At this point, we already know a lot about the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. In terms of performance, the new devices are a bit faster than their predecessors thanks to the A16 Bionic chip, and the battery lasts two hours longer. But what about 5G? According to comparative tests conducted by SpeedSmart, the new iPhone 14 Pro models can also achieve higher 5G speeds than the iPhone 13 Pro.
Thank you Qualcomm for 5G+
SpeedSmart’s tests were performed with an iPhone 14 Pro and an iPhone 13 Pro. The cellular network specialist compared the 5G speeds of two major US carriers: T-Mobile and Verizon. The results show that the iPhone 14 Pro is able to achieve 5G download speeds up to 38% faster than the previous generation iPhone.
As far as upload speed is concerned, the gains are not very significant in absolute value, but the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max still show better results.
Here are the performance details:
- iPhone 14 Pro (Download – T-Mobile): 255.91 Mbps
- iPhone 13 Pro (Download – T-Mobile): 173.81 Mbps
- iPhone 14 Pro (Upload – T-Mobile): 28.25 Mbps
- iPhone 13 Pro (Upload – T-Mobile): 22.51 Mbps
- iPhone 14 Pro (Download – Verizon): 175.56 Mbps
- iPhone 13 Pro (Download – Verizon): 126.33 Mbps
- iPhone 14 Pro (Upload – Verizon): 27.28 Mbps
- iPhone 13 Pro (Upload – Verizon): 21.64 Mbps
Even lower latency
These aren’t the only tests the iPhone 14 Pro performed well in. SpeedSmart also noticed that average latency is lower on newer phones. Lower latency means the device takes less time to communicate with servers, which is essential for live streaming and especially online gaming. If you play Apex Legends, PUBG and other Call Of Duty, you will be delighted. You still have to be in the United States to take advantage of millimeter wave 5G.
For example, the iPhone 14 Pro achieved an average latency (Ping) of 52.88ms connected to T-Mobile and 37.09ms connected to Verizon. The iPhone 13 Pro recorded 62.20ms and 52.24ms, respectively.
New Snapdragon X65 Modem
These better iPhone 14 Pro results are thanks to Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon X65 5G modem. The iPhone 13 Pro relies on the Snapdragon X60. The new X65 5G modem supports download speeds of up to 10Gbps (compared to 7.5Gbps for the X60), and it consumes less power compared to its predecessor.
The iPhone 14 too
It should be noted that the non-Pro models of the iPhone 14 are also equipped with the new Snapdragon X65 5G modem. Although Apple has been trying to develop its own 5G modems for the iPhone, the company still has a multi-year deal with Qualcomm that is due to end next year. On the iPhone 15, Apple is expected to use its own chips for the first time.