Updated on 1 December 2015 by

The best reception cellphones are without exception the Verizon ones. The reason being that Verizon uses CDMA technology which works predominantly on the 850 MHz frequency. Smaller MHz frequency gives a better signal and is able to penetrate buildings and remote areas much more effectively.

T-Mobile use GSM technology which is largely utilized around the 900 MHz frequency and is mostly good only in bigger cities like Boston and New York. One other reason why 850MHz frequency works better is because it has been deployed for a much longer amount of time so has a much wider coverage.

However, note that Verizon uses CDMA technology which is not supported throughout the European union. If you need international roaming you are better off with some of the GSM phones with the best reception signal.


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Apple iPhone 6s
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung Galaxy S6
Apple iPhone 6s
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung Galaxy S6
$649 - $900
$350 - $1,133
$750 - $1,200
$960 - $1,287
$685 - $1,000
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
Mar 2015
Carrier
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
T-Mobile, AT-T, Verizon, Sprint
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon
Verizon, AT-T, T-Mobile, Sprint
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
16.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
2.0 GB
4.0 GB
2.0 GB
4.0 GB
3.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
4.7 inch
5.7 inch
5.5 inch
5.7 inch
5.1 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
Processor Type
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
Battery Capacity
1715.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
2750.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
2550.0 mAh
Operating System
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Camera
76% Positive
24% Negative
100% Positive
93% Positive
7% Negative
100% Positive
95% Positive
5% Negative
Display
73% Positive
27% Negative
96% Positive
4% Negative
92% Positive
8% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
84% Positive
16% Negative
Performance
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
94% Positive
6% Negative
Look and Feel
92% Positive
8% Negative
81% Positive
19% Negative
41% Positive
59% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
86% Positive
14% Negative
Battery
30% Positive
70% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
25% Positive
75% Negative
83% Positive
17% Negative
20% Positive
80% Negative
Ease of Use
83% Positive
17% Negative
94% Positive
6% Negative
100% Positive
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Positive
Applications
100% Positive
88% Positive
12% Negative
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
40% Positive
60% Negative
Fingerprint Sensor
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
85% Positive
15% Negative
Storage
100% Negative
100% Negative
100% Negative
100% Negative
16% Positive
84% Negative
Price
100% Negative
25% Positive
75% Negative
100% Negative
100% Negative
100% Negative
Waterproof
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Negative
Connectivity
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Call Quality
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
83% Positive
17% Negative
Speaker
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
Texting
100% Positive

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