iPhone XR Iphone XR reception issues

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radiologyman

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Seems like my wife's day one Iphone XR has reception issues, both with cellular signal and with random wifi disconnects. Is it worth exchanging it for a later production date unit? Seems like it was established on this forum that there is a variance in reception with XS and XS Max models. What are my chances to persuade Apple to take it back in return for an Iphone X? Thanks!
 

Trash Can

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I've had my XR for about two weeks now. No complaints at all. Reception seems just about the same or maybe slightly better than it was on my X.
 

OTACORB

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XR since release, never had a dropped call or WiFi issues. I have used it up to 2 hours at a time in conference calls. I would say you need to have it checked as the XR is not known for cellular or WiFi issues.
 
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Reno Raines

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My XR has the same reception as my 8 did in the metro Atlanta area and no issue with WiFi disconnects. I say see if ya can get a new one.
 

cableguy84

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You can thank Apple for switching to intel models. Intel is a weak sister compared to Qualcomm when it comes to modems.

I have a 8 plus with intel modem as my personal phone.
SE as my work phone with qualcomm modem.
Both on same carrier.
Reception is better on the intel 8 plus, care to explain this?
 

timeconsumer

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I have a 8 plus with intel modem as my personal phone.
SE as my work phone with qualcomm modem.
Both on same carrier.
Reception is better on the intel 8 plus, care to explain this?
I would hope the 8 Plus even with an intel modem would be better as the SE is using the same modem as the iPhone 6.
 

BigG94

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I'm going to have to do an about face ... I have a separate thread about it ... in that I've now started having reception issues in certain places where I had none with my previous Android, and it's impacting call quality. I never have any more than 2 bars inside my house (I also did a field test mode check and I'm at -107 which isn't very good) and calls sound like crap. Elsewhere in town, where I'm apparently getting a stronger signal and a full four bars, calls sound fine.
 

apolloa

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Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
You can thank Apple for switching to intel models. Intel is a weak sister compared to Qualcomm when it comes to modems.

And you can thank the latest iOS update that was for the XS and XR models only, they had to change the software in regards to reception due to their spat with Qualcomm, because Apple has been found guilty in Europe and China of breaching their patents.
They had to do it to keep the phones on sale as I understand but apparently it’s lead to numerous reports of reception issues.

http://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/12/22/apple-ios-12-1-2-problem-iphone-xs-max-xr-mobile-data-cellular-4g-cannot-load-internet/amp/

Don’t forget they beta tested this release for less then 1 week...
Apple rushed this out I believe after German courts found Apple guilty of breaching Qualcomm’s patents as well as Chinese courts.

So for the moment I wouldn’t bother changing the phone as it could be exactly the same on all XR and XS models.
 

vince22

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excellent LTE reception and performance here from Tmobile.
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