element: vapor comp - Field Test

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  1. h1kar1, Oct 17, 2011
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    h1kar1

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    Good day,

    I have just returned my e13ctron hybrid after seeing to much of a signal reduction do to it.

    My wife and I are very upset and are looking for some alternatives.

    I was wondering if any one who has a Vapor Comp and do a field test with and with out the case for me.

    Open dial pad.
    Type *3001#12345#*
    you will be in field mode this mode will give you a numerical value for your signal. (you can also tap on the value and it will swap to bars if you want to get an idea on how many bars are value)​

    A full bar would be -80
    A Low/No signal would be around -110

    My e13ctron case I was getting -82 with out the case and -107 with it. Also I am with ATT. I've done test with both of my phones side by side same results

    Edited: this is with the iPhone 4s
    Thanks.
     
  2. benjayman2 macrumors 6502

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    Was this with a 4 or a 4s? I have had similar results with my 4 so I returned it as well have not tried it with my 4s since I no longer have one.
     
  3. h1kar1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    benjayman2,

    Thanks for that guess i left it out its for the iphone4s...
     
  4. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    Hmm...OP, I'm typing in exactly what you said to, but for the life of me I can't get the signal bars to change to numeric. 4S here as well. Odd.
     
  5. lehman310 macrumors member

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    It works on my Sprint 4S fine. I ordered a Vapor Comp on saturday but it has yet to ship. I will be sure to run these test once I get the case because I am interested in the results myself.
     
  6. h1kar1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Humm. I just checked it again and works for me.
    You did press the call button after typing it in?

    Also will not work if you add it as a contact.

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    Thanks a lot lehman310.
    I need two order 3 so want to make sure its not as bad as the e13ctron i just returned.
     
  7. lehman310 macrumors member

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    No problem, I will do it the day I get the case. I like the look of an aluminum case but I am not willing to sacrifice signal so I am hoping that the Comp works well.
     
  8. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Just tried it on my iPhone 4 with the Vapor Comp. -94
     
  9. PerplexShyt macrumors 6502

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    i will offer more input on this thread when i get home.

    i have a 64gb white 4s, and the silver vapor comp.
     
  10. h1kar1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks buddy..
     
  11. Gonz19 macrumors regular

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    These are the results of Vapor Comp on IP4.
     

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  12. Dyspareunia macrumors regular

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    It's a shame the e13ctron case didn't work for you! I suspect in all honesty that it is perhaps something involving the GSM model's antenna or AT&T's signal (or lack thereof) or just the area that you are in. The reason I say this is I used to have AT&T for my iPhone 4 and gave up on AT&T due to the ever degrading level of signal strength in my area, so I made a reluctant, yet beneficial switch over to Verizon this time around for the iPhone 4S.

    I own an old e13ctron NON-hybrid/full aluminum GSM case, which completely fits the 4S, but the mute switch cut out isn't properly aligned due to the mild 4S redesign. After reading your frustration, I decided to do a quick test on my Verizon 4S with the e13ctron case. There was like a loss of 4-5, nothing so drastic as to give up on the case, in my opinion. I know when me and my wife had our e13trons on our AT&T 4s there was a slight signal drop, but nothing that couldn't be attributed to AT&T's inferior signal quality here. I'm just saying that my mini-test seems to imply that if the provider's signal is good enough, the case's impact would be minimally noticeable.

    I'll supply screenshots, but basically without the case in it naked glory, I had a signal strength of -92 and with the full aluminum case on the signal went to -96 and -97.

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  13. h1kar1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Dyspareunia

    Thanks for the info that 5 degration isn't so bad but the 25 I was getting on a hybrid case is to much



    Also for those posting signal number please post naked then with case.
    It's hard to relate with just with the number with the case on

    Need to know what the normal signal is before hand so we can factor each persons degration effect with the case.

    Will also be nice to see the comparisons between carriers since each run on separate signal ranges.
     
  14. h1kar1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Any more Data guys,

    Looking at pulling the trigger here on 3.

    Would really like someone with AT&T to supply numbers with there iPhone 4s Comp case on and off.


    Thanks...
     
  15. AlvinNguyen macrumors 6502a

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    I think it looks cheap - go with the vapor pro spectra.
     
  16. rockos macrumors member

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    -83 on my VZW 4S with Vapor Pro Chroma

    edit: just went to -79
     

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