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Browser Wars: the best 10 Android browsers go toe-to-toe

0. phoneArena posted on 10 Oct 2013, 10:32

benchmarking overall browser performance is a tricky affair. There's always the fear that one or all (in which case its fine) of the browsers you may want to test are going to game the benchmark one way or another....

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 10:35

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2223; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Opera Mobile (not Mini) for me.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 10:45 13

5. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Dolphin is what I like. It seems to be work best for me and its one of the only browsers that I can get firstrowsports to work on. I'm definitely going to try Puffin though.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 13:01 2

46. MobileKicker (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


Safari isn't there because it will beat them all

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 13:34 8

54. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


hahahaha good one dude!!

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 14:48 8

63. spectre1006 (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


read the title you troll.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 19:35 2

71. lorenzattractor (Posts: 68; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Talk about fanboyism. Geezus!

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 21:15 4

73. joey_sfb (Posts: 6540; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Safari is the only decent browser available due to Apple policy on not allowing third parties web engine.

Banning is the best policy to limit competition and frankly Apple user might not care. I love Firefox with Adobe flash brazing fast on the note 3.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 11:45

92. MobileKicker (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


Still firefox wins by having a cool 3D mode

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 17:26 1

94. ZombieHunter (Posts: 70; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)


Safari isn't there because "the best 10 Android browsers". Gotta love illiterate apple fanbois.

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 11:23

103. Gzoref (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)


for me, dolphin and boat are the best, though I'm on Dolphin now, because they have tabs on the top like my laptop browser has.

Although I would like to use Chrome, it doesn't have the tabs on top and so I find it difficult to navigate between pages I have open without tabs.

I don't see why people don't make more of a big deal about tabs, because they make for a much cleaner and more organized experience.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 14:14 2

57. medicci37 (Posts: 1331; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Just tried Puffin for the first time... It's f*cking incredible! Not just the speed, but looks great with some awesome features

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 14:21

59. medicci37 (Posts: 1331; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


1 thing I don't like the with chrome on my HTC 1 is that the cache gets huge(like over a quarter gig) on a regular basis & then chrome gets real buggy until I empty it. Usually have to do this once a week.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 14:27 1

60. HalaMadrid (Posts: 92; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Same here.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 11:46

93. MobileKicker (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


You play football dude
This is phonearena not footballarena

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 07:49 1

83. rob5150 (Posts: 173; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I came here to post this exact same comment. Been an android user since it came out and no browser ever had such speed.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 10:39 1

2. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1118; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


I like Chrome better than the others

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 11:56 2

27. cezarepc (Posts: 718; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Same. My main is chrome then I just install a "whatever" browser in case a page fails to load in chrome. The whatever browser is usually firefox and the AOSP browser.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 10:42 8

3. brar.arsh (Posts: 202; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Puffin?? The best one out there and many of us havent even seen it..

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 12:25

37. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


It's true - this is actually useful info so stop fighting it!!

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 13:37

55. JEverettnow (Posts: 228; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


Puffin is pretty nice, but it doesn't have the appeal that Chrome has. I will give it another shot since it supposedly supports Flash

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 21:22

74. joey_sfb (Posts: 6540; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Puffin, try on my iPad slow and buggy that why I fall back to safari. plus they have a paid edition that I did not buy as my experience with free is not good.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:26

96. Kiiro (Posts: 7; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)


You're either a big troll or a big idiot. Read the title!

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 09:32

102. bachir8k (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


me too never heard about it before, but i guess when Puffin reach 100+ m downloads it will get slower unless its developers continue buying new servers for the content feeds.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 10:44 4

4. jphillips63 (Posts: 245; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I just loaded Puffin guess we will see soon. I had been using Dolphin

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 10:48 3

6. veer.d (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


opera mini is fastest and best for casual browsing

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 10:48 1

7. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


chrome for me but will try puffin

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 10:55 1

8. sinple (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


i think you should also talk about how these sites handle flash.
Base on nexus 7
boat browser hangs while playing flash video
chrome plays html5 video very well
firefox is unable to play video in full screen
opera can hardly play any video apart from those in youtube
puffin is the only browser that can play from mp4upload.com(iphone and windows phone can play also)

Not only can puffin play more flash video, it has a special function that can render the video outside of the browser when playing video. It can somehow play the video in much more better quality than other video.

Also, puffin has a built in trackpad and gamepad that can be used for different website.

Butttt,puffin is a little bit laggy and force close more often than chrome and firefox

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 10:55 5

9. Yubnub (Posts: 100; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Time to try out puffin!

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 10:56 20

10. buccob (Posts: 2714; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Who else downloaded Puffin just because of this article?

I am sorry Opera, old buddy... there is a new browser on my homescreen sitting next to Chrome

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 11:00 2

12. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Me! Never heard of it until now. Thanks for the info PA!

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