While Magento Community were getting into first insights and discussions about Magento 2, Eltrino team have already run Magento 2 testing and released a professional a review and comparison of Magento 2 Vs Magento 1. Pros and Cons of Magento 2 compared to Magento 1. Be honestly at that moment we were disappointed with results as numbers weren't in favor of the newest version. But now when we've gotten better result with improved Magento 2.2 version, which lead us to highly recommend to think about migration to Magento 2.
Page load time decreases by over than 50%. It works good for customers who can easily surf on your store. Folks become more and more sensitive for page load time, so Magento 2 performance improvement keeps visitors on the site.
If an eCommerce site is making $100,000 per day, a 1 second page delay could potentially cost you $2.5 million in lost sales every year. – Kissmetrics
Also it makes your eCommerce store more attractive for search engines.
Improved Magento 2 Backend Admin UX interface. If you’re familiar with Magento 1.x Admin you will be pleased with the new interface view. This new Admin panel with user-friendly interface makes managing process intuitively clear and simple.
New shopper experience features
Achieving of high personalization of shopping experience was one of the main aims for Magento 2 platform. And it was successfully implemented with new responsive design reference themes, product images in customer shopping cart and wider variety of payment options.
Optimized checkout process with minimum steps and required information allows your customers to purchase faster and easier.
The next-generation architecture provides unprecedented flexibility for your web store. It’s easy to customize your eCommerce system as it has modular code base. It saves time-to-market and optimize deployment process.
Connect, operate and scale with any theme or extension faster. More extensive and efficient APIs will take care about these.
Magento 2 empowered with several modern technologies that allow increasing efficiencies gained in the management and maintenance of production instances. It speeds up the development process as developers waste less time on working around limitations. So what are the most important components of Magento 2’s technology stack?
Framework Improvements & Quarterly platform updates
Major code refactoring took place to get rid of all the mess in the system - Major Data Grid enhancement - Modules can now be enabled/disabled for Magento application - Compatibility with HHVM and PHP 7. Every 3 month Magento 2 release new features for both Community and Enterprise Editions.
Magento reorganized Magento Connect into new Magento Marketplace where only high quality extensions are presented, because to become listed on this new magento module store all third party solutions have to pass 5-level quality check.
Initially, Magento announced that the 1st version will be officially supported until Dec 2018. But in 2017 they proclaimed that Magento 1 will continue to be supported for the foreseeable future. and will notify all users before making any changes to their support levels to a minimum 18-month. But when Magento will stop the supporting process of Magento 1 they will stop launching critical security patches, so all security risks will become only your responsibility.
It’s absolutely clear that besides all marketing ads, promo articles about all advantages of M2, you want to observe real companies that have already implemented Magento 2 in their web stores. According to Builtwith there are about 21k active sites that are using Magento 2. And below there are just some of them: