iPhone 14 Pro: 5G speeds are 38% faster thanks to Qualcomm’s new modem
Although the iPhone 14s are not much more powerful than the previous generation, they have benefited from a new modem signed Qualcomm which gives them access to faster 5G speeds than ever.
If all the iPhone 14s do not benefit from the same processor, the A16 model being reserved for the Pro versions, all have nevertheless benefited froma new modem from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon X65. Thanks to its theoretical speeds up to 10 Gbps/sthe latter promises to be much faster than the previous generation found in the iPhone 13.
However, the Snapdragon X65 isn’t exactly new. It was unveiled in February 2021, more than a year and a half ago. Since, it is already found on most high-end Android smartphones equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processors. It’s not even Qualcomm’s latest chip anymore, since the giant unveiled in February 2022 a new, even more powerful Snapdragon X70 chip.
The Snapdragon X65 brings much faster 5G speeds to the iPhone 14
Anyway, the Snapdragon X65 is an important evolution for Apple devices, and this was confirmed by the Speedsmart site in its tests. Indeed, at the operator T-Mobile, the new iPhone 14 Pro obtains an average download rate of 255.91 Mbps, compared to only 173.81 Mbps on the iPhone 13 Pro. The increase of approximately 38% is therefore significant. On the upload side, the difference is smaller. The iPhone 14 Pro averages 28.25 Mbps, compared to 22.51 Mbps for its predecessor.
At Verizon, the gain is lower, but still around 32%. The new model peaks at 175.56 Mbps download, compared to 126.33 Mbps on the iPhone 13 Pro. In upload, the finding is the same, 27.28 Mbps against 21.64 Mbps.
In addition to faster 5G speeds, the site also found that latency had dropped on newer iPhones. The average ping on the iPhone 14 Pro is 52.88 ms at T-Mobile, compared to 62.20 ms for the iPhone 13 Pro. At Verizon, the average ping also dropped to 37.09ms from 52.24ms previously.
Although these rates are very good, theAndroid smartphones should be able to do much better by the end of 2022 thanks to the new Snapdragon X70 which will be equipped in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. It should arrive on the Xiaomi 13 and other devices from November.