1. elcheapodeluxe's Avatar
    The only thing keeping me from ordering the KEYone is that I go to a lot of sketchy areas that have marginal signal with my Priv, all over the country. If the reports are true that the KEYone has noticeably worse reception - even if that is only by 10% - that would be a deal-breaker for me. For actual owners of both phones, how does it stack up to the Priv so far for you? I realize the indicator may say less signal strength but is that an indication of actually poorer performance or is it a difference in how the signal strength indicator is calibrated? What about from folks who actually use -db readings instead of bars - can you see a noticeable difference?
    06-28-17 04:16 PM
  2. donnation's Avatar
    I got horrific reception with my Priv but that hasn't been my case with the KEYone. Its been the same as every other phone I own, which is pretty good. I'm on AT&T.
    06-28-17 04:44 PM
  3. fop518's Avatar
    I get awful reception on tmobile in brooklyn with my priv. its also why im hessitant on the k1. if its worse im in trouble. but it might be better since the priv is a disaster. I have to turn of LTE or it rarely gets any data service where I work
    06-28-17 04:53 PM
  4. anon(4297019)'s Avatar
    Well right now I'm connected to a tower that is almost 3km away and I have absolutely no issues for either phone calls or with download speeds (I'm getting ±30 mps).
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    06-28-17 10:04 PM
  5. chain13's Avatar
    Well right now I'm connected to a tower that is almost 3km away and I have absolutely no issues for either phone calls or with download speeds (I'm getting ±30 mps).
    Either its good or not, my phone gets - 85dBm mostly when its placed about 2-3km away from tower. But it drops to less than - 100dBm once it gets inside building. Did you do the test indoor?
    06-28-17 10:42 PM
  6. anon(4297019)'s Avatar
    Either its good or not, my phone gets - 85dBm mostly when its placed about 2-3km away from tower. But it drops to less than - 100dBm once it gets inside building. Did you do the test indoor?
    Outdoors. I have as yet to have a dropped call either indoors or out or even in the basement of the building where I work. Don't lose sight that a -60db signal is considered perfect, -70 is awesome, - 80 is very good and so on. The only time I'm going to worry is if that I get no bars of signal and that hasn't happened so I don't worry! My KEYone is getting the same mobile network signal as my Passport was btw.
    06-28-17 11:29 PM
  7. chain13's Avatar
    Outdoors. I have as yet to have a dropped call either indoors or out or even in the basement of the building where I work. Don't lose sight that a -60db signal is considered perfect, -70 is awesome, - 80 is very good and so on. The only time I'm going to worry is if that I get no bars of signal and that hasn't happened so I don't worry! My KEYone is getting the same mobile network signal as my Passport was btw.
    Good.

    Judging poor reception couldn't be justified by the phone alone. Its also affected by placed, position, network traffics, and overall network design. It has to be something else (other phone) for comparison if we want quick judge.
    06-28-17 11:37 PM

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