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