Not like this would make any difference to Apple fanboys (“after all, if you don’t have an iPhone . . . well, you don’t have an iPhone”) but according to a recent study by Ookla, the latest iPhones fall behind the Samsung and Google smartphones where download speeds are concerned.
Bloomberg, citing a report by Ookla, stated that Samsung and Google phones typically load websites and stream video content faster than the iPhone. That’s not all – this also ensures sharper quality when one’s on a video call. The iPhone is one of the most expensive smartphones in the market – after all, it’s not just a piece of technology, its also supposed to be some sort of a statement. Almost every Apple launch is rigorously followed in the media and their items usually receive glowing reviews.
“With both LTE-Advanced speeds and Apple’s custom-designed A11 Bionic, the smartest and most powerful chip ever in a smartphone, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X provide an incredibly fast wireless experience that can easily handle today’s most demanding tasks,” an Apple spokeswoman said in a statement, according to Bloomberg Quint. “With up to 27 LTE bands, more than any other smartphone in the world, these iPhones also provide the best worldwide LTE coverage.”
Ookla’s study found that while the Galaxy S9+ recorded average speeds of 38.2 Mbps and Google’s Pixel 2 XL recorded speeds of 33.9 Mbps, the iPhone averaged a speed of 31.5 Mbps on Verizon Communications Inc.’s wireless network. As of now, it is unclear whether this will affect Apple’s business.
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