How much better is cellular reception on series 4?

Orangeman13

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Aug 3, 2015
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When compared to series 3 how much better is the cellular reception on series 4?
 

BA2020

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Oct 28, 2017
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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.
 
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MainStream

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Sep 20, 2010
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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.
 

musicpenguy

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Oct 29, 2006
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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.
 

ralphdaily

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Aug 18, 2008
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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.
 
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