Internet Explorer and Safari speeds even out

Internet Explorer and Safari speeds even out
Windows Phone 7 handsets are out and about and with the newest Internet Explorer the browser wars are back in their full glory. The first simple browser speed tests are in, this time the contender Internet Explorer faces the reigning champ – Apple's Safari... and it seems the matchup is a draw.

Or close enough to a draw, we would not count Safari's one second advantage in loading a webpage for a significant difference. That comes to prove once more that IE is nothing like before and Microsoft really came up with a winner this time. We noticed earlier the smooth scrolling, accurate pinch-to-zoom and double-tap actions, and delved into more detail in our in-depth Windows Phone 7 Walkthrough. Feel free to peak in there and get a better understanding of Internet Explorer and the new OS.

As a final note, we should add that with the two browsers, surfing the web is a breeze and picking an OS comes down more to other supported features rather than web performance. Which one would you choose?

source: WMPoweruser



1. DrewSadik

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 07, 2010

I would choose Windows Phone 7. . OS seems much less boring

2. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I would take iOS because it has more apps. You also have to take into effect that they have different processors, different data connection limits, and different amounts of RAM.

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I am so loving the look and features of windows phone 7. I can't wait to get my hands on it. But I don't know if I could leave my iPhone 4. I still love the os even though I do think it's in need of a refresh, and windows phone 7 looks Very refreshing. But the main reason has got to be the apps. Sure winpho7 has some good apps already and the games will be there with Xbox live arcade. And the Xbox live is a huge draw for me, but there are so many apps that have added functionality and ease to my life and phone habits it would be hard to leave them. Not to mention the find my iPhone feature is a killer feature.

4. owl unregistered

Verdict based on a single load on a single webpage? What happened to standards compliance? XML DOM performance? JavaScript speed? HTML5, CSS support? acid scores? Startup speed? Even scrolling, zooming and rotating were not demonstrated on the video. I'm sorry but that was a rather lame and inconclusive video.

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