What's the best browser?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by SilentLoner, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. SilentLoner macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    I keep noticing images etc on the safari browser that seem low res. does safari compress images?
  2. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Best in what way(s)? Is image compression your only concern? Don't just assume that your preferences are universal on any topic.
  3. wkw macrumors 6502


    Mar 23, 2004
    Eugene, OR
    mercury pro is pretty good. has a built in ad blocker.
  4. barredfreak macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2012
    For me, Safari is the best. Firefox/Chrome can't handle Multi-Touch half as well as Safari can. There are loads of things that can contribute to a browser being the best out there.
  5. jgc macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2012
    This is in the iPhone/iPod touch forum.

    Safari is probably the best simply because Apple has a cool bunch of features built in that can't be used by other app developers (for security purposes I assume). That being said for some reason I've been using Opera Mini for months now. It compresses websites on Opera's servers before sending you an image of the website. Over 2-3 months I've used 76% less data for web browsing (119.3 MB vs 482.2 MB). I think the main reason though is, similar to Google Chrome where it shows your visited/favourited when you log on, Opera Mini shows your favourited/bookmarked websites so I can easily hit up the websites I visit often.
  6. barredfreak macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2012
    Ah, yes. For daily browsing, I use Opera Mini too, because it loads webpages much faster than Safari on iOS can. It's amazing technology, really.
  7. oskin macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2011

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