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Prizefight: Speed Test: Apple's Safari vs. Opera Mini on the iPhone

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Prizefight: Speed Test: Apple's Safari vs. Opera Mini on the iPhone

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Which mobile browser fulfills your need for speed? We throw Safari and Opera Mini into the Prizefight ring to find out.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:06 >> What's up Prizefight fans? Brian Tong here, and we have two phones in front of me. You guys have been asking for an Opera mini-browser versus Safari speed test, so we're going to give it to you. On my right side, which would be your left, we have Safari on an iPhone 3GS. One the other side, we have Opera Mini on an iPhone 3GS, and the first website we're going to test is the full version of CNET.com, so let's just get to it. In three...two...one...go. [Music] And Safari's showing progress early. It's jumping out. Now it's Opera. Looks like it's going to be pretty close.. Looks like Safari's done, and Opera just finished. The clocks, please. >> Brian... >> Brian: Thank you very much, REL. Thank you. Yeah. Go ahead. [Laughter] Ok. >> Brian: Looks like Safari comes in at 8.75 seconds, and Opera comes in at 10.06 seconds. Now if you just look at these websites really quickly, Opera did load a tad bit faster, but also it didn't render the page correctly. It didn't fill it out to the full screen, whereas Safari filled it all the way out. Now, I'm a little surprised at this outcome because Opera compresses the data on their servers then delivers it to the phone, so it's supposed to be faster. It wasn't here, and Safari takes Round One. [Bell] Round Two we're going to face off the New York Times full version of the website, so let's just jump into this again in three...two...one...go. [Music] Now we see here the progress bar on Safari shows that it has the lead. Opera is loading now. There's kind of a pause. Opera's done, and you can see I'm navigating the site, and then, now Safari's done. The time clocks, please. Thank you for doing it the right way. All right, here we go. Uhh. We have Opera here, finished at 10.84 seconds. Safari wrapped up in 14.58 seconds, so we're talking about around a four second difference. Now if you look at these webpages, both of the phones rendered them exactly alike. There were no errors, so we're going to give Round Two to Opera [bell], and let's jump into the third round. The site that we're going to test out is the full version of the Wall Street Journal, so let's jump into it on three...two...one...go. [Music] We show Safari kind of taking a quick lead at least the progress bar. Opera's coming in now, and Safari's still moving. They're still gaining progress. Oh. Opera's done. See all of a sudden it jumps like that. Safari's still working it through. Still going. I can move around with Opera's site. And now Safari's done. That wasn't even close. Let's get our timer guy in here. Thank you very much. So we have Opera here at 12:32, and we have Safari coming in at 22.75. Now that's about a 10.5 second difference, so in Round Three, Opera takes out Safari, and we know this isn't really the most scientific test running it on Wi-Fi in our own building, but [bell] overall, Opera takes this Prizefight two rounds to one and is your [bell] speed test Prizefight champ. I'm Brian Tong. Thanks for watching. We'll catch you guys next time on another Prizefight. [Music]

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