Analyst Angle: Gigabit LTE better on Android

Some people may think that 600Mbps is more than halfway to 1 Gbps, so what’s the difference? Qualcomm recently commissioned Signals Research Group (SRG), a well-respected wireless-benchmarking firm, to find out. The tests compared a Galaxy S8 phone, capable of Gigabit LTE operation, against a “generic” smartphone using a Cat12 modem. This less-advanced phone represents the LTE capabilities of Cat12 devices from Apple and others.