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How much difference to connection quality/speed can phone model make?

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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.

 

So--

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

http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phone-coverage-map/

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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.

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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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