iPhone X Tried the Xs, Xs Max, Xs Again - I'm done...

lyngo

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Well, just like a number of other people, I have tried the Xs on two different occasions. I love the phone itself. The unit is great and all the features are useful and, for me, dependable. I also tried the Xs Max and found everything great on this unit, too, but it didn't feel good in the pocket. Again, everything is subjective and open to opinion. Overall, the device itself was awesome.

As a T-Mobile customer, I was excited to hear about Band 71 and the increased changes made to both the A-Series chipset (A12 Bionic) and also the cellular speeds that were advertised. In my case, it didn't work out. In my home area, I would receive three solid bars of reception around town. No dropped calls, no lapses in data connection. Texts were going through just fine. For all my Xs phones, I was dropping calls like it was the phone's job, texts weren't going through, and data SLOWED.

Now, I understand the phone strength to one band might be a weaker connection, but the band itself might be stronger. In my case I was pulling in 4-8 down and .5-3 up on a regular basis with these new phones when I was normally getting 20-50 down and 5-10 up. The phone's wireless connection to cellular wasn't working out on all three models - all from different locations - Ohio and New York.

I don't know what the problem is, but I can't afford to have my business suffer with people not being able to get ahold of me on a dependable connection. As a result, I am going back to an iPhone 8 that I had as an extra phone. My plan is to wait until the Xr series is out and HOPEFULLY, things are addressed.

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Long post, didn't read: Failed phones, looking for Xr in October. Questions: Do you believe (all an open ended question) the antenna configuration will be the same as the Xs line resulting in the same experiences FOR SOME (not all!)? Will any of this get fixed in a software update or is it really strictly hardware related like some parties are reporting? I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks so much.
 

lyngo

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I think that the attached link really solidified it for me. I’m going to use a phone that is going to work for what you pay for.
 

Abstract

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Wow, this really is early. I figured we'd need to wait another 2-3 weeks to see if the XR was going to get a better signal, but now it's pretty much confirmed.

Can't wait for a more comprehensive analysis by WiWavelength.
 

lyngo

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Well, I’ve decided to just go back to the X. I’m not even going to mess around with antenna issues any more. I think I’m going to wait and see what everything looks like with the Xr before moving forward.
 

lyngo

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Op- did you try an XR?
I did. I love it. I adjusted with lack of 3D Touch. I don’t mind the screen because of no headaches. I love the price tag. And because of antenna configuration for me reception is actually better.
 
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