iPhone 5se reception vs iPhone 5s

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hanterdro, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. Hanterdro macrumors member

    Hanterdro

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    Hello,

    I heard that the reception of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s is superior to the iPhone 5s.
    Has the iPhone 5se an better antenna, too?
     
  2. PaladinGuy macrumors 6502

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    I noticed a little bit lower reception with the SE compared to my 6S. Not drastic, but still less. In some areas that can make a difference, such as my office!
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    So far I've not noticed anything, but I'm not really paying attention and where I live, I get great coverage, i.e., Boston. I'll be going up to NH this weekend, and that's a particularly weak region of ATT, so that will be a good test I suppose.
     
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Small point of contention: it's not called iPhone 5SE; it's simply iPhone SE.

    Carry on.

    Also, holding the wife's 4(S), her new SE, and my 6 together, the signals are extremely similar.
     
  5. Hanterdro thread starter macrumors member

    Hanterdro

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    *cough* :)
     
  6. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    how are you measuring signal cause bars mean very little . What's your -DBM numbers
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Yeah, I thought about going into field test mode and reporting back the numbers, but then I decided to finish season 3 of The Newsroom and take my daughter to watch the high school girls soccer game instead. :)
     

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