I started using Mudita Pure for the last 10 days. My observation is that for the voice calls, I see “2G” (GSM) on the display next to signal strength indicator during the entire call. Once the voice call is over, it shows “LTE” (“2G” not displayed after the call) for one second and then nothing shows next to the signal indicator.
Is Mudita Pure use only “GSM” for calls? In that case what is “LTE” for? No voice over LTE support on this device?
@ramamohan That’s a very interesting observation. I will definitely pass this on to the team & go over your concerns. In the meantime, could you please send logs from your phone to Mudita, so our team can try to recreate the issue.
@urszula, I’m sharing video snapshots of one of the sample the voice call with Mudita Pure. I uploaded the snapshots as video can’t be uploaded. It switches to 2G while on voice call and at the end of the call, LTE appears for a second and vanishes. I observed this for every voice call, irrespective of my location when calling (I mean home/work/market).
I went through the SAR information details in the help section of “Mudita Center” application. Part of the important note is copied here.
"Our solution uses 2 antennas with dedicated shielding and specially written software to minimize exposure to radio waves.
The antennas switch to the one with better parameters to minimize SAR, but also to keep signal integrity. When scanning the network (what the modem does automatically) we get information which band has what signal level, comparing it to the maximum SAR values measured in a certified laboratory, we know which antenna to choose. Due to the characteristics of the antenna, one works better in low bands, the other one in high bands. However, often in bands which operate together with good parameters, we choose the one with lower SAR."
I believe Mudita focus is on SAR rather than signal power / better service (2G/3G/4G). So it choosing the 2G for voice calls. I face lot of calls drops and bad call quality (Me cant hear other party or other party can’t hear Me or both can’t hear each other).
I live in a city where 4G is well deployed. I used Light Phone 2 which has no problem of voice calls. Only problem with Light Phone 2 is, it doesn’t support LTE TDD bands. So in some areas where only TDD band deployed, Light Phone 2 doesn’t work.
I assume there should be a software change that can make call quality given preference than low SAR antenna / low power technology. If this can’t be done, then this phone is not useful to me. Your patented antenna technology for low SAR is useless if call quality is bad.
@ramamohan Thanks for all this feedback. I will share this with the team. I can clearly see the LTE. Who’s your service providers again? Did you have a chance to send the logs to our dev team via Mudita Center?
I don’t have any problems during conversations, I understand my conversation partner very well and I am also understood very well. Nevertheless, I always switch to 2G for calls. The Mudita service told me that this is normal and that Voice over LTE is not available on the Pure. As I said before, it would be great if you could decide for yourself whether you want to make calls in 4G or 2G. Or whether low SAR values or better signal quality is more important.
Hi @marko, thank you for your reply. I don’t mind if it is 2G or 3G or 4G call. Only wish is if the call is not going alright in one Tech (lowest SAR), it should switch to other Tech (that may have high SAR compared to previous Tech on the call). This way the call is sustained without either party having problem listening to each other. I experience 50% of the calls are bad.