How fast is your 3G on EVO with Sprint
I am test driving an EVO for 30 days and one of my main uses for this phone will be wifi hotspot (rooted) to link up my computers / other devices while on the road. So far I have not been that impressed with my 3G speeds with WifiTether. I am getting anywhere between .80 and 1.2mbs according to Speedtest.net app, and when I stream Netflix it def. pauses throughout.
Is this common for Sprint? I am in S. California (San Diego). I need to decide if I would be better off with the new Droid X from VZW, or forbid something from AT&T.
Any thoughts would help!. I am running flipz second update ROM, the updated PRL (I tried the Alltel / Verizon PRL but it was slower) and an updated radio.
- 06-13-2010, 01:25 AM #2
Unfortunately no 4G in San Diego yet... My real hope was to be able to stream netflix without hiccups... I too am getting about a 1.0mbs like you. When I tested Verizon it was closer to 1.6-1.9.
Maybe they need some more time to deal with all the new Evo owners. I really love the phone so I am hoping I can keep it.
- 06-13-2010, 01:45 AM #4
- 06-13-2010, 02:20 AM #5
I tested an Iphone 3GS unlocked using wifi tether and my laptop was getting almost 3mbps during the afternoon with ATT. My wife's Pre Plus gave 1.6 - 1.9mbps down, and the EVO is giving like .9-1.2 Mbps.
Maybe it was a fluke with the Iphone? I would expect VZW to be a bit stronger then sprint....
- 06-13-2010, 03:15 AM #7
On my 3GS I was getting about .95 download and I did the test several times. It is probably due to the overcrowded AT&T towers in my area. On the evo, I was getting ~ 1.6 downloads during the afternoon and night on 2-3 bars of signal. At night the 3GS is a different story, it downloads at about 2.8.
When comparing uploads, I get significantly better speeds on the evo compared to the iPhone. Most likely a limit to AT&Ts 3G technology.
- 06-13-2010, 05:13 AM #8
I was actually down in san diego last week for business ( i live in la) and I had to turn on tethering to use my ipad, i had 3g around 11 30 pm and i had gotten 1.4 mbps down and .61 mbps up.
From my experience, anywhere from 1.4 - 2.5 doesn't make a difference when loading pages, only when downloading files.
- 06-13-2010, 08:00 AM #9
- 06-13-2010, 08:09 AM #10
I am not familiar with the EVO at this time, but the others are a good choice.
Verizon offers the droid (good android choice) Or the Pre Plus with Free wifi tethering that works flawlessly.
AT&T also Offers the Pre Plus, no free wifi tethereing, and they have changed their data policy ($25 for only 2gb data)
- 06-13-2010, 08:10 AM #11
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- 06-13-2010, 02:37 PM #18
Maybe Im wrong about this, but isnt streaming netflix on your laptop tethered to your phone asking a bit much? I mean streaming video is very bandwidth intensive. Its kinda surprising to me anyone thinks it would work well over a wireless 3G signal. I would never even attempt it. To me, tethering would be good for basic internet browsing, at the most I would go on youtube with it, since the phone can do that on its own im sure it works fine on a tethered laptop. I think many of you are overestimating the abilities of a 3G signal.
- 06-13-2010, 02:52 PM #19
- 06-13-2010, 02:55 PM #20
I don't understand what the deal is...
For a 3G network,1.2-1.5 is a great range of speed. I am always getting around that area with Sprint anywhere I go. With my friends Verizon Droid, he is always getting 700kbps. I almost always double his speeds on sprint.
Moral of the story is that 1.2mbps is not slow for 3g.
- 06-13-2010, 03:41 PM #21
- 06-13-2010, 09:28 PM #23
Test Date: Jun 13, 2010 10:27:34 pm
Connection Type: Cell
Download: 1637 kbps
Upload: 671 kbps
Ping: 205 ms
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- 06-13-2010, 09:38 PM #24