How To Check If Your iPhone X Has An Intel Or Qualcomm LTE Modem


At this point, you might have already come through the news that the iPhone X ships with different modem chips. Even though it depends on the market and carrier where the smartphone is available, there are certain questions that we must ask. How does the iPhone X perform with one LTE model compared to the other? Well, Cellular Insights ran a test with the device to find out which LTE modem is faster, Qualcomm or Intel. There's definitely a difference and we will talk about it later on. We will also let you know how you can check which LTE modem is integrated into your device. So let's dive in.

Find Out If Your iPhone Is Equipped With A Qualcomm Or Intel LTE Modem

According to the findings of Cellular Insights, Intel's LTE models are starting to catch up pretty fast. Qualcomm LTE chips, on the other hand, is still ahead when it comes to LTE speeds. However, the difference between the speeds is not that huge. Nonetheless, if you're still curious about knowing which LTE modem is inside your iPhone X, we will guide you through the steps.

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Before we move ahead, you guys should know that the Qualcomm-based offering is denoted by the A1865 model number and A1901 model number for the Intel LTE model. We will tell you how you can find out the model of your iPhone X so you can see which LTE modem is incorporated into the device.

  1. The first thing that you need to do is open the Settings app.
  2. Once you do that, navigate to the General tab and then tap on About.
  3. Now scroll down from the list options present on the screen and tap on Model. Once you do that, it will switch from the part number to reveal the actual model number.

That's all to it, the model number will be available to you and you can tally which LTE modem is part of your device. There's also another way to check which model is your iPhone X. Simply navigate to Settings > About > Legal > Regulatory. The model number will be displayed at the very top so you can simply check that from here as well.

Even if your iPhone X is running on the Qualcomm LTE modem or the Intel LTE modem, we would recommend you to not stress it out. The performance difference is negligible, unlike last year's iPhone models.

This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Apple equipping the iPhone X with Qualcomm and Intel LTE modems? Have you found out yours? Share your thoughts about the performance of the handset down in the comments.