iPhone XS Max Is the mobile reception on the xs Max even worse than iPhone X ?

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  1. mydogeatsbeats, Sep 22, 2018
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    mydogeatsbeats macrumors regular

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    I noticed on my X a downgrade to my 6S now I feel like my reception on the Xs Max is even worse.

    The 8plus is also better than the X.

    What is your experiance?

    I feel like having more often no 3G or LTE/4G or Even no reception
     
  2. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

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    How are you measuring reception ? Cause bars don't mean crap
     
  3. mydogeatsbeats thread starter macrumors regular

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    I feel like having more often no 3G or LTE/4G or Even no reception
     
  4. jettie1767 macrumors 6502

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    I agree with this statement. I was in Iceland last week and I see full bars and I had zero reception. Couldn't send text, IG, etc.
     
  5. mydogeatsbeats thread starter macrumors regular

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    I dont mean bars I mean exactly what you described !
     
  6. chabig macrumors 601

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    How do you quantify "feel"?
     
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    I’ve noticed a drop in reception going from iPhone 8+ to XS max, definitely. And yes I am basing that on bars.. but it’s all other things being equal.. same spot, same time, same weather. Perhaps the bars are being misrepresented.. that’s possible. But I’ve also noticed when I leave my parking garage, I can be on the highway before my phone reconnects. That’s actually the worst part bc I’m worried about missing a call.
     
  8. mydogeatsbeats thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is exactly what I mean!

    I also only have 3G on places where I had LTE before
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    Its just that I feel, that I have more often no data reception
     
  9. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    well that's seemingly discouraging if true. Waiting on mine, but will compare obv when it comes.
     
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    I looked in this morning just to see if anyone else was noticing worse reception. This seems far worse for me than my 8+. Data speeds for downloading apps are abysmal for me right now and an area that before was weak but usable now has ‘No Service’ with my XS. Leaving to drive to Phoenix on Monday. Guess that’ll be a good test and I suppose I’ll take my box along in case it doesn’t perform well.
     
  14. GrumpyMom macrumors 604

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    Darn. I bought this in part for stereo audio recording capability and for better modem performance and call quality than I’d been getting on my intel 8 Plus. I guess I’ll just see how it goes.
     
  15. mydogeatsbeats thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes me too I thought with the max my reception would be better :(
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    That is what I am also noticing, but ofcourse no real proof yet :(.
     
  16. GrumpyMom macrumors 604

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    It’s hard for me to tell because I’m at home on WiFi.

    Lol, I need to call my dad. My phones get subjected to the Dad test. If he yells “Are you calling me from the bottom of a well again?” I know there’s a problem. I’ve been having to call him from my Android phones for years because iPhones either have a mic or modem problem— or both. I’m not sure.

    And I need another road trip. But that’s another month away. Regardless, I am planning on keeping this phone. I’ll just be a bit disappointed that things have gotten worse on this front. But that’s Apple...we’ve been holding our phones wrong for years now.
     
  17. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040

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    I don't want to derail the thread too much but yeah, wtf with bars? I have full bars sometimes and data is slow as crap or a video I'm watching totally freezes.
     
  18. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Can it be enhanced with software updates or no? That’d be discouraging.
     
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    I am also noticing poor reception/speed. I upgraded from a 7+ to XS Max on Verizon.
     
  21. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I haven’t had any problems thus far. Granted I haven’t traversed a great deal in just under 24hrs.
     
  22. shadow82x macrumors 6502

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    Not noticing any major changes versus the Qualcomm chip in iPhone X
     
  23. eyedoc2020 macrumors regular

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    Probably not a bad idea to mention what network you are on as well.
     
  24. Phone Junky macrumors 65816

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    But the camera is awesome.
     
  25. mydogeatsbeats thread starter macrumors regular

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    :D
     

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