The Q4 2017 MyBroadband Speed Test app results show that Google smartphone owners enjoy the highest broadband speeds through their Wi-Fi connections at home and work.
MyBroadband’s Speed Test app for Android and iOS gives smartphone users the ability to test their Wi-Fi and mobile data connections.
In Q4 2017, over 200,000 speed tests over Wi-Fi were performed by MyBroadband iOS and Android app users.
The average download speed over Wi-Fi in South Africa was 11.59Mbps, while the average upload speed was 6.99Mbps.
These speeds are closely linked to the average broadband speeds in the country, as most Wi-Fi connections are linked to a fixed broadband connection.
The app results show that Google smartphone users enjoy the highest average download speed at 21.48Mbps, followed by BlackBerry Android users at 20.62Mbps.
The slowest Wi-Fi speeds are experienced by Vodafone, Hisense, and Huawei smartphone users.
These results are expected, as Google and BlackBerry Android are high-end devices which are typically purchased by tech-savvy people.
These people are likely to have high-speed broadband connections at home and at work, which is reflected in their high average Wi-Fi speeds.
The table below provides an overview of the Wi-Fi speed results in South Africa.
|Average Wi-Fi Speeds|
|Smartphone Brand||Download (Mbps)||Upload (Mbps)||Latency (ms)|