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The G and Video Streaming speeds - Stats
Hi All, OK, owner of the G since Wednesday and a bit of a Stats freak. Last night I did some testing.
Fully charged and unplugged.
3-bars and "3G" at the top of the screen.
With 10 basic Android System Apps running.
..I Stopped all apps then left the G for ten minutes and Motorola/Google/Android restarted the basic apps it needs.
Setup as wifi hotspot (NOT cable connected)
Acer i5 - 10.6" Notebook win7pro and nothing extra running
Display 50" 1080p TV via HDMI
SpeakEasy.net speed test using in no particular order for download speeds only...
..San Fran..Dallas..Los Angeles
Average speeds over 3 tests.
Test = 5.8mbps
Firefox and Netflix streaming a video in HD
Test = 4.2mbps
Firefox second window, Amazon Prime Video streaming in 3-bars-HD
Test = 3.4mbps
Battery life is not linear
Hour 1 = 90% remained
Hour 2 = 78% "
Hour 3 = 65% "
That calculates to roughly 8+hours battery life as a wifi hotspot for streaming.
With two videos streaming, the G still very usable, I am still getting better speeds than the ADSL that is going to be history as soon as that contract is up. Wooohooo.
Just as a test, I used the cable connected Tethering and the speeds increased by about 12%. But, with the wifi speeds being so good there seems to no real advantage to cable-tethering.
I think I am in love!!