I'm working on a GSM/3G Project and my team has a small doubt about antenna gain selection.
All along we were using a 3dB PCB Antenna connected via U.FL/IPEX connector. The antenna does a good job for normal areas where there is cellular connectivity but in slightly far away areas it doesn't seem to latch on to the network.
I have a Moto G (XT1033) 1st gen which latches to the network in the same region. Just to rule out my phone I tested the same site with different phones and they didn't seem to have a problem latching to the EDGE network.
So we were wondering what would the signal gain on normal cellphone antenna be?