Results: Chrome about to be dethroned?

Results: Chrome about to be dethroned?
So, for quite a while, it was common practice for most Android users to disable whatever browser their phone came with and set Google Chrome as the default (if it wasn't already). Most manufacturers picked up on that and, instead of trying to fight it, abandoned their custom browser development. But Samsung didn't back down. On the contrary — in the past couple of years, Sammy has been hard at work, adding features and speeding up the work of its Samsung Internet app.

So, we thought we'd ask if Samsung users out there actually use it now, or they just swap to Chrome as soon as they can.

Little did we know that the Samsung Internet browser is actually so loved that even users that don't have a Samsung phone download it. Yeah, it is available on the Play Store for any Android user, and apparently, there's a good reason for that. While it barely loses to Google Chrome in our poll, that is still very, very impressive. Good job on that browser, Samsung!

Do you use Google Chrome or the stock Samsung Browser?

Google Chrome
50.27%
Samsung Internet
49.73%

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68 Comments

1. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I’m surprised there were that many votes. Compared to the Samsung browser, chrome is absolutely junk. I don’t think it would be even in my top 3.

4. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Chrome is a well know browser for many years. Give a few more years when everyone test out the Samsung mobile browser then Chrome will be weaken. I am a Chrome user in the past but Samsung browser have make me switch. I really like the adblock feature and Samsung pass.

25. sgodsell

Posts: 6653; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

At the end of the day Chrome has over 1 billion plus users on the Play store, verses Samsung's browser with over 100 million. Opera has over 100 million. Firefox has over 100 million. Microsoft's edge has over 1 million.

28. tyger11

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Downloads != Users

42. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Chrome is losing it's popularity by the day. I'm using Firefox quantum on PC now because it works faster, very light weight for the RAM and doesn't violated your privacy by collecting user data secretly.

53. sgodsell

Posts: 6653; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Piyath and Bucky. You two are strictly iPhone users. So your opinions and knowledge mean nothing.

60. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Condsider how many years Chrome, Firefox,Opera been around. Samsung did very well here for over 100 millions in just ....

61. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 899; Member since: May 07, 2014

because Chrome comes pre-installed with most of the phones. I use both Chrome and Samsung. The only reason I use Chrome is for its translate features. It does a great job of translating sites in other languages. I am also very impressed with the Edge browser.

62. kevin91202

Posts: 640; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Chrome has been in the Playstore since the beginning. Samsung has been in there for only a year or so (unsure; just a guess). How is that a fair comparison? Chrome sucks, and I'm not sure why so many publications and reviewers swear by it.

10. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Yes. Even Firefox much better than chrome

26. Boast_Rider

Posts: 505; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Firefox is great on desktop(using firefox quantum to type this comment), but on mobile it's absolute junk. I'll wait for quantum to arrive on android before even trying it.

45. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

But on my phones it works really good and fast and there isn't any lag or bugs. In addition there is ADDBLOCK option!

19. surethom

Posts: 1560; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Use chrome as it syncs to my PC, laptop, tablet & phone, easier to use.

59. worldpeace

Posts: 3075; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Samsung Browser will be the winner if they add 3rd option "I don't use samsung"

2. BeersAndTech

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

No way. Chrome is far better. All Samsung products lag, and it's incredibly annoying.

6. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1250; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Try more tech and less beer, then you will see more clearly....

7. iqjumpuw

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Have you actually used the Samsung browser lately? I've always used nothing but Chrome but switched recently because it actually works much better. Less bugs and some features that I use everyday. Don't know about other Samsung apps but their browser is surprisingly good.

8. BeersAndTech

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

I have. It's far worse than chrome. I also used a S8+ for a week. One of the laggiest phones I've ever used.

14. JohnR

Posts: 135; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

Yeah I don’t believe you for a second lol

20. fyah_king unregistered

That's why I will never buy an iPhone, but I do have Apple stocks.:)

34. Podrick

Posts: 1283; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Completely agreed. Samsung phones are really laggy and resource hungry. Once my Galaxy Note 8 plus pro alpha ate up all the electricity in my town and we were out of electricity for 3 weeks because of the lag...

47. JohnR

Posts: 135; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

Haha...love it!

9. Panzer

Posts: 270; Member since: May 13, 2016

As of a couple months ago Chrome still had the mediaserver wakelock that crushes your battery. The only google user apps on my Note 8 are Google + for KLWP community and an adfree Youtube app.

17. kick413

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Not true. Been using Samsung browser for a little while along side chrome. Samsung browser is definitely the smoother experience.

18. Joulukas

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

I used to be full blown Chrome user, now I even removed the shortcut from my screen and all the way Samsung browser.

46. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Try best smasung devices. Not Galaxy Young xD

48. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

lol galaxy young

66. M.O.A.B

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

actually if you used both you will know that samsung's browser is smoother, it has been the case since chrome debuted android OS (back then chrome was unusable due to lag and bugs but it improved dramatically since then, but samsung's browser is still smoother)

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2686; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Well, I personally use Opera Mini (While I'm on cellular) and Chrome (While on Wifi) as my primary browsers. And now that Edge Browser is available on Android; I'll give it a shot and see if it's a worthy contender to replace Chrome. G'Day!

5. w1000i

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Latest Chrome update with the new look, is absolutely so good

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