Perfectly suitable for use, provided mobile devices continue their meteoric yearly improvements in performance to close the gap with traditional notebook computers. Very true on the iOS side, but sadly.. quite untrue on the Android side.
Yes, and it's true this optimization helps all platforms. However, even after that "optimization" there is a 10x performance difference between iOS and Android. It's just a smaller number (500ms vs 50ms), but the proportionality of the difference remains. For example, here's the Google Pixel versus the iPhone 7:
Yes, that's 310ms versus 27ms. One whole order of magnitude, 10x!
That is fucking nuts.
If you don't care, then you don't care. But let's look at WebXPRT:
(WebXPRT is not a great benchmark.. but it's another "general web" benchmark if you don't like JetStream or Speedometer or Ember. I just ran it on my 2017 iPad Pro and got 265.)
So you're telling me, your Note 5 .. which scores 93 versus the 194 of an iPhone 6s in the above web based test, has
And worst of all, this performance slump seems to be long term, if not permanent. That is the absolute 🍒 on top of this 💩 sandwich.