There are many blog posts comparing Astra to Avada, but they don’t focus on theme performance. Because speed is extremely important for online stores, our blog post will focus on the two themes’ page load time.
The data below is from our yearly WooCommerce theme speed benchmark. We’ve created the test so that everyone can make an informed decision when choosing a theme. To see all the themes tested, the methodology, and full results, read the fastest WooCommerce theme.
The 2020/21 test was done in mid-December 2020.
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Astra vs Avada Speed Test Results
In all cases the lowest number is the best.
Page Load Time – Overall
This is the average of the three tests.
Page Load Time – Single Pages
Each page was tested 10 times. The result is the median.
|Theme||Version||ZIP Size||Overall||Home||Shop Page||Product Page|
Which theme should you choose?
If you’re interested only in performance, then Astra is the clear winner, as it takes a staggering 45% less time to load than Avada. Not only that, Astra scored first place on our theme benchmark test, while Avada landed on 12th out of 20.
To learn how other themes, see our theme benchmark test.