Poll results: Which Android mobile browser do you use?

Poll results: Which Android mobile browser do you use?
With browsing being such a characteristic past time when it comes to smartphones, it felt only logical that we should poll you on the browser app you've chosen (or stuck with). Indeed, there are dozens of alternatives to the default browser that comes with your smartphone, and some of them are certainly giving the big three (Chrome, Firefox, Opera) a run for their money.

Nearly 5,000 of you took our call and voted. That's a pretty decent sample, statistically speaking, though we obviously can't claim that it is representative of the entirety of the Android population -- chances are, if you read PhoneArena.com, you're at least a little bit more knowledgeable than the average Android use.

So what do the results say? Well, first and foremost, Chrome is king. Google's mobile browser accounts for nearly 57% of the total vote, with the second-in-line (default manufacturer browsers) accounting for just 10.67% in comparison. Next up, we have Opera, at 8.18%, and Dolphin, at 7.5%. Interestingly enough, Firefox seems to be lagging behind, at 5.79%. The only two other browsers that managed to cross the 1% barrier are UC Browser (4.43%) and CM Browser (1.17%).

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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10 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Dolphin,Opera and Chrome. My favorite. :)

9. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Agree, Dolphin is the best. It has all possible functions , an you may choose them. Flash, incognito, full screen, night mode, screen cut save, desktop mode possible on default, theme ....you name it. And works great. Those who didn't vote for it- didn't try it. Chrome is the most overrated browser for Android

10. steedsofwar unregistered

Too true. Dolphin is the smoothest, most responsive browser on Android. Even allows flash. Has a ton of other plugins for blocking ads, translating, text only etc. Plus it's hella fast!

2. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Internet explorer on my 1520 thats what I use even with my LG G2 around me, if I could not use internet explorer I guess chrome on my LG g2 would be my second option

3. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

how could you not love this beautiful home screen on my Lumia 1520, I havent change it in a while, but every day I get compliments from it http://tinypic.com/r/uwvg9/8

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Yuck! Different strokes for different folks.I guess.

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

That's beautiful! Aaaaargh I want a WP deviceeeeee! But not any of the ones existing now.

8. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

I have a 925 and I can say I love it. Mostly due to the impressive camera, simple and fluid UI, best email management (IMO). This is coming from someone who have an S5 and had a G2. For me WP and Andoid are just incomparable. I want one device of each OS and am happy to have it :)

7. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

The black in the background makes it hard to distinguish the tile separations making it look like the icons are just scattered all over the place but if it works for you who am I to judge :D

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