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Verizon iPhone 4 Issues Documented by Consumer Reports

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Several people have pointed out that the Verizon version of the iPhone 4 suffers from the same antenna issue we saw on the AT&T iPhone 4, but Consumer Reports did some scientific testing to prove the issue in its lab.

The Verizon iPhone 4 has a redesigned antenna layout, but it’s still recommended to use a case for best results. Using any case, such as the iPhone bumper case all but eliminates the signal issues Consumer Reports documented.

Consumer Reports performed its tests in a controlled lab shielded from other radio signals. You can read more about the tests over at the Consumer Reports Blog.

Xavier Lanier is the publisher of Gotta Be Mobile and a photographer. He uses too many devices to count, but his current favorites are the iPhone 5s, HTC One, Nikon D800 and Sony RX 100M II. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+.

10 Comments

  1. Rocketboy5114

    02/28/2011 at 12:49 am

    just got the iphone 4 on verizon, no case i got no antenna issues.
    meanwhile my friends blackberry on att so we are in manhattan he tries to make a call… terrible!!!! static doesnt go through, he tries about 6 times gives up takes my iphone.. flawless crystal clear. so its not the phone its the network! att has a crappy network dont blame it on the iphone

  2. Noreply

    02/28/2011 at 12:54 am

    Where’s our free bumper cases like AT&T customers got?

    • Xavier Lanier

      02/28/2011 at 1:48 am

      I agree, free cases for all iPhone 4′s should be given away at place of purchase.

  3. Noemail

    02/28/2011 at 1:56 am

    Consumer Reports are geeks who criticize VZW anytime they get a chance. It works perfectly fine.

  4. Anonymous

    02/28/2011 at 2:15 am

    Consumer Reports is a joke of an organization. Sites like this only re-report this to get hits. As many have stated in the other comments there are no problems. Plus Consumer Reports said that the phone MIGHT drop calls. They never even proved that it would. They just made that statement based on the signal drop. I do not trust Consumer Reports with anything they test. I do my own research based on consumer experience with products.

  5. Todd

    02/28/2011 at 1:04 pm

    It’s basically the same iPhone on VZW as AT&T with the exception of CDMA va GSM. No surprise that the antenna issue still exists – and consumer reports is not the only one to report it. Plenty of blogs and other users noted the same issue as soon as the iPhone was available on VZW. I’m on VZW and agree the network is better than AT&T, I’m just waiting for the iPhone 5.

  6. iPhone4 case

    03/01/2011 at 12:32 am

    I am using the Verizon iPhone 4, and so far I don’t have any problem with this. And if some consumers are encountering the problems about the antenna, maybe it was just a humour on the other side. Certainly, iPhone offers good quality to the users. To protect the iPhone image and have the best result, provide your iPhone a case.

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    03/03/2011 at 8:03 am

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