Low cell signal on my 5S, not the case with a diff phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JOSE891, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

    JOSE891

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    Ok right now i'm with T-Mobile using a Factory Unlocked 5S. Most places I go the signal is very low, This only the case with my 5S. I have an old 4G Android Phone that gets better signal.

    Example:
    5S:1/0 Bars in my room.
    Android Phone:4/5 Bars in the same room.

    Is something wrong with my 5S?

    I don't understand how a 3 year old Android Device gets better service.

    And this is the case anywhere I go.

    I already switched sim cards in case that was the problem but still no improvement. I also have the same issue with ATT.
     
  2. DanTSX macrumors regular

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    "Bars" are often misleading.

    Is there a problem with actual reception?
     
  3. JOSE891 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    JOSE891

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    Yes, Most of the times I can't send any SMS,Use the internet, or make/receive phone calls.
     
  4. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    My 5S is not as good as my X-Blackberry when it come to reception yet I would have dropped calls on the Blackberry and yet have had none with my 5S.
     
  5. Namji macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed the same as far as signal strength that I got with my 3 year old iPhone 4 I normally get full bars.. now with the iPhone 5S with LTE I get 3 bars where I used to have full bars. I think this has to do with the different bands.. e.g. LTE vs 3G for me at least.
     

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