5G in India: 3 ways to check your 5G speeds on your mobile devices

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5G in India: 3 ways to check your 5G speeds on your mobile devices

So, you’ve bought a 5G smartphone, and your city is finally eligible to try out 5G speeds. You can see the difference in speeds while surfing the web, downloading new apps and you also witness better quality on video calls with your buddies. But how fast is your next-gen network? What area in your locality has the highest speeds? Also, what carrier is offering the fastest 5G speeds in your area?

These are some of the questions we will be finding out the answers to today. Here are three ways to conduct a quick 5G speed test on your smartphone.

3 ways to check your 5G speeds on your mobile devices

Speed-testing websites

The quickest and easiest way to check your 5G speed is by opening a browser on your phone and heading for a speed-testing website like fast.com, speedtest.net or even Google’s own speed-testing portal. To access the latter, simply search for “speedtest” and you should see a mini window with a button you can click on to begin testing.

The other websites are also really easy to use and will feature a hassle-free UI with just one button. Clicking this button will send packet data the website’s servers to your phone and then back to the server, allowing these sites to gauge both your download and upload speeds.

Speed-testing apps

If you frequently plan on testing your 5G speeds in multiple areas or want to test multiple other networks like your home Wi-Fi connections, installing a dedicated app maybe a quicker, more seamless way to check your speeds. Thankfully, multiple speed-testing platforms also have their own apps to let you do exactly this.

This includes Netflix’s FAST app, Speedtest by Ookla, and others. You should be able to find these apps on both the Google Play Store as well as the Apple App Store if you have an iPhone. Dedicated apps can be pinned to your homescreen. If you’re really into seeing numbers, they can also be set to be triggered by gesture-based shortcuts or if your phone supports it, added to sidebar implementations.

Using your phone’s built-in network monitoring features

Don’t want to use third-party apps or sites at all? There is still a way to check your 5G speeds. If you have an operating system/ or custom UI that supports real-time monitoring of data speeds, you can set these to show on your phone’s status bars. Android skins like RealmeUI (Realme smartphones) or MIUI (Xiaomi, Redmi, Poco smartphones) allow you to check the speed straight from the taskbar.

Along with the fact that this needs no external website or app to work, you also get the benefit of checking the speed in real-time while you browse through other apps, stream music or play games.

हिंदी में पढ़ें: भारत में 5G: अपने मोबाइल पर 5G स्पीड जांचने के 3 तरीके

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