Better 3G reception with iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by scotland007, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. scotland007 macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    Just curious if people are finding they are getting stronger 3G signals (for those not on LTE) on the iPhone 5 as compared to the 4S?
  2. jimmyjoy macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2012
    Yes much better. My 4S got 1.2MB on 3G. My Iphone 5 is getting 15.9MB!
  3. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
  4. NATO macrumors 68000


    Feb 14, 2005
    Northern Ireland
    Totally unscientific but I do find my 3G signal to be stronger and a lot more stable than my previous iPhone 4.
  5. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    I've found that it holds on to 3G way better than 4S but that when it does fall back on E it doesn't switch back as easily as the 4S. I'm guessing this should be a problem only for the limited number of people who don't have 3G coverage, but slightly annoying nonetheless.
  6. scotland007 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    Excellent, appreciate the feedback. I recently transferred to Malaysia and have found the 4S signal to be not as good as some other phones and at one point bought the One X to compare and did find the HTC to have better 3G. Looks like an i5 may be on the cards when they release here next month.

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