Poll: Which Internet Browser do you use on Android?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ozaz, May 15, 2016.

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What do you use as is your primary Internet Browser on Android?

Poll closed Aug 13, 2016.
  1. Chrome

    29 vote(s)
    58.0%
  2. Firefox

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  3. Opera

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. OEM Browser (Samsung, HTC, etc)

    17 vote(s)
    34.0%
  5. Other

    3 vote(s)
    6.0%
  1. ozaz, May 15, 2016
    Last edited: May 15, 2016

    ozaz macrumors 65816

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    #1
    I'm expecting to see most people use Chrome, but am curious how many don't.

    If you don't use Chrome as your primary browser, what is it that you prefer about your primary browser of choice?

    Edit: After creating the poll, I realised there are two variants of Opera browser. For sake of simplicity (and because I don't know how to edit the poll), please consider both to come under the single Opera option.
     
  2. Tsepz macrumors 68000

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    #2
    I don't use Chrome, in fact I have Disabled it. I use Samsung's Internet browser with AdBlock Fast.
     
  3. Kiezpirat80 macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Me too.
     
  4. SurferMan macrumors 65816

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    #4
    I use Chrome, it's better than before, very smooth and fast. I remember it being great when it first came out then it got wonky and bloated with updates over the years, on the S7 right now it rocks though. I'll have to try the Samsung browser more to play with it as many are saying good things about it. My issue is I love the way Chrome syncs everything and bookmarks etc automatically across my devices/computers.

    Those that are using the Sammy browser what do you like better?
     
  5. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    #6
    Chrome on stock devices or devices without their own.

    Samsung Internet on the Galaxy/Note lines.

    Don't necessarily prefer one over the other but on Samsung devices the Samsung browser uses less ram and seems faster. As only one is truly un-installable I remove chrome and keep Sammy's.
     
  7. gotluck macrumors 603

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    #7
    Chrome on my rooted devices

    Lightning web browser + on unrooted

    Don't have any touchwiz devices
     
  8. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a

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    #8
    I tend to stick with the OEM browser. I feel its optimized for the phone that it is on.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. apolloa macrumors G3

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    #9
    Chrome, but it's very annoying because of all the ads and I can't just install an ad blocker like on iOS now.
     
  10. c0ppo macrumors 6502a

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    #10
    Browser.apk from CM13. The fastest and most lightweight browser for Android I have ever used.

    But I really do miss Safari, Android is awesome, but no browser can come even close to Safari speed and how simply fluid Safari feels :(
     
  11. zonazolazia macrumors member

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    #11
    Any special tweak for Chrome on rooted device?
     
  12. gotluck macrumors 603

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    #12
    Adaway from fdroid app store :)
     
  13. zonazolazia macrumors member

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    #13
    Oh I see. I don't use Chrome, but I have adaway as my system wide adblocker.
     
  14. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    #14
    Chrome, begrudgingly. It's much better than it used to be but still not terrific. However I want pages/bookmarks synced across all of my devices so this is my best option.
     
  15. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    #15
    Chrome as default, and FireFox beta as an alternative.
     
  16. jamezr macrumors G4

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    #16
    Chrome here...love how it syncs across all my cross platform devices.
     
  17. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    #17
    Me 3.

    Love the fingerprint capability to log into sites on the Samsung one as I despise so many passwords across so many places.
     
  18. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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  19. Savor Suspended

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    #20
    Before I used mainly Opera Mini because my prepaid promo only offers 40 MB for 1 or 2 days at equal to 33 cents. Opera Mini can last because it saves so much data compressed. But I go through this 1 GB data 1 week promo for about $1.50 with a different network because I don't get signal in my room from my previous network. The unused data and texts carries over too the following week if I register before it expires. Now I don't use Opera Mini as much and went back to CM Browser.

    On my Lumia, I use UC Browser. I used it on my Androids too because every time I ask for an AT&T unlock code in their page, UC can input the letters and numbers I typr. I rarely ever used Chrome and disabled it. Eats up RAM and drains battery. Opera Mini is the most battery and data efficient for me. I get about 8-9+ hrs SOT while on Chrome or CM, I get about 5-6. But Opera Mini has its quirks so I rotate between it, CM, and UC.
     
  20. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    #21
    Chrome, mainly for the syncing between my desktop. I love having passwords, autofill, and bookmarks synced between all my devices.
     
  21. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    #22
    doesn't chrome hurt your battery life a little? i use stock currently.
     
  22. ozaz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #23
    I'm a bit surprised at the % of people using OEM browsers (I assume mainly Samsung). I hadn't anticipated it being as high as 30%.

    I typically use Chrome for ease of syncing (although a couple of things irritate me about it, hence the thread).

    I spent a bit of time trying the Samsung browser, Firefox, and Opera mini yesterday. One thing that would prevent me from using any of them is none seem to use Marshmallow's new text selection menu for select/copy/paste and sharing. What's up with that? All other apps on my phone in which I might want to select text seem to be using it.
     
  23. ceva321, May 16, 2016
    Last edited: May 16, 2016

    ceva321 macrumors 6502

    ceva321

    #24
    I only use Opera, i love the text wrap feature.
    [​IMG]
     
  24. martint235 macrumors regular

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    #25
    Just given up my Android device but while I had one, Dolphin browser with the jetpack add on was the best I found and used it for years.
     

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