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27th September 2012, 08:58 PM |#21  
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jonmorris or anybody else with a Razr i:

Could you tell us how well the wifi and GPS on the device work? Maybe using apps like wifi analyser and GPS Status, compare the Razr i to a phone with a known reliable SoC like a Snapdragon S3 or S4.

Given how new and untested the Intel Medfield SoC is, I'd like to hear some info on how well the various components of it work (i.e., wifi, GPS, etc.) -- not just the speed of the processor.

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27th September 2012, 09:12 PM |#22  
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I have a T-Mobile Galaxy S2. It has the Snapdragon S3 8060 CPU which is the newest S3 CPU. I can test it out.

Edit: Here are screenies

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I have found the GPS fixing is a little slower than a Qualcomm S3 device (but not much). There's no Glonass support that I can see.

The phone does have dual band WiFi and I get excellent reception at home. I will do a comparison later though, although my Xperia S only does 2.4GHz (I should have an Xperia T soon that has both).

I'll try and check some other devices too. Just bear in mind, the RAZR i isn't claiming to be the fastest device on sale. It's about the whole package, which I think it gets just right.

Low light photos are also quite grainy, but have less colour noise than my Xperia S. Swings and roundabouts I guess.

Edit: back home now, and on the way - I tried out the GPS and it got a fix on 3 seconds! This was on a train, which - as you can see - was doing 95mph! So, actually I take back what I said - it seems to work exceptionally well and perhaps I was just unlucky before.

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I'll do a Wi-Fi comparison another time, as I need to boot up a number of phones. However, I'm getting around -60dBm to -50dBm from where I am sitting using Wi-Fi Analyzer, and my iMac which is connected to the same router in the bedroom (about 10 metres away, but through two walls which is a bathroom) has 46% on the 'Network Strength' app - not sure what that translates to, but it's presumably around -70dBM or worse . Both are connected using 5GHz. As you might expect, it's slightly higher with 2.4GHz - but slower on the network.

When I put the phone flat on the desk, it drops to -65dBm but is still good enough.

Meanwhile, here's a screen grab of the Wi-Fi service on the London Underground. Check the UPLOAD speed!

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28th September 2012, 12:40 AM |#24  
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Glad to see Wifi signal is better! It seems you forgot to check your PM's again so I made you a Mac version

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/15093625/MacPuller.zip
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Originally Posted by jonmorris

I have found the GPS fixing is a little slower than a Qualcomm S3 device (but not much). There's no Glonass support that I can see.

The phone does have dual band WiFi and I get excellent reception at home. I will do a comparison later though, although my Xperia S only does 2.4GHz (I should have an Xperia T soon that has both).

I'll try and check some other devices too. Just bear in mind, the RAZR i isn't claiming to be the fastest device on sale. It's about the whole package, which I think it gets just right.

Low light photos are also quite grainy, but have less colour noise than my Xperia S. Swings and roundabouts I guess.

Edit: back home now, and on the way - I tried out the GPS and it got a fix on 3 seconds! This was on a train, which - as you can see - was doing 95mph! So, actually I take back what I said - it seems to work exceptionally well and perhaps I was just unlucky before.

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I'll do a Wi-Fi comparison another time, as I need to boot up a number of phones. However, I'm getting around -60dBm to -50dBm from where I am sitting using Wi-Fi Analyzer, and my iMac which is connected to the same router in the bedroom (about 10 metres away, but through two walls which is a bathroom) has 46% on the 'Network Strength' app - not sure what that translates to, but it's presumably around -70dBM or worse . Both are connected using 5GHz. As you might expect, it's slightly higher with 2.4GHz - but slower on the network.

When I put the phone flat on the desk, it drops to -65dBm but is still good enough.

Meanwhile, here's a screen grab of the Wi-Fi service on the London Underground. Check the UPLOAD speed!

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Jonmorris,

Are the gps screenshots of two different phones or are both the razr i? I'm particularly interested in comparison because although those look good by themselves, if a phone with a Qualcomm soc was seeing twice as many satellites, all of a sudden the Intel isn't looking so hot...

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---------- Post added at 01:55 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:53 AM ----------

Also I notice in the first pic it says "Orange tmobile"in the left of the notification bar but it doesn't say that in any of the other pics. Is it possible to disable that banner? Or does it just randomly appear?

---------- Post added at 02:46 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:55 AM ----------

For that matter, I'd also love to know how the Intel soc does for hspa signal strength compared to other socs.
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Same phone. Only one I had with me at the time!
The network always shows (in one photo, I had no signal as I'd just come out of a tunnel).

I will do some comparisons with other devices later, but as I said before I don't think it has GLONASS support so will see less satellites almost all the time!

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28th September 2012, 09:59 AM |#27  
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Hello,

can someone please confirm if the phone is equipped with a notification LED? As I read somewhere Razr M does have it.

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Hello,

can someone please confirm if the phone is equipped with a notification LED? As I read somewhere Razr M does have it.

Thanks a lot.

Yes it does.. very top left.
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Right, here are some GPS comparisons - along with Wi-Fi Analyser showing the signal on the same router (2.4GHz to make it fair, given not all of the devices are dual-band - just the Motorola's)

The devices are (as laid out in the third photo):

Motorola RAZR MAXX
Sony Xperia S
Motorola ATRIX (non-4G)
Sony Ericsson Xperia arc
Motorola RAZR i
Apple iPhone 5 (yeah, yeah, just to show off!)

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Regrettably, I can't find any GPS app for the iPhone that shows any detailed data. Maybe Apple doesn't allow it?!

Also, I am not sure what went wrong with the Xperia arc.. It seemed to lose loads of satellites while I was messing around, and this handset also supports GLONASS satellites so should have been far closer to the Xperia S.
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Originally Posted by jonmorris

Right, here are some GPS comparisons - along with Wi-Fi Analyser showing the signal on the same router (2.4GHz to make it fair, given not all of the devices are dual-band - just the Motorola's)

The devices are (as laid out in the third photo):

Motorola RAZR MAXX
Sony Xperia S
Motorola ATRIX (non-4G)
Sony Ericsson Xperia arc
Motorola RAZR i
Apple iPhone 5 (yeah, yeah, just to show off!)

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Regrettably, I can't find any GPS app for the iPhone that shows any detailed data. Maybe Apple doesn't allow it?!

Also, I am not sure what went wrong with the Xperia arc.. It seemed to lose loads of satellites while I was messing around, and this handset also supports GLONASS satellites so should have been far closer to the Xperia S.

Amazing work. Thanks dude! Looks like your M has the strongest WiFi of all of them, and the gps seems to be on par with all but the Sony, which probably has glonass.

If you happen to have a chance, I'd love to see a comparison of hspa signal strength (in dBm - not just signal bars) too. Even if just with one or two other phones.

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Amazing work. Thanks dude! Looks like your M has the strongest WiFi of all of them, and the gps seems to be on par with all but the Sony, which probably has glonass.

If you happen to have a chance, I'd love to see a comparison of hspa signal strength (in dBm - not just signal bars) too. Even if just with one or two other phones.

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That will be quite time consuming as not all the phones have SIM cards. I'll see what I can do later on today or over the weekend, as for a fair test they need to be on the same network.

Motorola hasn't released detailed specs on the phone, but it appears to me that the Razr i doesn't support DC-HSPA+.
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