Here in the Philippines, when shopping for new smartphones, we do not consider its 5G speeds. All that matters is that it supports 5G. But if speed is most important to you, then these five smartphones have the fastest 5G speeds, according to Ookla.
There are a handful of 5G devices in the Philippines, but five stood out with fast 5G speeds — the Samsung Galaxy A53 had a median 5G download speed of 199.90 Mbps, followed by the Huawei Nova 7 5G with 192.80 Mbps, the Huawei Nov 7 SE 5G with 188.32 Mbps, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G with 185.85 Mbps, and the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G with 183.54 Mbps.
You might be wondering why the latest flagship phones, such as the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, were not on the list. Its not because they’re not fast (they’re faster), but its because the phones didn’t make the conditions the study required. In fact, these smartphones have the fastest 5G speeds in other countries such as the United States, the UK, and Thailand.
To determine the fastest 5G devices in the country, Ookla examined the five popular 5G devices during Q3 2022. For the study, a handset is considered ‘popular’ when it has a market share greater than or equal to 0.5% of all devices and a minimum sample size of 100 devices in a given market.
Ookla also said that 5G samples from every 5G provider were included in the study, which might mean varying performance from network to network.
As the 5G network continues to expand in the Philippines, 5G smartphones have gained popularity among Filipinos with shipments increasing considerably by up to 34% share in Q2 2022.