With various telephone service providers claiming that their 3G, 4G and EDGE service is the best and fastest, how can you verify their claims? The answer: install a good speed test application and verify their claims for yourself. Here is a list of some of the best Android speed test apps.
Use Speedtest.net’s Speed Test app to measure the network speed of your Android device. Speedtest.net is the ultimate resource for bandwidth testing and related information; their app will show the average download and upload speeds (from 0 to10Mbits). You can also use the ping test to evaluate the quality of the connection, which also affects the overall performance of the connection. Download a free copy of the app from this link.
This speed test app can be used to test the speed at which a web page loads, or to compare the speeds of two pages to determine which loads fastest. The app measures the average load time, (byte and kb) and lapse time. It also has a test history management feature that should be quite handle for web masters who need to gauge performance changes over time. You can download a copy of the app from this link.
Its main features include:
- The ability to tests download and upload speeds
- Supports mobile networks and Wi-Fi
- Shows test locations on a map
Unfortunately, the app has its test server is in Germany so performance issues, along the data link to those servers, will definite affect the numbers that are reported by the application. You can find a download link to the app here.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Broadband Test application provides consumers with
information on the quality and speed of the mobile data connections they are using. The app can be used to test the download speed, upload speed, and latency of mobile broadband connections and share the results via a simple email export. Download link.
If you suspect that there is something wrong with your phone, and that the issue may be causing slow connection speeds, you can use this app to verify or dispel your suspicions. This Android phone tester app allows you view hardware and software information and test the phone’s:
- Sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope, compass…)
- Wi-Fi (internal & external IP, gateway, DHCP server…)
- GPS (latitude, longitude, speed…)
- Multi-touch screen
If you don’t mind seeing a few ads, on the free app, you can download it from this link.
Use this Droid speed test software to evaluate the speed of your 3G, EDGE and Wi-Fi networks. However, users should be aware that tests take a while longer on EDGE networks. The main features include the ability to:
- Show the maximum upload and download speeds
- Track the network used for the test
- Show speed test results history
Download the app from this link.
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FCC Mobile Broadband Test – Speed test Android
Android Phone tester
Speedtest.net Speed Test