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By XDA_RealLifeReview, RealLifeReview Dude on 27th August 2019, 02:15 PM | Average Rating:
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We know how much you like to stream, ahem, "videos", and so cellular data is mega-important. Rate this thread to express how you think the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+'s LTE performs. A higher rating indicates that it's fantastic: throughput is excellent and signal strength is top-notch.

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27th August 2019, 09:34 PM |#2  
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I got the S10 + unlocked Us version on T-MOBILE network. To compared to my previous phone which is the Google Pixel 2Xl, the cellular signal is lot weaker. I usually have 3-4 bar at work and full signal at home. Now I got only one or two bars at work and also one or two bars at home.
28th August 2019, 01:57 PM |#3  
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I got the S10 + unlocked Us version on T-MOBILE network. To compared to my previous phone which is the Google Pixel 2Xl, the cellular signal is lot weaker. I usually have 3-4 bar at work and full signal at home. Now I got only one or two bars at work and also one or two bars at home.

You don't compare bars, they mean nothing. Compare dBm in the About Phone -> SIM card status screen. Also make sure you're actually on the same band, depending on your carrier. If your phone allows it enter *#0011# and see that you're actually connected to the same band on the same Cell ID.

Edit: Just tested my Note 9 and Note 10. Same CID, band 5. both RSCP: -84.
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30th August 2019, 08:45 AM |#4  
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I'm finding the dBm the same as a previous phone but while 4G download speed is comparable, around 100 Mbits , upload is worse at 20 vs 40Mbits at the same location. In other locations to, 4G upload seems to struggle.
24th September 2019, 10:32 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by @Class

You don't compare bars, they mean nothing. Compare dBm in the About Phone -> SIM card status screen. Also make sure you're actually on the same band, depending on your carrier. If your phone allows it enter *#0011# and see that you're actually connected to the same band on the same Cell ID.

Edit: Just tested my Note 9 and Note 10. Same CID, band 5. both RSCP: -84.

September update seem to fixed my signal
issue. Now I got stable signal and download speed in LTE gained up to 25-30 mbps. Used to be 1-2 mbps at the same basement.
26th September 2019, 07:03 AM |#6  
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Worst reception of any phone i've ever owned even with wilson antenna
2nd October 2019, 01:29 AM |#7  
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Best reception of any phone I've had, including my Note 8 it replaced. At home I've got the Verizon network extender so I have my own cell tower but every where else it pulls in signals great.
5th October 2019, 12:16 AM |#8  
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I compered with my note 9 here in Germany in 1800mhz and 800mhz 4g bands. On my work I have had 0 to 1 bars of 4g (note 9)but it was usable on - 110 dB. Galaxy note 10+ is showing lower signal almost all the time I was @ 4g 1800 MHz but with same dB level. But the note 10+ is more stable and even without bars or 1 bar the connection was stable and the streams where running great. Than I tested a location where 4g is almost impossible (in this test I forced to 4g only) and the note 10+ was getting me data!
The bad thing the note 10+ is not switching from h+ to 4g like the note 9. It takes much longer time. I almost always force 4g because i don't want to wait till the note 10+ switches to 4g. It's for sure normal behavior because h+ is much stronger in this location but 4g even without bars is faster.
So with my testing with The note 9 and note 10+ I would they the receiver on the note 10+ is a little bit more sensitive than the note 9 but shows sometimes one bar less.
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10th October 2019, 10:02 AM |#9  
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orange egypt .. The bad thing the note 10+ is not switching normal from h+ to 4g or 4g to h+ like any phone . when switch from or to 4g freezing then restated every switching between H+ 4G plz any help every switch restart and freeze
10th October 2019, 01:48 PM |#10  
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I compered with my note 9 here in Germany in 1800mhz and 800mhz 4g bands. On my work I have had 0 to 1 bars of 4g (note 9)but it was usable on - 110 dB. Galaxy note 10+ is showing lower signal almost all the time I was @ 4g 1800 MHz but with same dB level. But the note 10+ is more stable and even without bars or 1 bar the connection was stable and the streams where running great. Than I tested a location where 4g is almost impossible (in this test I forced to 4g only) and the note 10+ was getting me data!
The bad thing the note 10+ is not switching from h+ to 4g like the note 9. It takes much longer time. I almost always force 4g because i don't want to wait till the note 10+ switches to 4g. It's for sure normal behavior because h+ is much stronger in this location but 4g even without bars is faster.
So with my testing with The note 9 and note 10+ I would they the receiver on the note 10+ is a little bit more sensitive than the note 9 but shows sometimes one bar less.

I have the exact opposite result here in germany
Where my note 8 stayed at h+, especially while using data, my note10+ switches to lte way faster
11th October 2019, 12:11 AM |#11  
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Here in Mex my device always connects to LTE, even if 3g or 2g have stronger signal
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