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iPhones and Samsung Perform Fastest on Smart - Ookla Report

Smart - Ookla

According to Ookla, whether you're an iPhone fan or a loyal Samsung user, you can only expect the best performance from your devices when connected to the Smart network.

Apple iPhones on the Smart 5G or 4G/LTE network perform up to 1.8 times faster than those on other network providers, according to Ookla's analysis of Speedtest Intelligence data for Q4 2021.

Samsung devices connected to Smart 5G, on the other hand, perform up to 1.8 times faster – and Samsung devices connected to Smart 4G/LTE, up to 1.9 times faster – than Samsung devices connected to other network providers.

Additionally, Android devices on Smart are faster - up to 1.8 times faster on Smart 5G and up to 1.4 times faster on Smart 4G/LTE - than Android devices on other network providers.

To date, Smart has deployed 7,200 5G base stations around the country, paving the way for even more Filipinos to benefit from the ultrafast speeds of 5G for their hybrid work setup, virtual classes, online businesses, social media connections, or digital entertainment, among others.

Fastest across devices and network technologies
Based on Ookla’s report for Q4 2021, iPhones on Smart 5G posted a median download speed of 208.88 Mbps and median upload speed of 19.61 Mbps, while iPhones connected to Smart’s closest competitor posted 112.72 Mbps and 9.57 Mbps, respectively.

Moreover, Samsung devices on Smart 5G posted a median download speed of 239.12 Mbps and median upload speed of 25.58 Mbps, while Samsung devices connected to Smart’s closest competitor posted 127.67 Mbps and 11.52 Mbps, respectively.

On the other hand, iPhones on Smart 4G/LTE posted a median download speed of 49.35 Mbps and median upload speed of 7.47 Mbps, while iPhones connected to Smart’s closest competitor posted 26.64 Mbps and 4.90 Mbps, respectively.

Samsung devices on Smart 4G/LTE also posted a median download speed of 36.39 Mbps and median upload speed of 7.79 Mbps, while Samsung devices connected to Smart’s closest competitor posted 18.75 Mbps and 4.39 Mbps, respectively.

Meanwhile, Android devices on Smart 5G posted a median download speed of 227.50 Mbps and median upload speed of 24.78 Mbps, while Android devices connected to Smart’s closest competitor posted 122.9 Mbps and 11.65 Mbps, respectively.

Lastly, Android devices on Smart 4G/LTE posted a median download speed of 22.2 Mbps and median upload speed of 6.63 Mbps, while Android devices connected to Smart’s closest competitor posted 16.28 Mbps and 6.25 Mbps, respectively.

PH's undisputed fastest 5G mobile network

These results further strengthen Smart’s position as the country’s undisputed fastest mobile network, bagging the latest Speedtest Awards for Q3-Q4 2021 with a Speed Score of 201.95, while its closest competitor posted a Speed ScoreTM of 116.08.

For this feat, Smart posted a median download speed of 218.82 Mbps and a median upload speed of 22.46 Mbps, while its closest competitor posted a median download speed of 116.92 Mbps and a median upload speed of 10.81 Mbps.

To experience the fastest 5G speeds, non-Smart customers can now make the Smart move without having to change their mobile number through Mobile Number Portability (MNP) at x.smart/switch or via Smart's GigaLife App. 

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