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The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G has been crowned the fastest 5G phone for download speeds by RootMetrics, the industry standard for real-world, independent network testing.
The research involved testing four devices available on 5G including the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, LG V50 5G and Oppo Reno 5G. All tests took place on the EE network in early June in London.
Stationary testing for a baseline figure took place in St. Paul's. City of London, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and South Bank, Covent Garden and Soho were also included in the study.
The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G offered the fastest burst speed and fastest 5G download speed, with a peak of nearly 700Mbps. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G capped out at just under 550Mbps while the LG V50 5G and Oppo Reno 5G managed similar results to each other at about 600Mbps. That makes the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G significantly faster than all its main competitors which is sure to appeal to consumers looking for the fastest 5G device right now.
The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G was the UK's first commercially available 5G smartphone. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor so it's suitably speedy in general use. It also sports a AMOLED screen that means everything looks great too. For photography enthusiasts, its triple camera means that wide angle, telephoto, and other forms of snaps are all easily achieved too.
When it comes to those impressive download speeds, however, the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G's success is arguably down to its design. Due to vendor components for the 5G antennae making the device too thick, OnePlus engineers designed their own antennae in a bid to make it sleeker and clearly more effective too.
"OnePlus prides itself on a fast and smooth experience, and these results demonstrate we have delivered a best in class 5G product for our users," explained CEO and founder of OnePlus, Pete Lau.
If you're interested in emulating such speeds, the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is available from EE with price plan starting at £59 per month.
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