Sauce Labs supports different emulators/simulators starting from Android 5.1 to the latest and iOS 10.3 to the latest. Real device support has different device models – Nokia, Samsung, iPhone, Huawei, Sony Xperia, LG etc – that will help to cover not only OS versions but device models in testing. Sauce Labs provides support for web testing as well with various browsers on Windows, Linux and Mac OS platforms. Browsers are up to date so latest versions can be covered. Sauce Labs are also updating their devices and browsers to the latest version within 2 days once it is released.
Browserstack provides real devices and tablets to run tests on with different device models – Samsung, OnePlus, Motorola, Xiaomi, Google, iPhone etc. Browserstack supports web testing so it is possible to have a good coverage when testing on Safari, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Yandex on Windows and Mac OS. Browserstack is up to date with new versions of devices and web that gives an ability to run tests on newest versions without downtime.
Similarly to Sauce Labs and Browserstack Perfecto also has a wide selection of real devices that can be used for testing apps on Android/iOS and web browsers. Some rare devices – Lava, Meizu, Blackberry – are also supported. Speaking about web testing, most used browsers – Microsoft Edge, Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox – are also covered with latest versions. They recently released support of emulators as well.
Kobiton supports only real devices for iOS and Android. There are also different models from popular devices, such as Samsung, Google, iPhone to rare models such as U, G3 Beat etc. Kobiton has tablet support as well as various iPads, Galaxy Taps can be used for testing web, native and hybrid apps. Same as it’s competitors Kobiton has devices up to date. There is no web browser support yet.
Type of devices: Real devices, emulators, web browsers
Sauce Labs and Perfecto provide full support with a range of emulators/simulators to test as well as real devices and web browsers. When there is a need to to test something fast – emulators/simulators can be a good help for it. For integration tests – real devices can be a best solution to ensure the end user won’t face any issues with using the app. Nowadays companies are implementing their products not only on mobile but web – most of the browsers are covered with Sauce Labs and Perfecto. Sauce Labs and Perfecto provides “all in one” solution – sanity tests on virtual devices, integration/system testing on real devices and browser testing that covers most of the browsers for Mac, Windows, Linux platforms