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By [Lemmy], Junior Member on 17th June 2014, 05:39 PM
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Hi,

I'm just wondering, is it normal for an iPhone 5s to have a much weaker cellular reception than a galaxy s5?
My wife has a 5s, I have a galaxy, we're both using the same carrier and the same type of contract, but she can barely get 3g connection when I am getting
H+ with 42mbit.

Is that something normal, or is her phone busted?


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17th June 2014, 08:20 PM |#2  
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You're holding it wrong!
17th June 2014, 09:10 PM |#3  
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Lol
I heard about how that can have an influence on iPhones, didn't think was that bad.


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18th June 2014, 02:03 AM |#4  
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That was an issue only with the 4/4S. It could be something wrong with the phone. Take it to an apple store.
18th June 2014, 07:15 PM |#5  
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It does seem like something is wrong with the iPhone. Or it could just be due to the metal construction.
Try comparing it with another iPhone.
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Every phone has a different reception. It depends on the radio, the voltage and the firmware.

Not to mention metal interferes severely with a signal, whereas plastic does not. (Which is one of the reasons why Samsung uses plastic.)
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