Results: Web Benchmarks
In order to keep browser versions even across all Android devices, we employ a static build of the Chromium-based Opera on that operating system. Due to platform restrictions, Safari is the best choice for iOS-based devices, while Internet Explorer is the only game in town on Windows RT.
JSBench gives what is arguably the most accurate depiction of Web performance based on our experience. Apple's iPhone 5s completely dominates the field with a 54.1-second result. Every Android-based device takes more than six minutes to finish.
The iPhone 5s continues to humble its competition, while the HTC One (M8) falls toward the back of the Android pack.
Principled Technologies' WebXPRT 2013 is an HTML5-based benchmark that simulates common productivity tasks that are traditionally handled by locally installed applications, including photo editing, financial charting, and offline note-taking.
Our final Web test continues solidifying Apple's dominance, while the Nexus 5 and One (M8) finish near each other for second and third place.