HTC 8X beats the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III in SunSpider browser test

HTC 8X beats the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III in SunSpider browser test
Microsoft said it has put a lot of effort optimizing the browser section of Windows Phone 8, and it has seemingly paid off. 

HTC 8X beats the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III in SunSpider browser test
A SunSpider test, where lower score is the better one, measured the JavaScript performance on three high-end phones - the HTC 8X, iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III - and the results are nothing short of astonishing for the Internet Explorer browser.

Well, the HTC 8X came out on top, beating the famed A6 processor rendering of the iPhone 5 by a whiff, and staying ahead of the Galaxy S III by a huge margin.

This goes to show that with the IE optimizations in Windows Phone 8, and the dual-core Snapdragon S4 processors, the WP8 flagships are up with the best for browsing - if you don't come across an Adobe Flash-laden site you need to check out, of course, but this holds true for iOS, too, and for the latest iterations of Android as well.

via WMPU

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  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh(11.3h talk time)

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32 Comments

3. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Nokia Lumia 920 will beat iPhone 5 with more than whiff!

31. linneti15

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

how exactly?? exact same processor, same resolution screen and same operating system with the same browser and htc/nokia can't optimise the browser

4. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

6805 to 914 within a year is a great feat. now if only they bring IE 10 to windows 7

5. psysect

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

thats why i love HTC..Great..

7. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

And no wonder coming from a Windows site the have "forgotten" to mention that IE10 has been fully optimized for that test and it's performing terribly in ANY OTHER test. Here is the original source of the news (AnandTech) showing all the tests and not only the one that favours windows...http://www.anandtech.com/show/6415/windows-phone-8-and-htc-8x-preview/3 Daniel, please check your sources a bit before posting, that one was clearly a graph coming from AnandTech, at least you could have checked the original site.

13. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

thanks for pointing that out!

8. wendygarett unregistered

iPhone 5 is at second? this enough reason for me to get it :)

24. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Just can't help yourself can you, get it and shut up about it pls

27. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

looser and whiner

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Big time too.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

U won't b disappointed Wendy

10. OHaZZaR

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

Windows Phone is flawed in my opinion. Less than iOS but more than Android's later iterations (4.0 onwards). It's pretty clean, slick and really fast. It's also pretty simplistic and live tiles are a bold step in some direction, only time will tell if it's right. They're still not as robust, not nearly as customizable and even less varied than androids widgets. The lack of a live wallpaper is also a gripe, let alone a regular wallpaper. Not a deal breaker, but it's also unreasonable having one, but microsoft could do a little more out-of-the-box thinking here. The app selection is also pretty limited and yeah that doesn't sound like an issue since 46 out of the top 50 apps are on the windows store, just another minor gripe. The thing is, Android doesn't have any of those issues, which would only make me wonder why anyone would get a windows phone right now when another android phone does all of the above.

11. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

how much more if they use Lumia 920..

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Whoa...hold your horses!! We're talking about Windows and IE here...not HTC! God knows the 920 will have the same readings or even better knowing that they have the same hardware.

17. No_Nonsense unregistered

Yup, because other benchmark results aren't that good. Maybe Nokia's would be better?

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Whoa...hold your horses!! We're talking about Windows and IE here...not HTC! God knows the 920 will have the same readings or even better knowing that they have the same hardware.

19. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

this is only the s4 dual core processor, i wonder what the optimized wp8 could run with s4 pro

20. abish1234

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

who cares....

21. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

and im pretty sure lumia 920 will beat them!!! hope to see a lumia running s4 pro next year!!!

22. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Its alright but when cons outweigh pros not a great sign.

26. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

At leat we know windows phone 8's can beat phones in benchmarks thats a plus right?

28. fins71

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

The Galaxy Note II not available for testing? ?? You can use mine next time. They are in stores now and available to test.

29. AndrewChan

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

1. Sorry, Anandtech updated the marks. 8X beats GS3 only, not together with iPhone 5. 2. In other tests, 8X eats dusts. 3. Why bother to mention "beats both iphone 5 and GS3"? These 2 phones are not even close.

32. joshsmithy-razri

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

My RAZR I now gets 850 on sun spider. This make it fastest phone on sun spider :) I scored 854.5

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