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iPhone Wi-Fi Speed Test: 802.11ac iPhone 6 Plus vs. 802.11n iPhone 5s [Video]

iPhone Wi-Fi Speed Test: 802.11ac iPhone 6 Plus vs. 802.11n iPhone 5s [Video]

Posted October 1, 2014 at 6:14pm by iClarified
We've posted a new video test comparing the Wi-Fi speeds of the 802.11ac iPhone 6 Plus versus the 802.11n iPhone 5s.

Both devices were freshly restored to iOS 8.0 and connected to the 2013 Apple AirPort Extreme. The router was placed 1.5 metres away from the smartphones and each iPhone was connected to the AirPort Extreme using a 5GHz-only network. No other devices were connected to the wireless network at the time of the test and the downloads were performed at separate times. We cut them together for comparison.

As you will see in the video, there is a substantial speed improvement!

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bobiiliev - November 2, 2014 at 8:28am
where find to download this app "Speed Test"
gamerscul9870 - November 2, 2014 at 12:39pm
That's the name.
Plazmic Flame
Plazmic Flame - October 7, 2014 at 1:17pm
That's some crazy speeds!
NateC - February 23, 2015 at 2:07am
That's a Wifi speed. From the device to the router only. Not an internet speed. Only applicable if you are copying files from one device to another, not downloading from the internet.
gamerscul9870 - February 23, 2015 at 2:17am
Well still.
Gpr - November 9, 2015 at 12:18am
My iphone 6 (wifi ac) greatly outperforms my ipad air (older wifi tech) when streaming from apple music and then streaming to an apple tv and speakers. The ipad air drops connections all the time, but not the iphone 6.
William Rodriguez
William Rodriguez - October 6, 2014 at 7:02pm
I update to ios 8.0.2 on my iPhone 6 and i still have problem with my wifi. I reset network setting and also reset my iPhone. What else i can do?
Techno - October 6, 2014 at 9:00pm
If you have a different computer, do a complete restore on a fresh computer?
William Rodriguez
William Rodriguez - October 7, 2014 at 1:39pm
I already try that. I think that maybe is an ios 8 software problem. There is a lot of people with the same problem. and its happens to me just before i update from 8 to 8.0.2.
Techno - October 13, 2014 at 7:20am
Try Putting the phone in DFU mode and restore clean. Don't put anything from the backup on the computer to the phone. Get it from your Cloud backup
Techno - October 13, 2014 at 7:23am
How old is your router? I suspect you have an older router and the settings could be the issue (on the router) try connecting to a wifi somewhere else and see if that is the issue?
andres valencia
andres valencia - October 2, 2014 at 5:07pm
que app usan para realizar la prueba
John C
John C - October 2, 2014 at 4:57pm
What app are they using?
here_miah - October 28, 2014 at 4:54am
Seconded, looked for it and I can't find it anywhere...
AtJoeH - October 2, 2014 at 3:57pm
Why wouldn't they pit 5ghz N vs. 5ghz N to see if the radios have been improved?? AC being faster than N in ANY device is not news at all. This is like saying "look how much faster this laptop is with gigabit ethernet vs. last years model with 10/100." Pointless
jos1 - October 2, 2014 at 4:35am
Iphone6 plus is faster due to bendgate technology, bend your phone if want to increase wifi speed
gamerscul9870 - October 2, 2014 at 4:37am
or it's how bigger stuff goes in it. Bending phones will obviously break it. MacBooks have fans that increase its structure, no bending required. Same for iPhones except ram and efficiency.
iAmMe - October 2, 2014 at 3:19am
I assume this test is performing a local file transfer?
mewfasa - October 2, 2014 at 1:27am
Wow this is fascinating!! /s. Why cant we get the test results of same bands like wireless-n on both iP5 and iP6? Wireless-ac(802.11ac) is OBVIOUSLY faster than n due to their wireless transmitter capacity. When it comes to wireless testings(especially router reviews), they test the same bands to see if there is any improvements on wireless network card itself. Please iclarified, bring us something that is not too obvious.
RalphM - October 2, 2014 at 12:12am
the speed is great but on the iphone 6 the wifi lags on loading safari pages. Tested it on two iPhones. I wish someone would address this issue and show it. Albeit somewhat random, it is frequent.
sillydrew - October 1, 2014 at 10:03pm
Anyone else having issues with connecting to iCloud? iMessages isn't working and I can't signout if my iCloud.
gamerscul9870 - October 1, 2014 at 10:12pm
No. Working perfectly.
Jeroen - October 1, 2014 at 8:03pm
My iPhone 2g is more faster then my internet provider is giving... So don't need the power.. WiFi still suck in Holland
Rollo17 - October 1, 2014 at 7:54pm
Wow, I'm getting sick and tired of that same apple like tune they always use for these demos!! Come on iclarifed, try to be a bit more original:)
gamerscul9870 - October 1, 2014 at 8:00pm
Better yet, hack the videos to change the tunes before it's too late to upload to the site.
Bwrian - October 1, 2014 at 8:14pm
Mute it then. You do have a choice
Bwrian - October 1, 2014 at 6:54pm
It's an app they wrote. Look at iclarified.com/24664 Comments
gamerscul9870 - October 1, 2014 at 6:49pm
Wonder what phone will be the first to load at light speed?
iCalowin - October 1, 2014 at 6:39pm
Is this app in the App Store, or is it for jailbroken devices?
marciton - October 1, 2014 at 6:21pm
where to find the application that you are using here?
Rohan - October 1, 2014 at 6:19pm
Can you'll plz release this software that you'll used. Looks kinda useful.
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