Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Pixel 7 Pro beat iPhone 14 Pro as fastest 5G phone

Apple is a latecomer in the 5G market and its first 5G iPhone, the iPhone 12 series came a year after the 5G network was commercialized in 2019. However, the company has already released three series of iPhones and they all support with 5G network support. Since the iPhone 12 series, Apple has improved the 5G speed of its iPhones. iPhone 13 5G speed is pretty average but iPhone 14 speed is better. At one time, the iPhone 14 Pro held the title of “fastest 5G mobile phone” in the United States. However, due to software updates and optimizations, the competition is catching up. Ookla recently released its mobile performance report for the fourth quarter of 2022. In the US market, the iPhone 14 Pro lost the title of “fastest 5G mobile phone”. This device has now been replaced by the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 as well as the Google Pixel 7 Pro.

Apple retreats, Google claims a place

According to the fourth quarter mobile speed test report, the median iPhone 14 Pro Max download was 133.84 Mbps. Additionally, the iPhone 14 Pro’s median download speed was 130.14 Mbps. These mobile phones are ranked third and fourth respectively. In the fourth quarter, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 led at 147.25 Mbps. Google’s latest Pixel phone, the Google Pixel 7 Pro claims the second position with a download speed of 137.11 Mbps. In fifth place is another Samsung mobile phone, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with a download speed of 124.83 Mbps.

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From the graph, the download speed and delay of the above five models are quite close. In terms of downloading, the Google Pixel 7 Pro has the fastest download speed and the lowest lag. If network speed is classified by mobile phone brands, Samsung’s median download is 79.43 Mbps and its download is 9.88 Mbps. In this regard, Apple lags behind as it has a median download speed of 72.62 Mbps and upload of 8.69 Mbps.

The iPhone 14 Pro series took the lead in Q3 2022

Ahead of the latest fourth quarter earnings release, Ookla released its third quarter report. The company is behind the popular speed measurement software, the SpeedTest service. The third quarter report shows a list of the five fastest 5G mobile phones in the United States. In Q3 2022, all top 5 mobile phones are from Samsung and Apple.

Apparently, the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro were the fastest 5G devices on the US market, beating out Samsung devices at the time. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is Samsung’s fastest 5G device in the US, followed by the Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra.

In the third quarter of 2022, the download speed of Apple’s high-end iPhone models is quite impressive. The iPhone 14 Pro Max recorded an average download speed of 177 Mbps. It beat Samsung’s phone, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, which achieved an average download speed of 162 Mbps in the US. But when it comes to download speed, the difference between high-end iPhone models and Samsung Galaxy devices is huge. Samsung’s average download speed is terrible, with the fastest median at less than 20 Mbps.

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Internet speed will vary by network

Ookla says 5G speeds will vary by network because the list doesn’t differentiate data by network. When it comes to internet speeds, Brazil and China have double the upload and download speeds of the United States.

Comparing Q3 and Q4 device speeds, there is a general decrease in download speeds across all devices. Additionally, Apple devices appear to have lower download speeds in Q4 compared to Q3. Since Ookla did not announce the network for the test, there may be a change in the test network.

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