Galaxy S9 & Galaxy S9 Plus LTE Speeds Are Nearly 2x the Speeds of Apple’s iPhone X

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May 15, 2018
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Leading smartphone data speed analyst Ookla has crowned Samsung’s latest flagships Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus as the fastest smartphones in the market, but it is not talking about the chipsets. Instead, these smartphones can support the best download speeds that carriers offer.

Galaxy S9 Is 37 Percent Faster Than the iPhone X – Apple’s Bezel-Less Flagship Is Barely Faster Than the Galaxy S9

Data services offered by wireless carriers consist of multiple networks and smartphones constantly switch between the faster and slower lanes. Smartphones with innovative technology, such as the Galaxy S9, enable consumers to get the most out of their wireless service. Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus have the Cat. 18 LTE modem incorporated in their premium chassis and in case you didn’t know, both of them support speeds that can go up to 1.2Gbps. The only other SoC that is capable of doing this is the Kirin 970.

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Ookla’s speed test revealed that download speeds can vary considerably on the same carrier depending on the smartphone. The download speeds of Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are 37 percent faster than that of iPhone X, 17 percent faster than that of the Google Pixel 2, and 38 percent faster than that of the company’s own Galaxy S7.

Senior Vice President or Mobile Product Strategy and Marketing of Samsung Electronics America, Justin Denison said that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus can come in very handy during the summer when users travel and rely on their handsets to share pictures, download videos, and communicate with friends and family back home.

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Speed isn’t the only crowning glory of the Galaxy S9 lineup. The phones have been lauded for the variable aperture dual camera, IP68 certification against water and dust, autonomy, and high memory options. So whether you want to watch videos while traveling or share pictures with your friends, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus would prove to be worthy travel companions.

Their successor, the Galaxy S10 is expected to be announced in January 2019, and it could be the first flagship from Samsung to be equipped with a 5G modem. Imagine how fast it will really be then?

Source: Businesswire

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