iPhone: Opera Mini vs Safari, Acid3 and HTML 5 Test

Date: April / 13 / 2010 + Comments: 4

Based in the results of the Acid3 and HTML5 tests we can see that Safari holds a huge advantage over Opera Mini 5 in the iPhone OS, corroborating my review of the Opera Mini rendering.

Acid3 Test

(*) Thanks to Lars: What these images show is the difference between having JavaScript in in the browser or not having it. Acid3 will by definition not work perfectly on Opera Mini. HTML5 testing done with script will not work either.

This test was done using this webpage: acid3.acidtests.org, and with my iPod Touch 2º GEN, iPhone OS 3.1.3

Safari:
iPhone Safari Acid3 Test


Opera Mini 5:
iPhone Opera Mini Acid3 Test

HTML 5 Test

This test was done using this webpage: html5test.com

Safari:
iPhone Safari HTML5 Test

Opera Mini 5:
iPhone Opera Mini HTML5 Test

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Post author: Daniel Semper

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4 Comments »

  1. Lars Gunther says:

    What your images show is the difference between having JavaScript in in the browser or not having it. Acid3 will by definition not work perfectly on Opera Mini. HTML5 testing done with script will not work either.

    Basically, the results do not prove a “huge advantage”, unless you are working on sites that require scripting. Opera Mini is not an option, since that is the trade off for having blazingly fast page loads. In some cases however, that is an advantage. It all depends upon the situation.

  2. DanielSemper says:

    Lars Gunther:

    Thanks for your opinion, now I can understand a little better the reasons of this results (y)

  3. KT says:

    @Daniel: Since Lars has educated you on what’s the difference between mSafari, a full client-side browser that’s allowed to run local scripting and Opera Mini, a rather innovative server-sider thin-client browser that runs on more than 100 old phones around the world and saves 90% of data costs, can you please update your post…so you don’t continue to misinform readers that may find your misleading opinion via search results…?

    And, if you’re wondering, Opera DOES have a full mobile browser called Opera Mobile, for those in the world that DO have high-end phones (and they can still get the advantage of mobile data savings by switching-on Opera Turbo in settings).

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