Which Cell Phones Get The Best Reception? Here's The Truth!

Which Cell Phones Get The Best Reception? Here's The Truth!

David and David explain which cell phones get the best reception. These days, most new smartphones have similar capabilities. Although there are some minor differences in antennas, all of the top smartphones get roughly the same reception.

According to a 2018 PC Magazine study, the LG V40 got better reception than its competitors (but not by much): https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-lg-v40-has-the-best-cellular-reception-of-any-phone

A lot of the time, poor reception has more to do with your wireless carriers network than your phone’s antenna. A signal booster is a great way to fix consistently poor service.

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  1. Wiley CoyoteSr on May 29, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Good advice guys. Can you do a video on iPhone Compass, how to use it, what apps suit it, or any other thoughts you have about Compass.

  2. Glen on May 29, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Dude my samsung is no match on oppo, i’m a seaferer when we’re far away from land my samsung phone is no match on oppo

  3. Jose Rene Ducharme on May 29, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    What is your opinion about Sonim phones? I am an oilfield worker.

  4. Janette Nash on May 29, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Good info

  5. Horse McFadyen on May 29, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    They state the phone is not the main factor but the service provider…. literally in the first few seconds….. so why they clickbait title? And then they try to upsell signal boosters…..

  6. Kenneth Beck on May 29, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    when you are just at the edge of service, it DOES make a HUGE difference on the antenna placement AND size of antenna in the phone. I had an lg stylo 4 that would get service at home but the stylo 5 placed the stupid antenna at the bottom of the phone and the horrid placement makes it only get service in a window upside down. I get service with my moto z2 force and lg k30 but the moto g7 play gets no service either at my home. what a waste of a video….

  7. Santino Bonacchi on May 29, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Aren’t you hot in those hoodies

  8. Missy S. on May 29, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Ok Great Advise, but I was wondering? I live in apartment & my cell Phone reception is BAD! Is there any way I can optimize better reception? I have Verizon carrier & there Cell Phone coverage is Great here, but in my apartment, It stinks? Any Advise on someone with a budget??

  9. PKS on May 29, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Really helpful guys really helpful. I got no advice what so fuckin ever

  10. val playz on May 29, 2020 at 4:57 pm


  11. Frederick Wan on May 29, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    I was using an iPhone 6 and all I could get was poor 3G. Very poor. A lady beside me was using her BLU phone to watch Netflix while I couldn’t even open Google! So don’t tell me there is not much difference. Okay I know time to upgrade.

  12. Leila F on May 29, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Yes and no. I wish more reviews would actually compare reception which is the most important factor in a phone. All compare features and none compsre reception. You guys failed on this. Yes, hardware is the ssme. But software is not and this affects the wuality of signaling and handshaking between phone and tower. I have a two year plus old LG Stylo 4 that can make calls all day on any carrier. My brand new LG G8 cannot. Calls die out. One side audio drops out. Sometimes it takes 5 attempts to make a call while Stylo sails through. Same locations, same RSSI on both phones, same channels. Swapping SIM, etc. Problem stayed with the phone. Obviously chipsets are different in this case. Maybe I have a defective phone? Who knows. It is beautiful as a camera. Having to return it. At least I am glad to find out LG v40 might be a better option.

  13. Janette Nash on May 29, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Thank You

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