Published: Thu, October 04, 2018
IT | By Emmett Cole

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Some respondents joked that if simultaneously charge iPhone Max Xs with the standard charger and use it, it will continue to discharge as if I was not connected to the mains.

That's still a conversation that you're going to have to have with your wallet, but PCMag has provided a little more data to tip the scales in favor of the iPhone XS.

At PC Magazine, Sascha Segan has compared LTE speeds of the iPhone X to XS, and the latter is substantially faster. The XMM 7560 is the first Intel LTE modem with support for all four big U.S. carriers, so Apple doesn't need to split its production with both Intel and Qualcomm modems - all iPhone XS units will include the Intel modem. But how do the two devices compare in a more intense real-world speed test?

The iPhone XS shows, on average, 6.6Mbps faster download speeds on all USA carriers than the iPhone X, according to Speedtest Intelligence.

Here in the US, AT&T shows the biggest improvement from the X to the XS, with speeds jumping 8Mbps. In Canada, that difference jumps to a massive 20.2Mbps. Apple has improved performance and stability, even on older devices, with the iOS 12.

Samsung is already selling different colour options of both the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9+ in India, and these new colour variants will give users an additional option. The new 4x4 MIMO antennas effectively doubled the iPhone XS speeds over prior models, while also helping more in weak signal conditions, which as PC Magazine notes shows how "desperately needed" the new antenna array was.

The first versions of the iPhone XS firmware may, in some places, be causing trouble with signal reception.

In conclusion, Consumer Reports gave Apple's iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max a score of 82, which means that it rates the device slightly higher than Samsung's Galaxy S9 hardware.

The iPhone XS and XS Max are almost identical handsets with similar performances.

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