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Samsung Galaxy S3 & iPhone 5 LTE Speeds Differ By Miles!

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5 both have 4G LTE, and as you’d expect, the data speeds beat the iPhone 4S on 3G. What you might not expect, however, is how widely the speeds of the S3 and the iPhone 5 differ, so you might find the results of this test by CNET even more of a surprise.

Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 4G LTE speed test

The iPhone 5 has a larger display, thinner body and LTE connectivity versus the 4S. And it’s these data speed increases that have us looking at the Apple phone twice. It actually manages to beats the iPhone 4S even when the 4S is on Wi-Fi!

The iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 were put to battle against each other to see how they matched up in speed. The tests used the same server for pinging, and were performed on the Verizon network. The tests were done with SpeedTest.net.

CNET discovered that the iPhone 5 downloaded faster, albeit slightly. However the S3 beat the iPhone 5 for uploading and with a huge margin.

Do remember that the test results may have varied because of various factors, like location and signal strength, so your mileage may vary. The big surprise was the huge difference between download and upload speeds on the two phones. See the results below.

Speed Test results

Speed Test results

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