Can you recommend an app for finding out data speeds on Android?

Md Mukhtar Mohsin May 6, 2013
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I am using Android 4.1 and I want to know the current status of my data connection. I mean the actual upload and download speed. Can anyone recommend an app?

Thanks.

  1. Bumferry
    May 8, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Not sure fast or accurate this would be but I use Elixr2 widget on my homescreen which shows a fairly accurate spped of my internet at any given time.

    I don't think it would give anything in the way detailed results but you can at least see the current speed of your connection direct from your home screen, the app can be set up to show tons as well.
    I use mine to show me the wifi speed and ISP, Data speed, gps button, as well as shortcut for my most used apps, battery status, phone temperautre... etc.

    Hope that helps.

  2. rajeshmetla
    May 8, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Sorry got your question wrong initially.... I've used these two apps initially when I was using Tab...

    Network Speed by Pt. Its a good app. It will tell you your current uploads and download speeds. App gives you graphs and all.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=netspeed.pt

    NetTraffic Widget Lite. It's a widget. Gives you current network speed.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.likeee.nettraffic_lite

    I Preferred Network Speed over the widget.

  3. Ashwin Techgeek
    May 7, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Network Monitor Mini displays live u/l and d/l speeds of your connection.It's a free app but has ads in the settings creen. The ads are unobtrusive, but should you wish to go ad-free, you can get the pro version for $1.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.kfsoft.android.TrafficIndicator&hl=en

    You can customize the indicator text colors and the location of the indicator on the screen. Check the screenshots at the Play Store page to see what the indicators look like.

  4. Alan Wade
    May 7, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I have alwaqys trusted Speedtest too!
    It would be my first choice.

  5. Erez Zukerman
    May 7, 2013 at 8:54 am

    SpeedTest is pretty much the gold standard here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.zwanoo.android.speedtest

    • Md Mukhtar Mohsin
      May 7, 2013 at 10:09 am

      I think you all don't got my question. I am asking an app Which can tell the speed status of Connection Like if you have ever download from idm, it shows the current status of speed going on . Like that manner I want an app to tell status all the time When my phone is connected to net.

    • Erez Zukerman
      May 8, 2013 at 6:30 am

      Oh got it. Nope, I don't know of any app that does this (I'm not sure it's even possible).

  6. ha14
    May 7, 2013 at 8:23 am
    • Md Mukhtar Mohsin
      May 8, 2013 at 10:00 am

      Thanks man,the first app that is Network Speed is what i want ,it is showing the current status of my connection which i wanted i to know.

    • ha14
      May 8, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      glad that you found what you were looking for, if you wish to close the thread as solved, from your makeuseof account choose the best answer, good luck;:)

  7. rajeshmetla
    May 7, 2013 at 7:11 am

    I use Speedtest.net and find it best for testing your data connection speeds!

  8. Rajaa Chowdhury
    May 7, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Quite a few available at Google Play. Some listed below :

    Click the link https://play.google.com/store/search?q=internet+speed+checker&c=apps&price=1 and check either of the first three apps. The first one is good and should serve the purpose.

  9. Rob H
    May 6, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    If I understand correctly then it's not an app you need but one of the online speed checker services. The results may not mean much because if you're not using a cabled internet connection then there are too many other variables involved.

    For example if you're using wifi then the distance from the wifi router and the "transparency" to the wireless signal of any walls etc and the contention with other wireless devices (your neighbours wireless router maybe) and electrical interference will all degrade the signal. Similar issues apply if your connection is via the cellular network.

    Even on a cabled connection there can be contention and congestion issues but the impact is likely to be much less.

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