Why is browsing the net faster on my laptop than my phone?

My WIFI internet speed test results:

Laptop (i5 4GB ram running Win7, Chrome ) - 1.08 mbps download
ASUS ZF2 (2.3GHz and 4GB ram, Chrome ) - 1.3 mbps download

Even though the ookla speed-test numbers are similar, my laptop is markedly faster in loading actual websites and streaming videos, especially when using multiple tabs. Actually i find streaming HTML5 videos relatively slow on my phone especially the initial buffer period.

For example, my laptop will start playing a video as soon as I click on it, while a similar video will take at least 40 seconds to start playing on my phone. Worst still, if I seek a different time stamp, it will buffer again wasting my time and annoy the heck out of me. Streaming HD videos, naturally is out of the question.

Is this normal for an android device or is there something wrong with my phone?

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