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Have a list of Android phones under consideration.


Must use it in a location that receives variable signal strength--sometimes it's on the low side. No wifi available.


Deal-breaker criteria is using an app that requires sending/receiving encrypted info from this location and avoiding time-outs. I can’t change the location. I can’t control the cell phone towers. I can’t control the service from Sprint. All I can do is try to identify the best possible phone.



Where can I get the info needed to compare these phones for which one is likely to get the best reception?


(If this is not possible, would better like to understand why/why not.)

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Its not impossible but such a list would be VERY unlikely because in a large part networks will vary. The signal indicator isn't a judge because those too vary per device. Devices themselves may vary. I have seen two side by side iPhones on the same network get two different signals and speed test scores


it would be an incredibly huge task to give you a scientific answer as to which phones get the best reception on the network.


if you live inside the United States then this webpage will give you a general idea of network quality in your area but it won't help determine the best device reception


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Really? I've gathered some credible intell in the meantime about how the largest brands compare, in general. I do believe there's a happy medium between utter chaos and a pure, absolute answer.

There is a happy medium but it involves a massive amount of work to tell you the phone with the best reception


In general I know motorola phones have good reviews for reception but i have no way to back it up

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