Technology performance company Compuware studied the load times of
several smartphones to see which one had the faster web browser load
time. Over 200 million mobile measurements were taken in July of 2011.
Using available wireless carriers across the U.S. and Wi-Fi connections rather than a
controlled laboratory, the results reflect real-world situations. Thus the
ranking doesn't necessarily apply to each smartphone's potential
performance. They chose a few of the most popular phones and loaded over 1 million page views each.
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9. Motorola Droid
The original Droid clocks in at 15.35 seconds.
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8. BlackBerry Torch
The BlackBerry Torch clocks in at 13.82 seconds.
7. Samsung Vibrant
The Samsung Vibrant clocks in at 12.65 seconds.
6. HTC Droid Incredible
The HTC Droid Incredible clocks in at 11.39 seconds.
5. iPhone 4
The iPhone 4 clocks in at 10.81 seconds.
4. Samsung Fascinate
The Samsung Fascinate clocks in at 10.59 seconds.
3. HTC Evo
The HTC Evo clocks in at 9.98 seconds.
2. Samsung Captivate
The Samsung Captivate clocks in at 9.68 seconds.
1. HTC Desire
The quickest smartphone on the list is the HTC Desire at 6.87 seconds.
Side-by-side comparison of smartphone web browsing speed
The iPad and iPod Touch were included in the study only as reference points
Page load time: the amount of time it takes for a page to fully load.
Perceived render time: the amount of time it takes for the visible portion of the page to appear to load in the browser.