iPhone LTE reception worse than iPad

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by citivolus, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. citivolus macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2008
    In my home I have a weak LTE signal. My iPad gets only one bar but is still able to achieve 16 down/1.75 up. My iPhone sitting right next to it doesn't pick up LTE, only 4G, and only achieves 0.75/0.20. I've tried numerous "reset network setting", etc. with no difference. At different locations with a strong LTE signal, the iPhone works fine with LTE.

    I imagine the iPad has a bigger antenna due to its physical size, but I thought the iPhone antenna was also more advanced, it's got a more advanced LTE radio chip, etc. Anyone else see this behavior in weak LTE environments?
  2. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    You sure you are not being throttled on your iPhone? What kind of data plan do you have and how much have you used?
  3. citivolus thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2008
    Yes I am definitely not being throttled on the iPhone. I have the 2GB plan and only used 100MB or so. Plus this would not affect the ability to connect at LTE, only the speed you get.

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