New data caps...how much data does a website take to load?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by euphrus, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. euphrus macrumors member

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    Since I'm gonna be getting the 200MB plan on AT&T, I would like to know on average how much data a website takes to load?
     
  2. cooljoe349 macrumors regular

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    Totally depends on the type of website you are loading.

    The more graphics the more data.
     
  3. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    testing some front pages:

    google - ~200k
    youtube - 700k
    apple - 900k
    yahoo - 1.1mb
    nyt - 1.4mb
    macrumors - 1.6mb

    of course these are initial loads. your web browser will cache some images, etc. on second viewing
     
  4. dmize31287 macrumors regular

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    Correct me if i'm wrong, but doesn't Opera Mini compress webpages on their end to send you a smaller page? 200k = 40k on Opera. At least that is how it works currently on my HTC Hero.
     
  5. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    opera loads everything on their servers and sends you a compressed static image with link overlays. it's blazingly fast and downloads very little.

    just don't use it for any bank or other secure stuff because it all happens on their computers, not your phone.
     

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