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    Verizon Demo phone ,corp store, stronger signal than identical device

    verizon demo phones seems to have a stronger signal in db and bars than a verizon customer phone

    I compared htc 10 with other htc 10 and other devices.

    phones were 10db better as in lower -db number than the owned phone

    is that normal or possible, or is it the owned phone with less signal pickup
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahg View Post
    verizon demo phones seems to have a stronger signal in db and bars than a verizon customer phone

    I compared htc 10 with other htc 10 and other devices.

    phones were 10db better as in lower db number than the owned phone

    is that normal or possible, or is it the owned phone with less signal pickup
    A lower dB is a worse signal. Unless you mean a less negative number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weskeene View Post
    A lower dB is a worse signal. Unless you mean a less negative number.

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    a lower negative number, -87 on demo , -97 on owned

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    That's a huge difference. Any chance your phone does not have certain bands enabled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahg View Post
    a lower negative number, -87 on demo , -97 on owned
    It could have been on 13 where your phone was on 4 or vice versa.

    Galaxy S7 - Carrier Aggregation Band 30 10 MHz PCC + Band 4 10 MHz SCC1 + Band 12 10 MHz SCC2
    iPhone 7 - Carrier Aggregation Band 4 10 MHz PCC + Band 2 10 MHz SCC1 + Band 12 5 MHz SCC2

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    htc 10, also compared with global mode

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    10dB is about the amount of difference I would see between B13 and B4 coming from the same tower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weskeene View Post
    10dB is about the amount of difference I would see between B13 and B4 coming from the same tower.
    *228? might solve

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    could it be that all the demo phones are on some sort of a signal booster inside the store ??
    but aren't the demo phones supposed to be just dummy phones ??
    Last edited by october262; 08-22-2017 at 11:51 PM.

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    it seems the store is using a booster or something similar that will boost their phone signal only perhaps

    i checked the bands I am on, it switchs between ba 13 and band 4,
    is band 2 widely used too, i am in okc

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