Android Phones

Nexus One blazes past iPhone 4 in browser benchmark test

July 7, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

HTC-Nexus One


Some iPhone users called foul when Vic Gundotra claimed that Android 2.2 was much faster than the iPhone during his demo at Google I/O. “You can’t compare a new phone to an old one!” they screamed. Well, those screams will become whimpers thanks to Ars Technica’s latest benchmarks that show Froyo once again stomps on the latest iPhone.

ArsTechnica compared Android 2.2 on a Nexus One vs. iOs 4 on the iPhone 4 to see who handles JavaScript best. Not surprisingly, the Nexus One was twice as fast in SunSpider tests and four times as fast in V8 tests.

So if you ever find yourself in an Android-iPhone flame war, and I’d imagine many of you do, be respectful and silent. Then tell your opponent that he wrote an excellent message…that you read in half the time it took his browser to load.