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    Best Smartphone for reception

    Hi everyone,I am looking for a new smartphone with great call quality and reception,As of now i'm switching between an lg thrive and a Motorola Tundra for work.The Tundra is a great phone for reception,and i travel alot so thats important to me.Is there any smartphone out there on AT&T that will get reception close to or as good as the Tundra? Thanks for any suggestions.

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    nope there isn't and the good thing about the Tundra is that it has an antenna port so you can use an external antenna with a cellular amp

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    I had a feeling you would say that,I really like the features of a smartphone,but reception is most important to me.I do hope that some day they will build a smartphone with reception as priority,until then ill keep my Tundra and switch to my Thrive when i'm home. thank-you for your help.

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    I've read where the Motorola phones tend to have better radios than the others. I am in a weak signal area, and do pretty good with the Atrix 2.

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    Motorola RF is very good, second only to Nokia and the iPhone 4S, in my experience. The 4S breaks the tradition of crappy RF on the iPhone, and seems to get excellent in-building reception. Although it can vary a lot model to model, it seems that Nokia is tops, then Motorola close behind, Samsung is mediocre, but it varies a lot by model, and HTC is dead last, although some of their newer phones are supposed to be better.
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    I'm very surprised the 4s has as good rf as a good Motorola,I guess Apple has come a long way,would you recommend an Iphone over an Android ?

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    I have always considered my 4 to have great reception.....with a case on it.
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    Give the new Nokia Lumia 900 a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harry_from_vt View Post
    I'm very surprised the 4s has as good rf as a good Motorola,I guess Apple has come a long way,would you recommend an Iphone over an Android ?
    Depends on what you want. There are Android phones with good RF as well.

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    The Iphone 4s gets very average reception compared to the Tundra

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROLLTIDE View Post
    The Iphone 4s gets very average reception compared to the Tundra
    The 4S has superb reception. I don't doubt that someone could make even better RF though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSMinCT View Post
    Motorola RF is very good, second only to Nokia and the iPhone 4S, in my experience. The 4S breaks the tradition of crappy RF on the iPhone, and seems to get excellent in-building reception. Although it can vary a lot model to model, it seems that Nokia is tops, then Motorola close behind, Samsung is mediocre, but it varies a lot by model, and HTC is dead last, although some of their newer phones are supposed to be better.
    I had an Atrix 2 for about 4 months and recently switched to the HTC Vivid. The wifi on the Motorola was terrible. Always turned itself off, constantly disconnecting, etc. There are reports similar to mine regarding the Atrix 2 wifi, but I put up with that because I got good cellular reception with the phone. Eventually I got fed up with the virtual inability to use wifi for more than 5 minutes with my Atrix 2. After taking it to a device support center and being told to hard reset it (like I hadn't tried that 15 times already) to fix the wifi problems, I gave up. I decided to buy the HTC Vivid about 40 days ago and since then I have only wondered why I waited so long.

    WiFi is much better on the Vivid, cellular reception is on par, if not better, than the Motorola...the Atrix 2 would lose signal every so often in my office. The Vivid has never lost signal.

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    How fringe is your service? I have found that Moto's have typically have been good. I have found that most phones are almost always been better when using hands free for voice.
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