The 5 best internet speed tests are:
This list is based on thorough research into the qualities of speed tests.
This top 5 replaces our previously published top 10.
If you are looking for a speed test with a specific goal in mind, use the Interactive Speed Test Advisor. If you are looking for a speed test with certain features, use the Dynamic Speed Test Advisor.
1. Google Fiber
http://speed.googlefiber.net/ Google Fiber speed test (The original -) 0 5/5 stars ★★★★★ Hans van der Graaf Hans van der Graaf
The combination of speed and accuracy makes the original Google Fiber speed test the best speed test there is.
When you're not on the Google Fiber network, you'll get a warning that "Performing a speed test on your mobile network may result in data charges." Because Google Fiber is faster than most other speed tests, in practice the amount of data that is used will be less than these speed tests.
Google Fiber measures the most important features of your internet connection, namely download spped, upload speed and ping time. There is a clear indication when the speed test is finished, the measurement results are clearly displayed.
Fast and accurate
With on average 16 seconds to complete, Google Fiber is one of the fastest speed test there is. Besides that Google Fiber is a very accurate speed test.
No secure connection
It's hard to find anything negative about Google Fiber. Perhaps the only thing is that no secure connection is used.
https://speed.measurementlab.net/ M-Lab speed test 0 5/5 stars ★★★★★ Hans van der Graaf Hans van der Graaf
M-Lab is a very accurate speed test, it is part of an open source research project. By using the M-Lab speed test you contribute to this research project. Measurement Lab (M-Lab) is a measurement platform that provides one of the largest collections of public data on Internet performance.
Besides the download speed and the upload speed, also the test server, the latency and the retransmission percentage is shown as a result.
Note that M-Lab is the only speed test which measures the retransmission percentage.
10 seconds per test
This speed test tries to transfer as much data as it can in ten seconds (both up and down). As a result, the results are available within a fixed time.
On a narrow screen, scrolling is required to restart
On narrow screens you have to scroll up to restart the speed test. After a test the "Again" button is not visible. You have to scroll up to see the "Again" button.
3. Internet Speed at a Glance
https://speedtest.zomdir.com/ Internet Speed at a Glance 0 4/5 stars ★★★★☆ Hans van der Graaf Hans van der Graaf
Internet Speed at a Glance is ideal for quickly checking internet problems.
Note that the Ultimate Speed Test Test and Internet Speed at a Glance are both part of the same ZOMDir project.
Reason enough to be critical of this speed test in this speed test study.
However, Internet Speed at a Glance was created for a reason. Namely, providing insight as quickly as possible as to whether the internet speed is acceptable. Since Internet Speed at a Glance is programmed as a Progressive Web App (PWA), it is possible to install it on your phone as a separate application. As a result, it can be quickly checked at all times whether the internet speed is acceptable.
This is the fastest speed test there is. The webpage is less than one third in size compared to the average size of a webpage. Hence this speed test loads extremely fast. This small footprint makes this the most climate friendly speed test.
Result is a range
The measured speed test is not given exactly, but the range within which the measured speed falls.
4. Your ISP's speed test
https://www.speedtest.net/ Your ISP's speed test (Probably an Ookla clone) 0 3/5 stars ★★★☆☆ Hans van der Graaf Hans van der Graaf
Your ISP usually offers an Ookla clone without ads. This immediately makes such a clone a lot more attractive than the original.
Not that such a clone is a good speed test. The only reason to use this speed test is to collect hard data to be able to file justified complaints with your ISP about the delivered speed. Make sure you test correctly.
https://fast.com/ Fast 0 3/5 stars ★★★☆☆ Hans van der Graaf Hans van der Graaf
The Fast speed test was revolutionary at launch.
The great user experience that Fast offers is the reason for calling this speed test. This despite the serious drawbacks.
Fast was the first speed test that starts immediately when you visit the speed test page. The focus is on what everyone wants to measure with a speed test, namely the download speed. This will be shown immediately.
All in all, this Fast gives such a high clutter-free score that this quick test can certainly be included in this top 5.
Fast is owned by Netflix. In fact, the Fast speed test uses test files that are on the Netflix servers. This speed test is therefore recommended by Netflix to investigate any internet problems when watching movies or series.
The Fast speed test has some drawbacks. Oddly enough, the main one is that Fast takes a relatively long time to complete the test. Besides that Fast is not that accurate. It has a large standard deviation.