The iPhone 5 data speeds will beat 3G speeds that users are able to get with their iPhone 4S but how does it compare to its biggest rival the Samsung Galaxy S3 which also has support for 4G LTE? The folks over at CNET conducted the test and came up with some surprising results.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5: data speed tests
The iPhone 5 is thinner and it now has a larger screen. These are two of the best things about the new handset, along with the fact that it now supports 4G LTE. Early reviews of the iPhone 5 have shown that there has been significant gains in the data speeds from the iPhone 4S and they have been called stunningly fast. In fact, CNET found that using the iPhone 5 on 4G gave faster speeds than Wi-Fi had achieved.
The speeds are not show in their true light until you compare them with those offered by the iPhone 4S on 3G. There is a huge difference, and to make things even more interesting, the Samsung Galaxy S3 was also tested. The tests were made in the same location and on Ooklas SpeedTest.net with each of them pinging the same server in San Francisco. Tests were made on the LTE network of Verizon.
CNET reports that the tests revealed that the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 beat the iPhone 4S easily. The iPhone 5 came out tops with downloading speeds and the Galaxy S3 had a larger margin on upload speeds. The results vary of course depending on your location and the strength of the network. Carrier performance does also change, so you may not get the same results.
Check out the huge gap between upload and download speeds when comparing the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5 below.