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Apple iOS 5 trounces Windows Phone browser in speed tests

A video uploaded to Nokia blog My Nokia blog from YouTube user “359gsm” on Monday showed the new Windows Phone 7-based Nokia Lumia 800 coming in dead last against two iPhones in a battery of speed tests, mustering its best performance with a second-place finish in HTML 5 “speed reading.”

According to the complete scores, the 800MHz dual-core iPhone 4S running Apple’s latest version of iOS 5 handily took the top spot in all of the five browser benchmarks performed, being more than twice as fast as the single-core 1.4 GHz Nokia Lumia in most metrics. Results from the JavaScript-heavy Sunspider benchmark marked the greatest disparity between the two platforms, and saw the 4S more than triple the speed of its Windows Phone rival.

The last-generation iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3 also beat the Nokia in most cases save for the HTML5 Speed Reading benchmark, however an upgrade to iOS 5 brought the year-old 1GHz Apple handset within three frames per second of the newer Windows Phone’s score.

A video uploaded to Nokia blog My Nokia blog from YouTube user “359gsm” on Monday showed the new Windows Phone 7-based Nokia Lumia 800 coming in dead last against two iPhones in a battery of speed tests, mustering its best performance with a second-place finish in HTML 5 “speed reading.”

According to the complete scores, the 800MHz dual-core iPhone 4S running Apple’s latest version of iOS 5 handily took the top spot in all of the five browser benchmarks performed, being more than twice as fast as the single-core 1.4 GHz Nokia Lumia in most metrics. Results from the JavaScript-heavy Sunspider benchmark marked the greatest disparity between the two platforms, and saw the 4S more than triple the speed of its Windows Phone rival.

The last-generation iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3 also beat the Nokia in most cases save for the HTML5 Speed Reading benchmark, however an upgrade to iOS 5 brought the year-old 1GHz Apple handset within three frames per second of the newer Windows Phone’s score.

Microsoft’s newest smartphone OS has failed to gain traction and accounted for barely 5 percent of entire U.S. smartphone market at the end of November 2011.

Full scores are below:

Browsermark test (higher score is better):

  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 86,702
  • iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 37,503
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 Mango) – 30,452

Speed Reading test (higher FPS is better):

  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 60 fps
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 40 fps
  • Phone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 2 fps (~37 fps with iOS 5 upgrade)

Sunspider test (lower time is better):

  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 2266 ms
  • iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 4018.2 ms
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 7188.7 ms

HTML5 Test (higher score is better):

  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 296
  • iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 210
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 141

Acid3 Test:
Three-way tie

  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 100/100
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 100/100
  • iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 100/100

Source : http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/01/02/apple_ios_5_trounces_windows_phone_browser_in_speed_test.html

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