Speed Test Question

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  1. cdguylhs

    cdguylhs Member

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    We just got 4G in our area today and I wanted to see the upload and download speeds on my Droid Charge. What app do I download to test the speed?
     
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    the speedtest app is the one i used, but i think i remember when LTE first came out people were saying it was reporting incorrect speeds or something so take with a grain of salt
     
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    The first time I ran the test in 4G these are my results

    Download: 13.74 mbps
    Upload: 2.31 mbps
    Ping: 143 ms

    2nd Run in 4G

    Download: 15.47 mbps
    Upload: 1.60 mbps
    Ping: 143 ms

    My third run I did in 3G and these are my results:

    Download: .38 mbps
    Upload: .13 mbps
    Ping: 319 ms
     
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    Question.

    The question is: is the speedtest app on the ThunderBolt accurate when on 3G? 4G? If yes, mine is way slower than above. If inaccurate, what's better? Please note that I do not live near any 4G area, although Hagerstown, MD is supposed to get it maybe by July's end...

    The last I had any 4G connection was when I took a trip through Harrisburg, PA on 6/24. Results: 3.48 Mbps down, 1.06 Mbps up and 78 ms ping

    Faster than 3G but not entering incredibly blazing fast.......... :rating06:
    Hey, just askin'.
     
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    Lots of factors here.... distance from cell site, interference, inside/outside, speedtest server, etc. This is not even considering the test is being run through a speedtest app (not 100% reliable). Above all 4G is still in its child stages of development and optimization.
     
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    That sounds about right. You may want to try using different servers as that could heavily affect your results.
     
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    So, is Speedtest.net app accurate enough to give us ballpark numbers? Any better or more accurate app, given wireless and mobile device variables?

    PS here is in home 3G that I just did: 1.17 Mbps Down, 0.51 Up and 197 ms ping / closest server is 47.33 Km away
     
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    Droid Charge VZW Speedtest.net app:

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