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Browser VS Steel [BenchMarks]


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  1. UnderWhat?

    UnderWhat? Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey guys.

    Anyway I have been using Steel since I thought it was overall faster at loading pages than Browser. But then I decided I would actually time them both to see which one is faster. Before every benchmark, I would

    -Clear Cache
    -Clear Cookies
    -Clear History
    -Clear Form Data
    -End all processes other than ones needed to run android, and the browsers themselves.

    Tests were run with an HTC Magic (288MB of RAM), 4 Bars of 3G, Rooted and running the CyanogenMod ROM (I do not know if the browser has been modified or not)


    Site 1: NY Times


    This is a great benchmarking site. It is full of images and text, and really shows all the muscle that a browser has.

    Steel : Fully Loaded 1:27, Usable (Images and text loaded, scrollable) 15 seconds

    Browser : Fully loaded 1:21, Usable 15 seconds.

    Site 2 : Ebay.com
    Well-know site. Lots of graphics and text

    Steel : Fully Loaded 0:21 , Usable 0:15

    Browser : Fully Loaded 0:26 , Usable 0:21

    Site 3 : BestSkinsEver.com
    Site for those skin cases. More text than graphics

    Steel : Fully Loaded 0:13, Usable 0:11

    Browser: Fully Loaded 0:41, Usable 0:38


    As you can see from these numbers, they are pretty much tied, but browser really screwed up on bestskinsever.com for a reason not known to me (I ran the test twice with the same result)
     

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  2. Anderson

    Anderson Well-Known Member

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    Is steel multitouch enabled?
     
  3. samuelmaskell

    samuelmaskell Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it is..
    The hero browser is a bit better than the android browser android anyway so I still wouldn't use steel.
     
  4. UnderWhat?

    UnderWhat? Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No the.browser.is not multittouch enabled. Would be a good idea though if someonr could release a mt browser
     
  5. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

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    Multi-touch is available in the Browser of some of the rooted builds....

    I think i recall you saying that you were using a Cyanogen build ... so it is available there ... I am currently using Build Ver 3.9.10
     
  6. UnderWhat?

    UnderWhat? Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Seriously dude? Please tell me how to get the browser, and yes i am running cyanogenmod rom, will tell you the version in a sec
     
  7. UnderWhat?

    UnderWhat? Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Oh man its ver 3.0.8 , i would.happily upgrade to a.newer version if there is one for the rogers magic
     

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