February 20th, 2013, 04:40 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Columbia, SC
Device(s): Nexus 5,
HTC One S,
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I can't see how this antenna design is really much different than the iPhone antenna blunders.
I worked with RF for a really long time... and still do here and there in my hobby projects... seen a lot of attempts at this and none work well.
If you come into close proximity of the antenna you will detune it and cause attenuation - but I think we all get that.
Call me a party pooper but I think this has fail written all over it.
This is the issue with phones now.. they typically put the antennas for the cell radio(s) on the bottom and gps/wifi and friends at the top.
I like the phone a lot.. but I can't help but think this is iPhone all over again where it's about the form not the function.