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Want to know your data connection speed? You now can with Speed Tester for BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 27 Nov 2013 03:34 am EST
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On most mobile platforms testing your data connection speed is a piece of cake as the popular app speedtest.net is available. We're not that lucky (yet) on BlackBerry 10 - unless you are happy to side load it. So I was rather pleased to see a native BlackBerry 10 alternative pop up in BlackBerry World recently in the form of Speed Tester. 

The application works for both your mobile connection and Wi-Fi and will provide you with the your download speed in Mb/s - which is something I tend to check on a regular basis. As well as just showing you your own results you can also view rankings from other users around the world and BBM is also integrated - allowing you to share your speeds with your buddies. 

Within the settings tab you can change the maximum Mb/s that your provider allows - which will alter the colored bar on the testing screen. You'll also see the name of your provider when performing a speed test - whether that be a mobile one or home broadband. 

The native application does what it says on the tin and the user interface is pretty sweet - set on a black background. And best of all the app is free to download for all BlackBerry 10 devices. If you are a Q10/Q5 user the app does look a bit odd as it was clearly designed for all touch devices, but it works perfectly and that's the main thing.

*Update* - As if by magic the app has already been updated, bringing improved support for the Q10 & Q5. Nice work Mr Dev. 

Being a new app it's performance accuracy is still questionable in my mind but that's just me. Give it a shot and sound off in the comments with your thoughts. 

More information/Download Speed Tester for BlackBerry 10

 

112 comments

ianbordas

NOT available for 10.1 AT&T :-/

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anon5814103

Third speed tester application on my phone!

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chicofehr

5.56Mb/s on Telus in Northern Alberta. Says ELUS Communications. I guess someone made a typo when they typed the isp name in for this app.

Share your internet speed with the community :D

Bacon Munchers

Same. Is that good?

James shows 18 in the picture, but that may be through a big pipe WiFi.

Granehill

I know that I have 4/, but I get only just below 10Mbit/s, but when I measure it with anothe phone I have around 70, so....

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mnc76

Speedtest.net chooses a server neat you to do the test to help give an accurate reading of your top speed.

Does this app do the same? If it uses a server in Belgium (for example) then Belgium users will see accurate readings, but people on different continents will get inaccurate low readings...

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bruce7373

These tests on done of dedicated servers, so the numbers are pretty much theoretical at best. They have little to do with what your speed would be in real-world scenarios.

mnc76

Also, speedtest.net uses corporate servers for testing. These have a lot of bandwidth and can handle heavy loads.

If they have underpowered servers for testing, then you may get a low speed due to server overload and not because your actual speed is bad.

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mnc76

I guess this comes down to how much you trust Square Cloud services for global testing versus Ookla (who makes speestest.net).

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joelwsmith84

Very happy to see this app.

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sjsavva

Fanbloodytastic! There's no excuse not to download and 5 star review this app!! Well done developer!!! #BlackSwan

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StreetDocRN

10.61Mb/s on Verizon Wireless in Mississippi.

Z10STL100-4/10.2.1.1055

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imraimy

There's even a RAKING feature. Really..?

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syxx20603

Doesn't work for 10.1 OS

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Douken

This

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axllebeer

I've just discovered that.

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bob_tn

Unfortunately it's unavailable for my VZW Z10 running 10.1. Have to wait since I don't go the leak route. Oh well.

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jrohland

No upload speed? WTF? Let's hope that's coming.

domex

Thank you

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slagman5

Showing as not available for my device...

Q10, AT&T, 10.1 :-(

felixlives

Smooth, native UI is clean and simple ( maybe a little too simple) no upload speed, and I'm not sure about the actual speeds,
However very nice, will probably get better with the next update

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djraz_official

Testmy.net. Far superior test results and much more accurate

Only a fool thinks they know me.

djraz_official

I can safely say that the app isn't very accurate in speeds. Way off base versus testmy.net. Which I have always found to be dead on reliable and accurate. Thanks tho.

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tankmann

That's a nice one :-D

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uzo123

2.87MB/s MTN Nigeria

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dbsCabral

Just downloaded... really nice app

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yessuz

so it is like Speedtest.net app for android?

Federico Santoro

I'm the dev if this app :) I've updated the app for support q5 and q10 and some fix lang

ibpluto

Nice work, thank you

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hamza817

Nice layout but not accurate.

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amp323

10.2 only? Says unavailable for my device

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Spawn12

Nice app but nowhere reliable im sorry to say, im on a fibre connection and should be getting close to 78mb down and this app gives me a 23mb down. Even worse on my 4G connection, deleted and will stick to my sideloaded speedtest app.

yessuz

you know, it might be the slow speed of your wifi...

Turnda643

Not available for my device.

I tried Testmy.net and I got 12.9 mbps down and 3.1 mbps up in Victorville, CA on the Verizon network.

Hopefully Speed Tester will be available for 10.1 users soon. Or Verizon releases the 10.2 update. Would like to have this native app on board.

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Abdulmajeed1

I like it very nice app

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Cylon69

I love this app

Love BB10!

blackberryz10w

Good job
BlackBerry forever

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kitty411

BlackBerry World says it's not available for my device (Z10). *weeps*

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jamesharmeling

Nice app! Side loaded Speed Test works better in my opinion and gives upload speeds as well.

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SeanDemers

23:28 Telus Windsor Ontario

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BBnose1

Hard to comment. I have no idea when I read the those numbers and comparing to different countries users. Just confusing.

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matthewmrl

I'm unable to download it on my Z10...

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Carterbits

Accuracy seemed way off when compared to other testing services. One of my favs is www.testmy.net

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Atmarix

Err... I don't get the right results
I should get 18mbps+ on my wifi but instead it says my speeds are 6mbps :/

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aljawaid

This is actually very good and long overdue!

wrpml24

This is not available for my device from BlackBerry word I have a Z10

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wrpml24

Not available for Verizon users 10.1 Z10

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BigAl_BB9900

Works well. 4G (EE) in North London is avg of 9.88Mb/s with a peak of 18.47Mb/s

bansheeboyz

It's mind boggling that there isn't a reliable speed testing app for BlackBerry

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emmuniz1

Fail... NOT available for 10.1

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jrohland

Got an update a few minutes ago. Since I installed the app earlier this morning, a assume this is a new version.

Kristijonas

22.7 only... :( TEO, Lithuania

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CWhite34

Shows as not available for my device (Z10 running OS10.1) .

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JWNY

Gold

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sf49ers1980

Love it!

CB10 on my Z10

Maxey05

Not available for my Z10 on Verizon...

tonyrenier

It won't download on my Q10, says "not available for this device". How are you getting it on Q10 and 5?

CBMem

Nowhere close to accurate on my Z10. I have 25 Mb/s Internet connection, sideloaded Speedtest on the same phone says 21, this app says 2.7!

stevesny

Can anyone explain why it's not available on AT&T 10.1??????

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KCXLT

I like the look of it, but as others have said it is way off. Checking my home ISP I got 0.49 Mb/s. Using Speedtest.net in the browser I got 22 Mb/s, which is the speed I'm paying for.

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agejohan

This app is awesome. I just emailed the dev to give him the French traduction, the app should come in French in few times ^^

HotFix

Download speeds FROM WHAT? Your default gateway? Some external website and if so where because that will drastically alter the results.

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bounce007

Bandwidth test on my computer on wifi says 15 Mb/s but using the same wifi connection on my Z10 speed tester says my download speed is 0.8 Mb/s... Shouldn't the rate on my phone be comparable (maybe not equal) to the rate on my computer?

CPR

NOT available for TMo BB Q10.1

VR6

The app does not keep the phone awake so the screen blacks out when performing the test!

W_I_T_S

Works well. 4 MB/s using Wi-Fi on sympatico.

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skynny70

Doesn't seem very accurate at all. Saying I am only getting around 2-3 Mbps here in my office. If I use s speed test via the browser I get a reading of 15.5 Mbps and if I use the Speedtest.net app from 1Mobile Market I get 17.2 Mbps.

Genghis2k3

Is there a reason CB articles no longer state the  minimum OS version needed for new apps? This omission has been fairly consistent since the release of 10.2. For whatever reason people have chosen to avoid downloading a leaked/unofficial OS, it's clear there are many that are still on 10.1. Has Crackberry adopted a "let them figure it out for themselves" attitude? Or is it  reflective of a  "those Americans that would destroy our dear BlackBerry can go F themselves" sentiment? This effects more than those on a US carrier. I DEMAND TO SPEAK TO YOUR EDITOR, AND I DEMAND ANSWERS! I WILL BE ON A HUNGER STRIKE UNTIL SAID ANSWERS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED!

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Daniela Ramo

the 10.2 it's official :(

Genghis2k3

There is no unleaked official 10.2 Z10/Q10 release for US carriers.

Snevil

How does it work? I get no response out of it at all. No isp id, nada.

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.giggz.

Don't see it here

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Bratza

The app has a great design! I really loved the user interface. Test speed is actually not accurate at all, but hope that will get fixed in the next update! Way to go! :)

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sonicpix

Not working. I wait for 5 min and no results. Can't select settings.

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alternator77

If you don't have 10.2 it wont work. Might want to out that in the article.

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surferito

Speed test in not accurate, sometimes it takes forever to start the test and when it starts I get 12 Mbps peak and 4Mbps average. Using speedtest.net or testmy.net I get about 33 Mbps download and 12Mbps upload on LTE with Rogers Canada.

VR6

Why do I get different results than my laptop browser on the same wifi network? I mean vastly different 0.95 Mb/s vs 15Mb/s?!?

cracker905

Not working for me. Just stays stuck with a waiting clock when I tap "Begin Test". Running 10.2.1.1055 maybe that's why?

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ConorMonkey1418

Great looking app, but totally inaccurate. I have a 3 Mb/s broadband service, on a line that can't deliver more than 4 Mb/s (old telephone infrastructure on an outdated exchange), and this app tells me I have 7.91 Mb/s download (1st try), 12.50 Mb/s (2nd try), and then 14.11 Mb/s (third). Speedtest.net consistently gives a figure around 1.4 Mb/s. So, not much use here then.

TTQ225

I have mixed feelings after trying it for few times. I'm with Rogers in Vancouver. I see full five bars of LTE on my Z10 but the max speed shown by this app is 3.59Mb/s. I find it hard to believe. Also, I don't see Canada on a country list and no Rogers on ISP list.

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cracker905

Full bars means nothing for data speed. Depending on how many people are connected to and utilizing data where you are can play a part on what your data speed actually is.

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surgeon1919

This app isn't accurate for me at least.

I think it's better suited for European clients. There's no way my max peak speed is 13 MB/s when I'm on LTE Max. The average was 1.65 MB/s!!!!!!

I've hit 93 and and average of at least 40 when I use the speed test app.

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joeybee

For me this app shows 3Mbit but Speedtest.net android app shows 50Mbit in the exact same location and connection. I don't think Speedtester is very accurate.

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Benjamin_NYC

Not available for this device. Q10 on TMO USA.

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IFytFyrs

Well, I clicked Begin Test... It says Please Wait. Speedtest.net works just fine. Am I missing something? Z10 with 10.2 on Bell in Ontario with full LTE coverage...

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IFytFyrs

After a restart it works fine. Not sure if this apps numbers are overly conservative, or Speedtest.net's numbers are overly exaggerated, but there's about 20Mbit between them...

cchilderhose

Don't trust this app. Says average of 8mb download speed yet constant tests with speednet shows constant 35mb on Rogers. Think I will stick with Speedtest as it seems more accurate.

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TDSWIM

Still says unavailable for Q10.

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walcolm

this is a really nice app....thumbs up to the developer

blkbry4life

Bummer, not available for OS10.1 T-MOBILE. When is the official date OS update going to hit the US? #wantittohappenNOW

Sulfuric

Nice looking app but nowhere near accurate and no upload test. Not sure how its gets a 4.5 star rating.

Federico Santoro

The update are coming (i hope tomorrow) for french support AND Select Server Option (for americans select Global 1 or Global 2).

rishikeshkankal

This is one nice App!

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jhanks64

I have better success with superspeedtest.com. This app was very slow on my Z10 running Z10STL100-4/10.2.1.1055 and my Q10 running 10.2.0.1809.

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gblum

Another apo report that says it's available on all BB10, but isn't.

Federico Santoro

The update are coming (i hope tomorrow) for french support AND Select Server Option (for americans select Global 1 or Global 2). THX a lot :)

AvishekC

Most of the apps does not support on my Z10. Why?????

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CobaltTiNor

Q10 w 10.1 att says app not available for this device

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Helveteshunden

Speedtest.net on my Samsung tablet gave me between 26,10 and 30,97 Mbps
Speedtester on my Q10 gave me 10-ish Mbps

Tested on 4G and took three tests on both devices. From my experience on other devices and what friends have told me, the speedtest app is more accurate at this point. But so I would expect. I hope the devs keep working on speedtester. An app as good as speedtest.net would be lovely to have.

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