LG Optimus 2X vs Samsung Galaxy S vs Apple iPhone 4: Browser shootout

LG Optimus 2X vs Samsung Galaxy S vs Apple iPhone 4: Browser shootout
We ran quickly the browser on the LG Optimus 2X against the iPhone 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S to try and determine what good is dual-core for browsing. It turned out that the performance was on par with what the iPhone 4 offers, in terms of loading times. Double-tap and text reflow worked fluidly in both Apple's and LG's finest. Scrolling had a tad more inertia in the LG Optimus 2X, while the pinch-to-zoom was smoother in Safari on the iPhone 4. The Galaxy S had some troubles connecting and loading the page completely, so its performance was worst, but won't be judged here.

Where the Samsung Galaxy S shined, though, was the Adobe Flash 10.1 performance in the browser. Absolutely no issues running a Flash video, embedded  in a Flash heavy website. The LG Optimus 2X had some problems at first buffering the video, but it might have been our Wi-Fi connection, since when we refreshed, the embedded Flash video started out fine.

Great performance of the browsers on all three handsets, but if we have to give our preferences to one of them, they will go to the browser on the LG Optimus 2X, for the sheer fact that both navigation is fluid, and it supports Adobe Flash 10.1 – the best of both worlds.



More LG Optimus 2X coverage by PhoneArena:

- LG Optimus 2X Unboxing and Hands-on
- LG Optimus 2X vs Apple iPhone 4: ultimate camera + video comparison
- LG Optimus 2X Benchmark results
- LG Optimus 2X Full HD 1080p video playback test
- 3D gaming on the dual-core LG Optimus 2X

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Optimus 2X
  • Display 4.0 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra 250 T20 (Harmony), 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0

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