In this comparison of browsing speed we match the 1.2GHz Dual Core processor of the Samsung Galaxy S2 with the 1.4GHz single core of the Nokia Lumia 800. The Lumia runs on IE9 while the S2 uses the Android stock browser. There’s also a video of the iPhone’s Safari.
The oddest thing noticed is that when pages don’t include flash, the S2 is slower than the Nokia 800. Both phones do well with the pinch zoom and text reflow.
The 800’s display vibrancy is also much better, but it just can’t be seen that well on camera, however, if you get the opportunity to have a look at it in person, then you would be sure of its qualities.
There is a glitch in the video where the narrator says that the iPhone has finished loading the page, but after seconds you can see that the screen of the 800 loads some ads which are not shown on the iPhone.
Another thing you’ll notice is that when you open a new page it is zoomed on the 800 and thus not load properly while the one on the iPhone 4S loads without any problem.
As expected page rotation is faster on the iPhone 4S due to the dual core processing unit. To be honest I expected it to be faster, but not that fluid at all. However, rotating has always been one of the iPhone’s and iPad’s best qualities.