I have released a first version of the field test / network monitoring application for Android 7 (Nougat) devices. With this app, you will be able to collect xARFCN data from the network and know which frequency band your smartphone is using.

The 8 Layers - Field Test
The 8 Layers - Field Test

The application reports signal level, quality and frequency of the serving cell and its neighbors:

  • 2G / GSM. RxLevel, RxQual, Bsic, ARFCN (and corresponding band / UL and DL frequencies)
  • 3G / WCDMA. RSCP, ECNO and PSC, UARFCN (and corresponding band / UL and DL frequencies)
  • 4G / LTE. RSRP, RSRQ and PCI, EARFCN (and corresponding band / UL and DL frequencies)
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Field test and network monitoring app

There are currently 3 active menus on the application:

  1. The dashboard view presents all the measurements as well as GPS location details
  2. The logs view provides low-level data captured by the Android API and some other information about the device
  3. The map view shows the cell on a google map loaded from a cellfile.txt that you need to put in the app folder (more on this later)

This is the first version, please report any error / bug or improvement suggestion in the comments!

The 8 Layers - Field Test
The 8 Layers - Field Test