signal strength meter [answered]

asked 2014-02-09 19:15:50 +0200

BarryB gravatar image

Hi All,

noticed that the signal strength indicated on the lock screen very rarely sees full strength. The same sim in my Nokia 925 however does.

The Jolla is showing 1/3 - 1/2 in comparison!

anyone else seeing this behaviour?


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... same here! But it makes no difference, when the signal is weak both devices (Nokia 920) pull in the signal equally good (or bad if you want). But the details should be more specific: H, H+ etc.


karlefr ( 2014-02-09 20:15:46 +0200 )edit

I guess Jolla's scale is different than most. It seems it isn't as overly optimistic like many other devices. I don't know for sure, but perhaps Jolla's strength indicator might be a better gauge for indicating maximum achievable speed or audio quality.

Fuzzillogic ( 2014-02-09 21:16:07 +0200 )edit

Yeah, that's also why Nokia phones show a 100% battery for hours until it drops. It's just showing off for something that isn't there.

Bimberle ( 2014-02-09 23:10:32 +0200 )edit

Frankly the signal strength indicators on most mobile phones are somewhat arbitrary (there's no standard that manufacturers have to abide by), and in most cases don't really tell you much more information than "you've got a signal" since there are a number of factors that influence call (and data) quality and reliability that are not taken into account by systems that just measure signal strength

strongm ( 2014-02-10 10:54:16 +0200 )edit

Thanks all I think you are all correct, after having signal issues in the past, original google nexus and iPhone 4 for example I was just curious :)

BarryB ( 2014-02-11 21:39:55 +0200 )edit