10 April 2015 by

The best cellphones with WiFi also support tethering which can help you use our mobile phone to share your internet connection with other WiFi enabled devices.

Wi-Fi is a feature available in most modern smartphones. It is based on the hardware of the phone and is carrier independent. It is a mechanism for wirelessly connecting the smartphone to the Internet via a wireless network access point. An access point (or hotspot) has a range of about 20 meters (65 ft) indoors and a greater range outdoors. Hotspots are often found at restaurants, train stations, airports, libraries, hospitals, coffee shops and various other public establishments throughout the US.

The speed of the Wi-Fi connection depends on many factors including:

  • The distance between your phone & the wireless router.
  • Your broadband speed.
  • The capability of your phone hardware.
  • The number of devices using the hotspot.

Normally, the download speeds can vary from 1mbps to 8 mbps or more when connected to a broadband router.

Many public and private establishments and educational organizations offer free Wi-Fi access. Commercial Wi-Fi is also available with volume based billing. Here, authentication of the user will be required.

Another feature supported by new smartphones is Wi-Fi tethering. It allows your mobile device to share its Internet connection with other Wi-Fi enabled devices, effectively making your phone a Wi-Fi hotspot. This might be useful when you need to go online from your laptop or PDA or e-book reader and there's no other means of Internet access available. This can also save money if you are using a paid data service on your cell-phone as it eliminates the need of separate hardware/connection for your laptop etc.

The best cellphones with WiFi of 2015 all support the latest WiFi standard - called 802.11n. The earlier standards, 802.11a/b/g, provided successively the capability of higher speeds and are now outpaced by the 802.11n standard.

LG Google Nexus 5 32 GB (Black) Smartphone


1. LG Google Nexus 5    $498 - $600

Motorola Moto G Smartphone


2. Motorola Moto G    $100 - $400

Apple iPhone 5S - Verizon Unlocked


3. Apple iPhone 5s    $350 - $1,500

Nokia Lumia 1520 (AT&T) Smartphone


4. Nokia Lumia 1520    $525 - $999

Samsung Galaxy Note 3(LTE)


5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3    $500 - $1,000

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