As if the press frenzy surrounding the antenna problems with the AT&T iPhone 4 wasn't enough, Consumer Reports has added some more fuel to the fire. They say the Verizon iPhone has the same issue as the GSM version but since Verizon's network is better, people don't notice the degradation.
The same tests performed on the AT&T version were used in the tests of the Verizon iPhone. Consumer Reports did say the phone performed "superbly in most other respects," meaning yet again the design of the phone itself appears to be the iPhone 4's biggest downfall.
"The Verizon iPhone 4 closely resembles the original AT&T iPhone 4 in many positive respects," Consumer Reports wrote in its review. "Unfortunately, it also shares with its sibling the possibility of compromised performance in low-signal conditions when used without a bumper or case."
Reviewers speculated that the reasoning for far fewer reports of attenuation issues came from the fact that overall Verizon's coverage is much more robust than AT&T's. This means that the low signal strength that is needed to make the antenna issues noticeable is possible over a far smaller portion of Verizon's network.
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