Intel's new XMM7560 modem is capable of communicating with networks run by all four major U.S. carriers.
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. This is good stuff. The feature also helps boost the device's performance when the signal conditions are weak, the report notes. That's thanks to the addition of 4×4 MIMO.
PCMag also looked at real-world speed data from Ookla Speedtest (disclosure: ExtremeTech's parent company Ziff Davis also owns Ookla). Do you think there's room for its multitasking performance to improve? In Canada, that difference jumps to a massive 20.2Mbps.
In the US, AT&T showed the biggest improvement (8Mbps) in iPhone XS LTE speed compared to the iPhone X. It was followed by T-Mobile at 6.6Mbps, Verizon at 5.7Mbps, and Sprint at 2.3Mbps.
You'll find an even more dramatic change if you're upgrading from an iPhone 7. Anyone upgrading from the iPhone 7 would see an even larger 9.9Mbps increase in the United States and 31.6Mbps jump in Canada. This should not be surprising since the Note 9 comes with twice the amount of RAM as the iPhone XS Max here: 8GB vs 4GB. In Canada, the Galaxy Note 9 shows speeds of 97.7Mbps to the iPhone XS's 85.4Mbps. I think the secret is in this chart: Software matters. To them, we say: Don't return your phone, because we bet a fix is coming.