You may have probably heard by now that Apple uses two different modem chips in iPhone X. It depends on the carrier and the market.
Cellular Insights ran exhaustive tests with the iPhone X to find out which LTE modem is faster, and as we reported a few days back, the tests revealed that while Intel’s LTE modems are starting to catch up, the Qualcomm variant is still outperforming in terms of LTE speeds.
If you’re curious to find out if your iPhone X model has the faster Qualcomm modem or Intel model, then read on.
What are the different iPhone X models?
iPhone X A1865 model: Apple uses the Qualcomm MDM9655 Snapdragon X16 LTE modem in the A1865 model for CDMA carriers (Verizon, Sprint) in the US, Australia, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand.
iPhone X A1902 model: Apple also uses the Qualcomm MDM9655 Snapdragon X16 LTE modem in the A1902 model for Japan
iPhone X A1901 model: iPhone X Apple uses the Intel XMM 7480 modem in the A1901 model for GSM carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile) in the US, Canada, Europe, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Phillippines, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Argentina, Russia, and Mexico.
How to Find iPhone X Model Number
There are two ways to find out the iPhone X model number in iOS.
Step 1: Launch Settings app
Step 2: Navigate to General > About
Step 3: Scroll down and tap on Model. It will switch from the part number to reveal the actual model number as you can see in the screenshot below.
Step 1: You can also find out the model number by navigating to Settings > About > Legal > Regulatory.
Step 2: You will find the model number of your iPhone X right at the top as you can see in the screenshot below.
Based on the model number, you can figure out if your iPhone X comes with the faster Qualcomm LTE modem or Intel LTE modem.
Please note that now that you have this information, don’t obsess over it. As mentioned in the speed test report, the difference in speed is not as much as last year.
Let me know if you’ve any questions.