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Discussion in 'Networking and online stuff' started by classic33, 21 Jun 2017.

  1. classic33

    classic33 Über Geek

    should two devices(computer & mobile phone), use different amounts of data viewing the same sites?

    Updates are Off on both, so it comes down to accessing the sites. It's not a small difference either, it's about 50% difference in the data used.
     
  2. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    Yes it's quite likely all devices could be different. It's mainly down to browser and screen size detection before feeding to the content. So some sites will check what you are using and feed you different style sheets, images quality and maybe even things like javascript files. If it thinks you are on a nice powerful desktop with a reasonable screen size you get the whole hog. Highest quality images, javascript routines pulling shoot in from everywhere it can and the like... If it thinks you are on a small screen using a mobile it might feed you lower resolution images, some of them javascript routines may not run and there may even be a lighter CSS file, some of them can be a few meg these days!

    So yes it's not that uncommon and if done right you will never know the difference as it should still look the same on your device.