MacDirectory Magazine

Jerad Marantz

MacDirectory magazine is the premiere creative lifestyle magazine for Apple enthusiasts featuring interviews, in-depth tech reviews, Apple news, insights, latest Apple patents, apps, market analysis, entertainment and more.

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 23 of 119

iPhone 13 Pro Max Is Officially the Fastest 5G Device in North America By Jesse Hollington The iPhone 13 Pro Max has just been crowned the fastest 5G smartphone across all U.S. and Canadian carriers, according to research conducted by Ookla, maker of the popular Speedtest app for mobile devices.. In its Q4 2021 Market Report, Ookla ranked the performance of U.S. carriers for speed, consistency, and reliability, however it also rated the speeds of the most popular devices in the U.S. and Canada during that same quarter. While it shied away from declaring a “statistical winner,” it noted that the iPhone 13 Pro Max came out on top, with a median download speed of 90.58 Mbps. In second place came the iPhone 13 Pro, which clocked in at 89.61 Mbps, while Google’s Pixel 6 5G came in a very close third at 89.05 Mbps. The iPhone 13 mini also made the top five, coming in at 84.73 Mbps, just behind the Pixel 6 Pro 5G. While the discrepancy between the iPhone 13 Pro Max and the iPhone 13 Pro seems odd at first glance, since both devices pack in the same Qualcomm X60 5G chipsets and same A15 CPU, it’s important to consider that Ookla’s results aren’t based on empirical laboratory testing of the devices in question, but rather an averaging of data from users who conduct performance tests with Ookla’s Speedtest app. Even Faster in Canada Ookla doesn’t confine its findings to just the U.S. In fact, it publishes reports for over 40 different countries, from Algeria to Vietnam. In Canada, the iPhone 13 Pro Max fared even better, achieving a median 5G download speed of 144.24 Mbps. The iPhone 13 Pro was still in second place, the standard iPhone 13 followed behind third, while it was Samsung’s Galaxy S21+ 5G that came in fourth, followed by the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G in fifth place. The differences were more stark here, however, with Apple’s iPhone 13 models beating out Samsung’s phones by a healthy margin; the S21+ 5G only clocked in at 116.73 Mbps The Carriers Among the U.S. carriers, T-Mobile once again came out on top, and in fact it actually surged ahead, with median 5G download speeds of 187.12 Mbps, a significant jump over the

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of MacDirectory Magazine - Jerad Marantz