices is not up to par. Ive heard a large amount of people having bad signal quality compared to their previous devices as well as previous Galaxy devices. Personally I've owned an SM-900A (AT&T) and an SM-900T (T-Mobile) Note 3 and they've all had pretty garbage signal strength (10+ DBm worse than any of my other devices on LTE, 3G, and 2G.) For example my budget Pantech Burst gets about 10DBm better than my Note 3 on any network type which is pitiful since its a 2 year old budget android device...
Its not even close to the signal strength i got on my AT&T Note II. I constantly drop from LTE to a just as weak 3G signal and sometimes ****ing EDGE! (2G)
It doesnt do this on my other devices
All of this has been on AT&T.

So what the hell is causing this guys?
Is it the power enveloping **** they implemented?
Are the antennas ****?
Its seriously bothering me.
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So apperently the signal strength on our devices is not up to par. Ive heard a large amount of people having bad signal quality compared to their previous devices as well as previous Galaxy devices. Personally I've owned an SM-900A (AT&T) and an SM-900T (T-Mobile) Note 3 and they've all had pretty garbage signal strength (10+ DBm worse than any of my other devices on LTE, 3G, and 2G.) For example my budget Pantech Burst gets about 10DBm better than my Note 3 on any network type which is pitiful since its a 2 year old budget android device...
Its not even close to the signal strength i got on my AT&T Note II. I constantly drop from LTE to a just as weak 3G signal and sometimes ****ing EDGE! (2G)
It doesnt do this on my other devices
All of this has been on AT&T.

So what the hell is causing this guys?
Is it the power enveloping **** they implemented?
Are the antennas ****?
Its seriously bothering me.
I have Samsung galaxy note 3 with snapdragon 800. No problem with GSM signal strength... And wifi signal strength is much,much better than on,for example, iPhone five. i have both of these devices.so I can see the difference.


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Also having reception problems with calls. The bars drop to zero then back to all bars when sitting in the same place. Have read of others as well having this problem. Vodafone is my carrier here in Holland.

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Also having reception problems with calls. The bars drop to zero then back to all bars when sitting in the same place. Have read of others as well having this problem. Vodafone is my carrier here in Holland.

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Interesting. I'm also in Europe. I also have a random signal bar dropping, but that does not influence in quality of calls.

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Dito same problems I was going to repair center but it seems I ain't the only one. .

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Because of this happening I get missed calls messages or calls go right to voice mail. Very annoying.

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I have Samsung galaxy note 3 with snapdragon 800. No problem with GSM signal strength... And wifi signal strength is much,much better than on,for example, iPhone five. i have both of these devices.so I can see the difference.


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Which ROM are you currently using? Lots of people are having WiFi issues even with the auto network switch off.

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I just got a Note 3 last week from ATT and I have no issues with signal strength. In fact it has better signal strength everywhere than the Nokia Lumia 920 that it replaced. Where I work at few phones can get reception due the the metal frame of the building and the numerous RF and electronic sources we have in the building. But my Note 3 has no issue in any part of that building. Again I am in the US and on one of ATT's flagship regions so that may be the difference.
 
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Which ROM are you currently using? Lots of people are having WiFi issues even with the auto network switch off.
but it was the same wifi strength anyway in every version of rom. I'm using galaxy note 3 with snap dragon 800. And people was complaining about wifi in other topics ...yes...but not about wifi strength ....it was upload and download speeds. Later they solve the issue .it was program glitch

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My signal bar has never been over 3 bars ever. I found it odd.... but put it down to my carrier (3 UK) - so seems like a wide issue with signal strength then?
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