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    Default Speed test App for Android

    Which FREE Speed test App you guys recommend for Android phones, preferably without ads?

    Speedtest by Ookla has may negative reviews -- too much ads, not accurate , consumes battery ... etc.

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    Default Re: Speed test App for Android

    MOST free android apps have some sort of adware, in app purchases or just data stealing .

    The days of developers writing GOOD apps for free are pretty much gone .

    I use the Ookla app , it works .
    You'll get negative comments on every app ever written . Its only the complainers you hear from, those happy with the app dont bother to comment .

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    Default Re: Speed test App for Android

    Thanks, 1101.
    " ... Its only the complainers you hear from, those happy with the app dont bother to comment."

    Makes sense!

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    Default Re: Speed test App for Android

    Canít you just go to the chorus site and use the one in the browser? Youíre testing over WiFi anyway so itís never going to be your highest speed.

    https://www.chorus.co.nz/speed-test

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    Default Re: Speed test App for Android

    Quote Originally Posted by psycik View Post
    Youíre testing over WiFi anyway so itís never going to be your highest speed.
    This.
    I wouldn't even bother running a speedtest on a phone.

    A wired connection is the only way to get accurate results.
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Default Re: Speed test App for Android

    Sometimes you do want to test speed across wifi .
    eg to test at different locations in the house or see if wifi is slow as balls

    It will give you the speed via wifi - on that device , but not speed of your internet connection

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    Default Re: Speed test App for Android

    In that case then you'd be better off running a local speed test to a wired PC on the LAN.

    Especially if you're setting up a super fast Wi-Fi router, where the results could be skewed by your internet connection being slower!

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    Default Re: Speed test App for Android

    I use the speedtest at testmy.net It's versatile, and does real downloads and uploads to check the speed. The closest server is in Sydney, on last checking, but thats ok.

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