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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Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Apple iPhone SE
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Apple iPhone SE
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
$645 - $1,087
$753 - $1,264
$630 - $800
$499 - $855
$750 - $1,200
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Release Date
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Apr 2016
Sep 2015
Carrier
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
2.0 GB
2.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.1 inch
5.5 inch
5.3 inch
4.0 inch
5.5 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
1.2 MP
5.0 MP
Processor Type
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz 
octa-core
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister, A9
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Battery Capacity
3000.0 mAh
3600.0 mAh
2800.0 mAh
1624.0 mAh
2750.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
Average Rating
 4.7 stars
 4.7 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.5 stars

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