How well different mobile browsers support HTML5

All the major smartphone platforms have recently received a significant major update that boosted their performance and added new features. Seeing that everyone has embraced HTML5 as the way forward for the web, here at Mobility, we decided to put these platforms to the test.

We got devices running the very latest versions of their platform software and ran the HTML5Test on them. The HTML5 Test has a maximum possible score of 555, and the higher the core, the better the HTML5 capabilities of the browser.

Here is how they stacked up:

Platform Android Windows Phone 8 BlackBerry 10
Device Asus Nexus 7 Nokia Lumia 930 BlackBerry Passport
OS Version: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Windows Phone 8.1 + Denim BlackBerry 10.3
Browser: Chrome 39 Internet Explorer 11 BlackBerry Browser
Score: 493 346 442

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Other Browsers
Here are results from older or 3rd party browsers on the different platforms:

  • Chrome 38 on LG Nexus 5 running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop: 491
  • Firefox Mobile 35 on LG Nexus 7 running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop: 456
  • Samsung Browser on Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 running Android 4.4.2 Jelly Bean: 430
  • Dolphin Browser on LG Nexus 7 running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop: 415
  • Internet Explorer 11 on Nokia Lumia 930 running Windows Phone 8.1 Cyan: 346
  • Opera Mini on BlackBerry Passport running BlackBerry 10.3: 82
  • Opera Mini on Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 running Android 4.4.2 Jelly Bean: 82
  • Opera Mini beta for on Lumia 930 running Windows Phone 8.1 Cyan: 41

Want to run the test on your mobile browser? Go to HTML5test.com. Do share your results below, stating device and browser. Thank you!

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Mister Mobility

I started blogging about mobile in 2004 as a fun way to share my passion for gadgets and mobile services. My other interests include digital media, speaking and teaching, photography, travelling, and dancing.

0 thoughts on “How well different mobile browsers support HTML5

  • January 29, 2015 at 9:41 am
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    One thing not explained here nor on the site, is the higher the number out of 555 good or bad?

    • January 29, 2015 at 11:28 am
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      Noni,

      Thanks for pointing that out. Now clarified in the article. Cheers!

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