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How to resolve HTC one X 3G signal problems

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28th April 2012, 04:08 PM   |  #1  
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Not sure if any of you are already aware that the HOX also seems to suffer from a similar problem as the problem seen with Apple (death grip) where the signal would be weaker depending how the user held the device.

See the tests this guy is carried out to highlight the problem:
http://www.jayceooi.com/2012/04/09/h...eception-test/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkKNkC0f700

The software used in the test is "network signal info"

Basically most of us are right hand users, this means we tend to hold our phones with left hand, so we can use our right hand to do stuff like typing, now the problem with the poor signal relates to the left lower corner of the phone where the antenna seems to be, when we hold the phone this way the 3G signal drops just like shown in the video.

The tests seem to indicate if you hold the phone with right hand (meaning you will not be covering the antenna area) that the signal remains strong.

Based on this understanding I came up with a working solution so the signal does not drop when holding the phone with left hand, which is to use the phone upside down & it actually works,
Just download an app called "display orientator" which allow you to setup the phone to display upside down.

I have been using the phone upside down since yesterday and it works great.

I've even been using Skype video calling and it works perfectly, nothing is up side down

Think battery life is also improved as signal remains strong & phone uses less power.

Just wanted to add one more thing there is an app called "phono" which shows an icon in the top notification area of the network you are connected to, and with the three uk network the signal when it goes weak simply drops onto the orange network which in turn appears as connect but kills your mobile broadband, maybe the three team are just not aware of how crap the orange service seems to be, so these 2 tricks should prevent you from dropping into the orange network & improve your signal.

Personally I don't mind to use this great phone upside down as it does not have physical keyboard.

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28th April 2012, 04:13 PM   |  #2  
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The whole point is that we shouldn't have to use our phone upside down. Not a bad temporary fix for those with the problem but stupid imo.

Most no longer have issues after the latest update as well from what I've seen.

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28th April 2012, 04:27 PM   |  #3  
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I think if it improves battery usage and connection even further has to be worth it.

The software also allows to change the orientation back to normal view with single tap.

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22nd May 2012, 04:12 AM   |  #4  
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Same issue raised here:
http://www.modaco.com/topic/354160-h...ception-issue/
22nd May 2012, 04:35 AM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by UpSideDownHOX

Same issue raised here:
http://www.modaco.com/topic/354160-h...ception-issue/

So you posted a link to a thread with one post that has a problem totally unrelated to yours? I'm on AT&T using a One X that replaced a i9100 and can say it has the best radio of any phone I've ever used. I've used my phone all over the U.S. and last week roaming in Europe and never noticed a signal problem no matter how I'm holding it.

If your signal is marginal the position of the phone's radios can impact reception. People having different reception experiences based on their location, the network they're using, and/or their APN's is nothing new. Do you really think this is a problem that no one else would have noticed with a phone that's been in people's hands for over a month? Antenna-gate on the Sensation took less than a week to be exposed.
22nd May 2012, 05:38 AM   |  #6  
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So you posted a link to a thread with one post that has a problem totally unrelated to yours? I'm on AT&T using a One X that replaced a i9100 and can say it has the best radio of any phone I've ever used. I've used my phone all over the U.S. and last week roaming in Europe and never noticed a signal problem no matter how I'm holding it.

If your signal is marginal the position of the phone's radios can impact reception. People having different reception experiences based on their location, the network they're using, and/or their APN's is nothing new. Do you really think this is a problem that no one else would have noticed with a phone that's been in people's hands for over a month? Antenna-gate on the Sensation took less than a week to be exposed.

you saying the antenna in the US version is not located in the same position?
22nd May 2012, 06:34 AM   |  #7  
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I'm saying that the thread you linked to mentions nothing about the antenna as the cause of the posters problem. I've used my device in different parts of the U.S. and in Europe and haven't had a reception issue. I'm guessing that what you think is causing your problem (the way you're holding the phone) is in reality your phone trying to receive a weak signal and fluctuating as you move the radio around as you're handling it. Borrow a friendís SIM from another network and see if the phone still does it. Your phone could also have defective radio or loose internal connection. If everyone's signal dropped based on the way they held their phones it would have been a much bigger issue by now.
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Hello everyone, I have had the same problem.
I solved it by removing the phone and slightly raising the lower contacts of the antenna GSM / WCDMA.

After a few hours it seems the problem has disappeared. Let's hope so
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I must try this, although I think crappy network might be the real issue
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UpSideDownHOX thanks, your post helped me

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