PWA vs AMP: Choose the Better

Two of the most revolutionary web concepts in the world include Progressive Web Application (PWA) and Accelerated Mobile Project (AMP). Gradually throughout the years, the mobile web is learning the user behaviors and catching up on the lifestyles of the users.

The problem with mobile websites is that they can attract visitors but cannot hold them for a long period.  Both PWA and AMP were designed to give the user better web experiences on their mobile devices.

There is a difference between PWA and AMP and most of the user does not know that. And this blog will explain all. But before directly jumping into the differences allow me to give you an idea of what PWA and AMP are?

What is PWA?

PWA or Progressive Web App is an optimized web page that provides an app-like functionality. It is designed to give the user the latest features, technologies, and web APIs to offer the best of websites and mobile apps.

PWA allows the user to use the latest features supported by modern web browsers on their mobile devices. Some of the features if PWA includes,

  • They are highly responsive and are compatible with any kind of device.
  • PWA does not discriminate users by their browser choices and can work for all.
  • They have a faster content loading time and that with the help of a design concept called App Shell.
  • PWS can be accessed via https to ensure the safety of the content and to prevent the user from getting spied.  

What is AMP?

AMp is the abbreviation of Accelerated Mobile Pages introduced by Google in the year 2015. It is a project that allows the developer to create web pages that have the ability to load pages instantly within no time. 

In an AMP the unnecessary JavaScript is removed to create mobile-friendly websites. The best part of AMP is that it is no longer limited to websites. Now AMPs are used to create Ads, emails and AMP stories. 

Just like PWA, AMPs also comes with full-packed features like,

  • AMPs have the lowest page load time and due to this feature, it speeds up the website.
  • It enhances mobile SEO ( Search Engine Optimization) and also the keyword ranking s in mobile devices.
  • AMPs gives full control to the website developer over the visual and business design.
  • It also supports all kinds of ad formats.

Now that you have understood both the concepts of PWA and AMP we can now move on to the next section where will discuss some major differences between PWA and AMP. 

PWA and AMP- The Difference

Now that you know that there are some pros and cons for both PWA and AMP. Both web applications are widely used by developers around the globe. 

But there are some major differences between PWA and AMP which every developer or every user should know about. 

PWA vs AMP: User Experience

This is the most concerned point for any developer or any user. It is a basic concept that user experience is what every developer looks for before any kind of tool. 


PWA mainly focuses on richening the user experience by offering app-like features. And it can be said that it is the best feature of a PWA.


AMP mainly focuses on a faster performance like faster page loading time and targets only the important data.

PWA vs AMP: Components

Components used by any web-page development tool is important for the developers. Better the components used faster and efficient will be the development.


PWA contains components like Web App manifest, Service Worker, App Shell and many more. Due to this PWA is quite popular among the developers.


Components used by AMPs are streamlined CSS, standardized JavaScript and a lot more. Over the years AMPs have also achieved some popularity among the web developers.

PWA vs AMP: Image Loading

The speed of the loading of an image on a web page is important. And every developer wants to load an image ( for an ad or for any else) as fast as possible as per to get the attention of the user.


In a PWA, images and other contents load at a speed of 60 frames per second. This rate is quite fast as compared to other tools available in the market. 


With an AMP you can only load an image if you scroll down to the page where the image is placed. 

PWA vs AMP: The better platform  

A lot depends on the platform too. As a platform defines the types of content and web-pages you are publishing for your website.


Developers generally use PWA for creating e-commerce web pages as PWA provides an app-like experience for the users.


AMPs are more suitable for static content-heavy websites like publishing news content, public blogs and articles and many more.

So Which One Should you Choose?

Now you have learned the basic differences between PWA and AMP and know about their working patterns. Both of them work to make your website faster, better and efficient with enriched user experience.

As given in the differences, PWA and AMP are used for creating different types of websites. Now it’s your call which one you want to choose for your own use. AMPs are better static content-based websites whereas WPAs are really helpful for building an e-commerce platform. 

However, if you want to use both for your purpose then you need to know how to integrate both together for creating a single website.

Wrapping Up:

The above blogs explain all the features and aspects of both WPA and AMP and how both are capable enough to make your website more smooth and functional.

In this blog, I have compared both of them in different sections and discussed all the possible differences that every developer should know. 

I hope that this blog has helped those users who were looking for this kind of article.