iPhone XR Will XR have worse cellular reception than XS?

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  1. ssledoux macrumors 65816

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    I saw in another thread that it will not have as strong of a connection as the XS, and all I've been reading is how horrible the XS connectivity has been (and I've seen it with my dd's phone versus my 8+).

    Is the XR really gonna be worse?
     
  2. Caspavio macrumors regular

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    what thread is that?

    i think XR will have better reception. . if you look at the EIRP graph, 200mW is good reception, so XR is generally ok. compared to looking at XS, you see that they are far worse/

    XR: https://www.wiwavelength.com/2018/09/iphone-xr-trades-4x4-mimo-for-greater.html
    XS: https://www.wiwavelength.com/2018/09/iphone-xs-and-xs-max-mostly-fail-to.html
     
  3. nutmac macrumors 601

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    Since XR has iPhone 8 style antenna bands (2x2 MIMO), if any, XR should have better cellular and Wi-Fi reception than XS. However, because XS has 4x4 MIMO, it will have faster performance with good signal.
     
  4. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It was mentioned in the complete list of XR and XS differences thread (sorry - don't know how to link that here).

    I'm coming from 8+ (if I make the switch, which I'm mainly considering because of the smaller size), and I get much better, consistent signal on my 8+ than dd does on her XS. At least in our area, which is rural.
     
  5. vrflyer macrumors 6502

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    That would depend on your carrier and how local they are. Some carriers use other "towers" around rural areas.
     

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