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Does your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro get better or worse reception than your previous iPhone?

  • iPhone 11 - Better Reception

    Votes: 10 29.4%
  • iPhone 11 - Worse Reception

    Votes: 1 2.9%
  • iPhone 11 PRO - Better Reception

    Votes: 11 32.4%
  • iPhone 11 PRO - Worse Reception

    Votes: 2 5.9%
  • I didn't have a previous version of the iPhone, so I can't compare...

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • iPhone 11 - Same Reception As My Previous iPhone

    Votes: 3 8.8%
  • iPhone 11 Pro - Same Reception As My Previous iPhone

    Votes: 7 20.6%

  • Total voters
    34

DCIFRTHS

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Jan 25, 2008
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Does your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro get better or worse reception than your previous iPhone? Please note that I am looking to compare previous versions of iPhones to the new iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro only.
 

rgyiv

macrumors regular
Jan 30, 2018
234
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I never had issues with reception on my 6S, and still don't on my 11 Pro.

T-Mobile
 
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VineRider

macrumors 6502a
May 24, 2018
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My reception on my 11 Pro is the same as what I had on my Intel AT&T X. Poll doesn't allow for no change, maybe add that.
 
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CostaMoses

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Feb 4, 2014
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on Tmob - Went from a 7 to a 11 and now get reception in places that I previously didn't.
 
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newellj

macrumors 604
Oct 15, 2014
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You should have a "same" choice. Actually, my vote would be "same as previous phone, which was terrible." The last iPhone I had that had decent cell reception was the 6S. Carrier is VZW.
 
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compwiz1202

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May 20, 2010
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I think on my 11PM, I may have had to toggle airplane once or twice compared to daily on the XS Max to get cellular data back.
 
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akash.nu

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May 26, 2016
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It just depends on the network coverage mostly. With all of my iPhone I consistently have issues at the same locations. Otherwise no issues in day to day use.
 
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Benzie

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Dec 25, 2011
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My iPhone 11 holds a signal in my all metal garage, whereas my iPhone XR would have no signal. I can now make and receive phone calls, send and receive messages and browse the web inside.
 
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AppleHaterLover

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Jun 15, 2018
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I didn't have any issues with my XR (which an excellent phone all around, great value), but I feel my Pro Max is a bit better. My office is in an area with poor signal, so every improvement is noticeable.
 
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newellj

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Oct 15, 2014
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My iPhone 11 holds a signal in my all metal garage, whereas my iPhone XR would have no signal. I can now make and receive phone calls, send and receive messages and browse the web inside.

We had one of those many years ago. That’s a very impressive report - those things are basically a Faraday cage.
 
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jschnee21

macrumors regular
Sep 26, 2018
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The reception on my son’s 11 is just as bad as my XSM. And it’s often slightly slower — LTE speed test wise.

Neither has as good of reception as my previous 6S.

Both phones generally work just fine when we’re out and about (on AT&T) but any time we’re in a HS gymnasium, Rec center, elementary school, etc. (concrete and steel construction) the 11 and XSM are often completely useless.

But I still get usable service on my 6s.

God I hope the 12 is better with the Qualcomm x55. But given all of the new antenna shenanigans I’m not holding my breath.

Strongly considering switching to Verizon after being a Comcast Metrophone, Cellular One, Cingular, AT&T customer for 25 years now.

NJ/PA market.
 
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