Sears shows what a really fast Mobile site looks like (Yes it loads faster than Google’s Mobile home page)
First the numbers (this test was done on Sprints network from just South of Denver)
- Google loads in 3.922 seconds – 14 elements and 307k
- Sears loads in 2.991 seconds – 17 elements and 154k
And here’s what their page looks like – 10 out of 10 for formatting.
Bottom line – the magic number is about 150k and you should be able to deliver that in about 3 seconds with a good connection. Worse case is about 7 seconds which is still good enough for Mobile.