iPhone 4 WiFi Reception better or Worse

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  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    Has anyone really noticed if the WiFi reception is better on the 4 then on the 3GS. I just did a test and I have the latest Apple Router with N and this thing screams on N with my 4 but I am just curious if anyone else did some testing.
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    The way I hold the phone in landscape makes the wifi go down. That makes the point moot to me.
     
  3. patdesignsinc macrumors regular

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    WIFI is pretty good on the 4, definitely faster than the 3G but YouTube loading with wifi sucks.
     
  4. Rooftop voter macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it is way better. I went over to my buddies house the other night, I park out in the street which is about 25 yards away from the house, and I was already connected to his wifi before I was out of the car. Pretty impressive if you ask me.
     
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Wifi is much faster. Speedtest gave my 3GS with or without 4.0 about 2 to 4 Mbs. My 4G does 12 Mbs up and down!! Major difference. :D
     
  6. iae610 macrumors member

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    That is because the iPhone 4 has 802.11b/g/n (up to 150 Mbps)
     
  7. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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    The fact that it is 802.11n gives me better range and speeds.
     
  8. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    Probably because it tries to load a higher-rez version or something since it's wifi vs 3G?
     
  9. Peanut207 macrumors 6502

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    My iPhone 4 wifi is blazing fast. Much better than my 3G. I didn't have a 3GS to compare.
     
  10. Bobajobbob macrumors regular

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    Much faster and much better range in my experience.
     
  11. scotty33 macrumors newbie

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  13. bodhi77 macrumors regular

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    much, much better. i get a stronger signal and can pick up a lot more networks than my old 3G
     
  14. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I think the whole web browsing experienceis better on my i4 then my 3GS only because the screen is nice'r I am not sure there is a way better performance yet when it comes to the speed still need to do some more testing but side by side my i4 and 3 GS seem to load pages the same speed.

    Now that I am on my second i4 things seem to be better with the reception and prox sensor however I still have some bugs to work out it seems certain apps start to load then quit and they are the i4 apps approved for iOS4 like Weather Channel Max.

    We will see in the next two weeks
     
  15. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I was lucky to get 2mb down on my 3gs and now I'm getting 15mb down on my 4. I get 20 down on my macbook pro
     

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