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Is Dolphin Jetpack for Android as Rediculously Fast as They Claim? (Video)

by Joe Levi on

No matter how fast things get, they never seem to be fast enough. We can have 30Gbps LTE, but surfing the web still feels slow! Why is that? There are many reasons, but Dolphin Browser is trying to overcome them — by any means necessary. Webkit, the rendering engine that powers Chrome, the stock Android browser, and even Safari apparently isn’t quite fast enough for Dolphin, so they set to work “improving” it.

Dolphin has made extensive canvas, GPU, and JavaScript enhancements, and they’ve even added some “behind-the-scenes technology” to make the Dolphin Browser “the highest performing HTML5 browser” around –at least according to “a number of tests and benchmarks”.  How much faster do they say it is? With Dolphin Jetpack, Dolphin Browser is reportedly five to ten times faster than the default Android browser and twice as fast as Chrome.  That seemed a bit “optimistic” to us, so we decided to put it to the test.

We sat two Galaxy Nexii beside each other. Both running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, and both connected to the same Buffalo 802.11n router. We then fired up the same websites in the stock Android Browser on one phone and Dolphin with Jetpack on the other.

How did they fare? Hit play and we’ll take a look!

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