Video shows how other handsets like the Sony Ericsson K800i are prone to antenna issues

Video shows how other handsets like the Sony Ericsson K800i are prone to antenna issues
Since the launch of the iPhone 4, we've seen a rash of news regarding its somewhat uncharacteristic loss of bars due to what many refer simply to as the result of the grip of death. Seeing that it's one of the most popular handsets around right now, this sore problem affecting some owners has been the focal point of many debates between people for and against the handset. However, this problem doesn't get as much attention on other handsets due primarily to the lack of popularity. The latest handset to show this kind of problem is the one-time camera king totting Sony Ericsson K800i which was released a few years ago. As you can see from the video, you can visibly see how the handset gives up to 16 dB by simply being held in a similar fashion to what's seen with the iPhone 4. Although the iPhone 4's woes may have highlighted this problem, it clearly shows how this issue also affects other phones – but doesn't get as much coverage due to the handset's lack of popularity on a global basis.

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source: Daily iPhone Blog


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12 Comments

1. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

Why is this a news? I thought everybody knew this... Oh... right... it's only an issue if it's an Apple product. Sorry, my bad.

2. ilia1986 unregistered

Direct quote: "this problem doesn't get as much attention on other handsets due primarily to the lack of popularity" Now boys and girls, lets analyze this very carefully: This problem exists also on other handsets. FACT. This problem is mostly insignificant on other handsets - and that is because it "Doesn't get much attention". If the problem had a lot of significance on other handsets - it WOULD get a lot of attention - because significant problems tend to get attention from those whom these problems concern (users). Thus - we have a conclusion that this problem as a whole is INSIGNIFICANT. Because as I said - if it were significant - and considering the fact that the k800i was quite a popular device at the time - it would certainly get quite a bit of attention. Now - the iPhone 4 has the same problem. Allegedly - it drops calls. Can someone please explain to me then - if this problem exists on other devices - and is regarded therefore as an insignificant one - why the living crack does the entire internet, it's mother, sister and step daughter moan, complain and otherwise throw dirt of the same problem - on one single phone? Just because it's got an "i" before it's name? Just because something is more popular than other things - doesn't mean the it's problems are more serious, or it's advantages are more glorious. It's just a phone.

8. android_hitman unregistered

ilia u have big problems up there .. read my post

3. dahaka17

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 08, 2010

what set the apple issue apart is ppl are noticing it. thats kinda where u have to draw the line it when it acually starts effecting day to day use and with the iphone u dont need a program to see how its effecting uu

4. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

So, does that explain why so many haters take all the chances they can just to insult the product? no... that's why I was sarcastic, if the EVO had this issue they would understand that it's not really an "isue" but a db drop only... normal in every phone (in this case augmented because of the average bad service of AT&T). When some Android phones have issues they just say "it doesn't happen to me", well... guess what do they do when an Apple product has an issue? "ohh you such lame iSheeps HAHAHAHA you're gonna die if apple ask you to". Does it make any sense? no, fanboys make no sense. I'm not an apple fanboy, I just hate stupid people being so hypocrite. You may ask why I care... because I live in this world and my children will have to grow in this world as well, and I don't want to expose them to bully kids raised by stupid adults that think that laughing at something because they have not enough intelligence to face with the fact that some people think different than them is cool. And yes, a simple comments section is fullfilled by people like you and me... If you someone out there still thinks I say this for fanboysm then that guy is A) 10 years old or B) worst than all the "iSheeps" (as they call them) that they so much hate.

7. android_hitman unregistered

really man? is this your problem?

5. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Wow, someone broke out the "Waybacked machine" just for this? And why is everyone getting so upset because another phone did the same thing 4 years ago? Apple customer's are complaing about their calls being dropped. Do they forfeit that right to complain about a defect just because its a popular phone? If you don't have this problem, that's great. But you can't expect people who have this problem to NOT want it fixed. Like dahaka17 said, its effecting peoples everyday lives so people have a right to ask what's gonna be done to fix it. And I'm sure most of them don care if it use to happen on a 2006 Nokia. For the Guy worrying about how his kids will be harmed by all the iPhone haters...really? You really think there are a bunch spiked haired, skateboarding, Android T-shirt wearing thugs waiting at 3 o'clock for you kids to get out of school. Just so they could beat them up, hack their iPhones, load an Android rom on them, and leave graffiti of little green robots all over the playground? Relax, people can hate you phone without being a danger to society. Your kids will be just fine.

12. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

It's obvious you don't get the point and just want to be sarcastic. Intollerable people raise intolerable kids, which usually need to do something to feel they are right and the rest is wrong. If you have no idea of psychology then don't try to refute theory that you can't deal with. Kids are not adults and they can heat up really easy, if you were a kid raised by a guy who can't face the fact that somebody else may have a different opinion then you would probably try to go after me. Laugh at it if you don't understand it. Refusing it will proof you really need to raise your own auto esteem. There are tons of psychologist studies for that.

6. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

So the Daily Iphone Blog (the source of this article), had to dig back a few years to find something somewhat comparable to the dropped reception of the Iphone? That old SE was a smaller phone overall, with smaller antennas, which would obviously be more shrouded by normal-sized hands. Coupled with the fact that it's a phone that is a FEW YEARS OLD, hasn't Apple mentioned something about how much more advanced/better the Iphone was in terms of receiving a signal, at least compared to the 3gs? The ability to even make this comparison is sad, very sad. That's like Ferrari saying that it's acceptable for the new 458's to have terrible reliability just because the F355 had the same reliability problems.

9. android_hitman unregistered

Helloooo??? every1??? ... are you crazy? we dont know if the calls are dropping on that SE, it just shows a bad reception... anyway ... how can some1 be so stupid to compare something like this with the iphone..? LAME and desperate APPLE That SE costs probably 50$ and the Iphone 4 around 1000$ w/o contract .. at that kind of money u expect something to be perfect. U CAN RECREATE THE LOSS PROBLEM ON IPHONE WITH 1 FINGER!!!! ... and about that SE.. who keeps the phone in that way when he talks?

10. ilia1986 unregistered

Just because a product is more expensive - it doesn't mean that people should be less forgiving when it comes to possible technical problems. If a guy buys a car for 200$, and another buys a car for 200,000 $, and both have the same technical problem in them - according to your logic - that guy should shoot the CEO of the 200k car's company right away. Higher price does not ensure higher quality. Deal with it.

11. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

$1000 for the iPhone without a contract?!?!?! What the hell is wrong with kids these days

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