It's not because Intel modems are superior to their Qualcomm counterparts but because of the legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm. This was generally borne out by the testing results, which saw the iPhone XS Max gaining a significant boost over the iPhone X, but still slightly outmatched by competing Qualcomm-based phones. The 7560 is Intel's first modem to support all four U.S. wireless carriers, letting Apple drop Qualcomm, the world's dominant high-end modem supplier.
The tests were conducted on 20MHz channel of Band 4.
How satisfied are you with the iPhone XS real-world performance? CNET Note 9 review and where to buy vs. The new 4x4 MIMO antennas effectively doubled the iPhone XS speeds over prior models, while also helping more in weak signal conditions, which as PC Magazine notes shows how "desperately needed" the new antenna array was.
The report has suggested that Apple's most notable improvements in iPhone XS / XS Max come in the form of improved battery life, which Consumer Reports claims "more than made good" on the Cupertino-based company's marketing claims relating to improvements over last year's iPhone X. It completely stops receiving cellular data at -128 dBm.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has rightfully earned the title of best smartphone of our time, which is able to offer the best balance of performance, design and durability.
The speed difference can be attributed to the different modems used by the Apple and Android devices. Specifically, the XS can last 24.5 hours, half an hour longer than last year's iPhone X, while the XS Max can last 26 hours, up to 90 minutes longer than the iPhone X. The iPhone XS still remains competitive down to nearly no signal, though. The iPhone XS showed an average of 6.6Mbps faster downloads on all U.S. carriers compared with the iPhone X. In Canada, that difference is a whopping 20.2Mbps.
A new series of tests have revealed that the Intel LTE modems in Apple's latest iPhones fall short of the Qualcomm chips being used in competitors' devices.
Here in the US, AT&T shows the biggest improvement from the X to the XS, with speeds jumping 8Mbps. Do you think there's room for its multitasking performance to improve? This should not be surprising since the Note 9 comes with twice the amount of RAM as the iPhone XS Max here: 8GB vs 4GB. Speedtest Intelligence shows a 9.9Mbps jump from the iPhone 7 in the U.S., and a 31.6Mbps jump in Canada.