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Support bad wifi signal in portrait mode (counterclockwise)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jin1212, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. jin1212

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    Hello,
    I'm loving my HTC inspire 4g so far. The battery has been decent for me after turning the screen brightness down and downloading juice defender.
    However my biggest issue with the phone is the poor wifi signal I am experiencing when I am browsing in counterclockwise portrait mode.
    This is similar to the antenna gate issue with iphone4, because the wifi antenna is near the battery cover, and having my palm against it when I'm browsing or gaming would significantly slow down my internet connection.

    If you want to test this, simply open up speedtest and before you begin the test, hold your hands as if you are going to type in portrait mode. Start the test and you will notice the speed drop when compared to the normal vertical position. Do you guys see any difference?
     

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    None yet...wi-fi is amazing on this device. (just tried your test).
     
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    Yea I'm good as well
     
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    No problems here and I'm usually on WiFi most of the day.
     
  5. jin1212

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    It might be just me then. I went into advanced wifi setting and checked "Best Wifi Performance", and it seemed to have fixed the issue.
     
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    Yes, I noticed the same thing. I'll note exactly how I'm holding the phone next time and report back.
     
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    I did the same thing and it improved my Shoutcast streaming with Winamp.
     

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