You know what we haven’t had in a while here on PhoneArena? A comprehensive market report based on tests conducted across the US aiming to determine which of the nation’s top three mobile network operators delivers an objectively superior user experience in various key scenarios.
All joking aside, you can never be too informed when choosing a new carrier or even just a new phone, and unlike Opensignal and RootMetrics, Ookla wants to help you make the best possible decision as far as both those things are concerned, ranking the fastest individual mobile devices available stateside in addition to the major wireless service providers.
Six categories, one big winner
When it comes to overall cellular consistency, however, Magenta has a big enough advantage over Ma Bell to be declared the category’s sole winner, and said lead is actually even more impressive when measuring median download speeds, 5G performance, and of course, 5G availability.
Samsung and OnePlus are sharing the device spotlight
That being said, OnePlus is still the number one mobile device manufacturer for US download and upload speeds, handily beating Samsung, Apple, LG, and Google by… selling far fewer older and non-5G-equipped models.