Earlier this month we published our initial test results between the Wilson 700Mhz LTE amplifier and Cellphone-Mate 700Mhz Surecall amplifier. For all of our testing we used the products in the same test location, and the only difference was the amplifier that was used. In the video above you can see our official shootout of the two LTE amplifiers, and the performance they both deliver as well as the baseline performance. We were very impressed with the performance of both of the units and can find the break down below.
- UML290 Without Amplification - Signal -79dBm SINR 1.0dB Download 5.38Mbps Upload 2.14Mbps
- UML290 With Wilson 700Mhz Amp - Signal -41dBM SIRN 16.8dB Download 17.66Mbps Upload 5.57Mbps
- UML290 With Cellphone-Mate Amp - Signal -51dBm SIRN 22.2dB Download 19.38Mbps Upload 14.66Mbps
Obviously, both amplifiers worked VERY well to improve signal, SINR, and speeds. The CM700V was the clear winner when it came to improving performance, though.
One important thing to note is that these amplifiers will both ONLY boost 4G Verizon LTE signal - they will NOT boost signal for voice, 2G, 3G, or any other carrier's 4G network - so these amplifiers are only appropriate if the ONLY signal you're concerned about is 4G LTE.
If you've tried either the Cellphone-Mate CM700V or Wilson 801865 amplifier, share your experience on the EVDO Forums: Cellphone-Mate CM700V and Wilson 801865 amplifiers discussion