Top 5 Small Home Cell Phone Boosters for 2020

Updated July 24, 2020

Cell phone signal boosters that can cover homes under 2,000 square feet are available at a wide range of prices and performance levels.

Small-home boosters typically have more modest gain (60–65 dB) than large-home boosters (70–100 dB).

Powerful Signal has tested small-home cell phone signal boosters from leading manufacturers; here are our top five recommended systems for this year, sorted by price:

PRODUCT
SureCall Fusion5s
HiBoost Home 10K Smart Link
weBoost Home MultiRoom
SolidRF Signal Plus
HiBoost Home 4K Smart Link
SureCall Fusion5s SC-PolysH/O-72 kit
Top Signal HiBoost Home 10K Smart Link TS543111 F15G-5S-BTW kit
weBoost Home MultiRoom 470144 kit
SolidRF Signal Plus kit
Top Signal HiBoost Home 4K Smart Link TS542111 F10G-5S-BTW kit
SKU
SC-PolysH/O-72
F15G-5S-BTW
470144
TS115728
F10G-5S-BTW
Lowest Price (New)
SureCall Fusion5s: $850.00
HiBoost Home 10K: $549.99
weBoost Home MultiRoom: $549.99
SolidRF Signal Plus: $429.99
HiBoost Home 4K: $399.99
Powerful Signal’s Evaluation
SureCall Fusion5s: Strongest gain
HiBoost Home 10K: Best mix of price & performance
weBoost Home MultiRoom: Most flexible installation
SolidRF Signal Plus: Best price for 2‑antenna system
HiBoost Home 4K: Best price for omni+dome antennas
Carriers Boosted Simultaneously¹
SureCall Fusion5s: All
HiBoost Home 10K: All
weBoost Home MultiRoom: All
SolidRF Signal Plus: All
HiBoost Home 4K: All
Max. Indoor Coverage with Strong Outside Signal (−90 dBm)²
SureCall Fusion5s: 7,500 ft²
HiBoost Home 10K: 10,000 ft²
weBoost Home MultiRoom: 5,000 ft²
SolidRF Signal Plus: 8,000 ft²
HiBoost Home 4K: 4,000 ft²
Max. Indoor Coverage with Fair Outside Signal (−105 dBm)²
SureCall Fusion5s: 4,000 ft²
HiBoost Home 10K: 6,250 ft²
weBoost Home MultiRoom: 3,500 ft²
SolidRF Signal Plus: 3,500 ft²
HiBoost Home 4K: 2,500 ft²
Max. Indoor Coverage with Weak Outside Signal (−110 dBm)²
SureCall Fusion5s: 2,000 ft²
HiBoost Home 10K: 1,200 ft²
weBoost Home MultiRoom: 1,000 ft²
SolidRF Signal Plus: 1,000 ft²
HiBoost Home 4K: 500 ft²
Max. Uplink Gain³
SureCall Fusion5s: 72 dB
HiBoost Home 10K: 65 dB
weBoost Home MultiRoom: 65 dB
SolidRF Signal Plus: 68 dB
HiBoost Home 4K: 60 dB
Avg. Uplink Power
SureCall Fusion5s: 20.8 dBm
HiBoost Home 10K: 18.2 dBm
weBoost Home MultiRoom: 21.8 dBm
SolidRF Signal Plus: 19.7 dBm
HiBoost Home 4K: 18.1 dBm
Avg. Downlink Power
SureCall Fusion5s: 16.0 dBm
HiBoost Home 10K: 9.7 dBm
weBoost Home MultiRoom: 11.3 dBm
SolidRF Signal Plus: −5.5 dBm
HiBoost Home 4K: 8.7 dBm
2X Double Coverage System Available
SureCall Fusion5s:
HiBoost Home 10K:
weBoost Home MultiRoom:
SolidRF Signal Plus:
HiBoost Home 4K:
Multi-antenna Systems Available
SureCall Fusion5s:
HiBoost Home 10K: Up to 2 antennas
weBoost Home MultiRoom:
SolidRF Signal Plus:
HiBoost Home 4K:
Choice of Antennas
SureCall Fusion5s: Outside & inside
HiBoost Home 10K: Outside & inside (Top Signal kits)
weBoost Home MultiRoom: Inside (Powerful Signal’s bonus kit only)
SolidRF Signal Plus:
HiBoost Home 4K: Outside & inside (Top Signal kits)
Outside (Donor) Antenna
SureCall Fusion5s: Directional or omnidirectional
HiBoost Home 10K: Directional (mfr.’s kit); directional & omni (Top Signal kits)
weBoost Home MultiRoom: Directional
SolidRF Signal Plus: Directional (mfr.’s kit); omni (Top Signal 2X kit)
HiBoost Home 4K: Directional (mfr.’s kit); omni (Top Signal kit)
Inside (Broadcast) Antenna
SureCall Fusion5s: Dome or panel
HiBoost Home 10K: Panel (mfr.’s kit); dome & panel (Top Signal kits)
weBoost Home MultiRoom: Panel (mfr.’s kit); dome or panel (Powerful Signal’s bonus kit)
SolidRF Signal Plus: Panel (mfr.’s kit); dome (Top Signal 2X kit)
HiBoost Home 4K: Panel (mfr.’s kit); dome & panel (Top Signal kits)
Coax Cable Type
SureCall Fusion5s: 400
HiBoost Home 10K: 200 (reg. kits); 400 (Top Signal 2X kits)
weBoost Home MultiRoom: RG6
SolidRF Signal Plus: RG6 (reg. kit); 400 (Top Signal 2X kit)
HiBoost Home 4K: 200 (reg. kits); 400 (Top Signal 2X kits)
Coax Cable Lengths
SureCall Fusion5s: 75′ + 50′
HiBoost Home 10K: 30′ + 30′ (reg. kits); 50′ + 30′ (Top Signal 2X kits)
weBoost Home MultiRoom: 30′ + 15′ + 15′
SolidRF Signal Plus: 30′ + 30′ + 30′ + 15′ (reg. kit); 50′ + 30′ (Top Signal 2X kit)
HiBoost Home 4K: 50′ + 30′
Coax Cable Connectors
SureCall Fusion5s: N
HiBoost Home 10K: N
weBoost Home MultiRoom: F
SolidRF Signal Plus: F
HiBoost Home 4K: N & F
Lightning Surge Protector Included
SureCall Fusion5s:
HiBoost Home 10K:
weBoost Home MultiRoom: Powerful Signal’s bonus kit only
SolidRF Signal Plus: Optional upgrade
HiBoost Home 4K: Top Signal 2X kit only
Rooftop Antenna Mount
SureCall Fusion5s:
HiBoost Home 10K: Top Signal kits only
weBoost Home MultiRoom: Powerful Signal’s bonus kit only
SolidRF Signal Plus: Optional upgrade (reg. kit); included (Top Signal 2X kit)
HiBoost Home 4K: Top Signal kits only
Impedance
SureCall Fusion5s: 50 Ω
HiBoost Home 10K: 50 Ω
weBoost Home MultiRoom: 75 Ω
SolidRF Signal Plus: 75 Ω
HiBoost Home 4K: 50 Ω
Booster Case
SureCall Fusion5s: Metal
HiBoost Home 10K: Metal
weBoost Home MultiRoom: Plastic
SolidRF Signal Plus: Metal
HiBoost Home 4K: Metal
Signal Readout
SureCall Fusion5s: LED lights
HiBoost Home 10K: LCD display
weBoost Home MultiRoom: LED lights
SolidRF Signal Plus: LED lights
HiBoost Home 4K: LCD display
Manual Adjustment
SureCall Fusion5s: Adjust & disable bands
HiBoost Home 10K: Adjust & disable bands
weBoost Home MultiRoom:
SolidRF Signal Plus:
HiBoost Home 4K: Adjust & disable bands
Smartphone App
SureCall Fusion5s:
HiBoost Home 10K:
weBoost Home MultiRoom:
SolidRF Signal Plus:
HiBoost Home 4K:
Manufacturer’s Warranty
SureCall Fusion5s: 3 years
HiBoost Home 10K: 3 years
weBoost Home MultiRoom: 2 years
SolidRF Signal Plus: 3 years
HiBoost Home 4K: 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.

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.

³ Measured in RSRP. Gain is the increase in the strength of the signal received by the booster. The higher the maximum gain, the stronger the signal the cellular phone will receive. 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.

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 and are drawn from test data submitted to the FCC.

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 and are drawn from test data submitted to the FCC.

⁶ Powerful Signal offers a bonus kit for this booster that includes optional features not in the manufacturer’s kit.

⁷  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).