Published: Fri, October 05, 2018
IT | By Darin Griffith

Samsung launches S Pen SDK for Galaxy Note 9

Samsung launches S Pen SDK for Galaxy Note 9

The review suggests that Apple has made some noticeable improvements with this year's iPhone range but not enough to topple Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 hardware from the top of the smartphone hierarchy.

The iPhone XS is a huge step up from the iPhone X when it comes to LTE download speeds, according to exclusive new data from Cellular Insights and Ookla Speedtest.

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The new iPhone XS and XS Max use an LTE modem that we've never seen used anywhere else: the Intel XMM7560.

When the signals are strong, iPhone XS Max LTE speed is nearly on par with the Pixel 2 and Galaxy Note 9.

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Several complaints have been leveled against Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max smartphones since launch. A 20 MHz channel of LTE Band 4 was used, which is common to AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and all of the major Canadian carriers. The iPhone XS Max LTE speed is almost double that of the iPhone X under good conditions.

In usual waist height and head height drop tests, both the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max survived without any problem. The processor clocks a frequency of 2.2GHz which manages to perform well with multitasking, games and most mundane tasks. They found that download speeds on the new iPhones have increased by 6.6Mbps on average on all United States carriers. Anyone upgrading from the iPhone 7 would see an even larger 9.9Mbps increase in the USA and 31.6Mbps jump in Canada. It takes the iPhone XS 195 minutes to go from 0% to 100%, and the iPhone XS needs 15 minutes extra. 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.

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Overall, the Galaxy Note 9 might offer a better multitasking experience than the iPhone XS Max but it surely can not hold a candle against Apple's latest iPhone in terms of app loading times.

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