Browser Wars

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Pgohlke, May 16, 2010.

  1. Pgohlke macrumors 6502

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    Centerville, Ohio
    #1
    I have an ipod touch (2nd gen) and decided to test different browser from the app store against safari and here is what i found. (times are in seconds)


    safari:
    macrumors - 29.827
    forums - 19.32
    gizmodo mobile - 8.986
    gizmodo full - 49
    phonedog - 61
    google search for ipod touch - 7.332

    atomic lite:
    macrumors - 25.491
    forums - 12.683
    gizmodo mobile - 5
    gizmodo full - 35.506
    phonedog - 28.969
    google search for ipod touch - 4.165

    perfect web browser:
    macrumors - 20.303
    forums - 13.24
    gizmodo mobile - 4.241
    gizmodo full - 36
    phonedog - 37.652
    google search for ipod touch - 4.704

    opera mini:
    macrumors - 12.692
    forums - 6.101
    gizmodo mobile - 2.747
    gizmodo full - 12.903
    phonedog - 14.665
    google search for ipod touch - 2.76

    *others tested: mercury and icab but were much slower

    After testing I have found that while opera loads everything faster sometimes the layouts are a little off, also the small text and no multitouch really detract from the experience.

    If i would switch from safari I would definitely use perfect web browser because of the speed and the fact that it is slightly easier to use.

    please leave some comments and tests of other web browser below
     
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    #2
    Out of curiosity, what internet connection do you have? Google here takes less than 2 seconds to load w/ Safari...

    Interesting tests.
     
  3. Pgohlke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Well here are my results from speedtest.
    Download: 4018 kbps
    Upload: 475 kbps
    Ping: 245 ms
    it ok speed but I think it is the touch's processor cause on my friends 3gs wifi browsing is a lot faster
     
  4. kaley macrumors newbie

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    May 19, 2010
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    interesting to see a speed comparison. it may not be as fast as the others, but safari is good enough for me unless i need a specific feature that is found elsewhere.
     

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