Mobile devices are uploading data faster and mobile users are starting to expect better performance, according to Citrix. Fifty percent of web pages are taking 37.5% less time to load on a mobile device than they did just a year ago according the Citrix Mobile Analytics Report.
This infographic from the study shows the percentage of users who abandon a mobile website based on the speed with which it loads:
- 33% – 5 seconds to load
- 54% – 10 seconds to load
- 68% – 20 seconds to load
As the data demonstrates a third of users expect a mobile site to load within 5 seconds. However, these users aren’t necessarily blaming the web site for all delays, as 57% blame the mobile provider when a video stalls.
Agencies optimizing their websites for mobile use need to consider the user’s experience and provide a site that focuses on only the most important user content to ensure quick loading. Check out our mobile performance testing resources.