iPhone 11 Pro 2019 Iphone 11/Pro/Max Reception

jordii

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I'll be testing this carefully.

FWIW, the mighty Ming-Chi Kuo reported new antennas in iphone 11 way back in May. This may mitigate the fact that these phones still have inferior Intel modems, like xs/xr.
 
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tonyy

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In for this as well.

My XS Max was a nightmare the past year and now back on an X with no problems whatsoever.
 

crouch

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How's the reception for all the models compared to last year (for the people who had bad reception issues with the xs/max)
My feedback here. Long-story short, no improvement personally on the 11 Pro -- it's still awful in low-signal areas. That said, I realize I'm just one person in a sea of many. Your mileage may vary.
 
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jordii

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I have an iPhone 7 and an iPhone 11 Pro, and can compare them side-by-side.

In areas where iPhone 7 is barely but consistently able to make a data connection (2 bars), iPhone 11 Pro is at 1 bar and unable to do anything.

Back goes the iPhone 11, and I will buy a used iPhone X, being sure to score one with a Qualcomm modem (i.e. model A1865). Apple is selling some refurbished iPhones X, but they're nearly the same price as new iPhone 11s
 
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tonyy

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I have an iPhone 7 and an iPhone 11 Pro, and can compare them side-by-side.

In areas where iPhone 7 is barely but consistently able to make a data connection (2 bars), iPhone 11 Pro is at 1 bar and unable to do anything.

Back goes the iPhone 11, and I will buy a used iPhone X, being sure to score one with a Qualcomm modem (i.e. model A1865). Apple is selling some refurbished iPhones X, but they're nearly the same price as new iPhone 11s
That’s unfortunate. Even after Apple admitted they knew of a problem, they still sent these new models out with the same antennae design.

Sold my Max and picked up an X (A1685) and haven’t had one drop in WiFi or cellular this past week.
 

BiggAW

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FWIW, the mighty Ming-Chi Kuo reported new antennas in iphone 11 way back in May. This may mitigate the fact that these phones still have inferior Intel modems, like xs/xr.
It's possible, but Apple and Intel had a LOT of work to catch up to what Samsung is doing with Qualcomm's modem-to-antenna system that in the Note and Galaxy series. I'm very skeptical that they can do it, but I'd love to be proven wrong when the RF testing data comes in.
 

tonyy

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Bit the bullet and ordered an 11 Pro. Been hearing both positive and negatives but decided to test it out on my own.

I believed Apple last year when they said they’d have the XS issues figured out and went past my return date. I’m not taking them for their word this time around if i have the same issues. 14 day test.
 

BiggAW

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I like the reception. Very crisp and clear on the calls I’ve made.
That has nothing to do with anything. It's not analog lol. Reception is primarily about fringe coverage areas, inside buildings, and the NYC-centric issue of reconnecting after being in a dead zone (hitting the Transit Wireless network at each station, dropping in the tunnel and re-connecting).
 
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