iPhone Slower Than Android In Loading Web Pages

Android 52% faster than iPhone

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The latest Android devices load Web pages 52 percent faster than Apple’s iPhone 4, according to a new study released today from Blaze Software.

To determine which device loaded Web pages faster, Blaze took over 45,000 measurements on sites optimized for the mobile experience and on non-mobile sites.


Android finished loading a Web page faster on 84 percent of the 1,000 websites tested. The study found that even with significant JavaScript performance gains in the latest Apple iOS 4.3 release and Google Android 2.3 releases, these improvements made no measurable difference on the actual page load times of the sites tested.

“We were very surprised by the results”, said Guy Podjarny, Blaze CTO and Co-Founder.

“We assumed that it would be closer race and that the latest JavaScript speed improvements would have a more material impact on performance. The fact that Android beat iPhone by such a large margin was not expected”.

Other highlights from the study include:

*Out of the 1000 test sites, 175 had a website customized for mobile. On average, mobile websites were loaded in 2.062 seconds, compared to 2.857 – a significant 39% gap. The difference was even greater on iPhone, where mobile sites were 66% faster (2.085 vs. 3.463). On Android, mobile sites were only 8% faster (2.024 vs 2.180).

*Comparing iPhone 4.3 and 4.2 yielded practically identical results. iPhone 4.3 was faster on 51% of the sites, but was 2% slower on average, with a median load of 3.253 seconds vs. 3.182 seconds on iPhone 4.2.

*On mobile sites, Android was only 3% faster, with a median load time of 2.085 seconds vs. iPhone’s 2.024 – effectively the same. On non-mobile sites, Android was 59% faster, with an average load time of 2.180 seconds compared to 3.463 seconds on iPhone

iPhone Slower Than Android In Loading Web Pages
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  • http://www.1stclassite.com Otimizar Sites

    So is Apple aware of this?

    • Steve Unemployed

      No, because the web page is still loading.

  • Apple Muncher

    Doesn’t stop Android being shit though, does it?

    • Bjorg

      I think you meant to say “Doesn’t stop Android from loading web sites though, does it?” – It’s a common typo.

      Quit trying to justify overpaying for Apple products by saying their competition isn’t good enough.

  • iPhone on the Edge

    Noticed this phenomenon last year when a relative got an HTC Aria and I have an iPhone 3GS 16GB. We only have the AT&T Edge network available and we both tried loading web pages, internet dependent apps, and weather apps while sitting across from each other at a local restaurant. The results were that 90% of the time my iPhone timed out and popped up numerous connection error messages(works fine on WiFi), while his android based Aria would not only load everything successfully but also in a timely fashion(not as quick as on WiFi) that is quite usable.

  • http://ipad2iphone4.blogspot.com/ Pearl Hsia

    Do you have a Facebook fan page or account that I can like or add so I can be updated with your posts? Thanks!

  • http://www.bargainhomeuk.com hugh williams

    No surprise there i replaced my iphone with a Android HTC phone it brilliant

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