BrowserStack vs Rainforest QA vs Sauce Labs

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Advice on BrowserStack, Rainforest QA, and Sauce Labs

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 Rainforest QA
Pros of Sauce Labs
  • 130
    Multiple browsers
  • 71
    Ease of use
  • 59
    Real browsers
  • 40
    Ability to use it locally
  • 22
    Good price
  • 17
    Great web interface
  • 15
    IE support
  • 13
    Official mobile emulators
  • 12
    Cloud-based access
  • 11
    Instant access
  • 7
    Real mobile devices
  • 5
    Multiple Desktop OS
  • 4
    Screenshots
  • 4
    Can be used for Testing and E2E
  • 4
    Selenium compatible
  • 3
    Pre-installed developer tools
  • 3
    Video of test runs
  • 2
    Favourites
  • 2
    Webdriver compatible
  • 2
    Supports Manual, Functional and Visual Diff Testing
  • 2
    Many browsers
  • 1
    Free for Open Source
  • 1
    Cypress Compatible
  • 13
    Cross-browser testing
  • 7
    Powerful API
  • 7
    QA
  • 7
    Super-simple test creation
  • 6
    Easy way to get real front-end smoke tests
  • 5
    Simple
  • 5
    CI Integration
  • 3
    Manual regression testing results in 30 mins
  • 59
    Selenium-compatible
  • 46
    Webdriver compatible
  • 35
    Video recordings of every test
  • 31
    Qa
  • 29
    Mobile support
  • 26
    Any programming language
  • 23
    Developer tools
  • 21
    Test local and firewalled servers
  • 20
    Jenkins integration
  • 18
    Pristine VMs
  • 17
    CI Compatible
  • 11
    Appium support
  • 9
    Parallel testing
  • 8
    Rapid environment preparation
  • 7
    Easy testing on almost any device
  • 7
    Allows me to Focus more test automation rather than IT
  • 7
    Mobile device support
  • 6
    Secure testing and easy setup
  • 5
    Quick support response
  • 5
    Easy setup with CI and fast automated tests
  • 4
    Easy to setup and understand,
  • 4
    Fast and reliable to host the automated tests
  • 3
    Easy onboarding, do not need to manager VMs/OS/Browsers
  • 3
    Easy setup and integration with Travis Ci
  • 3
    Maintained browser matrix
  • 2
    Great documentation
  • 2
    Teamcity Integration and mobile testing win
  • 2
    Hany for platform testing
  • 2
    Generous free trial
  • 2
    Efficient tool to verify product quality
  • 2
    Easy. Straightforward. Scalable
  • 2
    Great way to integrate test suite on cloud
  • 2
    Simplicity of Sauce-connect
  • 1
    Very Good, Quick, flexible Infrastructure Support
  • 1
    Having this available for CI servers is fantastic
  • 1
    Awesome tech support
  • 1
    It's great for my QA work
  • 1
    Amazing service to do cloud cross browser testing
  • 1
    Depth of integrations
  • 1
    Because of its cloud based support for appium
  • 1
    Easy setup, Works great with selenium.
  • 1
    QE support
  • 1
    Manuals are not very well versed for beginners
  • 1
    Secure testing
  • 1
    Cheaper than browserstack
  • 1
    Stable
  • 0
    Simple to set up and integrate so many browser configs

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Cons of BrowserStack
Cons of Rainforest QA
Cons of Sauce Labs
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    Very limited choice of minor versions
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      Relatively slow
    • 2
      Expensive

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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 Rainforest QA?

    Rainforest gives you the reliability of a QA team and the speed of automation, without the hassle of managing a team or the pain of writing automated tests.

    What is Sauce Labs?

    Cloud-based automated testing platform enables developers and QEs to perform functional, JavaScript unit, and manual tests with Selenium or Appium on web and mobile apps. Videos and screenshots for easy debugging. Secure and CI-ready.

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    What are some alternatives to BrowserStack, Rainforest QA, and Sauce Labs?
    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.
    LambdaTest
    LambdaTest is a highly scalable testing platform on cloud. Mainly it provides Selenium Automation Grid with 2000+ browser-OS combinations, Cypress CLI test coverage to 40+ browser versions, and Mobile app testing infrastructure.
    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.
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