T-Mobile crushes its rivals and Samsung beats Apple in a new batch of 5G speed tests

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Ranked less than a week after Opensignal (for the umpteenth time) T-Mobile is ahead of Verizon and AT&T in both 5G performance and overall network experience based on a comprehensive new set of nationwide tests, Ookla doing essentially the same in its latest in-depth US market report.

The company behind the hugely popular Speedtest tool clearly conducted its own rigorous measurements of several key network indicators across the country in the second quarter of 2022, concluding in a nutshell that the “Un-carrier” outperforms the competition in . .. almost everything.

What’s special about Ookla’s reports compared to all the research regularly conducted by companies like Opensignal, RootMetrics, Umlaut, or PCMag is that smartphones and smartphone manufacturers in addition to mobile operators, fixed broadband providers, and even entire states and cities are also rated on download and upload speeds. But let’s start at the beginning.

Verizon and AT&T can no longer touch T-Mobile…

Like during the first quarter of the year, Magenta easily managed to come out on top between April and June, from overall download speed to uploads, network latency, consistency, video performance, 5G speeds and The availability of 5G is concerned.

5G video performance and 5G consistency are the only sections of this study where T-Mo doesn’t technically claim an outright victory, “statistically” similar to Verizon for first place, which also means the second-largest U.S. wireless service provider is literally in the in no way inferior to its arch-rivals, at least according to these particular tests.

Some of T-Mo’s wins are clearly more impressive than others, with the gap between the gold medalist and Big Red’s silver placement in the median 5G download speed category looking simply stunning, at nearly 74Mbps. To be clear, Magenta’s advantage over its “closest” competitor is greater than AT&T’s actual result, nor are Verizon and AT&T in the same league as the nationwide champion in overall speeds.

That said, it’s interesting to point out that T-Mobile’s speed scores were even more impressive in Q1 2022, although this slight drop could be related to the operator’s latest 5G availability boost.

Of course, both AT&T and Verizon have managed to improve on that key ingredient of their own 5G recipes as well (presumably with the help of C-band rollout and expansions), while also increasing their 5G speeds and their hopes of catching up with the industry’s heavyweight champion… five or ten years later.

Galaxy S22 Ultra users in Tampa have it all

It is certainly not easy to choose objectively the best phone in the world at any given time based on all the factors that could influence a person’s purchase decision, but strictly speaking from a mobile download (and upload) speed perspective, Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra is number one in the US… again, followed by Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro Max.

In fact, the new silver medalist was in third place between January and March, behind the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which has since dropped to fourth, and is ousted by the Galaxy S22+ while still beating (closely) the iPhone 13 Pro. .

Impressive, Samsung also ranks high above Apple in the manufacturer’s hierarchy, despite maintaining a much broader product portfolio with far more low-cost devices that you’d probably expect to deliver significantly worse speeds than the Galaxy S22+ and S22 Ultra.

Of course, your specific download numbers will depend as much (if not more) on your carrier and location as it does on your phone, with the geographic speed maps dominated by the District of Columbia, Minnesota and New York as far as states go and Tampa, Florida, Arlington , Texas and St. Paul, Minnesota in terms of the country’s 100 most populous cities.

Notably, T-Mobile happens to be the fastest general-purpose wireless service provider in no fewer than 75 of those 100 cities, as well as a whopping 45 states, meaning speed junkies have the best chance of getting “Un-carrier” satisfaction almost everywhere in the world. the US…where to buy a Galaxy flagship.

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