Samsung users: do you use the Samsung Internet browser or are you strictly on Google Chrome

Samsung users: do you use the Samsung Internet browser or are you strictly on Google Chrome
For quite a while, most Android phone manufacturers insisted on bundling their own Internet browser with their phone skins, despite the fact that Google's Chrome was around... and was, in fact, the preferred browser for many users. See, try as they might, phone makers were unable to make a browser that has all the right features and works fast and snappy, while Chrome has been excelling in this since the day it first dropped. Also, it seamlessly syncs with its desktop counterpart and it's hard to compete against that type of convenience.

In fact, many manufacturers have now given up on developing their own browsers, since users just prefer to use Chrome anyway (or alternatives like Opera, Firefox, and others, in some cases). But Samsung stuck with its own Samsung Internet through the years and made it into a... pretty good browser!

The company also managed to integrate a lot of the software features that can be found across One UI with its Internet browser, making it a valuable tool for the Samsung-devoted poweruser. And, the app is snappy and fast enough to rival Chrome. So, a lot of customers actually decide and stick with Samsung Internet! How many?

Well, we asked you this last year and the results were almost 50 / 50. So, here we go again — do you use Samsung Internet or would you rather go straight to Chrome?

Do you use Samsung Internet or Google Chrome?

Samsung Internet!
44.3%
Google Chrome!
48.74%
Other
6.96%

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46 Comments

1. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Samsung browser is the best. I use it constantly in my Galaxy Note 9 and in my Huawei P20 Pro as well

9. TheOracle1

Posts: 2264; Member since: May 04, 2015

I don't even own a Samsung phone but use their browser sometimes. It's one of the best out there. But my main browsers are Opera and Chrome. So I guess my answer would be both.

2. Xavier1415

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

I actually use edge on my phone

13. miketer

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Me too

3. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Samsung browser... because of its much better User Interface!

4. mahima

Posts: 730; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Unpopolar opinion: Edge browser on note 8, anyone with me?

5. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Visually, Edge is better; functionally, Samsung browser is better.

15. miketer

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Edge browser on the original Pixel.

6. Knownhost

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 13, 2017

Now that you can reopen closed tabs in Samsung's browser, I use it exclusively. I find it more intuitive than Chrome.

7. LFCRodrigues

Posts: 63; Member since: May 09, 2014

Samsung Internet.... Just because I love the dark mode. You guys should have it by default

8. Valinor

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Samsung Internet, not a fan of google. I tried edge but its still not there yet.

10. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

I'm looking for a new browser... since that 9 update they took away key features like the pop out video and easy to cast option... guess i'll try edge

11. Lois13

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

Used to use chrome but Samsung browser is better for two reasons. Dark mode and ad block. It's all I use now.

12. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The Samsung browser is much more power efficient compared to Chrome, and just as fast. No comparison. But I use Microsoft Edge, even better and more power efficient than those.

14. Tomfromsouth

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

You should add a category; Non Samsung user who uses Samsung browser. I know I would tick that box

16. eausa

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 28, 2019

Samsung browser It's the best and fastest.

17. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Been using Firefox Fenix I love it! Still isn't ready for beta yet but I can see it easily becoming one of the best browser's. Also use brave browser which is much faster than Samsung browser.

18. maherk

Posts: 6878; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The first thing I installed on my P30 Pro was Samsung internet. Hands down the best browser in the play store.

19. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

While the removal of video assistant and video player features in version 9 is disappointing, Samsung browser is still better because of dark mode and content blockers. Chrome wins when it comes to quick updates and password manager autofill.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I've yet to find a browser overall that's better than the stock Samsung. I've used it since at least my Note 5. I'm constantly trying new browsers, but nothing has grabbed me away yet. Samsung gets a lot of flak for its software (some of it deserved), but they knocked it out of the park with this.

21. AverageGadgetFeind

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 19, 2017

Or option D = BOTH

22. DFranch

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Got to use Samsung Internet for ad blocking. I've used firefox too, but I keep going back to Samsung.

23. blingblingthing

Posts: 963; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I use Chrome on my OnePlus 6. Didn't vote to skew the results.

24. kennybenny

Posts: 214; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

I use Opera browser on my S8 to minimize data usage since Canada has one of the most expensive data/cellphone plans in the world.

25. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Ever since I tried the Samsung browser for the first time a year and some ago, it's the only one I use.

26. shawman

Posts: 60; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I definitely prefer Samsung Internet bcos it support adblock.

27. PussiLover

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 15, 2019

Chrome oufcourse , i was fan of Samsung but kinda got numb from all the Ads but the sync feature is nowhere to be seen when using and searching plus history , seamless , im rooted so its not a problem for me with the ads but yeah , Chrome takes my devices .

28. surethom

Posts: 1691; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Chrome as it syncs with everything.

29. djinn911

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

My primary browser is the Galaxy browser on my note 9 but as I live in the EU and languages sometimes becomes a barrier, I use Chrome for that sweet auto webpage translate feature

30. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

i've been using Chrome, mostly because it syncs my phones and desktops and voted for Chrome in the poll, but this comment section has convinced me to give Samsung's browser a shot.

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