1. Jerome86's Avatar
    Reports saying new iPhones have weaker LTE and WiFi signals. Anyone having any issues? Trying to figure out where my Max stands. Love the phone but hope it’s signal is good as my old 6s plus.
    09-25-2018 07:18 AM
  2. judgetom's Avatar
    All of them are blaming the new Intel modem chipset for that. Apple does not install Qualcomm chipsets any more. Same experience was already made last year where there was a discussion re both Modem chipsets.
    Spencerdl and MooMooPrincess like this.
    09-25-2018 07:22 AM
  3. anon(10000748)'s Avatar
    My signal is just as bad as it has always been lol
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    09-25-2018 07:22 AM
  4. salscott's Avatar
    Had read about an extra antenna the new phones have that the x didn't, an hoping for better data and call coverage because you know, it is a phone first and foremost
    09-25-2018 07:59 AM
  5. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I haven't noticed any difference on my Verizon Xs Max compared to my 7 Plus. I have three out of four bars where I currently sit in my home as well as while I travel...no difference
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    09-25-2018 08:29 AM
  6. Jerome86's Avatar
    I haven't noticed any difference on my Verizon Xs Max compared to my 7 Plus. I have three out of four bars where I currently sit in my home as well as while I travel...no difference
    Sounds good. Think mine is doing same as my old phone. Really like the Max other then the price.
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    09-25-2018 08:49 AM
  7. strikeIII's Avatar
    Bars don't really tell us much. Does anyone know of a good app that measures the signal?
    salscott likes this.
    09-25-2018 10:19 AM
  8. Quis89's Avatar
    Had read about an extra antenna the new phones have that the x didn't, an hoping for better data and call coverage because you know, it is a phone first and foremost
    It's a what? I've never heard of this "phone" you speak of.
    09-25-2018 10:24 AM
  9. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    No difference for me, except better in more cases than not.
    09-25-2018 10:30 AM
  10. salscott's Avatar
    09-25-2018 12:16 PM
  11. strikeIII's Avatar
    So one article tells us there's issues and another say it's improved. Now I'm confused.

    So Apple will tell us again that we're holding our phones wrong. 🤣
    09-25-2018 12:53 PM
  12. salscott's Avatar
    So one article tells us there's issues and another say it's improved. Now I'm confused.

    So Apple will tell us again that we're holding our phones wrong. 🤣
    So the way I read that is that most should see some improvement, but that there is always a % with antenna/signal issues out of the plant. Shifting to apple chipset is dicey in this respect. We shall see.
    I wish we could see dbm again to see strength signal
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    09-25-2018 01:02 PM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    I haven't noticed anything so far. WiFi works all in my house and I have LTE all around town (carrier is Verizon).
    09-25-2018 01:19 PM
  14. anon(10000748)'s Avatar
    So the way I read that is that most should see some improvement, but that there is always a % with antenna/signal issues out of the plant. Shifting to apple chipset is dicey in this respect. We shall see.
    I wish we could see dbm again to see strength signal
    You can always look at it manually with the secret field test menu... it still works.
    09-25-2018 02:24 PM
  15. kataran's Avatar
    You can always look at it manually with the secret field test menu... it still works.
    *3001#12345#* on your keypad then hit call
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    09-25-2018 03:42 PM
  16. atlas9171's Avatar
    This is one of the biggest reasons I have been hesitant to switch to the new iPhone, it's not exactly a secret that Intel modems aren't as good as what Qualcomm puts out and being a T-Mobile user who sometimes struggles indoors with getting signal this has me tapping the brakes on making the switch.
    09-25-2018 05:39 PM
  17. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    This is one of the biggest reasons I have been hesitant to switch to the new iPhone, it's not exactly a secret that Intel modems aren't as good as what Qualcomm puts out and being a T-Mobile user who sometimes struggles indoors with getting signal this has me tapping the brakes on making the switch.
    The T-Mobile model has always had Intel chips anyway. Also the XS and XS Max have band 71, so if the 600mhz spectrum is built out where you are then you should see better signal indoors.
    09-25-2018 06:40 PM
  18. atlas9171's Avatar
    The T-Mobile model has always had Intel chips anyway. Also the XS and XS Max have band 71, so if the 600mhz spectrum is built out where you are then you should see better signal indoors.
    No such luck on band 71, still have to wait until end of next year for that. I thought the T-Mobile iPhones switched to Intel a couple of years ago, but I could be wrong.
    09-25-2018 06:44 PM
  19. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    No such luck on band 71, still have to wait until end of next year for that. I thought the T-Mobile iPhones switched to Intel a couple of years ago, but I could be wrong.
    Sorry to hear about the wait. I’m also not sure when the T-Mobile had the Intel chip, I’m not sure if they’ve ever had a different chip. So you can expect what you’ve always gotten then.
    09-25-2018 06:46 PM
  20. nr2d's Avatar
    I don’t have a Xs Max but a Xs. I have not seen any problems with ATT in the 5 days I have has the Xs. Performance seems the same as my X was.
    09-25-2018 08:13 PM
  21. one_tech's Avatar
    just i buy it today i have issue with wifi signal not full and when i make a video call on facetime the my friend co not see me just see poor connection then the facetime call cut and ended so anyone have this issue

    so are this issue hardware or software??
    09-25-2018 08:25 PM
  22. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    I'm getting the same cell strength on my iPhone XS Max 512GB unlocked model as I'm getting on my unlocked Note 9. My carrier is Verizon. Hmmmm...

    Speedtest scores:

    Note 9: 19 Mbps download, 5.71 Mbps upload;

    iPhone XS Max: 16.3 Mbps download, 3.15 Mbps upload.

    I'm in a small town in northern Minnesota with weak cell signal.
    Last edited by Mr Segundus; 09-25-2018 at 10:20 PM.
    09-25-2018 09:58 PM
  23. sangs's Avatar
    So far, no difference on my AT&T MaXS from my X. Same LTE bars in the same areas, and the wifi has been just as solid.
    09-26-2018 05:53 AM
  24. popkurn611's Avatar
    So far, no difference on my AT&T MaXS from my X. Same LTE bars in the same areas, and the wifi has been just as solid.
    How you liking the size? I’m sure it’s slightly larger than that SE you used haha
    09-26-2018 09:33 AM
  25. sangs's Avatar
    How you liking the size? I’m sure it’s slightly larger than that SE you used haha
    Is that what my profile says? Whoops. Been using an X the last year and the Plus model before that. SE was disposed of right quickly.
    09-26-2018 10:29 AM
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