Feature comparison (Network Cell Info)

Last updated: August 18, 2017

In the following, we explain the differences between Network Cell Info Lite, Network Cell Info (core), and Network Cell Info with 1-yr Pro features subscription. The Pro features subscription, introduces new features/development first published in Release 4.0.

Main common features:

  • Almost Real-Time (1 sec.) monitoring of cellular and WiFi signals, in Gauge/Raw Tabs (*)
  • GSM, CDMA, UMTS (WCDMA), IWLAN, LTE, LTE+ support
  • Dual SIM support (*)
  • Signal-meter gauges for both SIMs and WiFi (*)
  • SIM# preference option, for other than Gauge tab
  • Map with network cellular info and signal-meter gauges
  • Indication of cell locations (not cell towers) in the Map from Mozilla Location Service (MLS), excl. cdma (*)
  • Route coloring (in the Map) according to the signal strength, and map markers with location and signal info
  • Logs, Measurements of cellular signals
  • Measurements settings (minimum distance, minimum accuracy, motion sensor, etc.)
  • Database export measurements in KML 2.2, MLS Geosubmit v.2, CLF v.3, OpenCellID csv, CMWF database types
  • Network information in Status Bar
  • Sound notifications (on system, cell id changes)
  • Raw view of network cellular info
  • Raw zoom view of network cellular info (serving cell only)
  • Connection statistics
  • SIM and device info
  • Tabs: select visible tabs
  • Map view settings (Normal, Satellite, Terrain, Hybrid)
  • Gauge tab: option to show only 1 SIM, or 2 SIMs (plus or w/o WiFi)
  • Raw tab: Maximum neighbor cells to show setting, show 0-ASU cells setting

 

Feature comparison (*):

  Network Cell Info Lite Network Cell Info Network Cell Info
+Pro features
1-year subscription (**)
Ad-free (Remove Ads purchase) 
Signal Meters 2/3 5/6 5/6
Signal Meters update period (sec) 1/2/4 1/2/4 1/2/4
Signal Plot (cells up to) 2 6 6
Export measurements
Log Measurements period (sec) 5/10/15/20/30/60 5/10/15/20/30/60
Connection statistics 2G/3G/4G  2G/2.5G/3G/3.5G/4G/4G+ 2G/2.5G/3G/3.5G/4G/4G+
Measurements in Background  
Map memory cache  
Screen rotation (landscape)  
Gauges outside Map option  
WiFi AP scan period 10x 1,2,5,10,20,60x (*) 1,2,5,10,20,60x (*)
CQI/TA vs NID in the Gauge (#)  
Band Name (**)  
EARFCN, Carrier Frequency (Fc) (**)    
Log xARFCN, Fc, RSRQ, etc. (CMWF Pro)    
Compact Cell Raw View (1-row per cell)    

 

(*) Notes:

  • Data accuracy is dependent on device implementation of Android APIs. Not all manufacturers/devices implement fully/correctly Android APIs.
  • For Android < 5.0, Dual SIM is not supported for non-MediaTek devices, due to Android/device limitation.
  • You may use Mozilla Stumbler app, to update the Mozilla MLS database in your area.
  • Low WiFi AP scan period, has diminishing effect on the throughput (Android issue).

 

(**) xARFCN, Band, Fc, for Android 7+ devices implementing well the corresponding Android API 17+ telephony functions.

 

(#) If applicable, and assuming the device/manufacturer firmware provides the corresponding functionality to the Android interface.