1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have tested my Note 7 against my Note 4 (I still have both due to the recall) and the Note 4 outperforms the Note 7 every time.

    On the same network, using 802.11ac access points (both Wave 1 and Wave 2), the Note 7 routinely gets a about 120 mb/s on Ookla, and the Note 4 generally pegs out around 310 mb/s.

    This also shows up when I check its connection rate. The Note 4 generally shows a rate between 700 and 866 Mb/s, while the Note 7, which is in close proximity, only shows 300 to 400 Mb/s.

    Everything so far, including its reported signal stregth, points to either an inferior driver or an inferior radio itself.

    Can anyone shed some light on this?

    09-27-2016 03:26 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    The internet itself rarely exceeds 2mbps these days, so you're unlikely to get any downloads any faster than that. Since the Note 7 FAR exceeds that, you'll never notice the difference - except in speed tests (which are normally done to servers a few hops from you - not a realistic test). It may be a slower radio (or just slower modem firmware), but so what? The 7 will still download at the limit of the internet.
    09-27-2016 04:20 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I think there's a lot of superfast connections now (e.g., Google Fiber), and downloads can be pretty lightning fast over them. But I agree that you probably won't notice any real-world difference, unless you're routinely downloading gigantic files (like in the multi-GB size).

    Log into your router settings and see if there's a QoS (Quality of Service) setting. If so, turn it off--maybe it's prioritizing the Note7 lower than the 4 for some reason.
    09-27-2016 04:59 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    The internet itself rarely exceeds 2mbps
    Are you referring to Megabytes or Megabits?
    09-27-2016 04:59 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    mbps is megabits, Mbps is megabytes. Unless you're only a few hops from the server, there's bound to be a slow portion somewhere in the path - and a download is only as fast as its slowest portion. It's like a Porsche in a traffic jam - a kid on a bike can go just as fast.
    09-29-2016 03:15 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hey Rukbat, isn't it Mbps for megabits/sec and MBps for megabytes/sec? What is Megabits Per Second (Mbps)? Webopedia Definition
    09-29-2016 10:45 PM

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