Today, Samsung shared a new Galaxy S9 video ad “Ingenius: Speed”. In the video ad, a customer at the Apple Store asks about the iPhone X’s download speeds compared to the Galaxy S9’s speeds, leaving the Apple retail employee speechless.
In the video below:
Customer: So the iPhone X doesn’t have the fastest download speeds.
Genius: It is faster than the iPhone 8.
Customer: But the download speeds aren’t faster than the Galaxy S9. I thought it was the “smartphone of the future.”
In Ookla’s speed tests, the Galaxy S9, which is equipped with Qualcomm’s X20 LTE chip, was 37% faster than the iPhone X and 43% faster than the iPhone 8, on average.
Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ sports Qualcomm’s X20 Gigabit LTE modem that can also top at 1.2Gbps, provided that your carrier can supply such speeds.
The iPhone X is equipped with Snapdragon X16/Intel’s XMM7480 LTE chip, which does indeed have lower theoretical maximum download speeds than the Galaxy S9’s X20.