Which Browser Should You Be Running On Your iPad And iPhone?

Benchmark Results: DOM And CSS Performance

DOM (Document Object Model)

We use the DOM Core subsection of the Dromaeo DOM tests to represent DOM performance in our final scoring. The Dromaeo results are an average of two iterations.

Again taking advantage of the off-limits Nitro JavaScript engine, Apple Safari smashes the competition in core DOM performance, nearly doubling the competing results. As with the JavaScript benchmarks, the third-party iOS-based Web browsers all essentially tie for second place.


Kaizoumark is a newcomer to the Web Browser Grand Prix. This CSS performance test outputs a collection of frame-per-second scores, one for each test and workload level. Our final Kaizoumark score is the sum of all FPS scores.

The CSS performance results are more or less a wash, with Axis showing a negligable lead and Chrome showing an indistinguishable loss. Due to the shared rendering engine of all iOS browsers (WebKit), CSS performance is basically going to be the same across the board.

  • esrever
    All of them are the same since apple doesn't give developers any freedom.
  • ksampanna
    I mean, c'mon ... bt obviously
  • LuckyDucky7
    Was this review even necessary?
    There is no choice of browsers on iOS. None. Every "browser" is just a sub-par Safari wrapper.

    It's not like people buy iOS devices for the ability to tailor the device to their liking, after all- it's not called the "reality distortion field" for nothing.
  • victorious 3930k
    You may have forgotten the useful extra features category, where Chrome for iOS wins by MILES.
  • murzar
    But Tom's Hardware, I hate Apple. What about Android?

    Such condescension! What about people who actually like Android more? Or find its features more beneficial?

    Not every Android user hates Apple.

  • barathn
    I like the last paragraph
  • gamecube
    I hope next week we see not only tablet review. I'm more interested in the phone part of Android.

    And Ubuntu just release 12.10. This is a good time to have another Ubuntu Web Browser Grand Prix.
  • I'm curious what the benchmarks would be like if they installed the Nitrous Cydia tweak, which allows third party apps to use the Nitro engine. Any chance we can get a follow-up?
  • no IE ?
  • amdfangirl
    no IE ?

    On iOS?