Poll: Which Android mobile browser do you use?

Poll: Which Android mobile browser do you use?
It's safe to say that whatever you think it is you mostly engage in with your Android smartphone, browsing the web accounts for a significant chunk. Indeed, the luxury of having access to the all-knowing Google search engine and the entirety of the World Wide Web at you fingertips is quite the draw for most. And that's understandable.

It makes sense, then, for all that demand to be met with sufficient supply, and, as far as mobile browsers go, there's an insane amount of options you'll be presented with should you decide to search for one on the Play Store. Indeed, while Google's Chrome remains the absolute leader in this space in terms of downloads, alternatives like Firefox, Opera, Dolphin, and many others, are also quite popular, and there even a few niche solutions that seem to have a very rigid community of appreciators. 

But what about you? Which one did you settle for? Did you pick a sure thing? Or are you a renegade Naked Browser user? Let us know by casting your vote!

Poll: Which mobile browser do you use? (2014)

The default browser that came with my device
10.67%
Chrome
56.92%
Firefox
5.79%
Dolphin
7.5%
Opera
8.18%
Puffin
0.66%
Next Browser
0.76%
Javelin
0.64%
Boat Browser
0.72%
UC Browser
4.45%
Maxthon Browser
0.31%
CM Browser
1.17%
Baidu Browser
0.06%
Habit Browser
0.43%
Lightning Browser
0.12%
Mercury Browser
0.1%
Naked Browser
0.33%
Other
1.17%

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73 Comments

1. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Chrome is the fastest and best in Android OS or iOS either

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Safari is the fastest/best on iOS due to restrictions put on place by Apple. It prevents the browser to use a faster script which only they can use in their browser. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Mozilla-No-Firefox-browser-for-iOS_id40690 That's how they've built their success of 'most advanced OS' (in general consumers eyes' at least) not by competing but by restricting the competition.

14. moe123

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

they removed that restriction in their lastest update . all browsers will have the same speed in ios 8

35. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

yes safari is the most smooth and fast browser on mobile.

40. moe123

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

well that if you are using there latest hardware ,if you use an iphone 4s or 4 ,ipad 2,or any ipod touch model,safari will suck probably

62. steedsofwar unregistered

DOLPHIN is the smoothest and most responsive on Android. Faster than Chrome!

8. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Samsung's own browser still better than Chrome.

13. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Well, that's your opinion. At least the one on my Note 3 feels like cr@p in every aspect compared to Chrome. Though I have to say that I'm bit of a Chrome fanboy.

18. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The stock browser on the Droid Charge was pretty bad in speed of loading pages and had some other rendering issues as well. Not sure if that's still the case on Samsung phones.

20. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

If you didn't realize, l have the Note 10.1(N8000) which is far more inferior in every aspecs than your Note 3 but still have a pleasant browsing experience with the native browser.

39. mschmal

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

If you try chrome again, make sure you turn on server side compression.

65. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

They are same browsers just with different ui.!

45. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

You haven't used Dolphin Jetpack if you're saying this.

52. tedkord

Posts: 17349; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Dolphin Jetpack used to be they best browser, but the last couple of updates have blown. It's become unresponsive, locks up, stutters... I stopped using is just last week. On this particular site (phonearena), suddenly no links will click. The home page will scroll, but I can't click on any story to read it. I also can't back button out, or if I can, no more pages will load. I have to leave via the home button and force it closed in settings. I haven't found a replacement I like as much, unfortunately.

63. steedsofwar unregistered

I havent updated to their new UI. I'm still using the last version with the old style tabs and side swipe for bookmarks. Not a single other browser comes close. I have tried EVERY other browser out there and chrome is choppy and unresponsive.

66. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

True about the unresponsiveness, locks up, and stutters after the latest updates. But even with these I still find jetpack much more reliable than any other browser. Chrome is still the most stable but personally I sill use Jetpack.

54. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"Chrome is the fastest and best in Android OS or iOS either" Chrome may be one of the faster browsers, but "best" is more subjective. I find Firefox performs well and offers a great selection of addons. And I like supporting open source. Chrome is not open source.

59. tedkord

Posts: 17349; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Firefox is very nice, but I can't get past the scrolling, which while very smooth, is too slow.

3. vivek_ananda

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 20, 2012

Opera Mini FTW. Though the browsing experience is subpar, it saves me money by heavily compressing the pages unlike chrome which hardly saves any data even when bandwidth management is switched on

19. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

You're so right. Opera mini all the way xD

29. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

you have not tried the others I believe. Javelin for instance is verry nice.

41. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Opera mini is my kinda back up browser when the connection is kinda slow. Firefox is my daily browser.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Chrome, Dolphin and Opera.

49. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Agree. But put Dolphin first. Add-ons, flash, incognito, gestures, easy to manage full screen........

5. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I have not exprienced the fuidity of UC in any other browser yet.

6. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Chrome for everyday browsing and Dolphin for porn (flash support, easy privacy management) :D

10. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Thanks for introducing me to dolphin, now i know what browser i should use next time for porn XDD

23. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

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60. wyrishman

Posts: 39; Member since: May 11, 2014

Hahaha I was waiting for someone to mention that...touche to you +1

7. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

I prefer chrome cause default browser sucks on samsung device that i have and sony device that i had used chrome as default browser, so yeah , Chrome FTW!!

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