Wi-Fi speeds in South Africa – iPhone vs Android

MyBroadband’s free Speed Test app for Android and iOS gives smartphone users the ability to test their mobile and Wi-Fi connection speeds at home, work, or out and about.

MyBroadband’s Speed Test app is ad-free, and allows users to test the download speed, upload speed, and latency of their Internet connection.

The app also provides a map of where users conduct their tests, and makes it possible to record and export the test results.

The MyBroadband Speed Test app has been installed by over 13,000 users, who conduct tens of thousands of tests each month.

A significant number of these tests were conducted over Wi-Fi networks during the past month, which provide an overview of the home and work Internet speeds users have access to.

Android vs iOS

The results show that iOS users enjoy higher average Wi-Fi speeds, with lower latency.

With iPhones generally more expensive than Android devices, it can be speculated that iPhone owners have faster  – and more expensive – broadband connections at home, or faster connections at work, due to better company offerings or being in senior positions.

Android vs iOS
OS iOS Android
Average download speed over Wi-Fi 14.596Mbps 8.007Mbps
Average upload speed over Wi-Fi 9.687Mbps 4.290Mbps
Average latency over Wi-Fi 66ms 93ms

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Wi-Fi speeds in South Africa – iPhone vs Android