Which Android browser do you use?

Which Android browser do you use?
Browsing the web is among the top activities smartphone users engage in, and it's no surprise. Remember the first time you managed to get online on a portable, handheld phone? Glorious!

Indeed, not being chained to your desktop or laptop computer to get on the web was one of the biggest reasons for the early adoption of smartphones. To this day, it still is, which is also why the browser apps category on the Google Play Store is among the most popular, with millions upon millions of downloads every month. That, not at all coincidentally, is why we also dedicate significant effort to the task of benchmarking the performance of a whole bunch of alternative browsers every 9 to 12 months. 

So which one do you use? Is it the default browser by your manufacturer (those are getting rarer and rarer)? Or do you stick with one of the proven bunch, such as Chrome, Firefox, or Opera? What about outliers, any of you rocking a relatively obscure browser app? Let us know, and consider sharing the reasons behind your pick!

Which Android mobile browser do you use? (2015)

The default browser that came with my device
8.37%
Chrome
61.95%
Firefox
7.68%
Dolphin
4.7%
Opera
7.34%
Next Browser
0.06%
Javelin
0.17%
Boat Browser
0.17%
UC Browser
5.16%
Maxthon Browser
0.63%
CM Browser
2.64%
Baidu Browser
0%
Habit Browser
0.29%
Lightning Browser
0.34%
Mercury Browser
0.11%
Naked Browser
0.4%

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37 Comments

1. KENTOZ

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

i use tor browser

6. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I used to love and use Chrome, but in my new S6 it sucks, so I moved to the default Galaxy browser.

8. Shubham412302

Posts: 564; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

i would have loved chrome if it would have supported font warp like opera or uc

16. Android_Lollipop

Posts: 155; Member since: May 05, 2015

I agree with You 'Word Wrap'

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I use Chrome for my PCs Firefox on Android since its the only browser with extensions I do miss Chrome's better UI and speed, but things like Block Origin for blocking Ads make Firefox better on Android IMO For iOS I use Safari since Apple doesn't allow third party engines

24. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

UC browser has add ons + ad blocker

26. Shubham412302

Posts: 564; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

and flash too

10. diehardnokian

Posts: 147; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

i didn't so many browsers exist!

29. waddup121 unregistered

Opera

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

The default one is faster than chrome in Samsung devices. Though it's slower in other skins.

3. xperian

Posts: 417; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Chrome, but it has many disadvantages. After scrolling long time it starts to lag, pages often have to reload, no adblock. I would prefer firefox, but it doesn't show videos

4. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Stock.

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Chrome.

7. shaq1907

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

Dolphin Browser, cos as I know it's the only one which has AdBlock and Flash support even in Android 5.1.1.

9. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Chrome Anything from Google is the best

19. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Google Glass?

27. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Glass IS awesome! It's just ahead of its time.

30. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Nope, I think its overpriced. Who would spend $1500 for that?

32. NopeNein

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

hipsters.

11. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 452; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Chrome when I'm at home, Opera when I'm using my 3G data. Opera saves way more data.

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Chrome also recently feature a data saving feature.

14. thedrunkencow

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

NoCromo ftw!!! Built in adblock

15. thedrunkencow

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Nochromo*

17. Kiseki

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Still using Opera on my G3. I can't do without its text/word wrapping option.

18. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I used opera for a long time, since my blackberry phones... But when I was on my third Android phone, the app was changed drastically and became buggy and unintuitive... That's when I started using Chrome... The only thing I miss is word wrap...

37. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Used to use opera in the early 2000's on my pocket pc's.

20. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I use a few. Dolphin and UC have most feature i need even without addon. And lightning for simple good ui and black inverse color.

21. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Chrome right now (Laptop) and I switch between Chrome and Default Samsung browser.

22. Simona unregistered

I think this is straight forward question

23. macawmatt

Posts: 133; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Technically Chrome Beta, but yeah, it's Chrome no matter what device I am using.

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