Browser comparison – Part 1

Firefox vs Opera vs Internet Explorer vs Chrome vs K-meleon vs safari vs Maxthon vs Avant Browser

Which one is the best? Which is faster? Which is lighter?

I put all these browsers to test in order find answers to above question and here I am posting those results which I have noticed.

Browser versions :

  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5
  • Opera 10 beta
  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Apple Safari 4.530.17.0
  • Maxthon
  • K-Meleon 1.5.3
  • Avant Browser 11.7 build 35

The above browsers are used in the tests.

Test 1 : To find the fastest browser. (without cache)

The site used to check browser’s load time is All the cookies and private or cached data of all browsers are cleared before conducting tests.

Results :

Browser Load Time
1. Google Chrome 5.078 seconds
2. Avant Browser 5.187 seconds
3. K-Meleon 5.219 seconds
4. Firefox 3.5 5.471 seconds
5. Opera 10 beta 5.719 seconds
6. Internet Explorer 8 5.797 seconds
7. Maxthon 6.250 seconds
8. Safari 4 6.523 seconds

Summary : The above results are self-explanatory. If we observe the above results we can see that the difference between the load times of top-4 browsers ranged several milli-seconds only. Our naked eye won’t recognize such tiny differences. So the top-7 browsers performed very well. Apple Safari didn’t performed well. Apple boasts that Safari is the fastest browser, but the tests prove that it is far behind many other browsers. All the tests are performed on Windows XP SP3. Don’t know how Safari performs on Mac.

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