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    iPhone 8 vs iPhone X signal difference

    I noticed while checking out T-Mobile that their iPhone sitting right next to each other had different signal. The iPhone 8 had all 4 bars and the iPhone X only had 3. I went into field test and confirmed they were connected to the Same tower and spectrum.

    I decided to look at an AT&T store and see if I got the same results. Turned out to be the same. I wonder what is causing that. Shame that the most expensive phone seems to have a weaker signal. Name:  ImageUploadedByHoFo1525397451.749325.jpg
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    My Qualcomm iPhone X does not get the same level of reception as my 8+ did. Sometimes I regret this thing.
    Current Device: Silver 256 GB iPhone X
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    What was the difference in RSRP between the 2 phones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bj.doman View Post
    I noticed while checking out T-Mobile that their iPhone sitting right next to each other had different signal. The iPhone 8 had all 4 bars and the iPhone X only had 3. I went into field test and confirmed they were connected to the Same tower and spectrum. I decided to look at an AT&T store and see if I got the same results. Turned out to be the same. I wonder what is causing that. Shame that the most expensive phone seems to have a weaker signal. Name:  ImageUploadedByHoFo1525397451.749325.jpg
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    were those phones active ?? display models are usually not activated and are for demonstration purposes only

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    iPhone 8 vs iPhone X signal difference

    They were active. -96 and -91 for RSRP0

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    I find the X's wifi range significantly weaker than the 6S on 2.4ghz. On 5ghz it's the same or even slightly better, however.
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    5 dB is a big difference in RF performance.

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    I noticed the Qualcomm X would drop LTE in fringe areas where my 6 stayed on no problem at 1 bar. Now I have the 8+ which tends to do a lot better than the 6, so it must be quite the jump between the 8+ and X. Kinda sad considering we’re moving to the X chassis, maybe they’ll
    Improve it for the next gen? Or maybe not, reception on the 4.7/5.5 chassis didn’t make any huge changes over its 4 iterations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GusHerb94 View Post
    I noticed the Qualcomm X would drop LTE in fringe areas where my 6 stayed on no problem at 1 bar. Now I have the 8+ which tends to do a lot better than the 6, so it must be quite the jump between the 8+ and X. Kinda sad considering we’re moving to the X chassis, maybe they’ll
    Improve it for the next gen? Or maybe not, reception on the 4.7/5.5 chassis didn’t make any huge changes over its 4 iterations.
    Wow! I would not have thought that the X had poor RF performance. Hopefully they fix it to be as good as the 8+. Is the 8+ the best phone you've used for RF performance? 4x4 MIMO should help too.
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    iPhone 8 vs iPhone X signal difference

    My Intel 8+ has better RF performance than my Qualcomm 6 did. But I think a Qualcomm 8+ would perform even better. No 4x4 MIMO with the Intel versions...yet.

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    I’ve noticed that my AT&T work phone (iPhone X) will often show 1-2 bars of 4G and won’t load data. When I put the SIM in my unlocked iPhone 6s Plus I have with T-Mobile, it shows more bars and data works, albeit slowly. So I think there are some issues, at least with my X.

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