Loc: Hampstead, MD, USA
Originally Posted By: Nagromme
But the real-world RESULT is what any of it matters. The reality: I can hold a call (and simultaneous data) with a finger bridging the gap of my iPhone 4. Or a whole-palm wrap around. In areas where the signal is so-so. And see not one bar of drop.
Yeah, but this valid point you bring up is also the reason the videos Apple have posted are disingenuous and misleading. Bars mean zilch because they're not showing you the actual signal. The bars are simply an algorithm the phone calculates according to noise, etc. on how well it perceives the ability to make and hold onto a call to be.
I'm not harping on the Droid X video because I have one, but having one I have good insight into how the phone performs.
I can tell you as a fact in our plant (a big steel building that kind of acts like a faraday cage) I can make crystal clear calls in standing smack dab in the middle, where all the blackberries and iphones will drop calls, if they can make them at all. Doesn't matter if they're AT&T or Verizon, or Sprint.
My previous phone wouldn't make or receive calls, neither would my RAZR. Emails on this phone chime off the Droid call in the middle of the plant. My old phone, the wouldn't get to the phone until I came back to the offices. Sitting here at my desk, signal level is -87dB, and I have full bars. Outside, the signal is -47dB and I have full bars. Out in the plant, signal is -97db, and I have 3 bars. Doesn't matter, the phone still sounds like a hardwired phone. It's the best quality sounding cell phone I've ever used to make calls, and yes that includes the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4.
So if Apple really wants to display the death grip affecting phones, let's hear some audio! I guarantee you from personal experience that the call that Droid was making stayed clear and didn't have one single fluctuation in quality. Line up the phones next to each other, make a call and death grip 'em. First one to drop a call sucks, let's see 'em toss it against a wall and smash it.
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