The first smartphone from Samsung with metal housing have problems with signal reception




This year Samsung has listened to customer requests and released a line of smartphones with all-metal housing . And there has not been without surprises. As shown by the first tests, model Galaxy A3 and A5 have problems with signal reception. This is a fee for the metal shell and the result of lack of experience in the creation of all-metal Samsung smartphones.


During testing, Hi-Tech.Mail revealed that the new Samsung smartphones metal reception significantly worse than in the plastic devices from the same manufacturer. This problem is relevant for both the mobile network and the module Wi-Fi. In the same conditions c SIM-card of the same operator Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 show reception network by an average of 19% and 16%, respectively, worse than the Galaxy S5.

In the same conditions Galaxy S5 shows -82 dBm, ie mobile data is stable, with a small loss, while the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 show -92 dBm and -93 dBm, respectively, indicating that the signal is received below average with a noticeable loss of packets.


Theoretically, the rate of about -103 dBm and worse lead to the almost complete lack of access to the Internet, as well as predicament of conversation on the phone, and at the level of -113 dBm is most likely the device can not connect to the network.

“It’s all in the screening, that is, the suppression or weakening of the influence of external electromagnetic fields. Plastic, for example, no screens, and in the case of a metal phone need external antenna to conclusions, because if they are entirely closed metal, the network Wi-Fi, of course, there will be problems. All manufacturers solve this problem in different ways, have someone get better, someone – is worse, “- quoted as Associate Professor of General Physics and Wave Processes Faculty of Physics Nicholas Brandt.


With Wi-Fi there is a similar situation, but the problem may not cause severe discomfort, at least at home, if it comes to a small apartment with a powerful router. However, when it comes to receiving a signal of mobile networks, it can lead to permanent vision loss due to conditions not the best coverage. Besides, the weak signal reception resulting in a rapid discharge of the battery.

According to informed sources, Galaxy A5 to go on sale at a price of 23 990 rubles, and the youngest model range Galaxy A3 – at the price of 16,990 rubles.

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