Speedtest.net for Windows Phone 8 hitting on all cylinders now

Yesterday we mentioned the Speedtest.net had released a Windows Phone 8 app but many were receiving network communications errors that prevented them from using the app.

The developers work frantically to identify and resolve the issue and the app appears to be working as it should. We have confirmed that Speedtest.net is working on the Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X over WiFi and cellular signals.

Speedtest.net is a free, ad supported app for your Windows Phone 8 device that you can snatch up here (opens in new tab) in the Windows Phone Store.

Thanks, Rodney, for the tip!

QR: Speedtest.net for Windows Phone 8

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • Great App! Just tested, 45mbit/s with Lumia 920 ;)
  • Seems like att just started lte in my college town. The download averages 5-6, but upload is 10-12
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  • Ugh. Someone ban him already
  • Wow.  Is AT&T 4G really that fast?  Too bad that would eat up my 200MB data plan in no time.
  • speed doesn't change anything. 
    If you use 2 mb of data, then you use 2 mb of data.  Whether you are on 3g or lte, it is still 2 mb of data. 
    The issue is people think they have LTE that they shoudl start doing more than normal, doesn't matter what speeds you have, you do the same thing, you shouldn't have any issue with data usage. 
  • +1 we'll see how long this lasts though :/
  • It crashes on my 920 everytime I open it. Nm I deleted and reinstalled now it works.
  • Can I assume that to test cellular, one just turns wi-fi on their phone?
  • Bingo, just turn wi-fi off and it will test cellular.
  • Yes. But it would be nice to have an option to test one or the other rather than turning off Wi-Fi for LTE to be tested. Maybe in the next update.
  • Not going to happen since devs don't have access to change settings. Devs are only limited to the sandbox environment Microsoft gives them, and toggling settings on and off is unfortunately not one of them.
  • Um... Other speed test apps on WP8 have the option to toggle between wi-fi and cell. So I don't know why you think this can't.
  • Wheewww its nice to see so many important apps coming to windows phone 8
  • :) Now instagram and snapchat and those others apps/games promised.
  • You're welcome..
  • Go Rodney!!
  • Hey Mike!! Nice seeing you here... Guess who I saw on here a few post back??... Scuba! I wonder why he didn't respond to my reply to him.. Oh well,, he doesn't like the WP8 start screen so I guess he's still mad about that.. Lol!
  • lol in Moscow we live in stone age, 0/13 kbs both ways. for better speeds you will need to dance with tambourine. 
  • lol :DDD 
  • It would be nice to have a paid version.. I would buy this one.. Hate the ads.
  • concur
  • How often do you check your network speed? :p
  • At least weekly.
  • It depends on the situation.. I might not check it for days, then one day in doing test after test. I work at DFW airport so I'm in different terminals everyday. There's so many different WiFi networks here.. This is a very important app IMO..
  • By that metric, surely it's in the developers interest to make an ad-free purchase an option.
    I mean, how much could you possibly make with ads for an app that's rarely used.
  • so whats a good speed? is  ping og 133ms and a download of 4/07 and a upload of .59 anygood? sound bad to me. and i am supposed to be on LTE.
  • That doesn't seem great. I get faster on 3G.
  • Add Lumia 810 as working just fine on WiFi and cellular :)
  • Not for WP7.5? Really?!
  • There was an unofficial speedtest.net app which was taken off the marketplace sadly enough. I still have it though.
  • I agree. Lets get 7.5 on board here!
  • Wells Fargo app
  • Yeah, I'd love to finally get WF on board. Until then...browser :/
  • yes it finally start working...nice app.
  • It makes my speeds seem slow. :'(
  • The app design and metro look look awesome. I'm very impressed with the app.
  • From SF, I get 17 down/13 up on AT&T with Lumia 920 but with SGIII I get 32 down/20 up. WTF?
  • Every phone has different radios in them. That might be the difference your seeing in download speeds.
  • Same location?
  • I got 30Mbps download and 13 Mbps upload at work, and at home I just got 16 down and 12 up.
  • I had same problem and found android and WP app picked different hosts to test from. Try setting the same host.
  • http://www.speedtest.net/wp/14496.png
  • Your upload is twice as fast as my download.. Lol
  • LTE is nice... Not all areas were I live support it
  • No cat easter egg in this version.
  • Well I was having issues downloading it from the store right before this was posted but now seems to download and work without any issues. Just wished I had more then two LTE bars!:)
  • The results I get would have me believe there is no cell service in the major metropolitan area of NY/NJ. It shows zero download and 3meg upload speeds on 4g and LTE yet my actual internet usage flies when browsing, streaming or downloading. Can't take this app seriously.
  • My wifi speeds in this are consistently way off.  I don't know if that's something to do with the Wifi radio in the Lumia 920 or what, but this app gives 4.80 down, 3.10 up, with 117 ms ping on Wifi, when my laptop gives 24.97 down, and 3.85 up, 15ms ping, using the same server.
    For what it's worth, it's definitely not that the phone CPU can't keep up because my LTE speeds are 28.12 down, 6.04 up, and 81ms ping.
    It doesn't actually affect me at all, but it's still interesting.
  • Can you guys make a video of this app? Please :)
  • Horrible reception on LTE in my house thank god for WiFi :)
  • Ssssssssmokin'!
  • This is good to see. Finally on par with the beauty of the Android version. 
  • Wow. 36/12 on AT&T LTE in Atlanta (L920). My crappy Comcast cable account that's *supposed* to do 12 down only gets 8 on a good day and 0.5 up.
  • They must have fixed it late this morning since I was able to use it fine on my Lumia 822 right after I downloaded it then.
  • there`s a little bug, i`am using 8x but speedtest app report that i`am using 8s.. not big of a problem, just sayin`
  • Beautiful app.
  • UK Support?
  • Its not working for me.