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

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

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, 03:09 51

1. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

s3 without flash rocks

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 07:57 26

31. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)

Android is best platform for internet browsing.

Android rocks..........

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 09:10

43. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)

I think these tests are bull shot as my lg thrill loads phonearena.com in 15 secs on wifi 12 mbps, yeahh so my lg thrill 4g is better than all phones

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 09:36

44. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

bare in mind ur using 4G... Not 3G.......

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 10:36 1

46. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)

Dont yoy read the article and comments properly, they are using wifi so am i they have not mentioned their widi speed mine is 12 mbps whicj is avg.. so all these tests are bulls**t

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 08:32 10

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

test international SIII on JB, I have it for a week now (Poland ;)

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 10:16 3

45. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)

Still waiting in India.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 01:22

58. tegradragon (Posts: 68; Member since: 23 May 2012)

Or you can visit Kolkata or Bangalore. They've got Airtel LTE there.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 03:10 4

2. VJo003 (Posts: 360; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)

Nokia's performance is a share...
Was really hoping it would be a 3 horse race.
With all the news of nexus phones in the air...
I Suspect these numbers will become obsolete very fast.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 15:07 2

49. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Windosws phone 8 should refresh the competition. Looks like IE really has no chance against other browers.

JOHN V: how fast is your internet connection?

You mentioned that you were on WiFi... but exactly how fast is your Wifi?
I think this is really a KEY THING to include in a test like this... don't you?

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 03:14 45

3. luckysrinu (Posts: 14; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)

Looks like phonearena.com is optimised for iphone5

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 03:44 13

7. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


posted on 04 Oct 2012, 04:03 14

11. kitpogi (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Jun 2012)

PhoneArena! is FOR iPhone any day...no doubt, always have been...

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 07:49 3

28. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

More like iPhone is optimized not to load those silly & stupidly annoying "flash-embedded" commercial banners, also known as iAds, that bogg-down their website loading on any device, mobile or otherwise. PhoneArena should do the speed comparisons on Google's search page like everyone else.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 03:20 16

4. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

are u sure u did the browsermark test for the S3 with real S3 !!! ...cuz i get more than that on my stock S2 ...:/

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 03:54 13

10. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

It's US variant with dual-core S4 SoC. Int version with quad-core Exynos will blow iPhone 5 away.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 04:29 9

13. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

oh totally forgot about the US variants ...:S my bad...still i think a Snapdragon S4 should do better than the old exynos 4210

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 05:36 1

19. Hemlocke (unregistered)

Uh, no. The international does better, but still gets smoked. Let me repeat myself: With the exception of Geekbench, the iPhone 5 owns the SGS3 in ALL benchmarks, including the quad-core international version.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 05:56 5

21. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

yea but the quadcore international galaxy isnt a quadcore S4 pro........so try saying that with a phone like the optimus g which does have an quad S4 pro

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 06:04 3

22. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


posted on 04 Oct 2012, 06:17 2

24. Hemlocke (unregistered)

Like I said, Geekbench is the only benchmark the SGS3 manages to slide by in, and it gets destroyed by the 5 in ALL other benchmarks.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 07:51 7

30. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

Well, how could you rely on these benchmarks if they're inconsistent to begin with?

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 13:28 1

47. jironda (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

Remember...benchmarks are worthless if real life performance is not like benchmarks.
Sorry but, on web surfing, GS3 wins, period, the above results speak for themselves.

Other story is gaming, where I'm sure iPhone's more powerful gpu will make a huge difference.

And just in case, you should notice that for some reason they didn't measured the Optimus G on all the benchmarks, which is the most powerful android phone to date I think. On Egypt HD at 1280x720 is almost as fast as iPhone at 1136x640. Anyway, both crush de GS3 on this department.

But then again, the scope of the article is web browsing, not gaming, and the S3 wins at that, even when the browsermark and sunspider benchmarks favor the iPhone. Reality beats artificial tests.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 07:33 1

26. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

well i didnt say that the iphone score is wrong just that in browsermark a 103 000 for S3 is way off "atleast fo I9300" .had one to toy with for a while and in 4 tries it was between 140 000-180 000

i get around 110 000 in my S2 "i9100"

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 18:19

52. jlbrazil (Posts: 10; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

It's incredible how people can't accept how the iPhone 5 is faster than the S III. They pretend that the S3 is faster (Because in they're mind, an iPhone can NEVER be faster than the sacred S3), and when someone says the truth they give lots of thumbs down.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 21:06

53. ae4ever (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Feb 2012)

WOW!! a 4 month old phone gets beat by a brand new phone!! No way!!

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 03:20 4

5. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

It would be a better web browser comparison if the devices were the new flagships-one x+,lumia 920(which aren't out yet) and note 2. But anyways,all these four devices performed well...

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 03:21 1

6. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

HTC phones have a tendency to take forever to load web pages, although they visually seem to be perfect already. Anyone know why??

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 03:48 1

8. Ronoc039 (Posts: 28; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

Lumia 900 took one up the @$#...

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 07:46

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

Considering it is the only single-core phone of the bunch, and doesn't have WiFi enhancements like the ip5 (or new Kindles, for that matter), I think it held its own pretty well. It's also $50-150 cheaper on contract that the basic variants of the other phones.

Looking forward to Lumia 920 v GS4 (or Note2) v HTC One X(whatever the new one announced earlier this week was) v LG Optimus G v iph v ATIV S v WP8X. Battle Royale!

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