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#91271 10-Oct-2011 11:41
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I live in a rural area which has poor, but some, xt network reception.

How can I find out which smartphone gets the best reception, without trialing each phone in my area?

Any suggestions most appreciated.

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  #531450 10-Oct-2011 11:43
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out of my testing the motorola defy has been a fantastic performer for coverage

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  #531496 10-Oct-2011 13:28
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+1 for the Motorola Defy for coverage, others to look into are the Motorola Fire (Just launched today for $399) and the Samsung Galaxy S2 which both have pretty good coverage in general. I use the S2 myself and have had no problems in low coverage areas, but your results will be different (depending on how bad it really is)

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  #531519 10-Oct-2011 14:10
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yeah, the only way to get a definate answer regarding coverage performance is to try them out yourself, the only reason im able to give you a recomendation is that i work in a slightly rural area and tend to find out which phones perform and which dont quite quickly.

as michael says above, the defy and the galaxy have proven themselves (and wold also bet on the motorola fire.. just based on the other motorola phones ive seen).. whether they will work in your particular area depends on the strength of signel you have.. and that can change over time, even day to day

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  #531521 10-Oct-2011 14:20
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Too subjective based on various factors. Need to try the phones, on the network you want, in the location you want.

I have a Galaxy S2, seems to be great for me. Appears to get more signal than iPhone4.

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