Selfies in Style and Speed

GWS benchmarks popular Las Vegas hotspots known for visitors taking “selfies.” See which locations have the fastest upload speeds.

Ranking Network Speed Performance across Prime Selfie Locations

Performance rates at each location were determined by averaging upload speeds of a two megabyte image on LTE networks across the four major US carriers: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. Las Vegas’ most popular selfie spots are ranked as follows, from fastest to slowest:

  1. Little White Wedding Chapel — 3.3 seconds
  2. Stratosphere Tower — 3.5 seconds
  3. Mandarin Bar at Mandarin Oriental — 4.0 seconds
  4. Ghost Bar at the Palms — 4.3 seconds
  5. “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign — 4.4 seconds
  6. Roller Coaster at New York, New York — 4.4 seconds
  7. Vegas Vic (the neon cowboy) — 4.6 seconds
  8. Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris — 5.0 seconds
  9. Bellagio Fountains — 5.5 seconds
  10. Fremont Street Experience — 5.5 seconds
  11. Tao Beach — 5.9 seconds
  12. Adventure Theme Park — 6.3 seconds
  13. High Roller Ferris Wheel — 6.4 seconds
  14. Lavo Lounge — 7.0 seconds
  15. Hyde Bellagio — 7.5 seconds
  16. Chateau Nightclub at Paris — 7.7 seconds
  17. Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan — 8.1 seconds
  18. Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay — 8.6 seconds
  19. Mix Lounge Nightclub — 9.7 seconds
  20. House of Blues at Mandalay Bay — 10.7 seconds
  21. VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub at the Rio Hotel — 12.4 seconds

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GWS benchmarking tests were conducted using Rohde & Schwarz’s SwissQual QualiPoc Freerider. The Freerider—a portable benchmarking system—was equipped with a combination of Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy S IV Smartphones. The Freerider was operated by a trained GWS engineer who conducted the assessment tests and obtained LTE upload speeds from the packet data networks of the major US carriers. Testing was conducted between July 28 and August 1, 2014. For more information, view the press release at


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