Better 3G reception with iPhone 5?

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

  1. scotland007 macrumors regular

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    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

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

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  4. NATO macrumors 68000

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    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

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    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

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    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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