iPhone 4 the worst phone yet

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by substeel, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. substeel macrumors member

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    So far my experience with the phone part of the phone is terrible. Usually when the phone is in use next to my ear nothing happens but a conversation. So far when the phone is next to my ear I have inadvertently activated the speaker phone 8 times and started several face chats that I did not want to start. I have also hung up on calls about 5 times.

    This is a PROBLEM!! The sensor could be bad or the phone just hates me. Very frustrated day one with my new phone. I am keeping the 3Gs on standby and not selling it as I had first planned.
     
  2. Fraaaa macrumors 65816

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    Isn't the title of you post a bit off?

    It may be the proximity sensor that is not working, book an appointment at the genius bar.
     
  3. Tara Luvs Apple macrumors 6502a

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    Just because you are having this problem does not make it the worst phone.

    I am having no problems.
     
  4. 0101001 macrumors 6502

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  5. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Okay, well please test the sensor then tell us what's going on.

    You can use voicemail playback to test the sensor.
     
  6. bobdigi macrumors regular

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    I'm not having any of these problems. Maybe you just suck.
     
  7. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    That's what I was thinking...
     
  8. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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    Threads titled such as yours just screams to all of us happy iphone 4 owners that you don't deserve any tips or advice from us.
     
  9. marksman macrumors 603

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    It is possible your fingers are too long.

    If you have the fingers on your primary phone holding hand shortened between 1/4" and 1/2" each, it should align the phone in better proximity and alleviate these issues.
     
  10. JayDude132 macrumors 6502

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    +1
     
  11. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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    Oh stop your bitching.
    This is a forum community where you talk about your PROBLEMS and we try to help you out.
    Don't make these outrageous, outlandish statements about the whole product because ONE tiny little thing is wrong.
     
  12. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    haha
     
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  14. quid squid macrumors regular

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    When will people realize this kind of stuff happens when you are an early adopter to a product (and don't say this is the 4th iPhone it's not early adopting.)

    this may be the 4th iPhone, but it basically completely redesigned. The case design, the antenna design, the materials, new OS, etc. It is completely different from the previous models. give them more than 2 days to fix the problems that came up when it releases to public. No product is flawless upon release.
     
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  17. Fraaaa macrumors 65816

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    Apparently in the tips and bugs section are talking about your same issue with the proximity sensor.
     
  18. iPhonedHome macrumors 6502

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    Got it about two hours ago and it is SWEET! Put an iFrogz case on it to protect until InCase comes out with their line up.

    Loving it!
     
  19. TheAppleGeek macrumors 6502a

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    So far, iPhone 4 is the best experience I've had with a cellphone.
     
  20. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    Think your iPhone 4 sucks? Give it up, I know millions of people who are in line looking for one ;)
     
  21. Orbane macrumors member

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    +1
     
  22. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    Hey guys im telling this guy off while typing from my iPhone 4, NO THIS IS THE BEST IPHONE EVER BOOK A APPOINTMENT AT THE GENIOUS BAR!!!!
     
  23. tswillg macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here.
     
  24. 80s Fan macrumors member

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    case?

    Are either of you using an old case, by any chance? I had this problem with my old phone and figured out why it was happening. I was using the previous generation's case and it was covering the sensor thing. So when I held the phone to my ear, the phone didn't realize it was in a call and the menu that has keypad, mute, speakerphone, etc. stayed on-screen. It was so annoying, just like you say, but easily fixed by using a case that didn't cover up the phone's sensors.

    Just thought I'd throw that out there just in case.
     
  25. substeel thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope Still unhappy with the phone

    No I am not using a cover or case of any type and no my fingers are not too long. Since my original post starting this thread and several redonkulous replies later I still love the phone but....

    The proximity sensor on ip4 is either much different than the previous 3 or mine is somewhat overly sensitive or just a hair out of wack.

    1 - The screen is slow to turn off as I bring it close to my face.
    2 - The screen activates much to easily while still in use and pressed against my ear.
    3- 20 hours later I continue to have the same issues
     

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