Samsung and iPhones Perform Fastest on Smart’s 4G/LTE and 5G Networks


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Whether you are an iPhone or Samsung users, you should be able to experience the fastest performance from your devices when connected to the Smart network, according to Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband intelligence.

Based on Ookla’s analysis of Speedtest Intelligence data covering Q4 2021, iPhones connected to either Smart 5G or 4G/LTE network perform up to 1.8 times faster than those on other networks.

On the other hand, Samsung devices on 5G perform up to 1.8 times faster – while those on Smart 4G/LTE perform up to 1.9 times faster than Samsung devices connected to other network providers.

Android devices are also up to 1.8 times faster on Smart 5G, and up to 1.4 times faster on Smart 4G/LTE than Android devices connected to other network providers.

Setting the 5G standard in the Philippines

“We all consider speed as a critical metric for network performance, and we’re glad that our aggressive network rollout has resulted in the fastest speeds, which translates to a significantly better experience for our customers – whether they are using iPhone, Samsung, or other Android devices.”

“With our industry-leading speeds and expanding 5G network footprint, Smart continues to set the 5G standard in the Philippines with the goal of improving the lives of Filipinos as they pursue their passions.”

– Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart

To date, Smart has 7,200 5G base stations around the country, allowing more Filipinos to experience ultrafast speeds of 5G for their hybrid work setup, virtual classes, online businesses, social media connections, or digital entertainment, among others.

Fastest across devices and network technologies 

DeviceNetworkMedian DL Speed (Mbps)Median UL Speed (Mbps)
iPhones Smart 5G208.8819.61
Closest Competitor112.729.57
Samsung Devices Smart 5G239.1225.58
Closest Competitor127.6711.52
iPhonesSmart 4G/LTE49.357.47
Closest Competitor26.644.90
Samsung DevicesSmart 4G/LTE36.397.79
Closest Competitor18.754.39
Android Devices Smart 5G227.5024.78
Closest Competitor122.911.65
Android DevicesSmart 4G/LTE22.26.63
Closest Competitor16.2811.65

Source: Ookla’s report for Q4 2021

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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