1. msm0511's Avatar
    Just curious: do the 1901 and 1865 models have the same Intel/Qualcomm modem difference as the iPhone 7 models from 2016? (I bought a SIM-free 1865 X which I use on Verizon; obviously must be Qualcomm for CDMA.)
    I know the Qualcomm is a newer version, but I'm not sure about the Intel.
    05-19-2018 06:58 AM
  2. doogald's Avatar
    I know the Qualcomm is a newer version, but I'm not sure about the Intel.
    What I also meant was is there still an alleged reception quality difference between the Intel and Qualcomm modems? (I have since verified that the 1865 is Qualcomm and the 1901 is Intel.) It'd be interesting for somebody with an 1865 to pop a T-Mobile or AT&T SIM in and see if the phone had better reception in places with weak reception.
    05-19-2018 07:26 AM
  3. msm0511's Avatar
    What I also meant was is there still an alleged reception quality difference between the Intel and Qualcomm modems? (I have since verified that the 1865 is Qualcomm and the 1901 is Intel.) It'd be interesting for somebody with an 1865 to pop a T-Mobile or AT&T SIM in and see if the phone had better reception in places with weak reception.
    @Vega007 mentioned that his issues went away when he returned his T-Mo bought 1901 model and got the Sim free 1865.
    doogald and Vega007 like this.
    05-19-2018 07:31 AM
  4. Vega007's Avatar
    Yes that is correct. I was using the 1901 and people could not hear me from my office, calls was getting dropped, etc. This made me have to leave my office and walk outside to talk to someone, something I have never had to do. I sent it back, got the 1865, and with the same sim card popped it in and the problem went away.
    05-19-2018 10:46 AM
  5. mogelijk's Avatar
    Just curious: do the 1901 and 1865 models have the same Intel/Qualcomm modem difference as the iPhone 7 models from 2016? (I bought a SIM-free 1865 X which I use on Verizon; obviously must be Qualcomm for CDMA.)
    The 1901 does use Intel, the 1865 uses Qualcomm. They are improved versions of the modems over what was in the iPhone 7, yet the Qualcomm modems are still limited, to try and keep performance/features the same between the Intel and Qualcomm modems. Testing also appears to show the Qualcomm is still faster than the Intel, though the gap is narrowed on the iPhone X.
    05-19-2018 03:54 PM
  6. ssbtech's Avatar
    I have noticed fewer bars of signal in places where my BB10 device would show full strength. Not sure it's impacting speed at all though.
    05-20-2018 08:40 PM
  7. Vega007's Avatar
    I have noticed fewer bars of signal in places where my BB10 device would show full strength. Not sure it's impacting speed at all though.
    Speed should not be impacted at all. Where the 1865 gets its benefit from is when you are using your phone in an area with weak signal.
    05-21-2018 11:02 AM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    I have noticed fewer bars of signal in places where my BB10 device would show full strength. Not sure it's impacting speed at all though.
    Bars are bad to go by since all phones calculate "bars" differently. Only the actual -dBm signal shows the true strength.
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    05-21-2018 12:19 PM
  9. ssbtech's Avatar
    Where's the -dBm signal strength listed?
    05-21-2018 04:18 PM
  10. msm0511's Avatar
    Where's the -dBm signal strength listed?
    I'm pretty sure Apple disabled that trick in iOS 11.
    05-21-2018 04:37 PM
  11. ItnStln's Avatar
    I have reception issues on my iPhone X, but I also did on my Intel powered iPhone 7. My Qualcomm powered iPhone 7 Plus is fine.
    05-22-2018 12:36 PM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure Apple disabled that trick in iOS 11.
    IIRC you can still go into field mode and see it. You can't make it persistent.
    05-22-2018 02:03 PM
  13. msm0511's Avatar
    IIRC you can still go into field mode and see it. You can't make it persistent.
    You are correct sir. I tried it yesterday, and wouldn't work. Must've dialed it incorrectly. I'm still running in the -100s which isn't good at all.
    05-22-2018 02:11 PM
  14. msm0511's Avatar
    Where's the -dBm signal strength listed?
    Punch in *3001#12345#* in the dialer and press the green call button. Tap LTE>Serving Cell Meas. rsp0 is the one you wanna look at.
    How to Use Field Test Mode in iOS 11 and iPhone X
    05-22-2018 02:14 PM
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