Samsung and Apple devices are fastest on the Smart network, says Ookla

Based on Ookla’s analysis of Speedtest Intelligence data for Q2 2021, Samsung and Apple devices in the Philippines are fastest on Smart’s 5G mobile network.

Moreover, Samsung and Apple devices in the country are fastest on Smart across all network technologies tested during the same period.

Samsung and Apple are the world’s top two smartphone vendors with global sales reaching 253 million units and 199.8 million units, respectively, by end-2020, as reported by international research firm Gartner.

“Speed is a key metric in our increasingly digital world. That’s why we at Smart are honored to be able to simply deliver a superior customer experience to Filipinos and empower them with the country’s fastest mobile network as they pursue their passions,” said Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart.

In Q2 2021, Samsung devices on Smart 5G network posted a median download speed of 277.44 Mbps (versus competitor’s 110.26 Mbps) and median upload speed of 29.68 Mbps (versus competitor’s 9.93 Mbps).

In the same period, Apple devices on the Smart 5G network posted a median download speed of 208.76 Mbps (versus competitor’s 5G’s 112.12 Mbps) and median upload speed of 20.25 Mbps  (versus competitor’s 5G’s 8.01 Mbps).

On the other hand, Samsung devices were fastest on Smart across all network technologies, posting median download speed of 28.34 Mbps (versus competitor’s 15.33 Mbps) and median upload speed of 6.45 Mbps (versus competitor’s 3.77 Mbps).

Apple devices were also fastest on Smart across all network technologies, with a median download speed of 39.66 Mbps (versus competitor’s 22.23 Mbps) and median upload speed of 6.34 Mbps (versus competitor’s 4.6 Mbps).

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