We have heard much on the HTC One X issues with Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth connection that some users have been experiencing. It does appear that HTC themselves are to blame for this issue and there is a way to fix it – if your willing to take the handset apart. I’d personally recommend calling HTC and getting them to fix/replace the handset.
A forum user at XDA Developers shared his personal experience with the handset and shared various picture tutorials that could potentially fix the issue. There are as many as 10 unofficial how to’s for this particular issue and it looks like HTC have got a close eye on it also. The thread that started around a week ago is now over 42 pages so does show some are having the same problems. The following is listed as a means of quick diagnosis:
However this thread is specifically for the confirmed (by the community & unfortunately me) hardware fault of a loose connection on the WIFI antenna.
If you are suffering from a really bad WIFI connection and think you may have this hardware fault, there is a simple test you can do.
The squeeze test.
Gently squeeze the side back of your phone, between the camera lens and the volume buttons, if your WIFI signal strength improves only to drop back down when you stop squeezing then you have this seemingly common fault. [See the following to better understand the “squeeze” test.
Apparantly there is a connectivity issue between the Wi-Fi antenna and certain contact points inside the phone. Which would also explain why everyone who uses a One X hasn’t been affected as some handsets are fine. This does directly have an effect on battery life and data consumption as obviously if your handset is struggling to connect/stay connected to Wi-Fi networks then it is going to use more battery and when that fails altogether your using carrier data instead.
I personally haven’t noticed much of a problem with this at all, anyone else out there experiencing any similar problems?