LTE Speeds Of iPhone 5 & Samsung Galaxy S3 Differ Widely

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Both the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5 have 4G LTE support, the data speeds of course beat the iPhone 4S on 3G by a mile. However the speeds of both the S3 and the iPhone 5 differ between each other and you might be surprised by the results of a test by CNET.

Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 LTE speeds differ widely

The iPhone 5 with its 4 inch display is thinner than the previous versions of the iPhone and speeds for data are faster than with its predecessor thanks to it having LTE. In fact it even beats the iPhone 4S when the 4S is using Wi-Fi.

The iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 were pitted against each to see how both speeds match up. All of the tests used the same server for pinging, were conducted on Verizon and were made on

CNET found that the iPhone 5 was the fastest for downloading, beating the Galaxy S3 by a mile. However the Samsung Galaxy S3 beat the iPhone 5 when it came to uploading.

Bear in mind that the results of the test were based on numerous factors, including the strength of the network and the location. Therefore they may differ for you. However the big shock was the difference between the download and upload speeds on the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5. See them at the bottom.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5 & 4S

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5 & 4S


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