iPhone 4S vs. Nokia Lumia 800 vs. iPhone 4 – Benchmarks-Based Web Browser Speed Test [VIDEO]
What happens when you put three of the latest smartphones, a video camera, a WiFi connection and a smartphone enthusiast in one room? You get a video comparison. In today’s video comparison, we get to compare and contrast the browser performance of the iPhone 4, Lumia 800 and the iPhone 4S. Details and video available after the jump!
News of the video comes from the folks over at WMPoweruser – a blog dedicated to covering all things Windows Phone 7 – in the form of a short post in which they discuss the video uploaded by YouTube user 359gsm in which they compare the browser performance of the Apple iPhone 4/4S with the Nokia Lumia 800.
If you remember the Lumia 800 v. iPhone 4S v. Galaxy S II browser comparison, you’ll know that the iPhone 4S beat the Lumia 800 in anecdotal tests. This success has been replicated in the standardized browsing tests such as Browsermark, Speed Read, Sunspider, Acid3 and HTML5. Read past the quote for detailed numbers.
Windows Phone 7.5 has a great web browser Internet Explorer Mobile, but how it compares against browsers on other competing platforms ? Above is the video comparison of web browser of Nokia Lumia 800, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. iPhone 4S performs great in all of the speed tests done while iPhone 4 lags behind IE Mobile in some tests.
The iPhone 4S (iOS 5) consistently took first positions throughout testing, beating the iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3*) and the Lumia 800 (Windows Phone 7.5 Mango). This is understandable, considering how, based on specifications alone, the dual-core, fastest in its class A5 chip-toting iPhone 4S is big step above the single-core Lumia 800 and iPhone 4.
These are, of course, just benchmarks. In real world usage, all of these smartphones essentially provide the same browsing experience: rendering is quick, going through different menus feels seamless, scrolling and pinch-to-zoom is responsive etc. etc..
So yes, in conclusion, the iPhone 4S has the most capable browser but folks who own an iPhone 4 or Lumia 800 shouldn’t feel disappointed.
*I have no idea why they decided to test the iPhone 4 on iOS 4.3. I’m sure the test scores would be a little different if the tests were taken on iOS 5.