How much better is cellular reception on series 4?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Orangeman13, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Orangeman13 macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2015
    When compared to series 3 how much better is the cellular reception on series 4?
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Never felt my S3 was lacking, and my S4 had been fine so far.
  3. BA2020 macrumors member


    Oct 28, 2017
    Just have my AW4 LTE for over 24 hours, and tested it in the few places I used to get marginal reception with my AW3 LTE. My 4 seems to have as many bars as my phone, or one better. Whereas my 3 would be the same or one bar less.
  4. MainStream macrumors member


    Sep 20, 2010
    Not sure reception is better on my 4 vs. the 3 but the sound is louder and with what seems greater clarity. In some way, that may make reception appear to be better.
  5. musicpenguy macrumors 65816

    Oct 29, 2006
    I now get cell signal in my building’s elevator and other known spots where I’d either not get a signal or it’d be inconsistent - it is for sure improved in my experience.
  6. ralphdaily macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2008
    Birmingham, AL
    I can't tell a difference. My S4 dies in exactly the same places on my walk as my S3 did. My iPhone X doesn't lose service at all on same walk.
  7. burgman macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2013
    Does the series 4 have better reception on GSM with UTMS fallback vs Verizon/Sprint?

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