Where I found 5G, I usually saw very fast download speeds in the Speedkest Ookla application. The emphasis on the word "in general" – in some places, I could consistently fall north of 350Mbps down, and I often saw speeds above about 600Mbps. Verizon says peak speeds can reach 1 Gbit / s, but even with a small number of people who are actively using the network, none of my tests even came close. Even so, if you find the right place, 5G on the Moto Z3 can be really fast. (Of course, this does not mean that it has no competition.)
It should be borne in mind that you can use the phone more than just look at speed tests, and today, at least, the practical benefits of 5G on this smartphone have not changed games Pages loaded significantly faster than my personal iPhone on AT & T in the so-called 5GE but I'm not sure that this is a fairly fair comparison ̵
Months ago, Motorola almost sold me the idea of using the 5G Moto Z3 as an ultra-fast mobile access point while traveling. This is a great idea in theory, but it's all that is right now – while Motorola does not release the software update at a certain point, the hotspot function just does not work. This is probably just as good, too, because the download speed was relatively manual – they usually ranged from 15 to 25 Mbit / s. This is due to the fact that only data traffic to phone works via 5G network; everything you are trying to download is redirected through LTE, so anyone who wants to move large files around on the go is likely to be disappointed (at least now).
When I walked in the rain, I found some very strong 5G pockets. The only best place I found to feel the speed of the network was right at the Motorola headquarters in the historic city of Merchandise Mart. It's great if you work at Motorola, but not ideal for most Chicago residents. I also stumbled upon a decent 5G signal on the corner of Michigan and Monroe, occupied by a junction just a few meters from the Millennium Park and the City of the Arts Institute
. Typical speed tests were appropriately fast outdoors, but when I went down to the cafe to try and warm up a bit, the phone quickly fell to LTE. When I clicked on the front window of the coffee shop, the 5G UWB logo again appeared … for a moment. I spent the next ninteenth minutes watching the phone switch between the 4G and 5G connections, but the glass panel in front of it seemed to have prevented him from fixing this signal securely to a wavelength of millimeters.
confirmed this question. Such volatile issues are not only astounding when indoors. The rest of my walk around the tourist places Verizon said has to be a functional 5G involved a lot of wandering around and freezing in place when I saw the logo of the 5G pop up. Although it often worked, I sometimes saw the phone switch between 4G and 5G during speed tests, which led to significantly slow results.