How much better is cellular reception on series 4?

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

  1. Orangeman13 macrumors 6502

    Orangeman13

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

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

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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.
     
  4. MainStream macrumors member

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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.
     
  5. musicpenguy macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  6. ralphdaily macrumors regular

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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.
     
  7. burgman macrumors 68000

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

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