9 Replies Latest reply: May 21, 2013 1:35 AM by celandinehobbit

    Nook web browsers: performance tests

      Since Chrome is now the default web browser - for good or bad - I decided to benchmark it against it's main rivals Dolphin, Firefox and Opera. I've also included results for the iPad mini but since those results were scored on Safari 6 it's not an apples-to-apples comparison...

       

      SunSpider 1.0 (measures Javascript performance lower is better)

       

      FireFox           1081

      Dolphin            1145

      Dolphin Beta    1217

      Opera Mobile   1255

      Chrome           1378 

      iPad Mini         1432

       

      Rightware Browsermark 2.0 (comprehensive browser benchmark higher is better)

       

      Dolphin Beta     2778

      Dolphin             2673

      Chrome            2395

      FireFox            2222

      iPad Mini

      Opera Mobile   1524     

       

       

       

       

       

        • Re: Nook web browsers: performance tests

          Sorry, posted before I was finished. The iPad score was 2035.

          • Re: Nook web browsers: performance tests
            BFH-CA

            Thank you OP!   Great stats.  Chrome definitely slow.  Long time to load a page and even longer to refresh.  Feels like i'm back on Nook Color again.  :-(

             

            Like I said in another post - CHROME SUCKS!!

            • Re: Nook web browsers: performance tests
              celandinehobbit

              scotthva5 wrote:

              Since Chrome is now the default web browser - for good or bad - I decided to benchmark it against it's main rivals Dolphin, Firefox and Opera. I've also included results for the iPad mini but since those results were scored on Safari 6 it's not an apples-to-apples comparison...

               

              SunSpider 1.0 (measures Javascript performance lower is better)

               

              FireFox           1081

              Dolphin            1145

              Dolphin Beta    1217

              Opera Mobile   1255

              Chrome           1378 

              iPad Mini         1432

               

              Rightware Browsermark 2.0 (comprehensive browser benchmark higher is better)

               

              Dolphin Beta     2778

              Dolphin             2673

              Chrome            2395

              FireFox            2222

              iPad Mini

              Opera Mobile   1524     

               

               

               

               

               


              Great stats and it looks like Dolphin is a steady winner. I use Puffin, though, for the Flash capabilities and wonder how it might figure in compared to the others. Seems to work fantastic for me with no glitches and is quite fast.

                • Re: Nook web browsers: performance tests

                  celandinehobbit wrote:


                  Great stats and it looks like Dolphin is a steady winner. I use Puffin, though, for the Flash capabilities and wonder how it might figure in compared to the others. Seems to work fantastic for me with no glitches and is quite fast.


                  I've used Puffin before and I rather liked it - fast, lightweight and stable - but I'm only testing browsers that are compatible with the 2.1 update and available in the Play Store, not browsers that require root or "unknown sources" hacks.

                    • Re: Nook web browsers: performance tests
                      celandinehobbit

                      scotthva5 wrote:

                      celandinehobbit wrote:


                      Great stats and it looks like Dolphin is a steady winner. I use Puffin, though, for the Flash capabilities and wonder how it might figure in compared to the others. Seems to work fantastic for me with no glitches and is quite fast.


                      I've used Puffin before and I rather liked it - fast, lightweight and stable - but I'm only testing browsers that are compatible with the 2.1 update and available in the Play Store, not browsers that require root or "unknown sources" hacks.


                      Puffin is compatible with the 2.1 update, though not available through the Google Play store. For some unknown reason they say there that it's not compatible, but BN offers it through their store for $3. Might be a good thing, too, as it won't try to compete update with Google Play which can be quite annoying. 

                    • Re: Nook web browsers: performance tests

                      celandinehobbit wrote:

                       I use Puffin, though, for the Flash capabilities and wonder how it might figure in compared to the others. Seems to work fantastic for me with no glitches and is quite fast.

                      You were right on the money. I tested Puffin Free and it's numbers were stellar. Flash can be a little laggy but the JavaScipt performance is stunning. I'll post the hard figures later.

                        • Re: Nook web browsers: performance tests
                          celandinehobbit

                          scotthva5 wrote:

                          celandinehobbit wrote:

                           I use Puffin, though, for the Flash capabilities and wonder how it might figure in compared to the others. Seems to work fantastic for me with no glitches and is quite fast.

                          You were right on the money. I tested Puffin Free and it's numbers were stellar. Flash can be a little laggy but the JavaScipt performance is stunning. I'll post the hard figures later.


                          I tried to run the test but it kept saying my browser was Google Chrome 11. Was a bit perplexed so I went and disabled Chrome in the Play store and tired to run the test once again. Unfortunately it listed my browser not as Puffin, but Chrome once again. Decided to wait and figure it out later as I had a slew of things to do this past weekend. Glad to hear the numbers were what I thought they would be. I'm very happy using this browser over Chrome, like I've said before, just for the Flash support. Would love to see the figures you came up with. :smileywink: