A study conducted by Blaze Software revealed that Android loads web pages 52% faster than iPhone. Blaze Software arrived at this result using a Google Nexus S handset running Android 2.3 and an iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3. To get the average load times on both devices, Blaze did 45,000 load tests on websites of Fortune 1000 companies. The load times were about a second apart for the two devices, with Android 2.3 loading in 2.144 seconds, compared to 3.254 seconds for the iPhone.
The test also showed that Android was faster than the iPhone in loading 84% of the tested Web sites. According to the study Android “wasn’t just faster overall, but rather provided a faster browsing experience four times out of five”.
If you are not a heavy browser, you can certainly overlook the difference. But if you constantly load websites on you phone, the one-second difference could be a big deal.