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iPhone LTE Speed Test: iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5s [Video]

iPhone LTE Speed Test: iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5s [Video]

Posted October 6, 2014 at 6:31pm by iClarified · 51502 views
We've posted a new video test comparing the LTE speeds of the new iPhone 6 versus the iPhone 5s.

Apple touts the iPhone 6 as having 'Faster LTE' saying, "With faster LTE — up to 150 Mbps — iPhone 6 users can experience faster download and upload speeds for browsing the web, streaming music, making video calls, and more." During the iPhone 6 keynote, Apple SVP Phil Schiller revealed that these speeds are possible through a technology called carrier aggregation. A tear down of the new device reveals that it features the Qualcomm MDM9625M LTE Category 4 modem which offers up to 150 Mbps downlink data rates and 50 Mbps uplink data rates.

To put these claims to the test we searched the city for the spot with the absolute best reception we could find. Testing late at night, when network usage is lower, we were amazed at the speed the iPhone 6 was able to achieve.

Take a look below and please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for more Apple news, videos, and tutorials.

You may also be interested in watching our iPhone 6 Wi-Fi speed test.

* For those interested, these tests were performed with the app for iPhone, in the middle of the night, in London, Ontario, Canada, using the Fido mobile phone carrier. The flicker on the iPhone 6 is an app issue which occurs when speeds reach a high level. It's not a video capture issue.

** We were able to consistently reach speeds in the high 90s with the iPhone 6. The absolute highest download speed we were able to obtain was 111 Mbps. I'm confident that if the conditions were optimal we could have obtained even higher speeds.
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Howard - October 7, 2014 at 1:08pm
iClarified, it's fast not because of LTE-A (at least, not yet available in Canada at this moment) but because of the 20x20MHz wide available bandwidth in the LTE Band 7 (2600)
Mike - October 7, 2014 at 11:40am
Having a limited data usage on your plan, it makes no difference how fast the network is. iPhone6 is still a disappointment to me. No major, wow factor, upgrade from iPhone 5s.
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Judge Judy - October 7, 2014 at 8:06pm
So your saying that you make decision out of retarded moments? Only Tards complains after they make a decision for they never knew what they wanted in the first place. I feel sorry for you!
Muzaffar - October 7, 2014 at 5:37am
I got on my 5s with Verizon 88 Mb/s
KenK - October 7, 2014 at 2:13am
Where is the status bar (time, battery, network) on the 6?
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