Samsung Galaxy S9 has faster download speeds than the iPhone X – report

SPEED TESTING. A Samsung Galaxy S9 performing an Ookla speed test. Image from Samsung.

MANILA, Philippines – In an article published by Samsung on Tuesday, May 15, the Korean electronics company boasted its current flagships, the Galaxy S9 and the S9 Plus, were the “fastest phones ever.”

Citing a study from Ookla, the internet metrics analysis company behind SpeedTest, Samsung highlights that the S9 and S9 Plus have download speeds up to 42% faster than its unnamed “closest-competitor”.

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 series is said to have significantly better download speeds thanks to its built-in CAT 18 LTE modem, which is able to deliver download speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps, without factoring network limitations.

Interestingly, smartphone users do not actually experience the same download speeds, even when they’re on the same network and area, as mentioned by DigitalTrends. Samsung claims its current flagships are 37% faster than the iPhone X, 17% faster than the Google Pixel 2, and 38% faster than the Galaxy S7.

“This summer, consumers are going to be on the road, at the beach, and relying on their phones more than ever, but without the latest and fastest network technology that’s available in the Galaxy S9 and S9+, their phones may quite literally slow them down,” Justin Denison, senior vice president, Mobile Product Strategy and Marketing at Samsung Electronics America said.

Samsung is so proud of the study’s test results, they are releasing a new TV commercial this week to showcase the Galaxy S9, especially since sales for their current flagships are slightly behind their predecessor’s figures. –