The latest Opensignal report today said Samsung smartphone customers have experienced faster download speeds than Apple and Huawei users in 35 percent of countries, across 40 countries analyzed.
Apple iPhone smartphone users were faster in 17.5 percent of countries. None of the three were fastest in the remaining 48 percent countries. Huawei smartphone users were joint-fastest in seven countries.
The research report on smartphone performance reflects the smartphone share of Samsung in the world. Samsung has 22.7 percent share in the worldwide smartphone market as compared with 17.6 percent for Huawei, 10.1 percent for Apple, 9.7 percent for Xiaomi and 8.9 percent for Oppo during the second quarter of 2019, the latest IDC report indicated.
Samsung has shipped 75.5 million smartphones as compared with 58.7 million for Huawei, 33.8 million for Apple, 32.3 million for Xiaomi and 29.5 million for Oppo during the second quarter of 2019.
The report indicates that telecom operators are not solely responsible for the poor network experience for their smartphone customers. Mobile operators usually enhance their Capex in order to increase customer experience.
The report did not reveal the reasons for the improvement in the performance of Samsung smartphones. Samsung has its own chipsets to power its smartphones, though it relies on Qualcomm, etc.
Samsung smartphone users experienced download speeds 8.2 Mbps faster than iPhone users in the U.S.
Samsung users were 12 Mbps faster than Huawei users, and 14 Mbps faster than Apple iPhone users in Norway.
Apple users had the biggest edge over Samsung and Huawei smartphone users in UAE and Taiwan. Apple iPhone users download speeds were 14.7 Mbps and 8 Mbps faster than Samsung users’ speeds in UAE and Taiwan.
The report said high-tier smartphone users experienced latencies 18 percent — or 11.1 ms — faster than low- tier smartphone users, and 14 percent faster even than mid-tier smartphone users. Lower latencies help to speed gamers’ reaction times.
The high-tier smartphone download experience ranges from 70.4 Mbps in South Korea to 6.6 Mbps in Iraq, comparing all smartphone brands across 73 countries.
Users in Canada and Singapore ranked just behind South Korean users with speeds of 67.1 Mbps and 65.4 Mbps, in second and third place respectively.
Download speeds of high-tier smartphones were at least twice as fast as those of low-tier users in 25 countries.
Consumers, who use costly Samsung smartphone, experienced faster speeds than Apple and Huawei users with global download speeds of 26.6 Mbps, 25.1 Mbps and 24.4 Mbps respectively.
Apple users with mid-range smartphone experienced the fastest speeds of the three largest smartphone brands. Huawei users with low-end smartphones were the fastest.