Recently, it was reported that Apple uses two different modem chips in Phone X. While one modem chip is from Qualcomm, the other is from Intel. According to a speed test conducted by Cellular Insights, Qualcomm LTE modem is faster than that of Intel. How would you find out if your iPhone X has Qualcomm or Intel LTE modem?
For those unfamiliar, the LTE modems used on the iPhones depend on carrier and market. You can check the model number of your iPhone X from Settings app and get to know whether it’s using Qualcomm or Intel’s LTE modem.
How to Check If Your iPhone X Has Qualcomm or Intel LTE modem
There are Three different iPhone X Models:
iPhone X A1902 model: It uses the Qualcomm MDM9655 Snapdragon X16 LTE modem for Japan.
iPhone X A1901 model: This iPhone X model uses the Intel XMM 7480 modem for GSM carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile in the US, Canada, Europe, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Phillippines, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Argentina, Russia, and Mexico.
iPhone X A1865 model: It has Qualcomm MDM9655 Snapdragon X16 LTE modem and works with CDMA carriers like Verizon, Sprint) in the US, Australia, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand.
How to Find iPhone X Model Number
Step 1: Open Settings app → Tap on General.
Alternately, you can also go to the Regulatory section to view the model number of your device. Settings → About → Legal → Regulatory.
Now, you can see the model number of your iPhone X right at the top.
Depending on the model number, you can find out if your iPhone X has Qualcomm or Intel LTE modem.
In real life, you might not notice the difference between these two LTE modems. They are both of top-notch quality and do a fine job on all fronts. Have any feedback? Feel free to let us know that in the comments below.
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