iPhone 4 could be the best iDevice in the series so far designed with great specs and features including the sharpest display, best video camera, the front-facing camera for video chats, built-in gyroscope, and improved battery life.
However, the popular product review organization, Consumer Reports, can’t recommend users buying the iPhone 4 because of the antenna problem.
It’s official. Consumer Reports’ engineers have just completed testing the iPhone 4, and have confirmed that there is a problem with its reception. When your finger or hand touches a spot on the phone’s lower left side—an easy thing, especially for lefties—the signal can significantly degrade enough to cause you to lose your connection altogether if you’re in an area with a weak signal. Due to this problem, we can’t recommend the iPhone 4.
Consumer Reports came to a conclusion that iPhone 4 has a reception problem after testing three iPhone 4s purchased from three separate retailers in New York area. The devices were tested in a controlled environment of CU’s radio frequency (RF) isolation chamber. Watch the video below:
There’s a recommended temporary fix for the problem in which users can cover the antenna gap with a piece of duct tape or another thick, non-conductive material. I personally don’t see it pretty well enough, but it works.
What can you say about this? Would you still buy iPhone 4 based on Consumer Reports’ review or not?