Samsung users: do you use Google Chrome or the stock Samsung Browser?


For a long, long time, most Android users have been used to taking a certain set of steps when setting up their brand-new device, no matter its brand. Among these steps is setting Google Chrome as a default browser for your phone and overriding whatever proprietary app the manufacturer tried to force upon them. Many phone makers have now given up on making their own Internet browsers, but Samsung is one that just doesn't give up.

But here comes the plot twist — the Samsung Internet Browser has actually become good through the years. It's fast, it supports extensions, can sync with your desktop browser, it can replace your saved passwords with a fingerprint scan. We're actually fairly sure that a lot of people out there have decided to stick to the Samsung browser now, but kind of wonder how many exactly. So, we decided to ask!

Do you use Google Chrome or the stock Samsung Browser?

Google Chrome
50.27%
Samsung Internet
49.73%

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109 Comments

1. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Cant see the options.

22. kylebelle

Posts: 74; Member since: May 03, 2016

Same.

45. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Something tells me the majority of people who pick Chrome aren't Samsung users lol When there is a poll, naturally, everybody wants to vote. Might be smart to add option stating "I'm not a samsung user" or something like that.

48. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

That's why you have the option not to vote

54. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

That doesn't stop people from voting. That's the point.

51. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The folks you speak of wouldn't check that option anyway. They don't want anyone to know they don't actually have one.

56. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

...lol

59. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Samsung browser is available on the Play store for anyone

67. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Understood, but look at the title of the article.

104. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Or that chrome lets you pick up what you are doing on another device by syncing the tab history... As a long time user of Samsung devices I don't use any of their software. I've swapped to Google calendar and contacts, use yahoo mail. I only ever open their Kindle app once a month to see what rubbish free books they are offering (useful maybe once or twice a year) - the rest of the time I use the proper version.

109. rromerof

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I am not Samsung user and I have installed Samsung browser, and still using chrome because of its simpler interface.

31. torr310

Posts: 1677; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Chrome. It seems to have better web.renderings.

60. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

It should be: Samsung Browser for Samsung phones running Exynos. Then CAF Chromium Browsers for the ones running Qualcomm chips.

82. RevolutionA

Posts: 399; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Safari should have included.

86. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

You didn't read the title did you? Or are you just trying to start some trolling BS?

2. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Samsung browser. Less laggy and supports Adblock. Probably if of a few pieces of good software out of Samsung’s camp

21. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Not a Samsung user but I've used Samsung browser, Mozilla, IE, Opera and for some reason I did not like any of them. Chrome is my choice, its cleaner and has a better HTML5 support.

64. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

On a Samsung phone, nothing beats the Sammy browser. In comparison the chrome browser is slow and laggy.

39. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I gave up on Samsung browser on my -admitedly- slow J5 because of how laggy it was in comparison to Chrome. Also I dislike the icon.

95. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Nice try, i almost trusted you, just almost.

3. maherk

Posts: 6964; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Even on my Essential Phone I use Samsung's browser, and of course on my Note 8 as well. Not just that I love the ad blocker feature, but I also love the video assistant feature. And it's quite fast, and the layout is super simple.

4. Jacksie66 unregistered

I have an XZ premium and even I use the Samsung Browser. Adblock is brilliant, especially for this site..

5. dreyfus

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

Samsung! I dislike Chrome on mobile! Samsung Internet looks better and even has adblocker support!

6. biagnosis

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Chrome for casual browsing (just like right now browsing PhoneArena.com). Samsung browser for porn (seriously). I don't know why but I just feel like in Chrome someone (or at least the Government) tracks me. Lol

16. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Lol. Actually google tracks you and collect your data XD.

7. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Samsung Browser I also use adblocker

99. So-min

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 07, 2017

Samsung browser is for everyone. Chrome is just a supplement

8. JayBEE

Posts: 181; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

Firefox!

9. mootu

Posts: 1530; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Samsung browser on phone. Chrome on PC.

10. Phantom1031

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

I use dolphin browser on my samsung note 5 and on ipad mini 2. I have been using dolphin browser for almost five or so-years. I can easily live stream and download stuff on android, way better than any other browser imo

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