The Web Browsing test represents a common browsing scenario: checking up on friends on a social networking site. The test measures the time it takes the device to render a web page, search for content, and re-render the page after adding a new image.

Web Browsing uses the native Android WebView view to display and interact with web pages. The content for these pages is stored in local files on the device. Android WebView uses the WebKit rendering engine. The test runs in portrait screen orientation.

A Web Browsing score indicates how well the device performs when displaying and interacting with web content. It does not measure network speed, latency or bandwidth.

Workload tasks 

  1. Render the main page, which contains text and images of various sizes.
  2. Scroll the page up and down.
  3. Zoom into one picture.
  4. Load a set of data into the search feature.
  5. Execute searches as a search term is entered one character at a time.
  6. Select a thumbnail area from a new image being added to the page.
  7. Add the image to the page causing the page to be re-rendered.


WebBrowsing score    =    2,500,000 × geomean(1/R1, 1/R4, 1/R5, 1/R7)

R1    =    Time spent rendering the page for task 1
R4    =    Time spent loading the data to be searched in task 4
R5    =    Time spent searching the data in task 5
R7    =    Time spent re-rendering the page in task 7