The last word in reviews of consumer products, the ad-free, independent publication, Consumer Reports, has given its verdict after testing the iPhone 4. They have deemed that the iPhone 4's reception problems are real, and as a result, they can't recommend it till there's a fix. Or unless you're using a case with it. But they do recommend the iPhone 3G S instead.
Consumer Reports - 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.
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