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BrowserStack vs. HeadSpin
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about BrowserStack vs. HeadSpin and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"I have found that BrowserStack is stable.""It just added some flexibility. There was nothing that improved our coding standards, etc. because all of our UIs were functional before we tried it.""BrowserStack has lots of devices to choose from.""It's helpful for me to test on different devices.""The main core concept behind this product is, it takes the overhead of maintaining all of your devices or particular computers. It continuously adds the latest devices that are coming into the market.""I like that it offers full device capability.""The product guides and resources are extensive and very helpful.""The most valuable feature of BrowserStack is the ability to do manual testing."

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"The technical support is really helpful because we can set up direct calls with them if we want to. We can use Zoom or Google Meet to interact with them directly, and if there is an issue in our system, they will help us by reproducing the issue in their machines and trying to figure out a solution. The support is really smooth, and we like that they're very supportive.""The most valuable features of the product are the performance parameters it gives us.""The initial setup of HeadSpin was very easy and user-friendly. It was easy to configure and write a script.""It has an interesting feature called AV box testing. A lot of companies that are in the OTT segment don't really understand what their streaming is like. They can't test for streaming quality. There are restrictions where you cannot simulate live streaming. For example, on Netflix, you can't simulate how a movie is being streamed on a remote device. That's why HeadSpin has got this AV box testing feature. It is a patented feature. They send an AV box to your location, and you can test live streaming, which is something that no other company does.""The most valuable feature of HeadSpin it's the integration with other solutions. It is great. I can search for an element or do a quick debugging on the application right on HeadSpin. It's very useful."

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"While I was testing I was not 100% sure a that was properly mimicking the browsers or not. We had some issues with a browser, and the reason was the browser itself does not provide any support. If the local system does not provide any support, I think this was the problem. There should be better integration with other solutions, such as JIRA.""Adding better integration with frameworks, particularly testing frameworks like Robot, would be of more value to customers and make their jobs easier.""Customer support could be better. We tried to implement and explore this product with the vendor or reseller's help, but we haven't had any good response about the product.""Connectivity can sometimes mar the testing experience.""BrowserStack operates at a slow pace, it could improve by making it faster.""The solution is slow.""Sometimes BrowserStack is really slow and devices are not loading. it is really annoying and that's why we bought several newer devices because sometimes it's affecting us a lot.""BrowserStack is scalable, but cost is significant for those living in Mexico."

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"If you want to do some testing or check the devices manually or check the application in a particular device manually, it is really laggy. That's a disappointment because sometimes we would like to do manual testing when our local devices are not available.""HeadSpin could improve on the user interface because it is very poor. The checks that are done on the iOS devices are very difficult, but for Android, it runs great. For all iOS devices, the user interface and how it interacts with the device are very poor.""They should automate their onboarding. A lot of things are still manual. They can create a video assistant or something like that to completely automate the entire process.""HeadSpin needs to improve the hardware. With the mobile, the battery life reduces and must be continuously charged.""Sometimes, devices go offline and some features are not functioning on some devices, specifically on iOS."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This solution costs less than competing products."
  • "The price is fine."
  • "There are different licenses available that can be customized. You can select the features that you want only to use which can be a cost-benefit."
  • "BrowserStack could have a better price, but good things have a price."
  • "The price of BrowserStack is high."
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  • "It has a yearly license. There is no other option. It is expensive. There are a lot of other cheaper players in the market, but it is like a Mercedes. You pay an extra premium for it, but you get the benefits. I would love to see them come up with project-based costing. Companies that are low on funds or new-age can do with pricing that is easily digestible. They can give them a pricing model for three months. They can provide a startup package."
  • "We have a yearly license for 16 devices."
  • "I believe the licensing cost is cheap because it's a total solution, hardware, license and software."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I like that it offers full device capability.
    Top Answer:Customer support could be better. We tried to implement and explore this product with the vendor or reseller's help, but we haven't had any good response about the product.
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of the product are the performance parameters it gives us.
    Top Answer:We have a yearly license for 16 devices costing 35 - 40 lakhs in rupees.
    Top Answer:HeadSpin would benefit by adding code coverage. On the front end, when we execute our automation or do a manual change, we don't know what percentage of the code has been tested. If HeadSpin could… more »
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    Overview
    BrowserStack is a cloud-based cross-browser testing tool that enables developers to test their websites across various browserson different operating systems and mobile devices, without requiring users to install virtual machines, devices or emulators.

    HeadSpin is the world’s first Connected Intelligence Platform™ that provides Web, Mobile, IoT, and 5G solutions to unify testing, monitoring, and analytics across applications, devices, and networks. HeadSpin empowers development, QA, operations, and network teams to optimize connected experiences and ensure digital business success.

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    Sample Customers
    Microsoft, RBS, jQuery, Expedia, Citrix, AIG
    Zynga, Tinder, Pinterest, Akamai, Microsoft, Airbnb, Jam City, TMobile, Mozilla, CNN, Cognizant, Yahoo!, ebay, Quora, Walmart, Kohls, Telstra
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Insurance Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise42%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise64%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    BrowserStack vs. HeadSpin
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about BrowserStack vs. HeadSpin and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,703 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    BrowserStack is ranked 9th in Functional Testing Tools with 8 reviews while HeadSpin is ranked 19th in Functional Testing Tools with 5 reviews. BrowserStack is rated 7.8, while HeadSpin is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of BrowserStack writes "Test against a huge range of device and browser combinations but expect some connectivity issues". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HeadSpin writes "An advanced platform that provides visibility into the performance in the real world and enables us to test AV content". BrowserStack is most compared with Perfecto, Sauce Labs, LambdaTest, CrossBrowserTesting and Micro Focus UFT One, whereas HeadSpin is most compared with Perfecto, Sauce Labs, Katalon Studio, LambdaTest and AWS Device Farm. See our BrowserStack vs. HeadSpin report.

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