Test on the right mobile devices

The mobile and tablet landscape today is highly fragmented, spanning many devices across manufacturers and models. Supporting and testing on the maximum number of mobile devices is crucial to any website, but it can be a huge investment of time, effort, and money. Therefore, it is critical to choose the ideal list of devices to test your mobile websites.

The devices have been carefully selected to provide maximum coverage, considering such parameters as:
  • Market share and popularity
  • OS and OS versions
  • Screen sizes
  • Viewports and resolutions
  • Upcoming devices
  • Launch year
  • Manufacturers

We have gained insights from usage statistics of over 30,000 BrowserStack customers, and current global market trends. The lists are continuously updated to include latest and upcoming devices.

STARTING UP
Up to 15,000 unique visitors/month
Apple iPhone SE
9.0
Apple iPhone 6s
9.0
Google Nexus 6
5.0
Samsung Galaxy S5
4.4
Apple iPad Air 2
Tablet 8.0
Google Nexus 7
Tablet 4.4
MARKET COVERAGE
Coverage provided by the above list across 5 key variables
iOS 8 to 9 97%
iOS
Android 4.4 to 5 65%
Android
Top 3 viewports 40%
Viewport
Key device sizes between 4” to 9.7” 60%
Size
Devices released between 2014 and 2016 2014 2015 2016
Release
GROWING BUSINESS
15,000 - 300,000 unique visitors/month
Apple iPhone SE
9.0
Apple iPhone 6s
9.0
Google Nexus 6
5.0
Samsung Galaxy S5
4.4
Apple iPad Air 2
Tablet 8.0
Google Nexus 7
Tablet 4.4
Nokia Lumia 520
8.1
Google Nexus 4
4.2
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
8.0
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
4.3
Google Nexus 5X
7.0
Samsung Galaxy S7
6.0
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
Tablet 4.0
Apple iPad Mini 2
Tablet 7.0
MARKET COVERAGE
Coverage provided by the above list across 5 key variables
iOS 7 to 9 97%
iOS
Android 4.2 to 7 90%
Android
Top 5 viewports 70%
Viewport
Device sizes spread between 4” to 9.7” 85%
Size
Devices released between 2013 and 2016 2013 2014 2015 2016
Release
ENTERPRISE
More than 300,000 unique visitors/month
Apple iPhone SE
9.0
Apple iPhone 6s
9.0
Google Nexus 6
5.0
Samsung Galaxy S5
4.4
Apple iPad Air 2
Tablet 8.0
Google Nexus 7
Tablet 4.4
Nokia Lumia 520
8.1
Google Nexus 4
4.2
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
8.0
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
4.3
Google Nexus 5X
7.0
Samsung Galaxy S7
6.0
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
Tablet 4.0
Apple iPad Mini 2
Tablet 7.0
Sony Xperia Z
4.1
Apple iPhone 4s
5.0
Samsung Galaxy S4
4.4
Motorola G (2nd Gen)
5.0
HTC One X
4.0
Blackberry Z10
10
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
4.4
Google Nexus 9
Tablet 5.0
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Tablet 4.0
Windows Surface RT 2
Tablet 8.1
MARKET COVERAGE
Coverage provided by the above list across 5 key variables
iOS 5, 7 to 9 97%
iOS
Android 4.1 to 6 96%
Android
Top 10 viewports 90%
Viewport
Key device sizes between 3.5” to 10.6” 88%
Size
Devices released between 2011 and 2016 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Release

The lists above account for devices with the most reported web traffic globally, especially those markets with the strongest smartphone penetration. The additional device lists below indicate the exceptional, country-specific popularity of certain devices, to ensure you maintain the ideal device matrix for your website’s audience.

Additional devices by geography Add these devices to the lists above to ensure maximum coverage in that country.
STARTING UP
GROWING BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISES
India
Motorola Moto G
5.0
Micromax A - 106 Unite 2
4.4
India
Motorola Moto G
5.0
Micromax A - 106 Unite 2
4.4
MiPad
4.4
China
Xiaomi MI 2
4.1
China
Xiaomi MI 2
4.1
MiPad
4.4
Japan
Sony Xperia Z3
4.4
Japan
Sony Xperia Z3
4.4
Sony Xperia Z
4.1
South Korea
LG G3
4.4
South Korea
LG G3
4.4
Brazil
Motorola Moto G
5.0
Brazil
Motorola Moto G
5.0
Mexico
Motorola Moto G
5.0
Mexico
Motorola Moto G
5.0
LG G Pro Lite
4.1
South Africa
Lumia 520
8.1
South Africa
Lumia 520
8.1
Alcatel Vodafone Smart Tab
3.1
Singapore
Singapore
Samsung Note 4
4.4
Using your web analytics How to use your analytics data effectively with the lists.
Device Matrix

Your audience analytics data may provide a list of top device sources for your website traffic. However, this data may not be easily accessible or accurate, if your website doesn’t have enough traffic. Additionally, this data will not include upcoming devices, and might be heavily biased towards devices in which your website works well, leaving out the others.

In case you do have significant traffic, we recommend combining top devices from your web analytics with the lists above.

References
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  2. https://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html
  3. http://www.scientiamobile.com/page/movr-mobile-overview-report
  4. http://www.appbrain.com/stats/top-devices-by-country?country=IN
  5. http://viewportsizes.com
  6. https://mycrowd.com/which-mobile-devices-quality-assurance/
  7. http://www.marketingprofs.com/charts/2014/25740/mobile-trends-most-popular-phones-screen-sizes-and-resolutions
  8. https://devblog.xing.com/qa/how-to-choose-the-right-mobile-test-devices/
  9. http://www.slideshare.net/perfectomobile/choose-the-right-devices-for-testing-this-quarter
  10. https://opensignal.com/reports/fragmentation.php
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  12. https://mixpanel.com/trends/
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  14. http://www.comscore.com/Insights/Market-Rankings/comScore-Reports-May-2015-US-Smartphone-Subscriber-Market-Share
  15. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/10/what-every-app-developer-should-know-about-android/
  16. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/07/testing-and-responsive-web-design/
  17. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/03/how-to-use-analytics-to-build-a-smarter-mobile-website/
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  19. http://www.testing-web-sites.co.uk/testing-resources/top-14-screen-resolutions/
  20. http://www.testing-web-sites.co.uk/testing-resources/android-version-market-share/
  21. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mobile_phone_makers_by_country
  22. http://www.inmobi.com/insights/on-demand/
  23. http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_browser-na-monthly-201410-201510
  24. http://www.rapidtables.com/web/dev/screen-resolution-statistics.htm
  25. http://royal.pingdom.com/2010/11/30/mobile-os-usage-splits-the-world-chart/
  26. http://www.xoriant.com/blog/android/android-device-test-matrix.html
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  28. http://www.devopsdigest.com/test-on-mobile-devices-that-matter-to-your-business

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