Apple trails behind Samsung and Google flagship smartphones in terms of download speeds

Smartphone users can be extremely picky when it comes to buying a new flagship smartphone when they have a ridiculous amount on the most powerful smartphones as of now. According to a Bloomberg report, the firm conducted a download speed test on top-notched expensive flagship smartphone in the same segment i.e. Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+; Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X; Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL using internet connection speed measurement service Ookla, a well-trusted service provider, and found striking results.

About the review: A total 102,000 tests were conducted on Samsung Galaxy S9 over the past three months across carriers in the United States where they found out its maximum download speed is 38.9 megabits per second. Further, based on sample connections established with 169,000 phones, Galaxy S9+ wooed its uses at a staggering 38.4 megabits per second.

Apple iPhones are always one of the fastest and powerful in every aspect but they were too quick in terms of their download speed. A total of 603,000 tests were conducted on iPhones devices where Bloomberg found out that iPhone X, the latest and the hottest selling iPhone, clocks in at 29.7 Mbps downloading speed which is still almost 10 Mbps less than the rival Samsung flagship smartphones. Furthermore, when downloading speed provided by both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were tested, it showed maximum speed of 28.6 Mbps and 29.4 Mbps, respectively.

Apple trails behind Samsung and Google flagship smartphones in terms of download speeds

The data gathered by Ookla was broken down to indicate the download speed provided by two of the top carriers in the United States i.e. Verizon Communications Inc and Sprint. This is where Bloomberg reports an average speed of 38.2 Mbps on Verizon and 34.2 Mbps on Sprint on Samsung Galaxy S9+. Further, iPhone X had the most amazing download speed of 31.5 Mbps which is among the highest when users had Verizon while Sprint Corp recorded the slowest download speeds of 25.1 Mbps.

Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL which are regarded as one of the best Android smartphones scored the maximum downloading speeds of 34.4 Mbps and 33.9 Mbps respectively. Although all the smartphones that were scrutinized in this report were of great specifications, the question arises, why iPhone X lags behind the likes of Samsung and Pixel devices and what the Apple executives would do to fix it? Meanwhile, Samsung actively mocks Apple for being a close-circuit in its latest commercials.

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