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IPhone 11 Pro significantly slower LTE performance than a Pixel 4 - LTE Advanced not supported?

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I have an iPhone 11 Pro and recently tested out an unlocked Google Pixel 4 on the same SIM. When using the O2 SIM on the Pixel it noted it was on "4G+" which I understand is also known as 'LTE Advanced'.

 

Using the same Speed Test app on the iPhone and Pixel, it showed a reliable 3-4x faster download and upload speed on the Pixel than the iPhone in the same location.

 

Is this because the Pixel 4 supports more of the LTE bands O2 uses than the iPhone 11 Pro?

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iPhone 11 is rated CAT16 for LTE- A, whereas the Pixel 4 is rated CAT 18.
This gives the Pixel a theoretical advantage of around 180mbps for download speeds (dependent on network capability).

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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@YaBoi 

iPhone 11 is rated CAT16 for LTE- A, whereas the Pixel 4 is rated CAT 18.
This gives the Pixel a theoretical advantage of around 180mbps for download speeds (dependent on network capability).

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)

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@MI5 wrote:

@YaBoi 

iPhone 11 is rated CAT16 for LTE- A, whereas the Pixel 4 is rated CAT 18.
This gives the Pixel a theoretical advantage of around 180mbps for download speeds (dependent on network capability).


And there you have it wink

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According to wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone_11_Pro) its "Gigabit-Class LTE Cat.19 with 4x4 MIMO".

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Must be the inferior cpu then tongue_winking

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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