Phones What browser do you use?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Michael Goff, May 18, 2017.

  1. Michael Goff macrumors G4

    Michael Goff

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2012
    #1
    I'm curious about what browsers all of us use on our phones and maybe even why we choose the ones we do. For me, it's Chrome Dev on the basis of just habit. It's fast enough and has my passwords.
     
  2. throAU macrumors 601

    throAU

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2012
    Location:
    Perth, Western Australia
    #2
    Safari on Apple gear. Chrome on everything else.

    reasoning: most of my gear is apple gear. i don't trust google, but Chrome is mostly similar to safari (both webkit originally) and works pretty well on Linux and Windows. They actually respond to bug reports (i've made one and had action on it), whereas Mozilla seem a lot less interested until the developers themselves hit that particular bug (same bug reported to Mozilla went nowhere).
     
  3. co.ag.2005 macrumors 68000

    co.ag.2005

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Location:
    Fort Worth, TX
    #3
    When on android, it's always been Chrome. But on my S8, my gosh, the Samsung internet app is outstanding! Just as smooth if not smoother than Safari on my iPhone 7 Plus. This app alone could give me pause about going to other Android phones as Chrome is generally laggy on every phone I've tried.
     
  4. imhereareyou macrumors regular

    imhereareyou

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2013
    #4
    Chrome on my computer, iphone just the stock safari
     
  5. Geert76 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2014
    Location:
    the Netherlands
    #5
    on my Mac, iPhone and iPad: Safari

    Samsung S8: stock Samsung Browser which is almost as fast/smooth (if not faster/smoother) then Safari on my iPhone
     
  6. Hastings101 macrumors 68020

    Hastings101

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    Location:
    K
    #6
    Chrome everywhere except my iPhone/iPad, which use Safari.
     
  7. Michael Goff thread starter macrumors G4

    Michael Goff

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2012
    #7
    Okay. Just threw the beta on and ... Yep, it's faster than Chrome. That was before I threw on a spyware filter, social filter, and annoyances filter on AdGuard. Now it's screaming fast.
     
  8. lazard macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2012
  9. co.ag.2005 macrumors 68000

    co.ag.2005

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Location:
    Fort Worth, TX
    #9
    I'm just using the built-in, non-beta version because of Chrome bookmark sync, but I've heard beta is even faster. Crazy.
     
  10. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    #10
    I would like to try Samsung Internet Beta on other smartphones other than the s8 but I do not see it available in the Google Store when I search. I assume it is not compatible then and I probably should not try to sideload it if there is an apk out there?
     
  11. IowaLynn macrumors 6502a

    IowaLynn

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2015
    #11
    Canary.
     
  12. Michael Goff thread starter macrumors G4

    Michael Goff

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2012
    #12
    I'd say try it, there's no downside to trying.
     
  13. tbayrgs macrumors 603

    tbayrgs

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2009
    Location:
    Florida, USA
    #13
    Safari on all Apple gear, Chrome (begrudgingly) on any Android devices and my Samsung TabPro S. I link Chrome just fine on laptops but really find it's a poor experience on mobile. Wish Samsung's browser was available for all Android devices.
     
  14. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

    Ulenspiegel

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2014
    Location:
    Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
  15. Miss_Mouse macrumors newbie

    Miss_Mouse

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Location:
    Hanover Park, IL
    #15
    Safari on Apple products, and either Chrome or Firefox on my desktop. Chrome and Firefox are both getting on my last nerve, so I'm currently perusing other desktop browsers.
     
  16. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

    M5RahuL

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Location:
    Colorado
    #16
    Samsung - Samsung browser
    iPhone - Safari
    Macbook, Linux, and Windows - Chrome
     
  17. Michael Goff thread starter macrumors G4

    Michael Goff

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2012
    #17
  18. UL2RA macrumors 6502a

    UL2RA

    Joined:
    May 7, 2017
    #18
    iOS - Safari ... cuz ad blockers and OS integration of other apps.
    macOS and Windows - Waterfox ... cuz addons and customization and privacy
     
  19. Miss_Mouse macrumors newbie

    Miss_Mouse

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Location:
    Hanover Park, IL
    #19
  20. Michael Goff thread starter macrumors G4

    Michael Goff

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2012
    #20
    Sadly, most people do.
     
  21. UL2RA macrumors 6502a

    UL2RA

    Joined:
    May 7, 2017
    #23
    Privacy out the window.
     
  22. Michael Goff thread starter macrumors G4

    Michael Goff

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2012
    #24
    If you use the internet, privacy is out the window.
     
  23. UL2RA macrumors 6502a

    UL2RA

    Joined:
    May 7, 2017
    #25
    Although technically true, Opera was all about privacy before they sold everything to a Chinese company. You can scoff at privacy if you want, but that's how you get your data stolen, and with the rise of more malicious malware, it's not silly to start re-thinking what software you use.
     

Share This Page