Since the iPhone 14 lineup has been out in the wild, we’ve already seen quite a few reports on the download speeds of the new smartphones. Experience showed that the iPhone 14 (Pro) in the download between 38 percent (5G) and 50 percent (4G/5G) is faster than the previous generation. Now, a new study by Ookla confirms these findings. The Speedtest experts in the USA determined an improvement in 5G download speeds of 37 percent and more.
Faster downloads with the iPhone 14 (Pro)
Ookla’s detailed report examines 5G performance by country. In the US, the iPhone 14 achieved an average 5G download speed of 150.08 Mbps versus 109.48 Mbps for the iPhone 13 (37 percent faster). The iPhone 14 Pro reached 174.84 Mbps compared to 121.08 Mbps for the iPhone 13 Pro (44 percent faster). The iPhone 14 Pro Max clocked a speed of 177.92 Mbps versus 121.19 Mbps for its predecessor (46.8 percent faster).
As the test shows, the Qualcomm X65 modem in the iPhone 14 Pro enables significantly faster 5G download speeds than the X60 chip in the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro. Ookla also cites the new A16 chip in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max along with 6GB of RAM as contributing factors to the faster performance.
Next year, all four iPhone 15 models are expected to come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X70 modem, announced in February. Like the Snapdragon X65 modem, the X70 chip theoretically supports download speeds of up to 10Gbps, with newly added artificial intelligence capabilities for faster average speeds, improved coverage, better signal quality, lower latency, and up to a 60 percent improvement energy efficiency.
Results for other countries can be found in the complete Report by Ookla. Incidentally, the fastest 5G download speed was measured in South Korea, where the iPhone 14 Pro Max peaked at 663.43 Mbps. Unfortunately, Germany was not part of the test series.
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