Apple’s new iPhone 2018 models, iPhone XS and XS Max, are now on sale. While many Apple fans are still waiting for the XR model, iPhone XS hides a great secret feature which might be the best reason for grabbing one of the new handsets.
According to iFixIt, both iPhone XS and XS Max hide an additional antenna that enables support for Cat 16 Gigabit LTE but which also significantly improves 4G performance. In this regard, as revealed by the popular Android and iOS signal testing app SpeedSmart, the new iPhone XS and XS Max are by 2-3 times faster on 4G than iPhone X.
That’s a great secret feature that is very useful for heavy users and also one of the reasons why you should choose an iPhone XS or XS Max over the iPhone XR model.
The great secret feature of iPhone XS and XS Max is a good enough reason to choose these models over the iPhone XR
According to SpeedSmart, both iPhone XS and XS Max show a higher speed on 4G compared with iPhone X, on three US-based mobile carriers, namely, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile.
Thus, if you’re a heavy data user yourself, then you should go for one of the iPhone XS or XS Max models, and ditch the iPhone XR handset which, even though it’s appealing for its affordable price, lack this feature. iPhone XR, also, uses the same Cat 12 Gigabit LTE support precisely like the iPhone X, therefore, is slower on 4G connection.
However, besides its affordable price, iPhone XR might also attract some Apple fans thanks to its much powerful battery in comparison to both iPhone XS and XS Max.
Interestingly, iPhone XS and XS Max offer better performance on 4G while the iPhone XR model packs a much powerful battery. It makes us wonder why Apple did not come up with a model to combine all these features.