Real-World Testing Shows Android's Browser 52% Faster than iPhone's on 84% of Sites

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  1. dgstorm

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    Some industrious folks over at the web analyst site Blaze, did some serious real-world testing comparing Android's Chrome browser speeds to the iPhone's Safari browser speeds. The results speak for themselves, with the Android browser coming out a whopping 52% faster in 84% of the websites tested! Their testing methodology used 45,000 page loads from real-world websites, not browser benchmark programs which are typically skewed due to 'benchmark optimizations'.

    Here's a quote from them, summarizing their test methods:
    Their goal was to create a test that would measure a user's real-world experience. Their test's showed that, " ...Android wasn’t just faster overall, but rather provided a faster browsing experience 4 times out of 5." To put it in perspective, the Android's median load time was 2.144 seconds vs. the iPhone’s median load time of 3.254 seconds.

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    Yum. Apples are a tasty treat!

    Source: Android.net via AndroidPolice and Blaze.io
     
  2. DroidMastar2

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    Pics/Video or it didn't happen... :D
     
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    Wow, 1 second! I'm blown away by that killer speed. :)

    Let's have a good laugh and compare Android, iPhone, and Blackberry. I predict there may be actual minutes differences in speed.
     
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    Yeah I mean 1 second? Is that really noteworthy? LOL...
     
  5. EgooEspada

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    No surprise here. Android's mobile browser has a faster JavaScript than Safari. I mean, its not by a lot, but it's no surprise. lol.
     
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    I think the biggest thing is that I can actually scroll down a page on Android and not look at a bunch of grey/white boxes waiting for the page to render.
     
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    I love stuff like this. All I get are shrugs from my iPhone co-workers. :)
     
  9. Hugh Jass

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    It's been pointed out that the test was botched, 3rd party software was being used on the iPhone which did not take newer software technology such as JIT into consideration.

    The information attained is useless.
     
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    I have never used or seen an iPhone, so I do not know. In my experience this phone takes quite some time to render pages, no matter which browser I use. This is on wifi.
     
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    The iphone is a great phone and Safari is probably the best browser on any mobile OS. I'd still take any current Android phone over the iPhone 4.

    We will see about the iphone 5 and all of the upcoming Android phones.

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    Tests were done on the Nexus S, mind you.