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Samsung Galaxy S7, the Android based Samsung flagship, is the ReviewGist pick for the smartphone with best reception for the month of August 2016. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is a flawless upgrade over the previous flagship - Galaxy S6 and has support for Verizon's 850 MHz frequency band making it suited for catching better signal both in rural/remote and dense urban environments.

As far as the US is concerned, the best reception smartphones are without exception the Verizon ones. The reason being that Verizon uses CDMA technology which works predominantly on the 850 MHz frequency. Most other service providers predominantly operate around the slightly higher 900 MHz frequency. Smaller MHz frequency gives a better signal and is able to penetrate buildings and remote rural areas much more effectively. The 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.

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 and doesnt perform that well in rural areas.

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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Comparison of the Top 5 Reception Cell Phones - 2016

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Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Apple iPhone 6s
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Apple iPhone 6s
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Release Date
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Carrier
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
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
5.5 inch
4.7 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 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, 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, 1.6GHz  octa-core
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, 2.15GHz  quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Battery Capacity
3000.0 mAh
3600.0 mAh
2800.0 mAh
2750.0 mAh
1715.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0, Android 6.0
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0
Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0.1
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2

It takes the best bits from the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6, and blends them together into a quite brilliant smartphone.

It's pricier than other good phones.

excellent smartphone

iPhone 6S Plus is a lovely smartphone, but it's also a big and heavy one.

It's easy to say that these are the best iPhones Apple has ever made, but that's true every year.

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250david

The Samsung Galaxy s6 does not belong anywhere near the top ten for phone reception. I have an orignal Moto X and a gen 2 Moto G all on the same network as my Samsung S6 and both Moto phones have usual phone and text service where the Samsung will do absolutely nothing. That being said a Samsung S5 will have better usable service than the S6, this seems to be due to the fact that Samsung created their own cell antenna for the S6 and it is just not as good as the one they had in the S5. Any newer Apple or moto phone gets better service on telus and bell networks in Canada. The Blackberries from the Z10 up also get better usable reception than the S6