With iPhone 4S’ Improved Antenna, Consumer Reports Recommends iPhone 4S

News | Wednesday November 9 2011 7:51 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

, the influential American monthly magazine trusted by a large number of people when buying consumer products, has announced that it “recommends” the
. The publication refused to recommend the
) last year, due to reception issues when the device was held with a ”
“.
The iPhone 4S,
,
“can intelligently switch between two antennas between send and receive to make even better call quality.”
, and now
sophisticated tests have concluded that the problem has indeed been solved with the iPhone 4S.
In special reception tests of the iPhone 4S that duplicated those we did on the iPhone 4, the newer phone did not display the same reception flaw, which involves a loss of signal strength when you touch a spot on the phone’s lower left side while you’re in an area with a weak signal. (The iPhone 4, which is still available, continues to exhibit that problem, we confirmed in tests of new samples of the phone. Because of the flaw, we continue to omit the iPhone 4 from our list of recommended models, despite its otherwise fine performance.)
, not exhibiting any sort of battery life issues. Of course not all users are experiencing satisfactory battery life, which is why
.
Despite a dual core processor, an upgraded camera and
, the iPhone 4S didn’t outscore Android phones like Samsung’s Galaxy S2 and Motorola’s Droid Bionic. Reasons some of these Android phones topped the iPhone 4S in ratings are faster 4G speeds, 3D video/image capture and larger screens.
If you’ve been thinking about buying the iPhone 4S, then you’ve got a thumbs up from
.

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