Every year, the new iPhones have a better performance, not only in the overall performance of the device, but also in specific activities, such as browsing speed 4G / LTE. This was no different with the iPhones 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, but Apple did not detail, during yesterday’s special event, the improvement in speed of the new top-of-the-line models.
Technically, the iPhones 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max have the same 4 × 4 MIMO antenna on the XS and XS Max models; the iPhone 11 also follows its predecessor and is equipped with a 2 × 2 MIMO modem – that is, so far nothing new.
With that, the question remains: how much faster are the new iPhones (in terms of 4G / LTE navigation) than their predecessors? This is exactly what SpeedSmart wanted to verify with the new devices by comparing, more precisely, the iPhones 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max with the XS and XS Max.
According to the company, iPhones 11 Pro have 4G / LTE connections 13% faster than flagships previous Apple. The results are quite consistent among all the major telephone networks in the United States (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon) – that is, they would probably also be seen in tests carried out with Brazilian operators – and represent a reasonable annual increase.
On the other hand, the SpeedSmart test leaves some doubts, such as, for example, data collection. According to the chart, the information was posted from August 9 until yesterday, and the new devices were presented on this very day. This does not mean that the tests are false, but it may be better to wait for other numbers to come out than to hit the hammer in the result above.
Wi-Fi support 6
As expected, the new iPhones also support the protocol Wi-Fi 6, technically known as Wi-Fi 802.11ax. Despite being faster, the new generation of the wireless network is still very nascent, but the smartphones announced yesterday by Apple can already take advantage of the ultra-speeds provided by it.
The specifications of Wi-Fi 6 are too technical, but it is important to note that the protocol allows devices to send even more data with each transmission (in relation to Wi-Fi 5, or Wi-Fi 802.11ac). The new technology also supports a faster transfer rate, reaching 1.320Mbps – 40% faster than the previous generation.
Again, this does not mean that you just need to buy a new iPhone to use the new wireless internet speeds. First that the Wi-Fi protocol has not yet been officially certified, and another that it is useless to have a router with support for 802.11ax networks and its ISP does not offer a plan that falls short of the technology.
For all intents and purposes, the good thing is that support for Wi-Fi 6 is there, and that the previous generation continues to be very well used by iPhones.
via MacRumors, CNET