Top 5 Large Home Cell Phone Boosters for 2020

Updated May 7, 2020

Need better cellular reception in a 2,000-square-foot or larger home?

Consumer cell signal boosters for large homes have more gain (70 dB or greater) than boosters for small homes and greate uplink and downlink power for longer reach to distant towers and more coverage area indoors.

Powerful Signal has tested the large-home cell phone signal boosters from leading manufacturers. Here are our top five recommended systems for this year:

SYSTEM
weBoost Installed | Home Complete
HiBoost Home 15K Smart Link
Cel-Fi GO X
SureCall Fusion5s
SolidRF SpeedPro
weBoost Installed | Home Complete 474447 kit
Top Signal HiBoost Home 15K Smart Link TS544111 F20G-5S-BTW kit
Cel-Fi GO X G32-2/4/5/12/13X kit
SureCall Fusion5s SC-PolysH/O-72 kit
SolidRF SpeedPro SR-SpeedPro kit
SKU
474447
F20G-5S-BTW
G32-2/4/5/12/13X
SC-PolysH/O-72
SR-SpeedPro
Lowest Price (New)
weBoost Installed | Home Complete: $1,199.99
HiBoost Home 15K: $899.99
Cel-Fi GO X: $999.99
SureCall Fusion5s: $850.00
SolidRF SpeedPro: $950.00
Powerful Signal’s Evaluation
weBoost Installed | Home Complete: Best if you need pro installation
HiBoost Home 15K: Best mix of price & performance
Cel-Fi GO X: Strongest gain for max indoor coverage
SureCall Fusion5s: Best price point
SolidRF SpeedPro: High performance & simplest D.I.Y. installation
Carriers Boosted Simultaneously¹
weBoost Installed | Home Complete: All
HiBoost Home 15K: All
Cel-Fi GO X: One at a Time
SureCall Fusion5s: All
SolidRF SpeedPro: All
Installation
weBoost Installed | Home Complete: Professional (included)
HiBoost Home 15K: D. I. Y.
Cel-Fi GO X: D. I. Y.
SureCall Fusion5s: D. I. Y.
SolidRF SpeedPro: D. I. Y.
Max. Indoor Coverage with Strong Outside Signal (−90 dBm)²
weBoost Installed | Home Complete: 7,500 ft²
HiBoost Home 15K: 15,000 ft²
Cel-Fi GO X: 30,000 ft²
SureCall Fusion5s: 7,500 ft²
SolidRF SpeedPro: 30,000 ft²
Max. Indoor Coverage with Fair Outside Signal (−105 dBm)²
weBoost Installed | Home Complete: 4,000 ft²
HiBoost Home 15K: 9,300 ft²
Cel-Fi GO X: 15,000 ft²
SureCall Fusion5s: 4,000 ft²
SolidRF SpeedPro: 8,000 ft²
Max. Indoor Coverage with Weak Outside Signal (−110 dBm)²
weBoost Installed | Home Complete: 2,000 ft²
HiBoost Home 15K: 1,300 ft²
Cel-Fi GO X: 3,000 ft²
SureCall Fusion5s: 2,000 ft²
SolidRF SpeedPro: 2,000 ft²
Max. Uplink Gain³
weBoost Installed | Home Complete: 72 dB
HiBoost Home 15K: 70 dB
Cel-Fi GO X: 100 dB
SureCall Fusion5s: 72 dB
SolidRF SpeedPro: 70 dB
Avg. Uplink Power
weBoost Installed | Home Complete: 25.0 dBm
HiBoost Home 15K: 20.5 dBm
Cel-Fi GO X: 20.4 dBm
SureCall Fusion5s: 20.2 dBm
SolidRF SpeedPro: 23.0 dBm
Avg. Downlink Power
weBoost Installed | Home Complete: 12.4 dBm
HiBoost Home 15K: 12.0 dBm
Cel-Fi GO X: 10.0 dBm
SureCall Fusion5s: 9.2 dBm
SolidRF SpeedPro: 0.0 dBm
2X Double Coverage System Available
weBoost Installed | Home Complete:
HiBoost Home 15K:
Cel-Fi GO X:
SureCall Fusion5s:
SolidRF SpeedPro:
Multi-antenna Systems Available
weBoost Installed | Home Complete:
HiBoost Home 15K: Up to 2 antennas
Cel-Fi GO X: Up to 4 antennas
SureCall Fusion5s: Up to 4 antennas
SolidRF SpeedPro:
Choice of Antennas
weBoost Installed | Home Complete:
HiBoost Home 15K: Outside & inside
Cel-Fi GO X: Outside
SureCall Fusion5s: Outside & inside
SolidRF SpeedPro:
Outside (Donor) Antenna
weBoost Installed | Home Complete: Directional
HiBoost Home 15K: Directional or omnidirectional
Cel-Fi GO X: Directional or omnidirectional
SureCall Fusion5s: Directional or omnidirectional
SolidRF SpeedPro: Directional
Inside (Broadcast) Antenna
weBoost Installed | Home Complete: Panel
HiBoost Home 15K: Panel or dome
Cel-Fi GO X: Dome
SureCall Fusion5s: Panel or dome
SolidRF SpeedPro: Desktop
Coax Cable Type
weBoost Installed | Home Complete: RG11
HiBoost Home 15K: 400 (reg. kits); half-inch (2X kits)
Cel-Fi GO X: 400
SureCall Fusion5s: 400
SolidRF SpeedPro: 240
Coax Cable Lengths
weBoost Installed | Home Complete: Custom cut by installer
HiBoost Home 15K: 50′ + 50′
Cel-Fi GO X: 50′ + 30′ + 20′
SureCall Fusion5s: 75′ + 50′
SolidRF SpeedPro: 45′ + 15′
Coax Cable Connectors
weBoost Installed | Home Complete: F
HiBoost Home 15K: N
Cel-Fi GO X: SMA (booster) & N (antennas)
SureCall Fusion5s: N
SolidRF SpeedPro: N (booster) & SMA (antenna)
Lightning Surge Protector Included
weBoost Installed | Home Complete:
HiBoost Home 15K: Top Signal kits only
Cel-Fi GO X:
SureCall Fusion5s:
SolidRF SpeedPro:
Rooftop Antenna Mount
weBoost Installed | Home Complete:
HiBoost Home 15K:
Cel-Fi GO X:
SureCall Fusion5s:
SolidRF SpeedPro:
Impedance
weBoost Installed | Home Complete: 75 Ω
HiBoost Home 15K: 50 Ω
Cel-Fi GO X: 50 Ω
SureCall Fusion5s: 50 Ω
SolidRF SpeedPro: 50 Ω
Booster Case
weBoost Installed | Home Complete: Plastic
HiBoost Home 15K: Metal
Cel-Fi GO X: Metal
SureCall Fusion5s: Metal
SolidRF SpeedPro: Plastic
Signal Readout
weBoost Installed | Home Complete: LED lights
HiBoost Home 15K: LCD display
Cel-Fi GO X: LED light
SureCall Fusion5s: LED lights
SolidRF SpeedPro:
Manual Adjustment
weBoost Installed | Home Complete:
HiBoost Home 15K: Adjust & disable bands
Cel-Fi GO X: Disable bands
SureCall Fusion5s: Adjust & disable bands
SolidRF SpeedPro:
Smartphone App
weBoost Installed | Home Complete:
HiBoost Home 15K:
Cel-Fi GO X:
SureCall Fusion5s:
SolidRF SpeedPro:
Manufacturer’s Warranty
weBoost Installed | Home Complete: 2 years
HiBoost Home 15K: 3 years
Cel-Fi GO X: 2 years
SureCall Fusion5s: 3 years
SolidRF SpeedPro: 3 years

Notes

¹ Most cell phone signal boosters are carrier agnostic—they boost signal for all major cellular carriers at the same time. Cel-Fi boosters from Nextivity boost one carrier at a time; you can boost your choice of Verizon (4G only), AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, or GCI Alaska. ^back

² Coverage figures are estimates based on a single inside (broadcast) antenna under optimal conditions. Your coverage may vary. ^back

³ Measured in RSRP. Gain is the increase in the strength of the signal received by the booster. The higher the maximum gain, the more area the booster will cover. Gain is measured in decibels (dB), which are logarithmic: An increase of 3 dB doubles the signal strength, an increase of 10 dB is ten times the signal strength, and an increase of 20 dB is one hundred times the signal strength. A booster’s maximum gain varies across the different cellular frequencies it supports; some frequencies will have a higher maximum gain; others, lower. ^back

⁴ Uplink power is the amount of output power the booster uses to communicate with the cell tower’s antenna; the more uplink power, the farther the booster can reach to distant towers. Uplink power is measured in decibel-milliwatts (dBm), which are a logarithmic measurement of milliwatts (mW): 20 dBm is 100 mW (one-tenth of a watt); 25 dBm is 316 mW (about one-third of a watt), over three times the power of 20 dBm. The figures in the table above are the booster’s average uplink power across all the cellular frequencies it supports. ^back

⁵ Downlink power is the amount of power the booster uses to reach cellular phones and devices inside the building. The more downlink power, the larger the area of indoor coverage and the greater the booster’s ability to penetrate walls and floors to reach phones. Downlink power is measured in decibel-milliwatts (dBm), which are a logarithmic measurement of milliwatts (mW): 10 dBm is 10 mW of power (one-one hundredth of a watt); 13 dBm is about 20 mW of power (one-fiftieth of a watt), twice that of 10 dBm. The figures in the table above are the booster’s average downlink power across all the cellular frequencies it supports. ^back

⁶  Cell signal booster systems must use coax cables that match the booster’s impedance. 50-ohm boosters use 50-ohm coax (including plenum air, 400, 240, 200, 195, and RG58); 75-ohm boosters use 75-ohm coax (including RG11 and RG6). ^back