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October 04, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 Smartphone Nine Percent Faster than iPhone 5

Love your iPhone 5? Think its fast?

You may be interested to see the results of a recent speed test conducted by Strangeloop Networks, which found that when it comes to speed, Samsung Galaxy S3 offers about nine percent faster performance than the iPhone 5.

The tests also found that the median Web page takes more than 11 seconds to load for both Android and iPhone, and LTE (Long Term Evolution) is, in fact, faster than 3G, though not by as much as industry experts have claimed.

Image via www.samsung.com

Strangeloop Networks’ report, “2012 State of Mobile Ecommerce Performance,” is the first study to measure the mobile user experience over 3G and LTE networks, according to its authors.

The report was based on tests conducted in July and September 2012 on six devices: the iPhone 4, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone, iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy tablet. The tests measured the page load times of 200 leading ecommerce sites, as ranked by Alexa.com.

“These results tell us that, although LTE networks have improved mobile performance, pages are still far too slow,” said Strangeloop CEO Jonathan Bixby in a statement. “The latest mobile user surveys tell us that two out of three mobile shoppers expect sites to load in 4 seconds or less. A page that takes 8.5 seconds to load over LTE is still falling short of user expectations,” he said.

The full report may be found here.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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