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AWS Device Farm vs BrowserStack: What are the differences?
Developers describe AWS Device Farm as "Test your app on real devices in the AWS Cloud". Run tests across a large selection of physical devices in parallel from various manufacturers with varying hardware, OS versions and form factors. On the other hand, BrowserStack is detailed as "Instant access to a lab of 1000+ real mobile and desktop browsers for testing". Live, Web-Based Browser Testing Instant access to all real mobile and desktop browsers. Say goodbye to your lab of devices and virtual machines.
AWS Device Farm can be classified as a tool in the "Load and Performance Testing" category, while BrowserStack is grouped under "Browser Testing".
Some of the features offered by AWS Device Farm are:
- Test on the same devices your customers use
- Fix issues faster and delight your users
- Simulate real-world environments
On the other hand, BrowserStack provides the following key features:
- Real Device Cloud. Test on a range of physical Android and iOS mobile devices and tablets for the most accurate results
- 1100+ desktop browsers. Latest versions of IE, Edge, Safari, Chrome, Firefox and more on a range of Windows and OS X platforms on a robust cloud infrastructure
- Test dev environments. Our Local Testing feature allows you to test development and internal websites seamlessly, without setup or configuration
According to the StackShare community, BrowserStack has a broader approval, being mentioned in 577 company stacks & 238 developers stacks; compared to AWS Device Farm, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
I am looking to purchase one of these tools for Mobile testing for my team. It should support Native, hybrid, and responsive app testing. It should also feature debugging, parallel execution, automation testing/easy integration with automation testing tools like Selenium, and the capability to provide availability of devices specifically for us to use at any time with good speed of performing all these activities.
I have already used Perfecto mobile, and Sauce Labs in my other projects before. I want to know how different or better is AWS Device farm in usage and how advantageous it would be for us to use it over other mentioned tools
BitBar's Dedicated Devices would be a great option for you. It allows you to dedicate (reserve) devices for your use only which also having access to all of the devices in the shared cloud. BitBar has the features and integrations that you are looking for as well.
Stability - Just works. Availability - More than 15 datacenters. Enterprise features like SSO, local testing and SOC2/GDPR compliant.
Pros of AWS Device Farm
- 1000 free minutes3
- Pay as you go pricing2
Pros of BrowserStack
- Multiple browsers131
- Ease of use71
- Real browsers60
- Ability to use it locally40
- Good price23
- Great web interface17
- IE support15
- Official mobile emulators13
- Cloud-based access12
- Instant access11
- Real mobile devices8
- Selenium compatible5
- Multiple Desktop OS5
- Can be used for Testing and E2E4
- Pre-installed developer tools3
- Video of test runs3
- Webdriver compatible2
- Supports Manual, Functional and Visual Diff Testing2
- Many browsers2
- Cypress Compatible1
- Free for Open Source1
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Cons of AWS Device Farm
- Records all sessions, blocks on processing when done1
- You need to remember to turn airplane mode off1
Cons of BrowserStack
- Very limited choice of minor versions2