The iPhone 14 Pro Max has been the flagship of Apple’s smartphone lineup for a while now, but it has recently lost its crown as the smartphone with the fastest download speed.
The crown has been taken by the OnePlus 9 Pro, which is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor. The OnePlus 9 Pro was able to achieve download speeds of up to 1.7Gbps, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max was only able to reach 1.2Gbps.
The difference in download speeds is due to the different chipsets that are used in the two phones. The OnePlus 9 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor, which is faster and more powerful than the A14 Bionic chip found in the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The Snapdragon 888 processor is capable of faster download speeds thanks to its 5G modem, which is capable of downloading data at up to 3.5Gbps. The A14 Bionic chip in the iPhone 14 Pro Max is only capable of downloading data at up to 1.2Gbps.
The OnePlus 9 Pro also has a larger battery than the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which helps it achieve faster download speeds. The OnePlus 9 Pro has a 4500mAh battery, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 3687mAh battery.
The OnePlus 9 Pro also has a 120Hz refresh rate display, which helps it achieve faster download speeds. The iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 60Hz display, which is not as fast.
Overall, the OnePlus 9 Pro has taken the crown as the smartphone with the fastest download speed, but the iPhone 14 Pro Max is still a great phone and can still achieve impressive download speeds. It just can’t match the speeds of the OnePlus 9 Pro.
In the latest report from Ookla, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has lost its download speed crown to two Android devices, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Google’s Pixel 7 Pro. The Samsung device earned the top spot with 147.24 Mbps median download speed, followed by the Pixel 7 Pro with 137.11 Mbps, and then the iPhone 14 Pro Max with 133.84 Mbps. Upload speeds and latency were all very close but the Pixel 7 Pro led with 15.53 Mbps for upload and 50 ms latency. Additionally, Samsung smartphones took the overall lead for fastest median download speeds compared to all iPhones by about 7 Mbps.
It is interesting that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 won with the same performance that the iPhone 14 Pro Max had in the previous quarter. The iPhone 14 Pro Max’s median download speed dropped from 147 to 133 Mbps, allowing the Fold4 and Pixel 7 Pro to take the top spots. One possible explanation is that between Q3 and Q4, more 14 Pro Max smartphones made it into the hands of customers in more areas with slower carrier coverage. All of the top smartphones between Apple, Samsung, and Google are offering strong download speeds with median performance between 125 and 147 Mbps in Ookla’s test, making it a close race between the three.