LTE Performance Of iPhone 11 Pro
Although the iPhone 11 Pro has faster LTE performance as compared to the basic iPhone 11, both of these phones are not much faster than the previous year’s iPhone models.
Theoretically, the Intel XMM7660 modem should perform better than the modems installed in the iPhones of previous years, but the capabilities of Intel XMM7660 are either blocked or restricted due to unavailability of the network features by the carriers.
Most of the people do not talk about the features of iPhones rather than the cameras. This is the reason that most of the new iphone reviews talk mainly about the cameras. But what if you are not able to share your 4K videos due to lack of good internet speed? That’s where you are going to have to understand how new iPhones perform on LTE networks.
This summarized review talks about the speed comparison of the iPhone 6, XR, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro Max and a Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ in 10 different locations in Manhattan on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.
AT&T is the fastest mobile network for the new iPhones; and it has been the Fastest Mobile Network winner for 2019.
3.5 Models of iPhone
Each new series of the iPhones comes with 3.5 models. And each of the models has slightly different LTE capabilities. There is a US model which has the bands and technologies that are compatible with the carriers operating in US and Canada. However, this model doesn’t have the key bands for Europe. There is a China model which has dual physical SIM card slots. This model also has some firmware alterations which make the models to adhere to Chinese political concerns. And there is a rest of the world model which removes the US frequency bands 14 and 71 and replaces them with 11 and 21 (used by Japan), 28 (used globally), and 32 (used in Europe). The “half” model refers to the rest of the world.
The real difference is made by the modem. It is a small chip that allows your phone to be connected to internet. Apple has been using Qualcomm modems for years. Then iPhone 7 and 8 generations used both Qualcomm and Intel modems. Apple stopped using the Qualcomm chips entirely last year due to some agreement hurdles. But then the two companies made up this year and an agreement for the use of Qualcomm chips has been finalized. Apple is now bound to use Qualcomm chips for at least three years starting from 2020.
Difference between the iPhones
The biggest difference between the iPhones in question is mainly concerned with the use of 2x2 versus 4x4 MIMO. It is hugely about the use of antennas to get the parallel stream of data. Apple used 4x4 MIMO for the first time in iPhone XS and XS Max. It was not available in iPhone X and XR.
The 4x4 MIMO-capable iPhones performed twice as fast on AT&T as non-4x4-capable phones on the same network. The same result was witnessed when T-Mobile carrier was used. but if you are using other carriers, it might not make any difference whether you are using 4x4 MIMO-capable iPhones or the iPhones without 4x4 MIMO capability. And one thing that you are going to have to take into consideration here is that the networks can, sometimes, act weirdly. During those times, comparing the speeds may not give you accurate results.