Julian Chokkattu on how fast 5G can be:
As a reference, 4G LTE download speeds tend to peak between 150Mbps and 300Mbps, though you’ll usually see around 15Mbps on average.
That difference is a variable that won’t change much with 5G. The internet itself is not much faster than 25Mbps.
When I tested the Moto Z3 with the Moto Mod in April, when Verizon launched its 5G network, my average download speeds were around 450Mbps, according to the Speedtest app by Ookla. The highest download speed I hit was 624Mbps.
Remember, these are test speeds. Internet websites are not capable of delivering such speeds.
The Galaxy S10 5G put those numbers to shame. The network is more developed, so the highest I hit on the S10 5G with the same Speedtest app was 1.35Gbps. That’s right, Gigabit.
There are many speed bumps (pun intended) on the road to ubiquitous 5G wireless, and daily, average usage speeds will never be as fast as advertised. Never.