OpenSignal is a fully featured mobile connectivity and network signal speed test tool. It helps to speed test, including download, upload and latency for 3G, 4G/LTE, 5G and WiFi. It assists to find the best network provider in the area where the device is present, compare coverage on Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizone and more.
OpenSignal app comes under the category of tools in the Google play store. The app is developed by OpenSignal.com and it requires an android device with 4.1 and up. The app is last updated on 18th November 2019. The current version of the app is 6.0.7-1 and it has got 10,000,000+ installs in the play store. The size of the app is 4.5M. The app can be used by individuals aged 3 and above. The app has been reviewed by 383,984 users and it has got 4.3 rating in Google play store.
OpenSignal app has got video streaming test, so it checks the speed and streaming experience of Netflix, YouTube and others. The app helps users to compare what they are paying for to what actually they are getting by measuring connection quality on a Google map with a database of signal and speed test results. OpenSignal mission is to create an open-source map of connectivity so that everyone in the world can enjoy the best mobile connection available. It is an absolutely free app and no advertisements are included in the app.
Features of the app
The app has got test tabs with speed test and video streaming quality to analyse mobile video performance with results of time spent buffering, loading and playback.
Signal dashboard and ping test helps to test latency response.
It has connectivity maps to show locations of 3G, 4G/LTE & 5G tests.
The network starts with average speed of download, upload and latency network strength on major providers.
It has got features to check availability stats and historical log of Wifi and 3G, 4G/LTE & 5G connectivity over time.
It gives signal alerts when there is no data or call connectivity.
OpenSignal speed tests – Measures the real experience of mobile connectivity and signal. The speed test runs a 10 sec download test, 10 sec upload test and ping test to determine the speed the users are likely to experience. The speed test runs on common internet CDN servers. The result is calculated with the middle range of samples.
The app checks if the users are getting the network quality that they are paying for from their mobile network or internet provider. It works with WiFi mobile broadband internet.
Video speed tests – The video tests of the app gives users a full picture of their network experience. Video tests shows the users exactly what to expect of HD and SD videos.
Availability stats – The calculates the time spent on 3G, 4G/LTE and 5G or had no signal. This shows the network availability in places where the phone is used the most.
Coverage map – It shows signal strength down to street level using speed test and signal data from local network operators. Users can check speeds ahead of a trip and find out if they will get a signal in some remote areas where they plan to visit.
By using OpenSignal users automatically contribute data on speed and 2G, 3G & 4G/LTE signal which helps to understand the true experience users receive on mobile networks.