Chrome or safari.

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by BlueGoldAce, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    Does anyone have a preference?

    I hVe been trying out both lately, as I now according to benchmarks safari should be faster...but in have notices that I rarely can see a difference, and sometimes chrome is actually faster when loading image heavy websites.

    Anyone notice this? What browser so you use and why?

    The google search app combined with chrome is a pretty slick combination.

    Just looking to have decent discussion on the advantages these two browsers offer.
  2. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2009
    Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
    I use safari because it is easy to just click a bookmark. Chrome seems to be a ballache, (unless I am missing a setting, somewhere).
  3. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    According to benchmarks like sunspider, Safari is much faster.

    The syncing of bookmarks and iCloud tabs is handy across my devices and Mac too. I know Chrome supports this but I don't like it on OS X as you have to login with a google email.
  4. Risco macrumors 68000


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Yup and the fact you cannot choose a default browser! I am surprised that Apple have not been pulled on on anti-competitive rules like Microsoft did with their browser choice screen.
  5. JPNFRK7 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2012
    Chrome or nothing for me. I have it on all of my devices and love how bookmarks instantly go from one device to the other. I also have nitrous on my JBn iphone to speed up chrome and it is definately as fast as safari.
  6. SocalMark macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2010
    I really like the Dolphin browser the ability to swipe from the side bookmarks is nice.
  7. xchampx13 macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2012
    I prefer Chrome myself, use it on OSX as well so I can sync all my bookmarks and whatnot. Their is also a Browser called mercury you can sync from Chrome or Firefox which isnt bad either.
  8. Simplicated macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Want a prettier interface? Chrome.
    Want a faster performance? Safari.

    Me? Safari.
  9. stevelam macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
    Chrome easily. I miss setting it as the default browser on my jailbroken 4s. Apple really need to open up iOS more now.
  10. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    Chrome here as well. The way you switch between tabs is just WAY better.
  11. sjinsjca macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2008
    Safari. Reader Mode FTW.

    And I'd just as soon not have Google monitoring and monetizing my browsing.
  12. ManicMarc macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2012
    Safari because of:

    - Reading Mode, I cannot live without this.
    - it's faster
    - reading list
    - it's faster


    Agreed, I tried using a Nexus 7 but just couldn't get used to the lack of Reading Mode.
  13. Heb 7:4 macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2011
    Chrome, same as I use on OSX. Better tab switching, more tabs open, and sync between desktop.

    If I used Safari on my Mac I'd probably stick with Safari, but if I could replace Safari as the default on my phone I would.
  14. Gizmo22 macrumors regular


    Oct 22, 2009
    Midwest USA
    Depends on what kind of computer I have at the moment. If Windows or Linux based, Chrome. If OSX, Safari.

    I think they each have great strengths and weaknesses. The older I get though, the less frills I need with more of a focus on function. Since I have delved out of technology a bit more every year, and my main purpose of being online is updating and reading a few medical blogs, Safari works fine.
  15. WeegieMac Guest


    Jan 29, 2008
    Glasgow, UK
    Safari, because browsers on iOS are deliberately held back from using the latest tools to let them perform on par with Safari. On OS X I use Chrome, but the Mac is not as integrated as iOS and with Safari being the default browser for links, etc its just easier as well as far quicker.
  16. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    safari because its built in and I also heard that apple cripple other browsers so they run slower on ios, but this could be untrue.
  17. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    Chrome. The blue bars in Safari look old and are distracting. Safari has faster JavaScript performance but in real-world page loading Chrome is just as quick maybe even a hair quicker. Plus tabs are just done way better on Chrome. The only thing I miss from Safari is Reader.
  18. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2006
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    I'm using mercury. The tabs and reader mode sold it for me.
  19. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    I use Chrom on iOS, OS X, and Windows. The syncing features between them are excellent.
  20. JohnLT13 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2012
    Boston (aka Red Sox Nation)
    Chrome is nice, but to busy for me.
    Ill stick with Safari.;)
  21. BlueGoldAce thread starter macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    Has anyone really noticed a speed difference? Honestly chrome often loads quicker side by side.

    I know technically safari should be quicker, but that hasn't been my experience lately.
  22. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    No. I don't notice a difference in speed.
  23. macmastersam macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2011
    Essex, england
    I prefer to use safari on my iPhone because ita fast and reliable, however I like to use chrome from time to time because of its feature to save favourites and bookmarks between my iPhone, and main computer and our servers at school. Did I forget to mention the 'incognito' feature too? ;)
  24. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    Safari has that as well.
  25. fsck-y dingo macrumors 65816

    fsck-y dingo

    Jun 14, 2009
    I like Safari. Everything is in sync across my computer, iPhone and iPad. It's fast, simple and works well for me. :)

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