Before using BrowserStack, we had limited access to virtual machines for testing. Booting up each of these devices was time consuming and difficult to manage when multiple users needed to test. BrowserStack opened up our testing to more devices, being accessible by anyone who …
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BrowserStack and Saucelabs are web and mobile testing platforms that allow developers to test their applications on virtual and real-world devices before release.
BrowserStack is a testing offering that uses exclusively real-world hardware via web connection without the need for virtual machines (VMs). Saucelabs is a fully integrated testing service which offers a larger number of browsers and devices to test applications on. BrowserStack is capable of supporting enterprise-scale businesses but may appeal more to smaller ones or individual creators due to its lower cost. Saucelabs is more likely to be used by medium to large-sized businesses due to its higher cost and greater number of features which may not be fully utilized by smaller creators.
BrowserStack is unique in that it only offers real-world machine testing which means that if you are running a program it must be running on physical (non-virtual) hardware. BrowserStack also offers a greater number of integrations than some of its competitors, such as Cypresss, Jenkins, and Selenium. It also offers a lower starting price and even the lowest pricing tiers allow unlimited testing minutes with no overage charges.
Saucelabs is a more comprehensive testing solution and offers a large variety of machines and browsers because of its use of virtual machine testing. It also offers a variety of add-on packages and better built-in analytics capabilities than the competition.
BrowserStack and Saucelabs are excellent choices in the testing space, but each has a few drawbacks.
BrowserStack users have reported some aspect ratio issues which can make looking for issues difficult. This has been reported when performing testing, such as testing mobile apps from a desktop or when running apps on older devices. Users may also experience difficulty in testing if their internet connection is not strong since the service is web-based. BrowserStack pricing can also jump quickly depending on needs since packages are a la carte. This is great for users who need focused capabilities, but may be more expensive compared to competitors who offer more comprehensive packages.
Saucelabs users report a desire for better help and training features in the program. Some users also report issues with device availability after new releases. Some devices may be claimed by other users, meaning other testers may have to be placed in a queue. Some developers may also desire more descriptive log files so they don’t have to refer back to their own during testing.
BrowserStack offers a multitude of packages that vary in price depending on the user’s testing needs. Users can expect pricing to start around $29.99 per month for browser testing. For further pricing information consult the vendor’s pricing page. Saucelabs offers three pricing categories which each include pricing variables based on whether users need virtual machines, real devices, or number of testing minutes. Users should explore pricing options on the Saucelabs pricing page to determine which options are best for them.
Provided by the TrustRadius Research Team
Published on September 24, 2020
I think it is fairly similar to Sauce Labs. I use both.
For small companies or companies with limited development resources, particularly those that focus entirely on web design, BrowserStack's ease of use and lower cost are advantageous. BrowserStack also has pricing plans that enhance its appeal for SMBs. Sauce Labs is a bit …
Ease of use, more devices and availability are the first three things comes to my mind when it comes to BrowserStack ,and other aspect is price as well.
All are pretty good platforms and its tough to compare them. BrowserStack I felt was much more responsive from Support perspective and also better on performance of the platform.
Easy to start using the first tier plan and from there you could easily upgrade based on your team's need and if you need to extend to other users. A good and wide selection of server locations helps us oversee how an actual user experience might be. His credentials in terms …
I prefer BrowserStack to LambdaTest because it's very quick and easy to deplore.
We never really took a serious look at other platforms. BrowserStack had been recommended to us and after a brief evaluation, we were hook and never really considered an alternative. The other platforms seem to provide similar features and benefits, but we've been pleased with …
When we decided to purchase a subscription to BrowserStack, we compared the costs, functionality, and reviews of other mobile testing platforms such as Saucelabs and Cross Browser Testing. BrowserStack was a better fit for our company especially when it came to functionality …
Compared to other products I've found BrowserStack to have an easy-to-use interface, it offers all the platforms I need and it runs quickly and reliably. The browser plugin is an especially useful feature so I can almost instantly open a URL in one of my BrowserStack presets. …
Browserstack primarily used emulators, over time they've received enough complaints to offer many tests on REAL desktop and mobile browsers. However for mobile testing, there are still emulators in use in different cases. Other specific mobile testing options like Mobilizer, …
Sauce Labs' strengths lie in the integrations already available with other systems, and in their support. Their weaknesses are in the speed of their emulations and with the absence of mobile debugging tools, some of which are simplicity itself in BrowserStack. Selection was …
The main competitor at the time was BrowserStack, but Sauce Labs had better pricing and more flexibility.
I used BrowserStack for a time for several web development and testing projects. It was the first platform I inherited while on a project many years ago. The Sauce platform supports more devices and the interface is easier to use on a daily basis. Moreover, the API for Sauce is …
BrowserStack captures more market share than Sauce Labs does as of this writing, and thus has a much larger support network. During testing, it was also a little faster to spin-up virtual machines, and substantially quicker spinning-up mobile simulators and emulators. Pricing …
I came across BrowserStack after we started using Sauce Labs and I did not find it to be on par with Sauce Labs.
My company used BrowserStack in the past. It was before I came on board, so I am not sure of the reason that they switched. Ever since I have been here, we have been on SauceLabs, and I am quite pleased with it. I have maintained a private selenium grid at a previous …
Sauce Labs is easier to configure, also it has a great documentation which helps a non-technical user in a great way. Sauce Labs is pretty good in performance compared to BrowserStack. And with a variety of support for different automation tools, makes a Sauce Labs 100% a first …
I think BrowserStack is a decent competitor with similar features to Sauce Labs. I have also used VMware, however, VMware takes up a lot of storage on your computer. Sauce Labs has pretty good documentation and webinars which I think are useful for the consumer to understand …
Sauce Labs' platform seemed to be the most flexible and I really haven't used much else. Haven't had a need to.
Customer service, security settings and availability were differentiators for Saucelabs
Pricing is one of our most concern. Since Cross Browser Testing has increased their price, we were looking for another alternative. We are really happy with Sauce Labs right now. The price is very reasonable and the coverage is always at most. Not to mention that their customer …
Intuitive UI and fabulous support system make them a great vendor. Sauce Labs has a well structured support system that is extremely important in the current distributed environment.
The UI is much better than Browser Stack. However I think BS was a little quicker to run up and start the tests.
Eventually, SauceLabs was cheaper and a bit faster option (at the moment when we made a choice). On the top of that SauceLabs provided us with big enough for consistent evaluation demo period/minutes so we could test it carefully enough before purchasing. We also find no …
SauceLabs is really known to us because we have used Sauce Labs since 2012..2013 and we're really happy with it. I don't know if we'll change Sauce Labs. But we do not know any other product that has significant key features that Sauce does not have.
I initially went with Sauce Labs due to a reason that no longer exists: access to specific public real devices without having to wait because there's only one of that device. While it's a bummer things changed, with the offering of their dynamic allocation, I'm able to get a …
We found Sauce Labs to be better in the following:
1) Better selection of mobile devices (including all the new devices)
2) Supports many CI tools like Jenkins, CircleCI
To the moment we start working with SauceLabs other products had less features.
Sauce Labs (when applied properly) seems to be a more efficient cross browser solution, while offering way, waaaaay more functionality and capability. In fact, sometimes it felt like there was too much baked in there and that Sauce might need to be broken into smaller pieces …
We determined, after much research and data collecting, that Sauce Labs was a better overall solution to our organization's tech needs. Our QA team was very invested in making a decision that we could be happy with not just now, but in the long term. Having to switch from one …
Sauce Labs has mobile platforms as well... end of story.
We selected Sauce Labs because it is very resilient with extremely minimum downtime, and is easy to use with a user-friendly UI to manage and maintain test suites. It is also easily integrable with Jenkins.
- BrowserStack is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Performance, Support Rating
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