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The iPhone has slower cell data than Samsung’s Galaxy phones, and the problem is only getting worse

The iPhone has slower cell data than Samsung’s Galaxy phones, and the problem is only getting worse

iPhone vs Android device speed tests are a well-explored enough genre to have their own YouTube niche, but there’s another kind of smartphone speed that gets notably less attention: Cell speeds. The speed of your data connection depends on your device as well as your cell network and the signal quality, and some new research suggests that Android phones have taken out a sizeable lead.

Every year, PCMag tests the US’s wireless networks and produces a ranking comparing Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. This year’s results just came out, and the carrier hierarchy is roughly the same as we’ve seen before. Verizon leads the pack, with T-Mobile in second, AT&T third, and Sprint bringing up the rear.