The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus might just have some new secrets hidden in it. It has been observed that some models of these latest versions are slower than the others. Nothing to be alarmed about it as this difference is almost negligible. This is due to the difference in the LTE modems in the iPhones. But it isn’t a huge concern as Apple rarely outsources its hardware.
iPhone7 and iPhone 7 Plus have two different LTE modems, because of which there is a difference in speeds. These modems are from Qualcomm or Intel. Qualcomm modem works for the models with GSM and CDMA models, while Intel modem works for the only GSM models. Cellular Insights conducted various tests and have drawn the conclusion that the handsets with Intel Modem are turning out to be the slower ones specially, once the distance between the device and the tower starts to increase.
If you too are eager to find out if your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is the faster or the slower one of the lots, you just need to know its model number, and here are two approaches to find out:
Technique 1: Finding it out Manually
In order to find out the model number of your device yourself, follow these steps:
Step1: First go to setting and then navigate to General Setting.
Step2: Tap ‘About’ at the top
Step3: Then Scroll down to ‘Legal’
Step4: Finally, tap ‘Regulatory’
Right at the top you will find the model number of your device. If it says A1660 or A1661, then this is Qualcomm modem and if the number is A1778 or A1784, then it is the slower version, Intel.
Technique 2: Let an App find it for you
If in case you feel too lazy to follow the above mention steps, you can directly download an app which can determine your device details. Go to the App store and search for ‘Lirum Info Lite’. This is a free app, and you can find more such apps which can tell you your device stats, but for now we will go with Lirum.
Once downloaded, launch the App and then tap on the Menu at the top left corner.
Then choose ‘This Device’ option. After that, tap on ‘General’ and voila!
Your model number is present right in front of you. Here again, if it displays your model number as A1660 or A1661, then this is Qualcomm modem and if the number is A1778 or A1784, then it is the slower version, Intel.
All you need to keep in mind is that these differences are noticeable only when you compare two same models of the iPhone 7s. Otherwise, it is very much assured that whichever your model be, it is surely going to be faster than any in the same category. Therefore, it is suggested that it is futile obsessing over your slower version of iPhone; it is still better than any other smartphone of any other brand.
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