Now you're probably thinking 'huh?' but let's put it this way: the iPhone's connectivity may be slower, but once the data is there, the hardware in the svelte enclosure gets the data in front of you faster than other handsets out there. The other browser in the video coughs and splutters whilst the limited hardware scrambles to show the content.
So what does this really tell us that we already know? Yes, the iPhone OS is snappy and suave. Yes, the screen is simply stunning. And yes, desktop-class Mobile Safari means we can see the full internet. And yes, we'd love to see some 3G-love come to the iPhone (this video merely re-inforces that). But the video also reminds us of something that, in the face of iCriticism, gets quickly overlooked: the iPhone clearly isn't a mobile telephone platform. It's a mobile computing platform, and under the hood we've got a lot to be thankful for.
Video and Nokia-fan-abating disclaimer after the break!
We here at TUAW HQ recognise that other Nokia handsets may perform differently than shown in the video. The video is posted for, ya know, reference.
- Key specs
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system iOS
- Screen size 4.7 inches
- Internal memory 16 GB
- Carriers (US) AT&T
- Dimensions 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in
- Weight 5.04 oz
- Released 2015-09-25