Intel's LTE Modems in iPhone XS/XS Max Unable to Match Qualcomm Speeds

Gerald Bowen
October 3, 2018

Samsung Electronics Co. plans to start sales of a silver-colored Galaxy Note 9 as early as this week, industry sources said Tuesday, apparently to promote the device amid the launch of new iPhones and other rival products.

Are Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max the best mobile devices money can buy right now or does Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 manage to beat them both in terms of real-life system speed, battery life, camera performance, and overall durability? In good signal conditions, they double the phone's speeds, but they also help in weak signal conditions. Pixel 2 was technically the most powerful, but the differences between these three phones are so minimal that they are insignificant in real actions. Why Apple has taken so long to implement it is another question, but either way, it's clear: When it comes to cell signal, the iPhone XS is a big step up over the iPhone X, and a worthy competitor to any other device.

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The new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max has emerged faster than the iPhone X in LTE speed tests conducted by Cellular Insights and Ookla. Speedtest Intelligence shows a 9.9Mbps jump from the iPhone 7 in the USA, and a 31.6Mbps jump in Canada. In the United States, the Galaxy Note 9 shows mean LTE download speeds of 43.2Mbps to the iPhone's 38.9Mbps for the week of September 24.

Amazon is now running a special offer on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. When the Samsung Galaxy S8 was released, the first version of the Sprint firmware contained a bad timer, which made the phone switch too often from a faster range of 41 to a slower band. fixed later in the software update, phone performance seems to improve.

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