Top 5 Small Home Cell Phone Boosters for 2020

There are cell phone signal boosters at wide range of prices and performance levels for homes under 2,000 square feet.

Small-home boosters typically have more modest gain (60–65 dB) than large-home boosters.

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

PRODUCT
weBoost Home MultiRoom
SureCall Fusion5s
HiBoost Home 10K Smart Link
HiBoost Home 4K Smart Link
SolidRF Signal Plus
weBoost Home MultiRoom 470144 kit
SureCall Fusion5s SC-PolysH/O-72 kit
Top Signal HiBoost Home 10K Smart Link TS543111 F15G-5S-BTW kit
Top Signal HiBoost Home 4K Smart Link TS542111 F10G-5S-BTW kit
SolidRF Signal Plus kit
SKU
470144
SC-PolysH/O-72
F15G-5S-BTW
F10G-5S-BTW
TS115728
Lowest Price (New)
weBoost Home MultiRoom: $549.99
SureCall Fusion5s: $850.00
HiBoost Home 10K: $549.99
HiBoost Home 4K: $399.99
SolidRF Signal Plus: $399.99
Powerful Signal’s Evaluation
weBoost Home MultiRoom: Most flexible installation
SureCall Fusion5s: Strongest gain
HiBoost Home 10K: Best mix of price & performance
HiBoost Home 4K: Best price for omni+dome antennas
SolidRF Signal Plus: Best price for 2‑antenna system
Carriers Boosted Simultaneously¹
weBoost Home MultiRoom: All
SureCall Fusion5s: All
HiBoost Home 10K: All
HiBoost Home 4K: All
SolidRF Signal Plus: All
Max. Indoor Coverage with Strong Outside Signal (−90 dBm)²
weBoost Home MultiRoom: 5,000 sq ft
SureCall Fusion5s: 6,000 sq ft
HiBoost Home 10K: 10,000 sq ft
HiBoost Home 4K: 4,000 sq ft
SolidRF Signal Plus: 8,000 sq ft
Max. Indoor Coverage with Fair Outside Signal (−105 dBm)²
weBoost Home MultiRoom: 3,500 sq ft
SureCall Fusion5s: 2,200 sq ft
HiBoost Home 10K: 6,250 sq ft
HiBoost Home 4K: 2,500 sq ft
SolidRF Signal Plus: 3,500 sq ft
Max. Indoor Coverage with Weak Outside Signal (−110 dBm)²
weBoost Home MultiRoom: 1,000 sq ft
SureCall Fusion5s: 1,200 sq ft
HiBoost Home 10K: 1,200 sq ft
HiBoost Home 4K: 500 sq ft
SolidRF Signal Plus: 1,000 sq ft
Max. Gain³
weBoost Home MultiRoom: 65 dB
SureCall Fusion5s: 72 dB
HiBoost Home 10K: 65 dB
HiBoost Home 4K: 60 dB
SolidRF Signal Plus: 68 dB
Avg. Uplink Power
weBoost Home MultiRoom: 22.0 dBm
SureCall Fusion5s: 20.2 dBm
HiBoost Home 10K: 24.0 dBm
HiBoost Home 4K: 24.2 dBm
SolidRF Signal Plus: 23.0 dBm
Avg. Downlink Power
weBoost Home MultiRoom: 12.4 dBm
SureCall Fusion5s: 9.2 dBm
HiBoost Home 10K: 12.0 dBm
HiBoost Home 4K: 10.0 dBm
SolidRF Signal Plus: 6.0 dBm
2X Double Coverage System Available
weBoost Home MultiRoom:
SureCall Fusion5s:
HiBoost Home 10K:
HiBoost Home 4K:
SolidRF Signal Plus:
Multi-antenna Systems Available
weBoost Home MultiRoom:
SureCall Fusion5s:
HiBoost Home 10K: Up to 2 antennas
HiBoost Home 4K:
SolidRF Signal Plus:
Choice of Antennas
weBoost Home MultiRoom: Inside (Powerful Signal’s bonus kit only)
SureCall Fusion5s: Outside & inside
HiBoost Home 10K: Outside & inside
HiBoost Home 4K: Outside & inside
SolidRF Signal Plus:
Outside (Donor) Antenna
weBoost Home MultiRoom: Directional
SureCall Fusion5s: Directional or omnidirectional
HiBoost Home 10K: Directional or omnidirectional
HiBoost Home 4K: Directional or omnidirectional
SolidRF Signal Plus: Directional
Inside (Broadcast) Antenna
weBoost Home MultiRoom: Panel (mfr.’s kit); panel or dome (Powerful Signal’s bonus kit)
SureCall Fusion5s: Panel or dome
HiBoost Home 10K: Panel or dome
HiBoost Home 4K: Panel or dome
SolidRF Signal Plus: Panel (×2)
Coax Cable Type
weBoost Home MultiRoom: RG6
SureCall Fusion5s: 400
HiBoost Home 10K: 200 (reg. kits); 400 (2X kits)
HiBoost Home 4K: 200 (reg. kits); 400 (2X kits)
SolidRF Signal Plus: RG6
Coax Cable Lengths
weBoost Home MultiRoom: 30 ft + 15 ft + 15 ft
SureCall Fusion5s: 75 ft + 50 ft
HiBoost Home 10K: 30 ft + 30 ft (reg. kits); 50 ft + 30 ft (2X kits)
HiBoost Home 4K: 30 ft + 30 ft (reg. kits); 50 ft + 30 ft (2X kits)
SolidRF Signal Plus: 30 ft + 30 ft + 30 ft + 15 ft
Coax Cable Connectors
weBoost Home MultiRoom: F
SureCall Fusion5s: N
HiBoost Home 10K: N
HiBoost Home 4K: N
SolidRF Signal Plus: F
Lightning Surge Protector Included
weBoost Home MultiRoom: Powerful Signal’s bonus kit only
SureCall Fusion5s:
HiBoost Home 10K:
HiBoost Home 4K:
SolidRF Signal Plus:
Rooftop Antenna Mount
weBoost Home MultiRoom: Powerful Signal’s bonus kit only
SureCall Fusion5s:
HiBoost Home 10K:
HiBoost Home 4K:
SolidRF Signal Plus:
Impedance
weBoost Home MultiRoom: 75 Ω
SureCall Fusion5s: 50 Ω
HiBoost Home 10K: 50 Ω
HiBoost Home 4K: 50 Ω
SolidRF Signal Plus: 75 Ω
Booster Case
weBoost Home MultiRoom: Plastic
SureCall Fusion5s: Metal
HiBoost Home 10K: Metal
HiBoost Home 4K: Metal
SolidRF Signal Plus: Metal
Signal Readout
weBoost Home MultiRoom: LED lights
SureCall Fusion5s: LED lights
HiBoost Home 10K: LCD display
HiBoost Home 4K: LCD display
SolidRF Signal Plus: LED lights
Manual adjustment
weBoost Home MultiRoom:
SureCall Fusion5s: Adjust & disable bands
HiBoost Home 10K: Adjust & disable bands
HiBoost Home 4K: Adjust & disable bands
SolidRF Signal Plus:
Bluetooth Smartphone App
weBoost Home MultiRoom:
SureCall Fusion5s:
HiBoost Home 10K:
HiBoost Home 4K:
SolidRF Signal Plus:

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. (SolidRF’s Signal Plus estimate is with two antennas.) 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 Powerful Signal offers a bonus kit for this booster that includes optional features not in the manufacturer’s kit. ^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