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BrowserStack vs LambdaTest: What are the differences?

Developers describe BrowserStack 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. On the other hand, LambdaTest is detailed as "Perform Cross Browser Testing on 2000+ Real Browsers and Operating System Online". LambdaTest is a cloud-based testing platform and it provides access to a powerful network cloud of 2000+ real browsers and operating system that helps testers in cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility testing.

BrowserStack and LambdaTest can be categorized as "Browser Testing" tools.

Some of the features offered by BrowserStack are:

  • 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

On the other hand, LambdaTest provides the following key features:

  • Selenium Web Automation
  • Real-time testing of web app on cloud based desktop and mobile browsers
  • Test your locally hosted web app using SSH Tunnel feature

"Multiple browsers" is the top reason why over 121 developers like BrowserStack, while over 3 developers mention "Integration with Gitlab" as the leading cause for choosing LambdaTest.

Advice on BrowserStack and LambdaTest

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

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Pros of BrowserStack
Pros of LambdaTest
  • 131
    Multiple browsers
  • 71
    Ease of use
  • 59
    Real browsers
  • 40
    Ability to use it locally
  • 23
    Good price
  • 17
    Great web interface
  • 15
    IE support
  • 13
    Official mobile emulators
  • 12
    Cloud-based access
  • 11
    Instant access
  • 8
    Real mobile devices
  • 5
    Multiple Desktop OS
  • 5
    Selenium compatible
  • 4
    Screenshots
  • 4
    Can be used for Testing and E2E
  • 3
    Video of test runs
  • 3
    Pre-installed developer tools
  • 2
    Webdriver compatible
  • 2
    Supports Manual, Functional and Visual Diff Testing
  • 2
    Many browsers
  • 2
    Favourites
  • 1
    Free for Open Source
  • 1
    Cypress Compatible
  • 16
    Pocket friendly pricing
  • 13
    Good Performance
  • 12
    Cross browser testing
  • 12
    Integration with Bitbucket
  • 12
    Integration with Gitlab
  • 11
    Great support
  • 11
    Integration with Jira
  • 11
    Integration with GitHub
  • 10
    Integration with Trello
  • 10
    Clean UI and Easy to use
  • 10
    Integration with Slack
  • 10
    Integration with Asana
  • 8
    Pre-installed developer tools
  • 8
    Integration with Hive
  • 8
    IE and Edge support
  • 6
    Local app testing
  • 6
    Multiple Browsers
  • 5
    Integration with Teamwork
  • 5
    Integration with VSTS
  • 4
    Real time testing feature is flawless
  • 3
    Selenium automation
  • 3
    Faster Speed
  • 3
    Up-to-date Browser collection
  • 2
    Robust Selenium Grid
  • 2
    24/7 Customer Chat Support
  • 1
    Real devices

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Cons of BrowserStack
Cons of LambdaTest
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    Very limited choice of minor versions
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    What is BrowserStack?

    BrowserStack is a leading software testing platform for developers to comprehensively test their websites and mobile applications across 2,000+ real browsers and devices in a single cloud platform—and at scale.

    What is LambdaTest?

    LambdaTest platform provides secure, scalable and insightful test orchestration for website, and mobile app testing. Customers at different points in their DevOps lifecycle can leverage Automation and/or Manual testing on LambdaTest.

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    What are some alternatives to BrowserStack and LambdaTest?
    Browserling
    We run the browsers on our servers. Fully interactive sessions, not static screenshots. No flash, no applets, nothing to install. Powered entirely by <canvas> and javascript.
    Ghost Inspector
    It lets you create and manage UI tests that check specific functionality in your website or application. We execute these automated browser tests continuously from the cloud and alert you if anything breaks.
    AWS Device Farm
    Run tests across a large selection of physical devices in parallel from various manufacturers with varying hardware, OS versions and form factors.
    Appium
    Appium is an open source test automation framework for use with native, hybrid, and mobile web apps. It drives iOS and Android apps using the WebDriver protocol. Appium is sponsored by Sauce Labs and a thriving community of open source developers.
    Cypress
    Cypress is a front end automated testing application created for the modern web. Cypress is built on a new architecture and runs in the same run-loop as the application being tested. As a result Cypress provides better, faster, and more reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser. Cypress works on any front-end framework or website.
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