How fast is your iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c data? Show us your speed test results!

How fast is your iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c? Show us your data speed results!

The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c support the more LTE bands in more places than ever before. And if you're living in an area without LTE, they also support DC-HSPA+, HSPA+, and EVDO Rev A. That's a lot of alphabet soup acronyms that, if shaken out, spell FAST. But how fast is the new fast? What kind of speeds are we getting from our brand new iPhones? We're running our usual tests now, but we'd love to see what you're getting in your area. So here's what to do:

  1. Download the free app from the App Store
  2. Make sure you're not on Wi-Fi but on LTE (or DC-HSPA+ or whatever is fastest in your area)
  3. Run your speed test
  4. Upload a screenshot of your results to our: iPhone 5s speed test thread or iPhone 5c speed test thread, and make sure to note carrier and location!

It helps us get a far wider - and frankly, smarter - ranger of results, and helps more people know what kind of results they can expect in their area. So thanks, and test away!!

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How fast is your iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c data? Show us your speed test results!


These speeds blow me away. Meanwhile, I have a garbage DSL connection at my house (upload @ 750Kbps). These ISP's need to get their butts in gear to keep up.

San Jose, CA - speeds vary wildly for me. After about 15 tests on T-Mobile LTE, my results range from 7 down/2 up to 25 down/10 up.

My iphone 5 is faster than my brothers new iphone 5S
We also tested it against his girlfriends iphone 5S and it's also faster, all 3 phones are on tmobile lte network and all have tmobile 15.1 carrier update
Only thing different is mine is factory unlocked.
With iOS 7 on my iphone 5 and iOS 7.0.1 on the iPhone 5S
Also I'm getting 10 times better battery life now with iOS 7, glad I didn't update

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Not a 5S or 5C, but iPhone 5 on iOS 7:


Irving TX (Dallas area for those unfamiliar)

5.62 down and 1.71 up this morning on Verizon LTE in Broomfield, CO. This sounds slow compared to others, but is my first experience with LTE.

39 down with 10 up in Mesa, AZ. Average for AT&T in the area. The 5s does seem a little more consistent with the faster speeds though.

Rhode Island = 30.25 download 11.42 up. Amazing since I pay 40$ month for home data that is half 1/3 the speeds... AtT 5s

March 27,2014
2:10 am
Download 2.13 Mbps
Upload 0.56 Mbps
Ping 256 ms
Server location Cincinnati , Ohio
Credomobile service by Sprint

71.40 Mbps down / 25.90 Mbps up
Ping 33ms. Using iPhone 5S in my home (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)

Network: Celcom 4G

I am in Seattle. IPhone 5s, 25 gb available storage, using AT&T LTE. My phone has seemed slower recently so ran tests.

Here are my results

Download .48
Upload. .51

And yes, those decimal points are in the right place. WTF??

My wifi is 12.6 and 5.35

Any ideas why so low?? Please help! Thanks!!