Ookla has released a new report showing the devices most likely to offer the highest download speeds in markets as diverse as Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, France, Japan, Saudi Arabia. , South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United States and United Kingdom. Who will be the fastest in this 5G speed test?
Unsurprisingly, the 5G-supporting phones rated by Ookla in this 5G speed test for Q3 2021 were able to crush their 4G LTE-only counterparts and predecessors in every major region, although the numbers and differences vary widely. ‘one country to another.
What remained relatively stable overall was a significant speed advantage for Apple’s new iPhone 13 over more popular Android phones that support 5G. For example, there is talk of a gap of more than 25 Mbps in the average download speed recorded in the United States between the new 6.1-inch iPhone 13 and the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra tops the ranking of Android devices in Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States. Despite this, last year’s iPhone 12 overtook the Galaxy S21 Ultra in South Africa and came dangerously close even in Bahrain and South Korea, where the iPhone 13 was not available in numbers. sufficient at the end of September.
The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max were excluded from this research paper completely, but they could have probably recorded even higher numbers.
Apple and Samsung are not unbeatable
Interestingly, however, Samsung’s top end was surpassed by the Xiaomi Mi 11 5G in France and, as you might expect, both Huawei and Sony excelled in the Android rankings of their respective countries, namely China and Japan.
In addition, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G has even accomplished the extraordinary feat of beating Apple’s iPhone 13 (narrowly) in the world’s largest smartphone market (China). The Sony Xperia 1 II 5G, on the other hand, practically rivaled Apple’s iPhone 13 in Japan.
Generally speaking, it’s safe to say that the iPhone 13 is the smartphone to go for if you are exclusively aiming for the speed of downloading via the data network, but clearly take this data with a grain of salt, since it is not daily tests. Much depends on your location and the carrier you are using.