[Smartphone hotspot] vs wifi/LTE comparison..

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generally, wifi or LTE connections are decent on mobiles, enough to carry jobs..

how does "Android Smartphone hotspots" compare to this? if you have experience using hotspot to provide wifi for your laptop or pc, please advise how reliable it has been or can be..
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noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009
Commented:
The android hotspot feature is the same ad-hoc or internet tethering on iphone.
I have used it on iphone and it works ok, the speed depends on the internet speed of you lte or 3g connection.
The only negative side is that you smartphones gets very hot due to intensive wifi controller work.
It is basically your android wireless establishes ad-hoc (point to point) connection with your laptop. Then routes traffic through mobil network. So mostly this connection quality depends on wireless channel quality  around you and distance between devices.  As for security it is mostly secure enough depending on you choose complex passwords.

You can check this out for more details.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=19492791#post19492791
Business Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
I have an iPhone and a HUAWEI LTE stick. They both work, but the HUAWEI gives me higher speed and leave the phone free for use (including not near the computer with the cellular Wi-Fi.  Best of both worlds.
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
generally, wifi or LTE connections are decent on mobiles, enough to carry jobs..

how does "Android Smartphone hotspots" compare to this?

It is an Apple to Orange comparison.

For a mobile device with built-in WiFi or LTE, it is not necessary to be a device used with user interaction as the device can be just an IoT (Internet of Things) and the mobile network is not just for data transfer but also real time location tracking whereas Android Smartphone hotspots are just an ad-hoc routers to provide data transfer for the WiFi clients connecting to the Hotspot.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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@25112  - Thank you and I was happy to help.

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