Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz
So the phone didn't lose an abnormal amount of signal strength simply by placing a finger on a specific spot?
Point out in the Cellular Devices Bars Rating Guide
that details what is normal and abnormal. You've made it clear that everything the iPhone does is wrong, bad and abnormal and that everything other phones do is great, right and normal, yet the evidence of the iPhone 4's sales and usability clearly show the device is not only usable but the best device that many have used making it the highest selling smartphone model over the past 1.5 years.
I guess you could argue that no one makes calls anymore, that people are only using data wilst on WiFi, and they bought the iPhone to be sheeple
even though the device sucks, but you'd be wrong yet again.
Lets take a look at the definition of decibeldecibel
|ˈdɛsəˌbɛl|(abbr.: dB )noun
a unit used to measure the intensity of a sound or the power level of an electrical signal by comparing it with a given level on a logarithmic scale.
Now lets take a look at the difference as detailed by AnandTech...
- iPhone 4: 19.8
- iPhone 3GS: 1.9
- HTC Nexus One: 10.7
First of all you's claiming the HTC Nexus One, which is closer to the iPhone 4 than it is to the iPhone 3GS is "normal" so I guess that means the 3GS is abnormal. Or could the 3GS be "normal" and the iPhone 4 and Nexus One both be "abnormal". You don't make any intelligent distinction simply because you can't stomach saying anything negative about a non-Apple product.
So that's holing anturaly, but what about cupping tightly? II'm glad you asked)...
- iPhone 4: 24.6\t
- iPhone 3GS: 14.3\t
- HTC Nexus One: 17.7
Now we see something else you forgot to mention. The iPhone 4 change
in signal strength was 4.8 dB, the 3GS was 12.4 dB, and the Nexus One was 7.0 dB. So we have the three generation old Phone 3GS with the most change in attenuation, the Nexus One with with the 2nd best and the iPhone 4 with the least amount of attenuation. That goes against your claim that the iPhone 4 loses the most.
To quote AnandTech...
From my day of testing, I've determined that the iPhone 4 performs much better than the 3GS in situations where signal is very low, at -113 dBm (1 bar). Previously, dropping this low all but guaranteed that calls would drop, fail to be placed, and data would no longer be transacted at all. I can honestly say that I've never held onto so many calls and data simultaneously on 1 bar at -113 dBm as I have with the iPhone 4, so it's readily apparent that the new baseband hardware is much more sensitive compared to what was in the 3GS. The difference is that reception is massively better on the iPhone 4 in actual use.
Now lets consider (yet again) that the iPhone 4 was the only device to work when the rating was so low. If you take the minimum dB that each phone will work and then move up from there, not down from 0.0 dB, you get a phone that is a revolution in design, the reason why the iphone 4 is so popular, and why the iPhone 4S follows it's lead with an externally placed antenna.