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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mydogeatsbeats, Sep 22, 2018.

Tags:
  1. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2012
    #76
    I have been pushing for reviewers to test data speeds and the new modem for about a week ago and it's sad that none will do it . There is something up with this phone cause I keep seeing the animated bars that mean searching for signal . I thought that I might have a lemon but there is evidence to say otherwise.
     
  2. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

    BoxerGT2.5

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    #77
    Haven’t had issue getting a signal yet, but my LTE speeds are 1/5th of what my X is getting from the same spot.
     
  3. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2012
    #78
    These problems need to be reported to APPLE . I can hear it now # RETURN GATE :)
     
  4. uecker87 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2014
    Location:
    Madison, WI
    #79
    I just compared my Max (using dBm values on field test mode) to my Pixel 2 (with Signalcheck Pro). Both devices on the same cell site/sector and LTE band on Verizon.

    The Max is averaging about 5-8 dBm worse than the Pixel when placed in the exact same spots. This is with about a -100 dBm on band 4 (for Pixel 2 - iPhone averaging about -107 dBm).
     
  5. Gdwheel macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2010
    #80
    Not true. I received the AT&T carrier update and I am running stock iOS 12. My AT&T speeds are fine, but I had a call with my wife on her X yesterday that dropped several times. I think it is hers, but I do not know. How do you get to field mode in iOS 12? I tried and it did not work.
     
  6. balaplus macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2017
    #81
    It is the one thing that has been looming ever since Qualcomm came out and said they are not supplying modems for 2018 phones...
    Atleast, it is not a lottery in terms of some getting Qualcomm and others Intel
     
  7. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2012
    #82
    I am in a rock solid AT&T area and if I airplane mode mine I get full signal but after a couple of mins it goes to 1 or 2 bars. I have even seen searching for signal in parts of my house. This is likely something that can be fixed with a carrier update . Now testing to see if Verizon has the same issue
     
  8. mydogeatsbeats thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2016
    #83
    I am happy that I am Not the only one. I live in colgonge (its a german metropole) in the city center. I have the best german carrier (tmobile) I only had 3G on the Street where i live. The same Situation at Düsseldorf Main Station !! Only 3G...
     
  9. uecker87 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2014
    Location:
    Madison, WI
    #84
    The full signal to 1-2 bars most likely stems from the phone switching bands. Initially it is most likely connecting to B12 and then after awhile it finds some higher spectrum band and switches to that for capacity reasons. That is pretty normal. However, dropping a connection altogether is definitely not a good sign.
     
  10. Orangeman13 macrumors 6502

    Orangeman13

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2015
    #85
    I think that if this is a hardware issue it would be extremely widespread and this thread would blow up.

    It would be the worse “gate” in the history of iPhones.
     
  11. mydogeatsbeats thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2016
    #86
    I Totally agree
     
  12. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2012
    #87
    It may be normal but my Iphone 7 never behaved like this and I always had higher signal levels. Also when I drop to 2 bars my speeds go to crap and are 50% slower.
     
  13. mtulman1 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2015
    #88
    Wow. I am on t mobile and I can’t ever imagine those speeds. I’m in north Phx myself. Granted I never really tested the speed out and about. I will do that today.
     
  14. snowboarder macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    #89

    Maybe. But it's only been 2 days and people don't really use iPhones for phone calls anymore ;)
     
  15. Orangeman13 macrumors 6502

    Orangeman13

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2015
    #90
    But they use data on their phones.

    There is FIVE TIMES the number of views on the “OMG the camera” thread ;)
     
  16. netnothing macrumors 68040

    netnothing

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Location:
    NH
    #91
    Go into Settings -> General -> About.

    Usually just entering the screen will trigger the carrier update pop-up which usually click on OK to complete. At least that’s the way it is for me on AT&T. You can scroll down and see the carrier version on the screen as well. I believe the latest AT&T carrier version is 33.2.
     
  17. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

    BasicGreatGuy

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Location:
    In the middle of several books.
    #92
    I am on Verizon 33.1 on stock iOS. Haven't seen any carrier update.
     
  18. Gdwheel macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2010
    #93
    I got to field test mode and the dBm measurements are significantly worse (measuring around -110 dBm versus around -100 dBm) than the many other phones I use and test in the same locations. This is frustrating. I will keep testing to see if it changes.
     
  19. balaplus macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2017
    #94
    Damn....A new feature I can understand, but 11 years down the line, how can something like this be a problem..:confused:
     
  20. gelie macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    #95
    Thx
     
  21. Orangeman13 macrumors 6502

    Orangeman13

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2015
    #96
    It’s not widespread. Mine is fine.

    Others report theirs are fine Too.
     
  22. netnothing macrumors 68040

    netnothing

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Location:
    NH
    #97
    I got the AT&T carrier update the day I installed iOS 12 on my iPhone 8+.

    So I made sure when I set up my iPhone XS max that I went into the about screen right away to get the carrier update.

    Guessing each carrier runs separate versions?

    To add to the mobile reception part of this thread I do believe my iPhone Xs Max is getting slightly worse reception in my area on AT&T. I live in New Hampshire so not exactly big city living :D Often times reception can be spotty in areas. Right now I wouldn’t say the reception is drastically worse than my iPhone 8 Plus but I won’t know for sure until later this week as I use it more for actual calls or cell data.
     
  23. balaplus macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2017
    #98
    I hope that the majority is fine... I really do...
    At the end of the day...there is no real alternative to Iphone..
     
  24. Orangeman13 macrumors 6502

    Orangeman13

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2015
    #99
    Like I said, this thread would BLOW UP LIKE NO OTHER if this was a hardware issue inflicting every new iPhone.
     
  25. Hernan4651 macrumors member

    Hernan4651

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2018
    #100
    But remember that we are on weekend, let's see when ppl come out of wifi range in the car for example. It's frustrating to lose the signal when you need it.
    I hope that is only a minor glitch
     

Share This Page