iPhone 14 Pro Max: its modem is faster than that of the Galaxy S22 Ultra
Apple has equipped the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max with a new modem from Qualcomm. According to a benchmark carried out by Ookla, this one is much faster than that of the iPhone 13 Pro Max. But it also exceeds that of some competitors, such as Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra, whether in download or upload. Latency is also shorter.
You may not be familiar with the American company Ookla. But you certainly know one of its most used services in the world: Speed test. This site measures the quality of an Internet connection: speed in uploadin download and latency. It is also relevant for measuring the bandwidth of a mobile or wired connection (ADSL or fiber optic).
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Regularly, Ookla compiles the data collected by Speedtest to carry out studies on the fastest smartphones, but also on the operators offering the best connection. This study is focused on the United States, so the ranking of operators does not concern us. On the other hand, that of smartphones is more interesting. The latest edition of the Ookla report, dated Q3 2022, was released this week.
iPhone 14 Pro Max modem is faster than Galaxy S22 Ultra
We find five smartphones in the September 2022 ranking. And the first two places go to Apple, with the iPhone 14 Pro Max and 14 Pro, respectively. Then we find the Galaxy S22 Ultra in third, the iPhone 13 Pro Max in fourth and the Galaxy S22+ in fifth. In the table opposite, you can see that the two Apple models of 2022 are much better, whether in download, upload or latency. We had already had a glimpse of the connection speed of the iPhone 14 Pro last September.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max, for example, far exceeds 140 Mb/s in download, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra manages to exceed 100 Mb/s. The difference is even greater in upload. As for latency, the latest iPhones are the only ones to drop below 30 ms. These performances are naturally linked to the modem chosen by Apple: it is the Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 which you also find in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and 8+ Gen 1. Curiously, the performance of the X65 is much better when it is used alone rather than a Qualcomm SoC.