1. AC Question's Avatar
    I just activated an Nexus 5X on Project Fi using my Google Voice number.

    I still have my current phone with T-Mobile while I "test drive", before I switch.

    First test, I have my two phones side by side, and run the SpeedTest app by ookla

    Here are the results:


    Nexus 5X:

    - LTE with about 60% bars, it looks likes it connected to SprintDM (not obvious)

    => consistently getting 5-7 Mbs download, and 1-2 Mbs upload

    iPhone 6+:

    - LTE with 3/5 bars on T-Mobile

    => consistently getting 30+ Mbs download, and 12-14 Mbs upload


    I saw this post with older model Nexus phones ( titled: "Fi Data is slow (unusable) compared to T-Mobile" ) from earlier in the year, with steps to remove the Project Fi app to get higher download speeds.

    However, I tried following the steps, BUT one of the steps is to uninstall the Project Fi app. On this phone, the Project Fi app looks like a "system" app that cannot be removed.

    These speed variances could be because my 5X is connected to a Spring tower (assuming I am connected to a Sprint tower, because it is not obvious)

    Anyone else experience this dramatic speed difference?

    Does Project Fi and/or Sprint/T-Mobile throttle the speeds for Fi phones?
    10-29-2015 03:44 PM
  2. methfan's Avatar
    i didnt realize I wasnt logged in, it shows my question as "guest". i asked this question, if it matters
    10-29-2015 03:48 PM
  3. methfan's Avatar
    Can someone move it to the "Google Project Fi" forum?
    10-29-2015 03:50 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'll post a link to your other thread in the Fi forum, and close this thread so that other people join the discussion there. http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...ml#post4786996
    10-29-2015 04:31 PM

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