1. kneemah's Avatar
    I just picked up my HD7 which i'm loving so far (came from android 2.2).

    I noticed when i hold my phone in my left hand the call signal goes from full to 2 bars to 1 bar to 0 and then finally to a little x. as soon as i let go the signal rises back to full.

    anyone else experiencing this problem?

    i'm going to try to get a quick video of it tonight and post it.
    11-15-2010 04:50 PM
  2. kneemah's Avatar
    as promised. here's my video of it happening.

    11-15-2010 10:33 PM
  3. ChumsFuture's Avatar
    i experience it a bit but nothing major. no different from when i had my blackberry.
    11-15-2010 11:21 PM
  4. Guy_serious's Avatar
    It'll drop about one or two bars for me but not a full on loss of signal. Does this mean we get free bumpers from HTC if Gizmodo runs with it? =P
    11-15-2010 11:58 PM
  5. sanka07's Avatar
    had mine for a while now and im not experiencing any problems like this.
    11-17-2010 01:48 AM
  6. Redbird1's Avatar
    I'm experiencing this too, but it doesn't seem to affect the phone's functions.
    11-19-2010 09:06 AM
  7. MarcMaiden's Avatar
    just an FYI, all phones have a "Death grip" area. My Samsung captivate had one too. Not sure where HTC puts the antenna in the HD7, but most phones have an antenna on the bottom back of the phone.
    11-19-2010 09:29 AM
  8. nrfitchett4's Avatar
    I hope not.
    I don't want to put a case on this beautiful phone... :(
    11-22-2010 05:58 AM
  9. nrfitchett4's Avatar
    OP. Have you put a case on it to see if it helps?
    11-27-2010 07:03 AM
  10. kneemah's Avatar
    no i haven't bothered because i'm probably not going to keep this phone for other reasons (reception in general is terrible even when i'm not holding it).

    the phone is also too beautiful to put a case on it.
    11-30-2010 01:51 PM
  11. nrfitchett4's Avatar
    I can agree I that I hate cases, so far I haven't noticed any grip problems, but the phone does have a weaker signal than my hd2 had.
    12-06-2010 04:56 AM
  12. GaryB's Avatar
    I'm experiencing this too, but it doesn't seem to affect the phone's functions.
    Ditto
    12-23-2010 09:19 AM
  13. BWB8771's Avatar
    I bought the Speck Pixel case at T-Mobile and it is awesome, especially since it adds height to the buttons, making them MUCH more easy to find/use.

    PixelSkin HD for HTC HD7 - Black - HTC HD 7 Cases - Smartphone Cases - Speck Products
    01-14-2011 08:21 AM
  14. selfcreation's Avatar
    yeap! thast why i got the SAmsung focus .

    and not a hd7 or a iphone 4 ( both bad enginearing for the atena ) dunno what they where thinking with the placement.
    01-15-2011 10:14 AM
  15. Luisraul924's Avatar
    Still speaking on signal issues what speeds actually qualify as HSPA speeds (this phone is capable of HSPA is it not?) I know HSPA+ reaches pretty nice speeds (too bad they didn't put one of those radios in it) but with just hspa 7.2 mbps and regular traffic but full signal what are HSPA speeds?
    02-04-2011 04:54 PM
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