Edge Vs 3G strength.. on iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Subwaymac, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Subwaymac macrumors regular


    Apr 1, 2009
    So I get full bars almost always with edge, and only 2 on 3G most of the times it switches to edge cause it gets so bad.

    Now on my 3gs I would get full bars 3g at most places the iPhone 4 gets next to none.

    The new ATT system for measuring strength had nothing to do with this. It was the same before 4.0.1
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Im noticing the same.
    Even though I dont have any problems with dropped calls or slow data the 3G bars show low compared to full signal 3G on my 3GS in the same area.
    But edge is always full bars.
  3. Amino Man macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2010
    They changed the way they calculate the cell signal in 4.0.1 and higher. When you used to get full bars with the iPhone 3GS, it was giving you a false signal when it should have said 3 or 4 bars.

    Hope this helps.
  4. axil23 macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2010
    Interesting. But then how come a Nokia & BB in the same place get full 3G. Are they calculating the signals wrong too?
  5. steste macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2010
    you cannot compare signal strength on different brands of phones or even on different versions of software on the same phone as they all calculate and display the strength differently.

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