Samsung’s latest Android challenger’s processing brawn and up-to-the-minute Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) software combine to offer a better browsing experience than the iPhone 4S, tests reveal.
In benchmark trials conducted by the rigorous types at AnandTech, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus racked up a score of 98272 to the iPhone 4’s 87841 – making the Android heavy hitter faster for rendering web pages by a not inconsiderable margin.
The site stated: “All of the goodness of Honeycomb makes its way to a handset along with even further optimization work.
“Google has obviously done a lot of browser optimisation in ICS as performance is now better than even Honeycomb.”
However, the positions were reversed in the graphics stakes. Here, Apple’s kit secured the top spot in framerate tests by being equipped to handle 85.7 frames per second to the Galaxy Nexus’s relatively puny 29.3.
Other handsets with strong showings in AndandTech’s mobile web browsing tests were the new Motorola Droid RAZR and Sammy’s previous blockbuster blower, the Galaxy S2. The S2’s graphics processing might also impressed the judging panel, beating its newer family member into fourth place with a score of 42.5.
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