Safari on iPhone 5 faster than Note II?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Subu, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Subu macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2013

    With a friend of mine, I recently tested safari on iPhone 5 against a Note II on the same wifi, same time of the day ..same minute actually, opening the very same web sites and browsing web mail etc

    consistently safari + iPhone 5 came up faster

    Did anyone else notice this or is it just me apple fan ??

    Also , in many cases one seem to be needing more key strokes on Note II to get from mail to browser , browser to apps etc ..

    AKAIK, this friend helping me test these web sites with me on the Note II was quite experienced on using Note II, but I could be plain wrong ...hence this post seeking forum members views / opinion

    PS :
    However I have to admit that the Note II is designed very well, has a much larger screen etc .

  2. chilibball macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2008
    I agree. I have beaten multiple GSIIIs in web browsing speed tests so I see it as no surprise.

  3. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
  4. Bahroo macrumors 68000

    Jul 21, 2012
    Same exact thing with me and my brothers Note 2, i have tested both on same wifi network loading up same sites and iPhone 5 wins every single time, and the browser feels snappier on the iP5
  5. corvus32 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2009
    The native browser on my Note 2 scored around 1050ms on the SunSpider Javascript benchmark. With Chrome, it came in at ~860ms.

    Its screen is larger, but fonts are uglier, double-tab to zoom doesn't work right, text on websites doesn't flow correctly when zooming, etc. Chrome is a little better, but the UI is still a PITA to use one-handed, scrolling still isn't as smooth as the native browser, I don't like the way tabs are handled by either browser, etc.
  6. Bahroo macrumors 68000

    Jul 21, 2012
    Theres no way you got a 860 ms score..the latest Android phones got a score of like 1000 on Sunspider (HTC One and S4)

    Can you at least post a picture of that
  7. corvus32 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2009
    They're most likely using the built in browser.

    The latest version of Chrome for Android is using the latest version of the V8 JavaScript engine. And yes, it scored around 860ms.

    I no longer have the Note 2. I traded it and another device for an iPhone.
  8. duneriderltr450 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2012
  9. jonasdamn macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2013
    I had note2 and s3 and yeh iphone browsing expierence is way better especially rendering. Also who says that flash as android advantage., lies if talking about s3 and note2 because when i was browsing websites where were a lot of flash objects, stock browser randomly freezed and closed always :)
  10. mobilebuddha macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    apparently he's not that experienced.. if he's never heard of app switcher. swipepad -> 0 keystroke. just a swipe from the edge and swipe to the designated icon to switch app.

  11. TheBozo macrumors newbie


    Aug 21, 2011
    agree. safari is faster and smart loads the pages.
  12. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Safari is WAY faster on an iPhone then it is on the Note II. Considering safari isn't on the Note II I think is the main reason.

    On Android devices I find Chrome Beta to be just as fast as Safari. Btw there is a difference between Chrome and Chrome Beta and I highly recommend any Android users out there give it a try, you'll need to search for it in the App Store, the app is update nearly daily.

    Regardless if there is any difference in speed it can only really be measured by a computer operated timer. It's not like something you will actually notice in real world use.
  13. Subu thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2013

    thanks for the knowledgeable post

    however the differences *I* noticed were quite "real" world

    AFAIK my friend was using Chrome on note II and not Chrome beta

    So ..this tells me Samsung / Google / Android companies are aware of this difference and are working to fix it


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