1. emscapt47's Avatar
    Folks has anyone else had any issues with your reception on your 7+? I have a g6 and a 256g 7+ (on T mobile) and have noticed I have more service on my g6 than 7+ some times.... Fyi they are side by side comparisons ...... Thanks folks......
    SinisterDuck likes this.
    05-28-2017 12:00 PM
  2. emscapt47's Avatar
    Hellllooooo????? Lol
    05-28-2017 01:36 PM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    Please be patient. Sometimes it takes a little longer before anyone replies.

    Now, to answer your question; No, I don't think it's worse. It's the same. I have had the same signal strength on an iPhone 5S and on a 6 as on the iPhone 7 Plus.

    Other operating systems may show more signal strength but it's the quality that counts.
    05-28-2017 01:59 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I've seen that with my old iPhone 5 vs my 6s Plus. The 5 gets much better signal than the 6s Plus.
    05-28-2017 01:59 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've not had any bad reception experiences with my iPhone 7 Plus, except in areas where little to no reception exists, regardless of smartphone brand.
    05-28-2017 02:20 PM
  6. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    No clue. Most probably a software issue.

    I've always had more signal with my iPhones than people with Samsungs with same carrier.
    Tartarus likes this.
    05-28-2017 02:53 PM
  7. Jude526's Avatar
    I have to keep mine on 3G. Verizon LTE and Apple not good. It's the Apple 7 plus antenna. Even Apple genius stated this
    05-28-2017 07:31 PM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    For me, my 7 Plus has the same signal as my 6s Plus, 6 Plus and 5s throughout my home. There are some areas I only get two dots and areas where I get four dots no matter which iPhone I've used. I have never gotten five dots in my house and I'm on the Verizon network. However I still maintain an LTE signal on all three levels. As far as the wild (out and about) is concerned, I also haven't noticed a difference between my Apple iPhones.
    05-28-2017 09:40 PM
  9. steveh552's Avatar
    I have tested this between my S8 and 7plus 256gb. Although unscientific I find that I get more usable signal on my S8. While in the break room at work, I am am unable to use data on my 7plus or make a phone call while my S8 allows me to use Facebook/instagram/twitter and make calls. Having said that, that is a big deal to me. I too use Tmobile.
    babygirl0419 likes this.
    05-29-2017 09:59 AM
  10. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I have tested this between my S8 and 7plus 256gb. Although unscientific I find that I get more usable signal on my S8. While in the break room at work, I am am unable to use data on my 7plus or make a phone call while my S8 allows me to use Facebook/instagram/twitter and make calls. Having said that, that is a big deal to me. I too use Tmobile.
    This is good to here because according to the history of Android and Samsung, their signal reception was never on par with Apple devices. That was one of those areas that Samsung needed to improve.
    05-29-2017 10:14 AM
  11. mogelijk's Avatar
    I have to keep mine on 3G. Verizon LTE and Apple not good. It's the Apple 7 plus antenna. Even Apple genius stated this
    I had thought this was resolved at the end of last year, it was an issue when the 7+ was released but fixed by an update. I had my 7+ on Verizon with no issues.
    Spencerdl and TheRandomDealio like this.
    05-29-2017 10:42 AM
  12. steveh552's Avatar
    This is good to here because according to the history of Android and Samsung, their signal reception was never on par with Apple devices. That was one of those areas that Samsung needed to improve.
    Yeah I was surprised. I always had issues when I had Samsung phones with signal, but in this case, its working better.
    05-29-2017 01:40 PM
  13. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    I find my 7 plus has better reception than all my other iPhones.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    05-29-2017 08:07 PM
  14. emscapt47's Avatar
    I find my 7 plus has better reception than all my other iPhones.
    Who's your carrier?
    05-29-2017 08:08 PM
  15. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    I have Sprint.
    05-29-2017 08:12 PM
  16. Jude526's Avatar
    I can't use the LTE in Phoenix. I was at the Apple Store. Told me it's the antenna not the network
    05-29-2017 09:14 PM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    In my experience trying many phones, different phones have different radios which could be better or worse.

    I have noticed that the 7 has a slightly better signal than my SE but only slightly. For some, it might be better. For others, it might be worse, since this all depends on the phone itself, in addition to the carrier as well.
    05-29-2017 09:31 PM
  18. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I've not noticed a difference from my 6s plus and the 7plus one way or another.
    Spencerdl and Just_Me_D like this.
    05-30-2017 08:16 AM
  19. emscapt47's Avatar
    I've not noticed a difference from my 6s plus and the 7plus one way or another.
    Carrier ???
    05-30-2017 08:58 AM
  20. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    05-30-2017 09:00 AM
  21. Chuck_loads's Avatar
    On Verizon now but when I was with T-Mobile my s7 edge show more service bars compared to the 6s plus I had but I never lost calls nowhere as much on iPhone. Verizon I can't compare switched an got my 7 plus which is far better than T-Mobile in every sense where I live.
    05-31-2017 08:42 AM
  22. chezm's Avatar
    My 7+ is on par with what my 6P was, and better than what my S6,G4 were on Rogers (Canada)
    SparklyPickle likes this.
    05-31-2017 09:41 AM
  23. pkcable's Avatar
    In a practical sense I have not noticed an issue. HOWEVER looking at my 2 phones right now sitting side by side the iPhone has 2 bars and the Mi Mix has 4 bars, BUT on Speedtest, the iPhone is testing faster. But like I said I'm not really having any issues, I get a signal when I need it. When I'm deep underground sometimes in known deadzones, no signal, but no one gets signal there!
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    06-02-2017 08:01 AM
  24. eimoaotl's Avatar
    From what I have seen the Intel and Qualcomm modems (I believe ATT and T-Mobile have Intel) are fairly comparable, as Apple supposedly limited the Qualcomm chip so it was on par with the Intel, and that the gimped Qualcomm chip is comparable to that in the iPhone 6s (hat is the generation where T-Mobile iPhones start being able to access the lower frequencies and hence better building penetration. Apple is using both suppliers this generation so that Qualcomm has to compete. I also believe Galaxy phones in general get better reception this generation.

    Look through Reddit for a lot of analysis on this. One example: https://www.reddit.com/r/tmobile/com...ok_at_the_new/
    06-02-2017 08:27 AM
  25. anbidan's Avatar
    I'm from Argentina, I've been using an iPhone 5s for almost 3 years, now I've switched to an iPhone 7 Plus, I can't find a lot of difference regarding to the signal strenght between them, in my case the iPhone 7 Plus is slightly better: Here, at work, the cellular signal is weak, I used to have 1 dot (in the signal indication bar next to the company name) with the iPhone 5s. With the 7+, in the very same spot where I use to sit; I have 2 dots
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    06-02-2017 10:00 AM
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