Motorola Xoom vs iPad 2 Browser Benchmarks

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Who has the fastest web browser in the west? Is it the Mobile Safari on the iPad or Mobile Google Chrome on the Xoom? We go hands on and run a SunSpider javascript test to see who performs the best.

For those of you have have not heard of SunSpider’s benchmarks, they are able to conduct a browser test of a device based off  JSON input, a 3D raytracer, cryptography tests and code decompression. Basically all the crap that goes on in the background during everyday browsing

Sunspider measures everything in ms (millseconds) so the lower the number is faster. The new iPad 2 is expected to be 4x faster than the original iPad. Slashgear ran a comparison to prove so.

The original iPad scored 8594.9ms and the iPad 2 proved to be 4x faster with a score of 2121.7ms.

So what about the Motorola Xoom? The iPad 2 and the Xoom should carry the tablet industry well into next year. Let’s see how these juggernauts stack up

I ran a Sunspider test on the Motorola Xoom. and received the following

============================================ RESULTS (means and 95% confidence intervals) ——————————————-Total: 2109.4ms +/- 3.2% ——————————————-

3d: 335.6ms +/- 4.3% cube: 119.3ms +/- 2.8% morph: 111.2ms +/- 5.3% raytrace: 105.1ms +/- 8.5%

access: 207.4ms +/- 2.8% binary-trees: 13.5ms +/- 6.2% fannkuch: 82.4ms +/- 0.7% nbody: 84.7ms +/- 5.9% nsieve: 26.8ms +/- 4.5%

bitops: 155.9ms +/- 2.1% 3bit-bits-in-byte: 14.9ms +/- 8.9% bits-in-byte: 28.3ms +/- 1.2% bitwise-and: 46.1ms +/- 1.1% nsieve-bits: 66.6ms +/- 3.0%

controlflow: 12.5ms +/- 4.0% recursive: 12.5ms +/- 4.0%

crypto: 122.0ms +/- 3.1% aes: 47.1ms +/- 2.0% md5: 38.8ms +/- 8.0% sha1: 36.1ms +/- 4.5%

date: 292.5ms +/- 1.4% format-tofte: 97.0ms +/- 2.7% format-xparb: 195.5ms +/- 1.0%

math: 201.8ms +/- 4.0% cordic: 72.4ms +/- 3.8% partial-sums: 93.3ms +/- 1.8% spectral-norm: 36.1ms +/- 14.1%

regexp: 123.3ms +/- 2.0% dna: 123.3ms +/- 2.0%

string: 658.4ms +/- 7.8% base64: 32.6ms +/- 4.8% fasta: 82.3ms +/- 3.0% tagcloud: 192.2ms +/- 1.6% unpack-code: 238.7ms +/- 17.1% validate-input: 112.6ms +/- 8.6%

As you can see from above the Xoom received a 2109.4ms versus the iPad 2′s 2121.7ms. As you can see the margin is small. But it still favors the worlds first Honeycomb Tablet. What do you guys think? Forget the numbers, which device has the best browser experience?

After owning two iPads. I don’t think there is any browser better than the one on the Motorola Xoom. Adobe Flash 10.2 is coming soon too. Things can only get better.

iPad 2 benchmarks via Slashgear

If you are still undecided on which one is worth your money. Here is a comparison chart.

  iPad2 Motorola Xoom
Processor 1 GHZ Dual Core Apple A5 1 GHZ Dual Core Tegra 2
Display 9.7″ LED — 1024×768 — 132ppi 10.1″ LED — 1280×800 — 160ppi
RAM 512 MB RAM 1 GB RAM
Storage 16, 32, 64 GB 32 GB + SD Card Slot
Connectivity
  • 3G
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • 4G / LTE
  • 3G
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
Weight 1.33 lbs / 601 grams 1.6 lbs / 730 grams
Battery Life 10 Hours 10 Hours
Camera 640 x 480 VGA Front Camera  

.92 Megapixel Rear Camera

2 Megapixel Front Camera  

5 Megapixel Rear Camera

Sensors
  • Gyroscope
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Digital Compass
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Digital Compass
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
GPS Yes, 3G Version Only Yes
Adobe Flash No Yes
Smart Covers Yes No
OS Apple iOS 4.3 Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb
Price Starting at $499 — Wifi Only

$799 — 3G Version
Release Date March 11, 2022 February 24th, 2011 –



Available Now
Apps 65,000+ just for iPads — over 300,000 overall 100+ just for Honeycomb Tablets — over 100,000 overall

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