Antenna tests on website slightly biased

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BrownManUPS, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. BrownManUPS macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2007
    I think that the antenna tests on the Apple website ( are a little biased. I wrote a post about it here:

    Basically, the testers hold the phone or shfit their grip depending on where the antenna is. Ideally if a manufacturer has put the antenna on the top (HTC Droid Eris) instead of the bottom, that is because they felt that people don't hold the phone up there. And in all of the phones on the website, the tester grips the phone on the bottom. Yet with the Droid, the tester shifts his grip up to deliberately cover the antenna!
  2. Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    There just trying to show that all Phones can lose bars when held, though That's not really the problem, the problem is the iPhone loses more signal than other phones when held, check consumer reports and anandtech.
  3. dabomb665m macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2010
    Actually, it goes even deeper than that. Not only does the signal drop significantly when TOUCHED at a certain spot... cellular data basically disappears with only a finger.

    I think it's wrong that Apple is misdirecting the public like this. Look at this video to see what I mean.
  4. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2009
    Texas, US
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    A company presents "tests" that are biased?!! No way!!

    In all seriousness, yes they wanted to show that gripping a smartphone will reduce it's bars. Notice that they used someone with great big mitts, gripped the phone so that the hand swallowed each handset and showed video of BARS. Not a decimal signal thingy, not on a call to show "drops", just BARS. Huh, it seems I remember them saying something about BARS before, but it escapes my mind at the moment.

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