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

04 October, 2018, 17:33 | Author: Shawn Conner
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This year, Apple's new iPhone XS and XS Max phones both have 4x4 MIMO, which should put them closer to par with other leading flagships.

For testing, Cellular Insights created a 20MHz channel of Band 4 with Rohde & Schwartz equipment that supports 4×4 MIMO configurations.

It has been well over a week since the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max went up for sale. The signal was attenuated from a strong -85 dBm down to the point of zero performance. We have already seen the devices compared to Samsung's latest flagship handset, the Galaxy Note 9, in a speed test and drop test.

We review products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. But as signal gets weaker, the XS Max really competes, showing that it's well tuned. But how do the two devices compare in a more intense real-world speed test? When it comes to very weak signals or levels below -120dBm, iPhone XS is comparable to the Qualcomm phones, though a lot better than the original iPhone X.

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While $929 may still seem like a lot, the Galaxy Note 9 is offering a truly best-in-class experience. However, the Pixel 2 performance declined to just 10Mbps. Both these devices lag behind the Note 9 and Pixel 2 that use Qualcomm modems.

Appeared in the second half of September iPhone XS interested many improvements associated with cameras. They found that download speeds on the new iPhones have increased by 6.6Mbps on average on all United States carriers. Anyone upgrading from the iPhone 7 would see an even larger 9.9Mbps increase in the USA and 31.6Mbps jump in Canada. T-Mobile comes in at 6.6Mbps, Verizon at 5.7Mbps, and Sprint at 2.3Mbps. Do you think there's room for its multitasking performance to improve?

"Galaxy Note 9 was launched in India on August 24 and pre-booking for the phone started on August 10".

In South Korea, Samsung also launched a special program in which the company purchases used Galaxy products from buyers of the Galaxy Note 9.

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