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Browser Showdown: iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S II vs Nokia Lumia 800 [VIDEOS]

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Nokia recently took the wraps off its latest iPhone 4S competitor, the Lumia 800 while Samsung is already claiming that its Galaxy S II is more powerful than Apple’s latest iPhone. As folks at SlashGear got their hands on a Lumia 800 at Nokia World 2011 expo, they decided to pit Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 smartphone against Samsung Galaxy SII and Apple iPhone 4S to see who performs the best in terms of web browsing speeds.

Nokia Lumia 800 vs iPhone 4S

Apple was keen to point out the speed of its browser technology with the iOS 5 upgrade at the launch of the iPhone 4S, and we were seriously impressed by how quickly it rendered and loaded pages in our iPhone 4S review. Side-by-side with the Lumia 800, that optimization is clear. With the cache cleared and each on the same WiFi connection, the iPhone 4S led the way to the mobile version of the SlashGear homepage, the Nokia a few seconds behind.

Nokia Lumia 800 vs Galaxy S II

All three browsers have pinch-zoom, which worked smoothly, as well as text reflowing. Once loaded, page navigation was smooth across the board. The differences in rendering will, of course, be very much dependent on the connection you have at the time.

Still, we’d like to see Nokia and Microsoft polish up the web experience on Windows Phone some.

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