Internet speed test apps are very necessary, as they are the only way to show you if you get the speed you are paying for from your ISP. These apps are different from each other. It is expected to get different results from them. Therefore, it is necessary to test the Internet speed on more than one app.
Before testing your internet speed, it is very important to conduct the test correctly in the first place to get accurate results. Meaning that it is necessary to disable download programs and close video streaming sites such as YouTube, as well as make sure that all those connected to the Internet, whether via Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi, are not consuming a high bandwidth of the network. Once you ensure the test environment is ready, you can start testing on any of the following applications.
1- Speedtest by Ookla
Speedtest by Ookla is one of the most popular and accurate free speed test apps. It works on all operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS, so you will never have any problem if you want to use it on any of your devices.
The only downside is that it contains a lot of ads because it’s free. These ads sometimes confuse the user while looking at the test results. But, if you decide to subscribe to the paid service, you will get rid of all the ads, and you will get a virtual private network (VPN). If you do not want to purchase the paid version, be assured that the free version is more than enough. It also provides you with a set of specified tests for download and upload speed and latency. It stores these results in the form of a set of records so that you can preview or compare them with each other.
We personally prefer Meteor over other apps because it not only gives you precise results but also the ability to know the quality of your network and determine its performance on the most used and popular social networking applications and even in Arabic. It is worth noting that it allows the ability to test the speed of the mobile network as well.
You will get very accurate results for download and upload speed as well as latency. Meteor also shows you the quality of your internet of certain apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Messenger, WhatsApp, YouTube, and many other commonly used apps. You can simply click on ‘select apps’ in the app’s main interface. Then, long-press on any app’s icon and drag it in the top circle to conduct a test on it and see the result. Meteor is a great application that does not contain annoying ads. It is free and supports Android and iOS, and we recommend you try it.
3- Fast by Netflix
FAST is a speed test app from Netflix. It is very accurate. As soon as you launch the app, it will immediately start testing internet speed automatically. Unfortunately, it does not contain a lot of information, but you can click on the View more information tab to get the download speed, latency, Internet server name, and IP address.
SpeedTest Master is an excellent example of the best internet speed test app. It is very light and supports the Arabic language. You will get all the information you may need from it. With just a click, it will start the internet speed test, which includes downloading, uploading, and latency.
SpeedTest will also tell you an important set of details like what is the expected time to upload a 1 GB video, signal strength, IP address, network name, and many other details. It also has a history that keeps all the tests you have done. Clicking on the Tools button gives you the ability to detect devices connected to the network and analyze the Wi-Fi channel. In short, it is a great and free application, and we highly recommend it.
5- Speed Test WiFi Analyzer by analiti
Analiti is one of the most powerful apps on the list. It is available for Android only and contains a large amount of information you may need to know about your network. It does the basic speed test stuff like download and upload speeds along with latency. However, this one also doubles as a WiFi analyzer. It will analyze Wi-Fi channels and tell you many details about your internet and its security system, service provider, IP address, and more.
The only disadvantage is its bit complicated interface for beginners. But to make it easier, you have to click on the three horizontal lines icon from the top left and then from the drop-down menu, choose Speed Test at the bottom. As for all the options at the top, they are to analyze the Wi-Fi signal, the nearby networks, and the channels used. Moreover, it allows you to test the Internet speed in all places in the house in a smart way and certainly keeps a record of all the results of the speed test you have taken.