We rely on the Internet every day to check movie times, figure out where to eat, and communicate with our friends and family. We want tech that has strong, reliable Web browsing capabilities. But there are thousands of Web-enabled devices, all claiming that they can give you a great Internet experience. How can you tell how good a device really is?
WebXPRT is the answer: a free online tool that gives you objective information about how well a laptop, tablet, smartphone, or any other Web-enabled device handles common Web tasks. By running a simple test on your device at WebXPRT.com, you can get a score that makes it easy to compare your device against others on the WebXPRT website. Or just check out results from a variety of laptops, tablets, and phones at WebXPRT.com.
WebXPRT is one of the BenchmarkXPRT benchmarks, a set of tools that help you learn how all kinds of devices perform.
A benchmark, in this case, is a tool designed to test a wide range of devices on a level playing field. When you look at results from BenchmarkXPRT benchmarks, you get unbiased, fair product comparisons.
It tells you how well a device handles web browsing. To do this, WebXPRT runs six online tests that simulate the kinds of things you do on the Internet every day. It measures how long (in milliseconds) your device takes to complete each of those tasks. Then it uses those times to calculate a single-number overall score, which you can use to compare your device against others at WebXPRT.com.
Technology manufacturers, developers, and sellers; tech-review websites like AnandTech and Hardware.info; and consumers like you. WebXPRT is a great resource for anyone who wants to compare devices against each other on the battlefield of web browsing.
You don’t want the device to shut down during the tests, so go to Settings and set the sleep time to at least half an hour. This should cover the time it takes to run all the tests.
Close all of your other apps and windows. Other activity on your device might lower your score.
Go to WebXPRT.com and click “Run WebXPRT 2015.” Click “continue” in the popup box.
WebXPRT will run all six workloads by default. If you only wish to run selected workloads, click the blue workload icon of each workload you don’t want to run. If the workload icon is gray, it will not run during the test. However, to get an Overall score, you will need to run all six workloads.
5. Click the red play icon at the bottom of the page, and WebXPRT will begin!
WebXPRT will run each of its six tests seven times. The small grid of colored squares in the upper right corner of the screen lets you keep track of the benchmark’s progress. While it’s running, try not to touch or click the screen; this won’t hurt your device, but it might affect the results. When the center top of the screen says “Results,” you’re done. There, check out the score under the Overall column. That number is all you need to compare your device against others at WebXPRT.com. If you’re interested, however, you can also scroll down to see how fast your device completed each individual task.
The % is the confidence interval reflected as a percentage of the score. So, for example, if your score was 10 and your confidence interval was 1, you would see 10% here. A smaller percentage is better, because it means that next time you run the test, it’s more likely that you’ll get the same score.
</> HTML5 Capabilities:
This checklist highlights which HTML5 functions your device and browser can handle. A green checkmark means the device/browser combination is capable of that function; a red X means it is not. Not all devices perform all functions, so red Xs are not necessarily a bad thing. This is a capabilities assessment, not a reflection of testing.
Yes. WebXPRT tests the capabilities of your device/browser combination. We recommend you run the test on the browser you use most often. That said, WebXPRT is also a great way to test the speed of several different browsers and see which browser is fastest on your device.
On the Results page, click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page.
Fill in your email and the name of your computer, tablet, phone, or other device.
Fill in the model number. This is in a different place for each device, but you should be able to find it by searching “Model number for [device name].” If your device does not have a model number, put N/A.
Fill in the operating system. This should be easy to find in the “About” section of the Settings area on any device.
Fill in your browser and version. You can find these in the Test Information section of the results page.
Fill in any additional information you would like to include.
Click “Submit”, and you’re done!
We vet all submissions before we publish them on the website, so you may not see your results for a few days. If there’s a problem with the results, we’ll contact you by e-mail.
The BenchmarkXPRT Development Community is a forum where registered members can contribute to the process of creating and improving benchmarks, including WebXPRT. If you are not currently a community member, we encourage you to join! (And yes, that means you – our community is open to everyone, from software developers to interested consumers.) Not only will you get early releases of future versions of WebXPRT, but you’ll also be able to download the source code and influence the future of the app. We will publish the source code for WebXPRT 2015 soon (available to members only). Register now, or for more information, see the BenchmarkXPRT FAQ.