1. techiedork's Avatar
    Hi All,
    I noticed that with my EVO, I was getting very low page loads on 3G. I did a speed test and got around 120 kbps down fairly consistantly. I ran a speed test side by side with my Wife's EVO - I posted the picture below, but I got 120 kbps down and she got 1234 kbps down. Same location, side by side, same speed test app. Mine was fresh from a hard reset, and her settings are all default.

    I since exchanged my EVO because I figured it was defective, but I am getting the same speeds on the new one.

    So, not sure what is going on. Anyone have any suggestions?


    01-24-2011 08:41 PM
  2. RUSH's Avatar
    The 3g radio transmitter/receiver operates differently with every device(That's my three cents). You could run tests on five brand new devices, and the results will vary amongst each device. Modern technology.
    01-24-2011 08:50 PM
  3. techiedork's Avatar
    I understand that, but a 10x speed difference seems very excessive, doesn't it? I never seem to get anything above 125 kbps on my EVO on 3G. This is reflected in page load speeds as well, not just speed tests.
    01-24-2011 08:52 PM
  4. SierraJulietSierra's Avatar
    Update your PRL
    01-24-2011 08:55 PM
  5. techiedork's Avatar
    I am running an up-to-date PRL (60674).
    01-24-2011 09:01 PM
  6. cloak.n.dagger's Avatar
    Try this...

    (Fix) Downloads for Music apps and faster 3G - xda-developers

    A lot of people are reporting increases in their 3G speed after running this "hack."
    01-24-2011 09:22 PM
  7. PM-Performance's Avatar
    are both your phones on the same antenna, software, kernal, ect versions?
    Look under software tab.
    01-25-2011 10:32 AM
  8. 2CupsWithString's Avatar
    Wow, that shouldn't be like that. I don't care what software versions are on the phone that's pretty bad.

    Can you post your software/radio info?
    01-25-2011 10:52 AM
  9. nolefthere's Avatar
    are you running the same server?
    01-25-2011 12:48 PM
  10. flyer8493's Avatar
    your task killer is killing your speed too
    01-25-2011 11:02 PM
  11. djnk954's Avatar
    I know it's completely off topic, but Sprint's 3G sucks anyway...

    I would go get another replacement EVO
    01-25-2011 11:10 PM
  12. barakisbrown's Avatar
    I am in the same boat as the OP. I replaced mine for another and its slower than my epic that I have. I got the evo because I got sick of samsung and its 2.2 upgrade that will never happen. Yes, it is running the leaked 2.2 but I would like an official so that we can get some customer kernels,etc.
    01-25-2011 11:36 PM
  13. smackswell#AC's Avatar
    How much data is being used per month on the line?
    01-26-2011 11:30 AM
  14. techiedork's Avatar
    @Flyer - actually, I took task killer off after that (did a hard reset) and speeds were unchanged. My wife is running task killer and was getting 10x speeds over mine. I am not running task killer now.

    I tried the data reset and am now getting slightly better speeds...I got 448 down (but only 79 up) outside my office today, which is MUCH better than before. It is still spotty at times, but that may be network traffic - I am in Los Angeles.

    Yes, all software/firmware versions were the same between the two phones.

    So, with the data reset, I am a bit better than I was before. I also have a trouble ticket open with Sprint, so we'll see what they say.
    01-26-2011 12:45 PM
  15. Doc's Avatar
    Just because you did a reset (factory or otherwise) does not mean that it was successful so that everything is fixed. There can be minor issues with the reset that will not show up while it is going on that can cause issues. If you ever had tried to install Windows you know that no two installations are the same.

    To that end you may want to reset the phone again and see what happens.

    01-26-2011 03:08 PM
  16. Tower72's Avatar
    My speeds generally suck as well, and alot of other people have posted this before also. But one thing I noticed was, are you and your wife riding the same tower?

    What I mean is, her phone could be pulling in an ip from close by, and yours could be pulling in an ip from Kansas if that makes any sense.
    01-26-2011 03:16 PM