In addition to being more durable than their predecessors, with the world's best displays in tow and impressive cameras, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are technically a lot faster than the iPhone X for downloads on the fly.
Qualcomm's hope is that you'll get to use the hardware at the heart of it. What we believe to be the Snapdragon 845's modem is set on "fiyah."
There's good and bad news for US mobile users in OpenSignal's latest "State of LTE" report. Basically, LTE speeds are horrible, but availability is great.