Neat/strange death-grip speed tests

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dugbug, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. dugbug macrumors 65816

    dugbug

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    Posted this in another thread, but maybe others are interested. Note that while I get hangups due to the proximity sensor, I have never been able to get the phone to have no service due to death grips or the death spot so your mileage may vary.


    With 4.0.1 4 bars on 3G and no wifi, I ran speed test on my ip4:
    DL: 2.2mbps UL: 1.2mbps

    Touching the "death spot" as well as being in a massive death grip, I can squeeze the phone down to one or two bars. Running speed test at a death-gripped two bars gives:
    DL: 3.6mbps UL: 0.1mbps

    Running it again (because I could not believe it) gives:
    DL: 3.5mbps UL: 0.2mbps

    So I conclude that a death-gripped iphone is superior :p

    (I kid of course, but bars do not reflect data rates, so enjoy your iphone).

    Anyone else see AT&T 3G DL rates jump by massive amounts by bridging the "death spot"? Strangely, that could come in handy due to the significant speedup
     
  2. nunes013 macrumors 65816

    nunes013

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    i have had this as well, thats why im not returning it, i dont care if i have 1 or 2 bars, works perfect for me right now, i get maybe a dropped call once a week
     
  3. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not surprised. When you hold and squeeze anything in a "death grip", it will be suitably frightened and do exactly what you want it to.
     
  4. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    people do realise the death grip isn't about squeezing the crap out your phone right? lol
     

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