The new iPhone XS
and XS Max
flaunt faster cellular modems than the iPhone X
, and it shows in testing. Research firm SpeedSmart ran the Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile models of the iPhone XS
or XS Max through its LTE speed testing routine, and the results above are pretty telling.
The new OLED display iPhones scored two to three times faster download speeds than their predecessor the iPhone X
which doesn't have a Gigabit-class LTE modem. The difference in upload speeds was less pronounced but still significant, so you can rest assured that if you get the XS and XS Max you will take full advantage of whatever download speeds Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile can muster in your area.
Unless your unlimited data gets "de-prioritized," that is. When we couple the new modem with the blazing 7nm A12 Bionic
chipset, the new iPhones' performance is shaping up to be pretty svelte, on or off the carrier grid.