Answer is yes and no by me.
Spent several hours troubleshooting what appeared to be a issue with the G4.
I had the identical > 1Mbps issue when doing a speed test on my PC with my G3 and the G4 when previously using a CDMA SIM. Initially blamed >1Mbps speeds on poor Sprint LTE D/L speeds.
Found the USB WiFi adapter my PC was using slowed down the data. Installed another USB adapter and ping/UP/DL speeds are close to what the phone receives from the networks.
During the TS process found the X Pure speeds to the PC more than adequate but were slower than speed provided by network. The Pure’s hotspot was for some reason able transmit data to the bad USB adapter better.
After finding the problem wanted to see if Sprint network would now provide adequate speeds for tethering. Swapped back to a CDMA SIM in the G4 and found speeds no longer >1GB and usable. Added some data to my G3 and it now works too.
- When using a phone as a hotspot you should expect a small reduction in speeds compare to what it may receive from network. Ballpark estimate would be 10-20% maximum.
- Moto X Pure hotspot rocks. Not all are created equal but should work well.
Thanks for your continued support.