1. dakshay95's Avatar
    My laptop is getting a download speed of 35 - 40 Mbps while my phone is only getting speeds up to 10 Mbps. I ran multiple tests using the Speedtest app by Ookla on the phone.
    05-13-2015 12:51 PM
  2. Crashdamage's Avatar
    You can't take speed test results st face value. They're just not reliably accurate. Your phone might be slower but it actually might not. At best, consider speed tests only as ballpark figures.

    But let's assume the results are fairly accurate. Most likely reason for the difference is the laptop is using the 5GHz band and the phone is using the 2.4GHz band. 5GHz is usually faster, sometimes much faster. This is because 2.4GHz is usually more crowded and suffers more noise and interference.

    Try going to: Settings > WiFi > Menu > Advanced > WiFi frequency band and change it from Automatic to 5GHz only. Then try the speed test again.

    If you use WiFi outside your house you probably will want to put it back to Automatic so you don't miss 2.4GHz networks which are more common.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    05-13-2015 01:42 PM
  3. dakshay95's Avatar
    I don't have the option to change the WiFi band on my phone?

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    05-13-2015 01:56 PM
  4. dakshay95's Avatar
    Hello?
    05-16-2015 07:19 AM
  5. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Your phone probably is not capable of using the 5GHz band.

    Is the phone getting similar speeds when connected to other WiFi networks?

    Have you rebooted the router?

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
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    05-16-2015 08:26 AM
  6. dakshay95's Avatar
    Thanks for your reply. I just ran the test again and it's showing the proper speed that it's supposed to show...
    05-16-2015 08:43 AM

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