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Nexus One (Android 2.2) vs. iPhone (iOS 4): Web Browser Benchmarks

If you are wondering whether to buy an iPhone 4 or a high-end Android-based smartphone you can’t really go wrong either way, however if it is fast web browsing you are after we are hearing that Android 2.2 allows faster web browsing than iOS4.

A recent article posted on IntoMobile shows JavaScript benchmark results compared against eachother, in one corner is the Google Nexus One running Google Android 2.2 (FroYo) and in the other corner is the iPhone 4 running iOS 4, (all of the following benchmark results are according to IntoMobile).

Firstly we talk about the SunSpider benchmark, in this test the lower the score the better (the scores are in milliseconds), to complete the SunSpider benchmark the iPhone 4 took 10,902.1ms, whereas the Nexus One took just 5,795.2. This means that in this particular test the Nexus One was twice as fast.

In the V8 benchmark the results are also extremely positive for the Nexus One (for this test the higher the score the better). The iPhone 4 scored 67 in the test, whereas the Nexus One scored a staggering 287 in the same test, which shows that it performs over four times better than Apple’s flagship handset.

It has to be said that the Nexus One has now been out for over 5 months, which means that Google have had a lot of time to develop software for the handset, which means that they have probably optimized the handset’s web browsing capabilities.

The iPhone 4 has only been out a few weeks, therefore it is possible that an iOS 4 update will arrive soon, which could potentially seriously improve the handset’s performance in these benchmarks, we will have to wait to see.

Are you pretty shocked by the massive performance difference?

Source: IntoMobile

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