Android browser 52% faster than iOS Safari

By on March 18, 2011
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After 45,000 test, we have a conclusive answer.

Blaze, a website optimization company, took it upon themselves to see which browser, Android’s or iOS’s, was better and faster at rendering pages. After 45,000 test, it seems we have a solid answer.

Turns out, Android’s browser is 52% faster what iOS’s Safari can muster up. In the company’s test, Android loaded webpages, on an avg, a second or so faster than Safari (2.144 seconds as compared to 3.254 seconds). On mobile websites, Android performed less stellar but still managed to beat Safari by 3%.

The test were done using an iPhone 4 and a Google Nexus S over a WiFi connection. Websites were tested on multiple devices, and were loaded more than once and on different days.The median time of each site across the devices was used as the final result.

Blaze does note that perfect page load test is practically impossible to achieve, however the extensive test does, at least, give Google a show of card.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

  • Henry

    Too bad scroll/zoom lag on Android makes that 1.1 second won useless.

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