The iPhone 14 Pro Max has made a lot of noise since it came out last fall. One of the highlights of this smartphone was the fastest download speed. In that regard, it has taken over major competitors, including the Samsung Galaxy S22 series.
But it’s time for the king to rest. As the latest report suggests, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is no longer at the top. Two new Android devices have completely ruled the throne!
Ookla Releases Latest Mobile Performance Report
Ookla’s latest mobile performance report is now available. In this report, Ookla compares all major US carriers to see how they perform in terms of availability, consistency, availability, upload speeds, download speeds, and more. But that’s not where the iPhone 14 Pro Max lost its crown.
Ookla made another comparison, looking at the most popular devices in the US in Q4. It also gave us a detailed overview of how popular devices, including the 14 Pro Max, stack up on upload and download speeds and latencies.
In case you missed it, the 14 Pro Max took the top spot in speed in Q3. Median download speed was 147 Mbps, and device upload speed was 17 Mbps. Now, Ookla’s Q4 survey turned things around.
Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Pixel 7 Pro take over iPhone 14 Pro Max
In Ookla’s fourth quarter survey, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 topped the list with a median download speed of 147.24 Mbps. Meanwhile, according to the latest report, the Google Pixel 7 Pro has a respectable media download speed of 137.11 Mbps.
What about the iPhone 14 Pro Max? I’m late. This device came in third with a median download speed of 133.84 Mbps. And you’ll be surprised to learn that the 14 Pro lags further behind with a median speed of 130.14 Mbps.
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Upload speed and latency are a different story, though. Both were close, but the Pixel 7 Pro had the upper hand with an upload speed of 15.53 Mbps and a latency of 50 ms.
Ookla’s report also shares insights into how Samsung smartphones stack up against all iPhones. And Samsung seems to be leading the way. Compared to all iPhones, Samsung’s phone had about 7 Mbps faster download speeds.
The most interesting thing about the iPhone 14 Pro Max losing the crown is that the Samsung Z Fold 4 outperformed in Q3 with about the same performance. This means that the median iPhone download speed has dropped.
In the third quarter report, the iPhone 14 Pro Max had a median download speed of 147 Mbps. But this time, the speed dropped to 133 Mbps. This is exactly why the Pixel 7 Pro and Fold 4 took the top spot.
The third quarter report already confirms that the iPhone is faster. So what’s the reason for this slow performance on the iPhone 14 Pro Max? Between Q3 and Q4, of the 14 Pro Max smartphones, were in the hands of customers living in areas with slow carrier coverage. There is a possibility.
It’s also possible that most of the iPhone 14 Pro Max users were in metropolitan areas when the third quarter report was released. And that gave the phone higher overall numbers.