Laptopmag.com has posted some results to help determine what the best smartphone device is to handle hotspot usage. The original results include mainly Android devices (as it should) as well as a couple of Palm’s. However, the Palm’s were cut from the final results after finishing well below what we would consider standard speeds with today’s carriers.
The results were shown after tests using Speedtest.net with a Toshiba Satellite A665 for Wi-Fi connectivity. Popular sites such as ESPN.com, NYTimes.com and CNN.com were all tested by download times using Google Chrome as well. Head on past the break for the results.
In short, the best device after testing turned out to be the HTC Droid Incredible over 3G, and the HTC Evo over 4G. The weakest of the bunch was the Samsung Fascinate on downloading, but was average on uploads.
If you’re looking for a good mobile hotspot phone, we’d say that the HTC Incredible is your best bet on Verizon Wireless because of its superior download and upload speeds. However, the Droid 2 is also a good choice because of its zippy web page download times.
For more details on the tests with specific performance results, click here.