Which Android phone is the best wifi hotspot? Find out now

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.

[via Laptopmag.com]

About the Author: Jesse Bauer

Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Jesse works in IT professionally. Jesse enjoys keeping up with all things Android and Google related, whoopin butt online in ModNation Racers, keeping up to date on the latest metal music, playing/recording original music, and reading Star Wars novels. Ahead of all those things, Jesse holds his family at the top of the list, who all somehow manage to support him with his endless list of things he wants to accomplish.


    What? No Nexus One in the mix? The first Android phone with this ability and no carrier restrictions! Wow!

    • Rohitsahib

      How many devices can be connected at a time using Android phone’s wi-fi feature?

  • Zach

    I find this funny, since the samsung fascinate and the epic 4g both dont have 2.2 froyo…. wait until they get it and these phones will probably dominate

  • Adam Sheppard

    I read the LaptopMag.com article. The Palms were NOT “cut from the final results after finishing well below what we would consider standard speeds with today’s carriers”. They were cut simply because they were older. From the comments to the article users seem to think they got decent speeds from them. Where did this assertion come from?