According to Ookla, iPhones, Samsung Galaxy devices, and Android devices perform faster on Smart 5G and 4G LTE networks.

This is based on Ookla’s analysis of Speedtest Intelligence data covering Q4 2021, where iPhones connected to either Smart 5G or 4G/LTE networks perform up to 1.8 times faster than iPhones on other network providers. 

On the other hand, Samsung devices on Smart 5G perform up to 1.8 times faster – while Samsung devices on Smart 4G/LTE perform up to 1.9 times faster than Samsung devices connected to other network providers. 

Moreover, Android devices perform up to 1.8 times faster on Smart 5G, and up to 1.4 times faster on Smart 4G/LTE than Android devices connected to other network providers.

These results strengthen Smart’s position as the country’s fastest mobile network, which also recently bagged the latest Speedtest Awards for Q3-Q4 2021 with a Speed Score of 201.95, while its closest competitor posted a Speed Score of 116.08. 

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“We all consider speed as a critical metric for network performance, and we’re glad that our aggressive network rollout has resulted in the fastest speeds, which translates to a significantly better experience for our customers – whether they are using iPhone, Samsung, or other Android devices,” said Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart. 

To date, Smart has deployed 7,200 5G base stations around the country, paving the way for even more Filipinos to benefit from the ultrafast speeds of 5G for their hybrid work setup, virtual classes, online businesses, social media connections, or digital entertainment, among others. 


Bryan is a tech enthusiast and self-admitted geek who enjoys blogging and watching NBA clips on YouTube. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations from different industries such as telecommunications and banking.

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