Samsung Galaxy S24 series dominates 5G download speeds in India: Ookla

Ookla has shared insights on how the Samsung Galaxy S24 family compares with earlier models in terms of 5G speed and latency during its initial weeks on the market (February 1 – March 24, 2024). This analysis covers various regions globally, including India.

Ookla examined early data from Speedtest users in 15 countries to assess if the Galaxy S24 series outperformed Samsung’s previous S22 and S23 families in 5G performance. They also compared it with Apple’s iPhone 15 family.

5G Performance and Comparison in India

In India, the Samsung Galaxy S24 family exhibited a slight edge in 5G speeds compared to its predecessors. Shortly after their release, the latest Samsung models led in both 5G download speeds and multi-server latency.

While 5G speeds were impressive across all devices, Galaxy S24 models achieved the highest median 5G download speed at 302.43 Mbps and the lowest median 5G multi-server latency at 41.56ms.

Galaxy S22 devices showed the slowest speeds in India at 273.78 Mbps, followed closely by the Samsung Galaxy S23 at 279.93 Mbps. The iPhone 15 family had a median 5G download speed of 285.78 Mbps.

Consumer Implications

For consumers in India currently using S22 devices, upgrading to an S24 model could provide a nearly 30 Mbps speed advantage, based on this study.

However, given the excellent 5G speeds across all device families and similar speeds among S22, S23, and iPhone 15 families, users may not notice a significant difference in their 5G experience, according to Ookla.

Key Findings from Ookla Study
  • In a study across 15 countries, Samsung Galaxy S24 outperformed Apple iPhone 15 in 5G download speeds in 7 countries, with minor differences in some.
  • Samsung Galaxy S24 had the lowest median 5G multi-server latency in 10 countries, while iPhone 15 had the highest median 5G latency in the same number of markets.
  • Galaxy S22 models had the slowest median 5G download speeds in 8 countries, and Galaxy S23 was slowest in 4 countries.
  • Galaxy S24 devices had the fastest median 5G upload speed in 13 out of 15 countries analyzed. However, upload speeds ranged from 11.83 Mbps to 66.52 Mbps, with only three countries (South Korea, Qatar, and the U.A.E.) achieving median 5G upload speeds of 50 Mbps or better.

On its key findings, Ookla said:

Our early findings from Speedtest Intelligence reveal that the latest Galaxy S24 family surpassed its predecessors, particularly the S22 models, in terms of 5G speed across multiple countries we examined.

While variations in speed were marginal in certain regions, S24 models exhibited notable speed advantages over previous generation Samsung devices in markets such as Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and others.