I tried the OOKLA website with my TF101 and the results were slightly less than the app (D 13.26 U 4.01).
The test is actually downloading then uploading a small binary file to your system. It's probably an issue with the SD card write speed slowing down the test. But I'm not sure as I only have a class 2 card in my DX, yet I got higher results that you claim.
i wonder what could be causing this... are you rooted? with a rom? i would test my dx, but i dont have it anymore we need to get some things right first, it could be your wifi in your dx isnt picking up a strong signal...
yeah, the upload always starts out around 1000 kbps but you can actually see it holding back. Looks like VZW is throttling it. Have no idea why.
My DX always has had crappy speeds with VZW. On 3G it is about 1/4th the speed of a typical AT&T phone. VZW has been 100% useless when it comes to even trying to help me. Just ONE of the reasons i dropped them.
I use my DX on Page Plus Cellular now. I am on WiFi 99.9% of the time so lack of data is a none issue. 1200 minutes and 3000 texts plus 100mb of data for $29.95 a month..........no taxes.........just a total of $29.95 per month.
When i do get a newer phone, when something that is truly a good upgrade comes out, it will most likely be with AT&t..................
I have observed the same thing over time, I'm not sure what the speed rating of the wifi adapter in the DX is but it's REALLY slow compared to everything else. Like it's a B when the mininum standard today is N.
The Wi-Fi chip and the CPU can only process so much bandwidth at once. On older handsets you are probably going to see slower speeds with regards to bandwidth because of what I described above.
For example, my old Sprint HTC Hero, which is an ARMv6 CPU running at 528 MHz when not overclocked, usually pulls down a maximum of around 5 to 6 Mbps on Wi-Fi, whereas my Sprint HTC EVO 3D, which is a dual-core ARMv7 CPU running at 1.2 GHz when not overclocked, can easily pull down much more than double that on Wi-Fi. It is all about what your device's Wi-Fi chip and CPU can handle bandwidth wise. Signal strength plays a large part in the equation as well. Bandwidth speeds can be greatly reduced if there is a lot of interference or you are very far away from the Wi-Fi router. Just food for thought. I hope this helps.
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