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HTC Thunderbolt vs. iPhone 4 vs. Motorola Droid 3: Web Browsing Test

Comparing web browsing in smartphones is perhaps the best way to compare their Operating Systems. Android is considered to be the best and the most popular OS nowadays, followed by iOS, and the phonearena guys decided to compare their performance by comparing their web browsing speed.

They took two Android phones — the HTC Thunderbolt and the Motorola Droid 3 — and the iPhone 4 as the exclusive iOS representative, and shot a video that lasts 9 minutes and demonstrates the most interesting details.

To make the chances of the devices equal, they were all connected to the same Wi-Fi network (if they used the 4G LTE of the HTC Thunderbolt, the rest of the competitors would lose the game). The CPUs of the smartphones were also different: the iPhone 4 has a 1GHz A4 processor, the HTC Thunderbolt has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and the Motorola Droid 3 uses a 1GHz OMAP  processor.

The pages were loaded on the devices simultaneously, and the first device to demonstrate the text and the image was the Motorola Droid 3. Then came the iPhone 4, leaving the Thunderbolt behind. I must also mention that this test was done with all the plug-ins disabled. But when the plug-ins were enabled, the Android handsets started to lose time on loading the websites, and the iPhone 4 took the lead.

Anyway, I think there’ s no way compare these handsets fairly, since any of them is a winner in a specific case, none is better in all possible tests.

2 total comments on this postSubmit yours
  1. Guess the iPhone 4 didn’t show as well as you though it would? You tried to say it was always faster than the Thunderbolt, but it wasn’t, and it doesn’t do 4G which the t-bolt is optimized for. ‘Nuff Said.

  2. lol my HTC desire loads with 1 milisec faster than the motorola :))))))

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