The buzz surrounding the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus still has many consumers waiting to get their hands on the latest devices. While other competitors like Samsung, Sony, LG and HTC are already working to make their devices faster than Apple's latest smartphone, a new report was released, which deemed the iPhone 6 the fastest smartphone available.
Independent researchers performed a speed test with Apple, Samsung, LG and HTC phones to find the fastest device on the market, and the iPhone 6 came in first [link to primary source, while the iPhone 6 Plus landed second, the Daily Mail reported. Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy S5 finished third, the iPhone 5s landed fourth and the HTC One (M8) placed fifth.
According to the source, many are still waiting for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Sony Experia Z3 to be released, which could potentially be faster than the new iPhone smartphones.
Testing was performed to replicate real world use through numerous performance tests. According to the source, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both have dual core 1.4GHz A8 processors. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has quad-core processors, which doesn't necessarily mean it's faster.
Another report shows average speeds of iPhone 5s and 6
Recently, CNET performed testing with the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 through 19 different locations that were indoor, outdoor and underground. The iPhone 5s had an average download speed of 11.7 megabytes per second (Mbps), while the iPhone 6 ranged around 14.84 Mbps.
However, the iPhone 5s peak speed of 40.68 Mbps, and the iPhone 6 only reached 38.52 Mbps. On the other hand, the iPhone 6 had an average upload speed average of 10.8 Mbps, while the iPhone 5s only hit 9.04 Mbps.
The speeds were not necessarily significantly different from one another, but the small research sample size showed better download and upload speeds for the newer device, CNET reported. There's no doubt that iPhone sales are only expected to grow with the faster speeds. According to Boy Genius Review, iPhone 6 preorders in China have reached more than 20 million units from Oct. 10 to Oct. 13. Apple reportedly sold more than 21 million iPhone 6 devices through 30 different markets in the first two weeks, the source reported.
With sales of the new devices skyrocketing, owners should consider personal insurance to protect their devices.