Embarrassing, really embarrassing for Apple. This slap in the face, because as a new study now shows, the iPhone 12 fails with the most important feature against the assembled Android competition. The reasons for this initially remain in the dark.
With the iPhone 12 (mini) and iPhone 12 Pro (Max), Apple is catching up with the Android competition on paper and offering 5G speed for the first time. At the presentation last year, the US manufacturer recognized this fact and advertised it extravagantly. 5G that is undoubtedly that most important feature for Apple’s current smartphone generation. It’s just stupid if the function doesn’t really convince against the competition.
Apple and 5G: iPhone 12 far behind
This is the conclusion reached by the OpenSignal experts, because once again they examined the achievable 4G and 5G speeds in US cellular networks. The fastest 5G cell phone is therefore the new one Samsung Galaxy S21 with average 56 Mbps. And how much can it do iPhone 12 for comparison? Ridiculous 36.9 Mbps. Even more embarrassing, however, is the fact that 24 additional Android smartphones between the two phones stand – all better than Apple’s newest mobile phone. What a Slap and also a bit surprising.
The currently fastest 5G smartphone is by no means from Apple:
Apple already had performance problems in the 4G network, but the explanation was obvious. The Intel modems just weren’t good enough against the Qualcomm models at the competition. With the iPhone 12 (currently from 825 euros on Amazon), Apple is now also installing 5G modems from Qualcomm. Ergo: Compared to its predecessors in the 4G network, the iPhone 12 makes a significant step forward, but in a direct 5G comparison it is still left behind by the Android competition. Why is this so?
Why does Apple fail?
The actual verifiable reasons remain in the dark, but Ian Fogg of OpenSignal has a guess. It could mean that Samsung and other Android manufacturers are ahead of Apple because of theirs Antenna design is just better. It is not just the modem that influences the transmission and reception performance. Apple still has to catch up, after all, Samsung is already delivering the third generation of 5G cell phones, while Apple currently only has the first generation. In short: the competition simply has a bigger one Experience lead.