While performing tests on the new Verizon, iLounge discovered that it suffers from the ‘Death Grip’ as well as the ‘Death Hug’.
The CDMAcan still lose substantial cellular signal strength when held in the prior “death grip” position, as well as Wi-Fi signal when held in a different position, in each case noticeably slowing or completely stalling the reception of data.
The problem with Wi-Fi reception appears when the device is held snugly in landscape orientation with two hands, a position common when playing games or using the widescreen keyboard. Prior to the Verizon4’s launch, sources told iLounge to be on the lookout for the issue, which was being referred to as the “death hug.”
You watch these grips being demonstrated in the video below…