Videos: death grip on Droid X, EVO, Droid Incredible, Nexus One, Galaxy 1, G1, etc.


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  1. AndroidFan2

    AndroidFan2 New Member This Topic's Starter

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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

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    Sorry Steve, there's a big difference between normal signal attenuation and signal loss due to bridging (aka short curcuit.)

    You shouldn't start antagonistic threads for your first post. Didn't they teach you anything in troll school?
     
  3. sakmaster

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    Theres a difference between holding both hands on a device in a totally natural way in some perfect formation to drop 2-3 bars and holding a phone naturally in one hand and dropping 2-5 bars.

    Apple did some tests: Apple - Smartphone Antenna Performance

    According to them the only phones on the market right now that this is a problem is:
    Apple iPhone 4,
    Apple iPhone 3GS,
    BlackBerry Bold 9700,
    HTC Droid Eris
    Samsung Omnia II

    Apple used their $100 million dollar testing facilities to conclude this.

    I think it would be safe to assume that if Apple found the problem persistent on the Evo, Droid X, Galaxy S, or any other competing phone they would of included that instead of the obscure Omnia II, or the discontinued Droid Eris.

    All the above videos are just specific device defects and the owners would exchange them for properly functioning devices.
     
  4. SporkLover

    SporkLover Well-Known Member

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    I hope that makes you feel better. My device is designed well enough that in NORMAL use, and NORMAL holds, I don't have to worry about the signal attenuation. Now, when I cup my hand over the top of my phone I lose signal, who cares, who uses the phone that way anywho? All comes down to design!
     
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    Hey OP, haven't I seen you somewhere...?

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  6. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

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    looks like she's pressing the iMasculate app.
     
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    eyebeam Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah, one more thing -

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    LOL. I have an EVO and just last cupped, gripped, and smothered it every way possible (taht I could still see the bars on the screen). The only thing I got was a jump from the standerd 3 bars (I live in an old building know to have a signal gnome that dines on cell reception) to five. I tried this with Wifi and jumped from the standard dot and bar to 3 bars (through three walls). I must be super conductive. On the other hand being a lefty I killed the reception on my friends iPhone 4 in less than 5 seconds.

    Moral of the story I bought the right phone for me and I could care less about "AntennaGate". Jobs, Apple fans and haters can laugh or cry over this doesn't change a thing for me.

    Sprint billing on the other hand. Well I will save that for the post I should be writing instead of replying to this pile of rubbish.
     
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    I was able to get my bars to lower when holding the phone for a call on the Evo.
     
  10. Bexy

    Bexy Well-Known Member

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    I can make my Xperia X10 drop signal as well....if I hold it in a way I would never hold it while making calls.
    Love the pics btw guys! :D. Made my night :).
     
  11. gmauser71

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    My phone works great, however the network extender only works when you place a phone call and or receive one. It does not work as an antenna to boost your signal. It also does not boost data. Dial #48 and it will tell you if you are running through it. Read the complete instructions, its all in there. This is how bad information gets circulated!!
     
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    They're baaack!
     
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    apple fail
     

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