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[Q] old iphone reception > evo 3d?

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By curto, Senior Member on 2nd June 2012, 05:05 AM
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my friend has an iphone 3gs and we're both on the same carrier. she gets way way better reception with her iphone and i am wondering why. i read a couple threads that suggest the antennae of the evo being at the bottom being the problem cause when you hold it your hand blocks the signal, however if i place both phones side by side and not even touch them the iphone signal is still a lot better. how is it that a nearly 3 year old phone smashes a modern day smart phone in terms of reception?
 
 
2nd June 2012, 05:36 AM |#2  
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Are both phones using the same speed of network? I didn't think the iphone 3gs did the 3G or 4G? I thought it was only a 2G phone.
2nd June 2012, 07:45 AM |#3  
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Are both phones using the same speed of network? I didn't think the iphone 3gs did the 3G or 4G? I thought it was only a 2G phone.

yes both using 3G, the original iphone only had 2G. the iphone 3G and up have both
2nd June 2012, 12:36 PM |#4  
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Try upgrading your radio,profile and prl. Also you can try this to see if it will help

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1153371

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2nd June 2012, 01:53 PM |#5  
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Try upgrading your radio,profile and prl. Also you can try this to see if it will help

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1153371

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what do you mean by profile and prl if you can be bothered to explain?
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what do you mean by profile and prl if you can be bothered to explain?

You go to settings > update > profile/prl

Prl tells the phone about any new towers that are available in your area.

I think profile... No, still don't know what profile does.

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You go to settings > update > profile/prl

eh? settings as in on the phone.. and then "update" ? i aint got no update thing in settings, could you be specific?
2nd June 2012, 03:06 PM |#8  
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she gets way way better reception with her iphone and i am wondering why.

How do you know? By the signal meter? The signal meter on a phone is a joke. Like the battery meter on some phones (which show full until it drops like a rock and dies), the signal meter can be falsified as well. The iPhone on AT&T shows a 4g connection even though it only uses their 3g network. On the stock Rom, our evo3d shows a 3g connection even if it is only 1x. I would test bandwidth using Speedtest and if those are comparable, then don't sweat it.

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2nd June 2012, 03:17 PM |#9  
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How do you know? By the signal meter? The signal meter on a phone is a joke. Like the battery meter on some phones (which show full until it drops like a rock and dies), the signal meter can be falsified as well. The iPhone on AT&T shows a 4g connection even though it only uses their 3g network. On the stock Rom, our evo3d shows a 3g connection even if it is only 1x. I would test bandwidth using Speedtest and if those are comparable, then don't sweat it.

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she's definitely got better reception. we're talking like, I'll have no bars, or 1, and nothing internet wise is working but she'll have like 2-3 and her net will be flying.
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There may be something to this.

There is a little shop I like to shop at. The shop is inside a building with a metal roof. Now you would not expect to get a good signal in there. I don't.

I have go outside in the parking lot to make a phone call. A friend of mine's daughter whips out her Iphone one day and starts talking away while in this same store. I asked her who her carrier was. Att. She gets 3 bars in the store.

I researched it and there is only one Att Tower in that area. so we are both using the exact same tower and using the exact same carrier but her reception is so much better.

In general though I don't usually experience a problem with signal strength almost anywhere else I go. No dropped calls ever with the EVO 3D.
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