After Apple showed various smartphones with similar antenna issues to the iPhone 4 at last week’s impromptu press conference, Nokia and others quickly shot down Apple’s claims as being over exaggerated. This hasn’t stopped Apple from posting a video showing the antenna issues in the Nokia N97 Mini, which drops from seven to two bars when held in a similar manner to the grip that causes problems with the iPhone 4’s antenna. Video posted below.
You can check out more demos for other smartphones that suffer from similar issues including the Samsung Omnia II, HTC Droid Eris, BlackBerry Bold 9700, and even the iPhone 3GS on Apple’s antenna performance page.
After Apple’s initial comments regarding how most smartphones suffer from similar issues to the iPhone 4 antenna/reception issues, Nokia issued the following statement:
“In general, antenna performance of a mobile device/phone may be affected with a tight grip, depending on how the device is held. That’s why Nokia designs our phones to ensure acceptable performance in all real life cases, for example when the phone is held in either hand. Nokia has invested thousands of man hours in studying how people hold their phones and allows for this in designs, for example by having antennas both at the top and bottom of the phone and by careful selection of materials and their use in the mechanical design.”