Originally Posted by addicted44
The AnandTech tests were the only effective and scientific tests conducted yet.
The results were clear.
Apparently not clear enough since you seem to have misinterpreted them.
1) The iPhone 4 gets a signal in areas with reception where earlier iPhones would be completely dead.
... when the iPhone 4 was used with a case.
2) The iPhone 4 "death grip" issue is real, but it causes a maximum drop of 24dBm.
3) The only time it will be enough to drop a call is in cases where earlier iPhones would never have made a call, and would have simply displayed 0 bars. So, even after the death grip, the iPhone 4 still has much better reception than earlier iPhones.
False. The only time it will be enough is if you are holding a bare iPhone 4 and the 24dBm would bottom out the signal below ~113dBM.
So, let's say you have an 90dBM signal
on iPhone 4 bare hand it goes from 90dBM (5 bars) -> 114dBm (dropped call, 0 bars)
on iPhone 3GS bare hand it goes from 90dBM (5 bars)-> 104dBm (no dropped call, 2 bars)
4) The bar inflation issue is real.
5) Other phones suffer from attenuation just like the iPhone 4 does.
but not to the same degree.
6) The iPhone 4 death grip attenuation is more than other phones' attenuation, but even after the attenuation, the signal is much better.
Only if there is still signal left to be used.