iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S III: Who has the better HTML5 support

iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S III: Who has the better HTML5 support
We've heard it many times already - "HTML5 is the future of the web" - sure, but no one can deny the fact that HTML5 is yet to be implemented widely. It's still more of an exotic feature that's used here or there to spice things up. However, no one can deny that it will eventually become ubiquitous either. The mobile browsers of our smartphones have had support for HTML5 for quite some time now, but as you probably know, HTML5 is not a single feature. It's actually quite a lot of stuff, and most of our browsers tend to support only certain parts of it.

So we thought: which is the better platform for real-world usage of HTML5? Is it the iPhone 5's Safari browser, or we'd actually get a better performance out of the Galaxy S III? We tried a number of random HTML5 websites and believe we've reached a precise conclusion about the current state of HTML5 support for both iOS and Android. Which one has the better HTML5 support? Watch our video and find out!

Related phones

iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

lol'd at 2:45 :))) iPhone 5 heard you! that's why it made its transition choppier :))

15. iWorld

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Only one word iPhone...

2. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

16:45 iPhone fail. i would be interested to see it go head to head with the stock JB browser.

8. Danre

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 02, 2012

Yeah! totally agreed with with you. A new Phone is in the market specially.....Hmmmm ....sorry only for fools called iPhone 5. Go ahead and buy it and you are a step closer to become most foolish guy in the universe.

10. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

I bought it. Cant wait to be the most foolish guy in the universe... Damnit turns out im not the only one :(

25. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

congrats for following the crowd of uninformed consumers...baaaaaahhhhhhhhhh

31. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

Thanks :) Although, i gotta say, at the moment i really miss my Galaxy S3... ...OK im over it =D

30. stealthd unregistered

This comment sounds like it was written by a five year old trying to sound smart.

18. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

Stock jb browser is chrome, same as in the nexus 7 and is the wors i have used, my sgs3 has a better browser, same as ios, love it or hate it they do always give the user a good performance when it comes to browsing, chrome for me is still in beta on android and lags so much on websites, sometimes i just have to find an alternative.

22. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

clearly you don't know what you are talking about. the stock browser in a Jellybean running Galaxy Nexus is still the basic stock browser which is better than your S3's browser and thus IOS's. i am not a fan of Chrome either, although their UI is way better than any other browser.

35. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

I have used a galay nexus with jb and te only reason it had stock browser is because it was updated otherqise why you think the nexus 7 doesnt have it, but regardless the browser on the S3 was still faster thab the bexus with JB.

38. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Chrome was never, at any given time been the stock browser for the Galaxy Nexus. not even the very first second it was updated to JB. for a person who have used the JB stock browser, i have never been that satisfied with a browser before. i wish i could prove it to you somehow. may be Phonearena could do a comparison between the Nexus 4 when it's released, the Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5.

39. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

You don have to prove me anything I used the Galaxy nexus with JB and Nexus 7 with JB, just because the Galaxy Nexus didnt get their browser removed soesnt mean is the standard, they announced on the nexus 7 event the new JB browser will be chrome and there you go the nexus 7 has chrome no stock like you were saying, yet the S3 browser was still better than the nexus with JB with stock browser.

24. hellt1M

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

i prefer chrome over any other browser. even stock ics/jb browsers. i have heard every complaint about chrome and with the 4 devices plus nexus 7, i have never experienced any of those issues. to me feels faster than anything out and options are more convenient.

36. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

Well there are a couple of things that bother me about the chrome browser, how fast it renders a website, scrolling often lags and makes e rely on using my S3 browser because it just gets annoying, the tabs when you other tasks reload but not refresh shows the same content but has to load it again, i like th fact that bookmarks sync across with pc as well as recent tabs, but i still think they should have kept it in beta until everything was fixed, i have tested it on a phone and it is a little faster but on a tablet is just no good enough.

3. Bismarck131

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

GSIII may only have officially won 3/5, but in the 2 it "lost" it only performed slightly less smooth...in the 3 tests the iPhone lost it failed to function almost at all in 2 of the tests and was significantly choppier in the first test...I'd say the GSIII wins hands down no comparison...

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Results will vary. Too many factors that come into play here for pinpoint accuracy.

4. rtimi26

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

did anyone notice the second site on the iphone 5 didn't even show all the clouds maybe that's why it had more smoother animation because it removed some elements that could slow it down.

16. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Not just the clouds... it also looked like the text boxes were empty on the iPhone 5.

5. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

gsgs3 the winner

14. Seymur unregistered

no, gsgsgsgs3 is.

6. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

BB10 browser they say will have the best HTML5 support. Currently i think Chrome is winner IIRC

7. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

This dude hurry up and return to the gallery (3:27) to chose another photo shoot. Samsung can't get fair-shoot out/treatment even in a HTML5 shoot out....hahahahaha

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

can you please do another one with chrome? since chrome is likely to become the default android browser would be good to see its performance

11. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Dolphin browser has the best HTML5 support

26. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Yes you are right ...http://html5test.com/compare/browser/chromemobile/dolphinbeta/ios60.html Dolphin beta is better in terms of these scores.

12. rainyday

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

hey Ray, can you do a flash test? hihi

13. Ray.S

Posts: 452; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Stay tuned! :D

19. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

you stink go to your little iPhony

23. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

You forgot mention the fact the the iPhone was properly able to load the font on the second test, while the SGS3 wasn't.

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