I have a HTC Magic which is nearly impossible to get reception with in my basement. I am thinking of Upgrading to an Iphone 4 or the Captivate. I really need something with good signal reception. What would you guys recommend?
I can't speak for the iphone but the Captivate has been a good purchase for me.
My magic when used in the basement would lose signal frequently and I couldn't use it at all in certain areas, call quality was marginal and often times I would have to move upstairs or risk dropping a call completely. The Captivate on the other hand still has great call clarity when showing zero bars on the screen, and I have only lost reception completely a couple of times. The times that I did lose reception the phone showed abnormally low bars when upstairs or outside the house, so this was probably not the phone itself causing the loss of signal.
I've been pleasantly surprised by the improvement my switch has made but I wouldn't base your decision on my experience alone. Best to test both phones you are interested in before purchase if you can.
Thanks for the advice guys. My main concern is text messaging. With my magic Its well.......A hunk of junk for signal strength indoors. I've had friends over recently with Iphone 3GS's and they get 2-3 bars in situations where the magic got 0. Does the Iphone 4G compare in reception strength to the 3GS?