How significant is the battery difference between Chrome and Samsung's browser?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by mclld, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. mclld macrumors 68020

    Nov 6, 2012
    I have been noticing that Chrome is my main battery user and have never tried the Samsung browser. In your experience is there a noticeable difference?
  2. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    TBH I always use Samsung browser on samsung phones. I find not only does it have smoother scrolling, it actually utilises far less ram than chrome does on the device.

    Strange thing is when you open same number of tabs/pages in chrome on a samsung device, and then do the same with chrome on an alternative HTC, LG, Nexus and look at memory usage - the Samsung device chrome usually uses a lot more ram ?

    There used to be a chrome plug-in to improve performance of chrome on galaxy devices but I don't think it's applicable anymore.
  3. mclld thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 6, 2012
    I'm going to give it a try on a normal days use tomorrow and see
  4. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    I'd say fairly significant, although I haven't scientifically tested it. Samsung browser also has the fingerprint instead of passwords if you prefer, and you can install adblockers. Chrome is decent, but the ads and slowness really turn me off. There are even desktop chrome extensions which sync your desktop chrome to Samsung. Sammie really did a nice job with their browser.
  5. Tsepz macrumors 68030


    Jan 24, 2013
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Significant enough for me to have Disabled Chrome and stuck to the Samsung browser with AdBlock Fast.

    Chrome, IMO, still isn't truly mobile ready, even on my iPad I use Safari as I find Chrome tends to be a bit bloated.
  6. ag29 macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2014
    Chrome has always been a battery hog in my experience.
  7. Mark316 macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2012
    Does the Samsung browser have a data saver option in the settings like the chrome browser?

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