Video shows Verizon 5G loses 75% of the time to 4G LTE


The news: 5G on iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro may not be as ‘real’ as Apple and Verizon have suggested, according to a new video from iupdate.

  • In the video, 5G won only 3 times out of 12: 4G LTE won 9 times
  • mmWave 5G, where available, crushed 4G in download speeds…but somehow lost in the upload test

Our take: 5G was not at all what I expected. I thought at the very least I’d see a marginal improvement in almost every test on 5G, but that wasn’t the case. 5G is slow…unless you’re in one of the very few mmWave coverage areas.
A table provided exclusively by iupdate, with the results of the testing.