Among other things, flagship smartphones can not only show high scores in performance tests, maintain high FPS in games, etc., but also have the fastest communication capabilities. And among them there are also leaders and outsiders. With the release of the iPhone 14 Pro Max last fall, it was this smartphone that took first place in this ranking. But during this time, two competitors were able to move him.
Ookla released another report comparing performance the largest telecommunications operators in the USA. Separately, it has a smartphone speed section that compares round-trip performance and latency.
In the fourth quarter of last year, the iPhone 14 Pro Max remained third on the fastest list with download/transfer averages of 133.84/15.39 Mbps and a latency of 54 ms. It was overtaken by the Google Pixel 7 Pro with 137.11/15.53 Mbit/s and 50 ms, and the leader of the ranking is the Samsung Galaxy Fold4 with speed indicators of 147.25/13.95 Mbit/s and 55 ms delay.
Interestingly, before that, the iPhone 14 Pro Max showed 147/17 Mbps. This can be attributed to a wider range of users, who during this time managed to update their smartphone and used the new product in cities where the networks work more slowly. This could have affected the iPhone average accordingly.
Ookla also compared the average speed indicators of the largest manufacturers — Samsung and Apple. They respectively showed 79.43/9.88 and 72.62/8.69 Mbps.