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

iMaxed

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Not noticing any diff with LTE where i live, but on wifi my 8 would work easy 120m from home and Max now only 30m.
 

Sweet Pikake

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Oct 29, 2015
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If you have a WIFI issue then your cellular is fine it's either or for some strange reason
[doublepost=1538527281][/doublepost]could be wrong, T MO does not have strong signal at my location, but I think it's good enough to download what I need, when at home, it's always on my router, iPhone XS Max 512GB sim free
 

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cshaver101

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Sep 21, 2017
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right people in strong coverage areas or without single ID 5ghz 2.4 wifi are not having these issues. all the phons have the same chips.
My phones had other issues in addition to the slow speeds and inconsistent service. Even when I tried to do the ##update#, it would say it’s updating and then nothing else ever happened. So I was having other issues too
 

jlevy73

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In my home office, which has terrible reception on Verizon, got the following results:

Pixel 2XL - 110
Iphone X - 108
iPhone XS Max - 110

All suck equally.

A common issue on both iPhone X and Max is when going from an area of no reception to reception, it will stall at 3G unless I toggle airplane mode. Pixel 2XL on the other hand, doesn't have this issue at all.
 
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Wags

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Thanks for posting proof that apple is trying to cover this all up. I also had a couple of my post removed. This is leaving a very bad taste in my mouth and I am actually thinking about picking up a Pixel 3 next week and this is coming from someone who has owned every Iphone since the Iphone 4.
If it was ‘one off’ Apple Would tell you to see genius not delete posts.
If Apple was to try and quietly fix with hardware change would have to admit previous were bad.
Do they need to re-file if changed antenna design in any way.
 

uecker87

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In my home office, which has terrible reception on Verizon, got the following results:

Pixel 2XL - 110
Iphone X - 108
iPhone XS Max - 110

All suck equally.

A common issue on both iPhone X and Max is when going from an area of no reception to reception, it will stall at 3G unless I toggle airplane mode. Pixel 2XL on the other hand, doesn't have this issue at all.
Hmm. Interesting results. That some what confirms what I noticed. I had the 2 XL briefly before the smaller 2 (which I have now). I found the smaller 2 definitely has better signal than the XL.

My XS Max regains LTE very quickly. However I have read others with the same issue as you.

What LTE band were you on?
 
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jlevy73

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Hmm. Interesting results. That some what confirms what I noticed. I had the 2 XL briefly before the smaller 2 (which I have now). I found the smaller 2 definitely has better signal than the XL.

My XS Max regains LTE very quickly. However I have read others with the same issue as you.

What LTE band were you on?
Band 2.
 

mohkg

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Oct 2, 2018
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my bad i retarted my router and everything is good. On Beta 2, my speeds are the same as my 8 plus. Good job on the update apple!
[doublepost=1538539171][/doublepost]Nvm that fixed it for a couple minutes. I think it's a software issue because right after a restart i get back to my 150-200mbps speed then 5 minutes later I'm down to 10-20mbps while my imac still pulls 200. So something is up
 
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Alicia1

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I don't make many calls however when I am on a call I am find it drops out and then it takes the phone approx. 10s secs to re connect to Telstra. I love the phone, however I am not happy about this.
 

odin

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And what exactly is his knowledge? His profile on that site describes him as “Armchair engineer & communications policy wonk.”. No qualifications listed. No industry experience listed. I’ll bet no-one on here had heard of him or his site before last week. He may be right, he may be wrong, but why on the above evidence should we believe he knows more about antenna design than anyone else in general or, specifically, the cellular engineering team at Apple who, unless you believe they intentionally designed a faulty product, clearly thought that the antenna would perform ok?

P.s. if you look at his site, the last postings before September 2018 were in 2013. If he’s some sort of industry expert who follows these matters closely it’s odd that he’d break a 5 year silence just in time to comment on this, isn’t it?

As I stated in another post, AJ is quite visible and participates very frequently on the S4GRU forums and is a moderator there. While I do think his intention was to stir the pot by posting the stuff just before announcements as he’s never been an Apple fan, his initial observations and subsequent posts aren’t wrong either.
 
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