In some parts of the world, the cell towers are few and far between. In places like these, when someone is shopping for their next smartphone upgrade, they need to consider cell reception.
Boosters may be a good option, but it lacks a mobile power supply and is uncomfortably bulky.
It seems clear that some phones would be better than others when it comes to cell reception, for example, in the modern world my Note II will hold 4G internet even if my USB modem will not.
But in places like these, the challenge is to get any kind of reception, let alone 4G.
How can one determine the strength of the cell antennae on the phone they are about to buy? Is there a place to look this information up, or a spec one could check on?
And does the method of determination change whether you are on a GSM or CDMA network?