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According to a recent evaluation by Ookla test, Samsung and Apple users in the Philippines can expect their devices to perform at their fastest on the Smart network.

Samsung and Apple devices are the fastest in the Philippines on Smart's 5G mobile network, according to Ookla's analysis of Speedtest Intelligence data for Q2 2021. Additionally, Samsung and Apple devices are the fastest on Smart in the country across all network technologies tested within the same time 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.

Fastest across various network technologies
In Q2 2021, Samsung devices on the Smart 5G network posted a median download speed of 277.44 Mbps (versus Globe 5G’s 110.26 Mbps) and median upload speed of 29.68 Mbps (versus Globe’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 Globe 5G’s 112.12 Mbps) and median upload speed of 20.25 Mbps (versus Globe 5G’s 8.01 Mbps).

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

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

Testament to exceptional performance

This device report came on the heels of Ookla’s latest report citing Smart’s as the country's fastest 5G network in the Philippines for the first half of 2021.

Smart also recently reaffirmed its dominance as the country’s fastest mobile network for the fourth year in a row, based on analysis by Ookla of tests taken with Speedtest covering the first half of 2021.

Smart’s level of performance has been enabled by Smart's mobile network, including its 5G network, now fired up in more than 4,000 sites nationwide making it the country's first, fastest, and widest 5G network.

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