iPhone 4G speeds: top-selling iPhone XR Has slowest LTE downloads #IPhone_XRFebruary 18, 2019
According to research from OpenSignal, the iPhone XR is on average capable of downloading data on US cell networks at 17.6Mbps compared with 20.5Mbps on the iPhone XS and 21.7Mbps on the iPhone XS Max.
The iPhone XR is even slower than the 2017 iPhone X, which has average speeds of 18.5Mbps.
While the iPhone XR is slower than the more expensive models, it is still a lot faster than the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone SE, which all have download speeds of between 10Mbps to 12.8Mbps on 4G mobile networks.
For users who do care about mobile speeds on their phones, this issue may be one reason to upgrade.
OpenSignal identifies three main groups of iPhone models by download speeds.
However, when looking only at flagship Android devices – which are more likely to purchased in the US – LTE speeds are just under 25Mbps and well ahead of average iPhone LTE speeds.
Newer, larger and more highly specified iPhone models don’t necessarily offer better download speeds, according to OpenSignal.
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