HTC HD2 beats iPhone 3GS, Droid, Nokia N900 and Palm Pre in browser test

AreaMobile.de performed a browser comparison between the leading smartphones currently on the market, and I would not have to tell HTC HD2 owners that their device would perform pretty well.

The the speed test the HTC HD2 was only second the iPhone 3GS, and equal when the site had been visited previously (see the table below)

Name

Browser

WLAN, cached

WLAN not cached

HSDPA, cached

HSDPA not cached

HTC HD2

Opera 10 Beta

6

9

10

12

iPhone 3GS

Safari

6

7

10

11

Moto Droid

Dolphin

8

13

11

15

Nokia N900

Maemo

9

12

12

15

N97 Mini

Opera 10 Beta

11

15

12

16

Palm Pre

Palm

10

13

18

25

BB Storm 2

Bolt 1.6

12

24

20

24

 The browsers were tested loading AreaMobile.de, with and without cache, over WLAN and HSDPA.

The HTC HD2 however beat the iPhone 3GS when it came to accuracy of rendering, scoring a full 100/100 on the Acid 3 test, vs only 97 on the iPhone 3GS, and performed better than the Motorola Droid, Nokia N900, Palm Pre and of course Blackberry Storm 2 with fast loading and fluid scrolling.

Name

Time on WLAN

AJAX

Flash

Acid3-Test

Scrolling

HTC HD2

6

yes

no

100

fluid

iPhone 3GS

6

yes

no

97

fluid

Moto Droid

8

yes

no

93

slightly jerky

Nokia N900

9

yes

no

93

slightly jerky

N97 Mini

11

yes

no

100

jerky

Palm Pre

10

yes

no

73

jerky

BB Storm 2

12

yes

no

100

jerky

 The AJAX capability of the browser and the scroll speed was also tested on the www.areamobile.de.
 
For Areamobile’s full assessment read their full article here. Suffice to say however that the HTC HD2’s good performance, better rendering and larger screen put it ahead of the iPhone 3GS and made it a clear winner over all the other devices.
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