According to an official report from Danemark's Nordic Council of Ministers, Apple's iPhones aren't faring very well in terms of signal strength.
The independent test has evaluated 26 of the most popular smartphones in the Scandinavian region for voice and data signal strength. The results show that, with some minor exceptions, iPhones are more likely to manifest signal problems than Samsung flagships.
It should be noted that the researchers have focused on GSM and LTE bands that are popular and important in the region, meaning that this study doesn't apply to all countries around the world. Nevertheless, the independent test still helps highlight which phones have signal strength problems and which don't.
The phones have been tested both in open space as well as when held in hand. Here are the results:
As you can see, phones from the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S7 series have consistently ranked in the upper third of the rankings, while the iPhone 6, 6S, 6S Plus, and the iPhone SE have found a home toward the bottom of the rankings. Hopefully, the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus won't have this problem.
Over in the Sony camp, the Xperia Z3 Compact, Z5, and Z5 Compact have displayed varying performance in the test, which is why you'll see the phones scattered across the rankings and even switching places depending on the individual test.
Huawei-made phones such as the P9, the Nexus 6P, and the gargantuan Honor 7 have ranked in the lower half of the rankings in all tests. We'd also like to point out that the LG G5 and the HTC 10 didn't fare very well either. For more explanations on how the test was conducted, make sure to hit up the source link below!
What do you guys think of this test? Are you having signal strength issues on your device?