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Web Browser comparison: iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S III vs One X vs Lumia 900

0. phoneArena 04 Oct 2012, 02:55 posted on

On tap for this web browsing comparison, we’ve got the Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X, and the Nokia Lumia 900. Broadening the scope as usual, all three major platforms are well represented in this faceoff – giving us a good idea on how they all perform against one another...

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posted on 04 Oct 2012, 08:40

36. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


sensation xl with cpu from l900 is faster
internet explorer simply sucks on pc and mobile
on my 1 year i5 laptop i have results in IE worse than Gnote!!!
firefox opera or chrome are easy 4 times faster

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 03:53 10

9. ilia1986 (unregistered)


GS3 in the lead, as always.

The next big thing has been here already for 4.5 months!! :D

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 04:11 1

12. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


As PA reported, I will be using the Nokia Xpress browser when I purchase my Nokia Lumia 920... And other times I will use the NEXT VERSION of Internet Explorer coming with WP8.

I have been extremely happy so far with my HTC Trophy's IE performance. Leaps and bounds better than my Droid Incredible's browser performance (yes I know it is an older model phone... The Lumia 900 is also relatively older to this test... and the 920 should just about be better than anything I've ever had, as well as on par with the best on the market).

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 07:50

29. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I tried the Xpress browser last night, and while it is crazy-fast, it also isn't high-resolution, so it's good for text, but not photos (granted, it is still in beta).
That said, IE on my 900 is the most satisfying browser I have yet used. Not the fastest, but most satisfactory. Never crashes (though Facebook in its infinite wisdom sure seems determined to try with their stupid special coding), very quick, and the address bar on the bottom is very comfortable, no reaching to the top of the screen to surf elsewhere.

Using it right now to post this, in fact.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 08:42 1

37. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


Opera Mini FTW
ops i forget that it isn't available on wp ;D

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 08:43

38. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


does it have a text reflow?

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 04:31 1

14. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


i thought if you are the latest you are the fastest.

whats going on apple?

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 04:33 1

15. psysect (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


onex + will have the best Web Browser..its even more powerful then iphone 5.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 04:34 1

16. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


@ Phonearena: What versions of the of the handsets did you use and what version of software was on those handsets? Just saying, because my brothers One X (global) opens up everything faster then my friends SGS3

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 08:29

34. true1984 (Posts: 830; Member since: 23 May 2012)


i'm guessing they used the AT&T version

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 04:36

17. adk199 (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


I had a brief encounter with the iPhone5 yesterday and tested the usual sites like engadget (desktop version). It seemed quite good but when i tried to scroll to the bottom of a site it only flew a few chapters down at a time and it actually took some time to get to the bottom of a page compared to my GNex (JB) and SG3 (ICS) that just fly down immediately. I wonder if somebody can tell if this can be changed somehow in the settings because it was a bit annoying. Otherwise very solid browser on the new iPhone5. Instant pinch to zoom and razor sharp text :-)

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 22:28

55. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


thats the #1 thing i hate most on the iphone u have to scroll like 5 times to get to the bottom of pages. You the first person to ever notice that other than me I feel lol

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 04:56

18. Miley_3d (Posts: 16; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


Everybody says everythings about these phones.
But i LOVE Nokia Lumia 920, Because PureView with 920 is Beautiful for me.
Next Subject is Windows Phone 8 is Lovely, too

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 05:49 6

20. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


what about the s3 with jelly bean.... come at us iphone 5

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 08:45

39. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


..and make that a quadcore one

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 06:12 3

23. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


John V! :D I know you are a diligent guy, you think you could compare Browser Next Time with 4.1 (Either S3 or Note 2) and Windows 8 Browser? Also a test with chrome would be nice and it may come pre-installed in a near future on new devices. Thank you! and nice comparison

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 06:20

25. E34V8 (Posts: 90; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)


S3 BrowserMark score is 161710, not 103,091 . Look at the anandtech tests -http://www.anandtech.com/show/5810/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-performance-preview

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 08:45

40. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


international has 180.000 us has less

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 08:19

32. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


The Lumia 900 is the only single-core phone that can hardly stand up against these beasts.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 08:47

41. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


funny, xperia tipo with cpu from L610 can beat L900

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 08:28 2

33. true1984 (Posts: 830; Member since: 23 May 2012)


"In terms of details and clarity, the iPhone 5 undoubtedly has the edge there with its highest pixel density amongst the bunch " Wait, compared to the one x thats only 14 pixels. Are people really going to notice that?

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 09:04

42. darkkjedii (Posts: 23902; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nice comparison PA.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 13:43

48. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Please as a registered user of this beautiful site; I request the comparison be re-done with a Lumia 920 or something with IE10 on it. We do not want another unfair comparison like the iPhone 5 vs Lumia 900

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 15:17 3

50. US_Eminem (Posts: 12; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Comparing old wp7.5 and old ICS with new ios6........very clever PA

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 15:36

51. bucky (Posts: 3075; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


How long do you think they would have to wait for those handsets to get JB?? Lol

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 22:32

56. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


If someone fails to get a JB update and its a big deal to them they obviously picked the wrong phone! Anyone who cares enough about these updating to new operating systems would most likely buy a flagship phone. fragmentation affects only those who buy low end androids. Apple has almost no fragmentation because they keep giving ppl the same phone in disguise.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 22:20

54. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Have done a lot of benchmarks on Apache/LSWS server using those 1kb (or maybe even less like "Hello World") files. Found that these benchmarks are useless in practical realtime usage scenario.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 07:01

59. gaurav231089 (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Comparison has some error...My Omnia W loads full phone arena in 27 seconds test rite now and Imdb in 15 seconds full website

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 01:36

60. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i feel pity on lumia 900!! hope nokia could make the new "xpress for lumia" a good browser and alternative for IE!

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 06:35

61. ikkuh (Posts: 41; Member since: 22 May 2011)


hehehe thanks to phone arena the iPhone can keep up with the SGS3.
Without phonearena.com the SGS3 is twice at fast:
iPhone 23 seconds
SGS3 10.9 seconds

How strange isn't it? :)

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