Many Sprint users have reported weak signal strength on the Samsung customer forums, but some AT&T and T-Mobile users have reported the same issue on the forum and reddit. So it certainly seems like it’s more than just a single carrier-related issue, likely involving a number of factors. Sprint users have apparently been able to find a workaround by disabling bands 41 and 25.
Android Police also notes that its own Galaxy S10 Plus unit has weaker signal strength than the Galaxy S9, OnePlus 6T, and Google Pixel 3. Furthermore, it says simply holding the device “wrong” (and without a case) results in a drop in signal quality.
The Sprint website notes that the problem will be “resolved with an upcoming software release.” So hopefully this update spells the end of the issue for Sprint subscribers. It’s unclear whether Samsung will deliver an update to fix strength issues for users on other networks.
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