Ip8: Intel still inferior to Qualcomm

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by maverick22, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. maverick22 macrumors 6502

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    Not sure if I need to go sim-free (would rather not) or make payments through AT&T and get an Intel (more ideal for me).

    Hopefully the Intel modem is better this year.

    Look forward to hearing responses! Thanks
     
  2. BillyBobT Suspended

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    Its not
     
  3. maverick22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Meaning the Intel is not better this year?
     
  4. noteple macrumors 65816

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    And qualcom is rate limited so you get the same performance
     
  5. maverick22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What does rate limited mean exactly?
     
  6. Septembersrain Contributor

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    Basically the Qualcomm modem is capable of gigabit LTE but to match the inferior Intel, they crippled it. Had they not limited the Qualcomm to match Intel, you'd see a difference as wide as the Amazon river.
     
  7. maverick22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the explanation- had no idea! I am absolutely fine with my 7+ outside of cellular functions (internet/messages/calls in buildings). Still don't know if it's T-Mobile or Intel to blame.

    I don't need an 8 - just want a phone that works in buildings decently. Mine sucks!
     
  8. noteple macrumors 65816

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    Could be your network.....
    Find the folks that are always fondling their phone and ask what network they're on.
    Might meet some new friends
     
  9. BillyBobT Suspended

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    Get the v30 or wait for other phones that will support band 71 especially if you are in an area that has or will be one of the many to first be lit up with that band
     
  10. zhenya macrumors 603

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    This is primarily a T-Mobile issue, and why they spent so much money buying 600Mhz spectrum earlier this year. However no iPhone will currently support it.
     
  11. maverick22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I live in Dallas. Funny you mentioned it. I was at Target and my phone was struggling. I was trying to pull up an item to price match. I asked the rep who seemed to be using her phone just fine who she uses. She said she's on Verizon.
     
  12. Septembersrain Contributor

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    I have to note here that if I pop my SIM into my Note 3, I get service in all the areas I had trouble with on the 7 Plus. Even my 6s still gets better service than the 7 Plus.

    So no, my T-Mobile service hasn't always been this spotty.
     

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