11-18-2020 04:57 PM
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  1. eric002's Avatar
    So I'm forcing myself to try it out opera mini on my phone right before I upgrade to my Pixel 5. Due to tons of RAM consumption and battery consumption basically lol. Which browser is everyone using on their phones? Thanks in advance for any help!
    11-11-2020 05:38 PM
  2. Scott337's Avatar
    For me personally I stick with Chrome. All my stuff syncs between my phone and my Chromebook, and laptop the few times a month I turn it on.
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    11-11-2020 05:42 PM
  3. bkdodger2's Avatar
    Wow Opera mini that brings memories... Chrome all the way.. And Safari
    11-11-2020 05:46 PM
  4. eric002's Avatar
    Wow Opera mini that brings memories... Chrome all the way.. And Safari
    For me personally I stick with Chrome. All my stuff syncs between my phone and my Chromebook, and laptop the few times a month I turn it on.
    Haha yeah tell me about it. I honestly haven't tried opera mini in years myself. I went into my memory usage developer settings, and it was the second highest application on my phone which you use memory. That and the operating system itself. I mean yes, do I have auto fill enabled in chrome for all my websites and logins of course just like you do. But I was curious as to what everyone else is using for browsers. I will say that does render a website way faster than chrome does.


    haha well update, went back to chrome for now. I'll have to see how it performs on the new phone. I just didn't like the high RAM usage...
    11-11-2020 05:50 PM
  5. bkdodger2's Avatar
    Haha yeah tell me about it. I honestly haven't tried opera mini in years myself. I went into my memory usage developer settings, and it was the second highest application on my phone which you use memory. That and the operating system itself. I mean yes, do I have auto fill enabled in chrome for all my websites and logins of course just like you do. But I was curious as to what everyone else is using for browsers. I will say that does render a website way faster than chrome does.


    haha well update, went back to chrome for now. I'll have to see how it performs on the new phone. I just didn't like the high RAM usage...
    Haha stop worrying about it.. Just use your phone .... You getting a new phone with more RAM...
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    11-11-2020 06:12 PM
  6. eric002's Avatar
    Haha stop worrying about it.. Just use your phone .... You getting a new phone with more RAM...
    Haha hell yeah dude thank God! yeah, I worry about every little thing as you can tell, must force myself not to as much. All of my data and preferences and settings are within the Google ecosystem as you can tell like yours is!
    11-11-2020 06:45 PM
  7. bkdodger2's Avatar
    Haha hell yeah dude thank God! yeah, I worry about every little thing as you can tell, must force myself not to as much. All of my data and preferences and settings are within the Google ecosystem as you can tell like yours is!
    Exactly all tied in brother.. We married to the mob already just go with the flow... I like all my stuff to sync across every device both sides of the platform.. I pick up my iPad boom.. On computer.. Phones... Everything nice and simple.. Pick up where I left off... If I'm going to shop it's waiting for me lol...
    11-11-2020 07:32 PM
  8. eric002's Avatar
    Exactly all tied in brother.. We married to the mob already just go with the flow... I like all my stuff to sync across every device both sides of the platform.. I pick up my iPad boom.. On computer.. Phones... Everything nice and simple.. Pick up where I left off... If I'm going to shop it's waiting for me lol...
    hahaha hell yeah dude! Sometimes I forget that... But yeah an ecosystem of everything syncing is a beautiful beautiful geeky thing!
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    11-11-2020 07:36 PM
  9. kct1975's Avatar
    Personally I use Google Chrome as my main browser. I, however, use the Samsung Browser and Lighting Browser occasionally.

    On rare occasions I use the Edge browser.
    11-11-2020 09:05 PM
  10. eric002's Avatar
    Got your cash I need a new one to pick so five it's got double a matter of RAM... I was just noticing how much lighter to use opera mini as a browser is. But I have everything synced to chrome so that's whatever. Thanks for the suggestion.
    11-11-2020 09:09 PM
  11. mrpackerguy's Avatar
    I've been using Kiwi which is like Chrome lite. To me, it's noticeably snappier.
    11-12-2020 09:32 AM
  12. eric002's Avatar
    I've been using Kiwi which is like Chrome lite. To me, it's noticeably snappier.
    Oh, thanks for the suggestion.
    11-12-2020 10:48 AM
  13. cknobman's Avatar
    Edge, same engine as Chrome without being such a resource hog.
    Dont trust google either.
    I had to turn Chrome back on for an app that required Chrome for authentication. I forgot to disable it again when I was done.
    The next few days my battery was draining quicker than normal. Upon inspection it was good ole Chrome sucking down battery in the background.
    Disabled it again and things went back to normal.
    11-13-2020 05:29 PM
  14. eric002's Avatar
    Edge, same engine as Chrome without being such a resource hog.
    Dont trust google either.
    I had to turn Chrome back on for an app that required Chrome for authentication. I forgot to disable it again when I was done.
    The next few days my battery was draining quicker than normal. Upon inspection it was good ole Chrome sucking down battery in the background.
    Disabled it again and things went back to normal.
    Wow, got you got you. I might have to try edge. I mean I was trying a kiwi browser. Have you ever tried that before? The problem that I'm running into is that all my passwords and data are synced to chrome of course.
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    11-13-2020 06:07 PM
  15. J Dubbs's Avatar
    Wow, got you got you. I might have to try edge. I mean I was trying a kiwi browser. Have you ever tried that before? The problem that I'm running into is that all my passwords and data are synced to chrome of course.
    I use chrome for business/banking/purchases because I trust the security and like the syncing between devices. For general surfing and entertainment I use Brave Browser or Adblock Browser, because the ads and cookies sites load into a regular browser like chrome destroy the internet experience and slow the browser to a crawl... plus suck your battery dry stupid fast. Brave and Adblock stop all of that and actually make surfing enjoyable again
    11-14-2020 11:41 AM
  16. eric002's Avatar
    I use chrome for business/banking/purchases because I trust the security and like the syncing between devices. For general surfing and entertainment I use Brave Browser or Adblock Browser, because the ads and cookies sites load into a regular browser like chrome destroy the internet experience and slow the browser to a crawl... plus suck your battery dry stupid fast. Brave and Adblock stop all of that and actually make surfing enjoyable again
    Oh yeah I admit that completely! I'll have to try brave browser thanks for the suggestion dude! I know exactly what you're talking about though.
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    11-14-2020 11:50 AM
  17. SupraLB's Avatar
    Brave. Best ad blocker built in, in my experience.
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    11-14-2020 05:39 PM
  18. eric002's Avatar
    Brave. Best ad blocker built in, in my experience.
    Have you ever tried Firefox focus? Has the same ad blocker.
    11-14-2020 05:49 PM
  19. SupraLB's Avatar
    Have you ever tried Firefox focus? Has the same ad blocker.
    No, I haven't. I've read that Firefox Focus really isn't good for your main browser because it erases everything each time for privacy, like history and bookmarks. I'm not an expert on it though. I still need a browser that remembers me on some websites to avoid constant logging in, but still blocks ads effectively.
    11-14-2020 07:06 PM
  20. eric002's Avatar
    No, I haven't. I've read that Firefox Focus really isn't good for your main browser because it erases everything each time for privacy, like history and bookmarks. I'm not an expert on it though. I still need a browser that remembers me on some websites to avoid constant logging in, but still blocks ads effectively.
    Yeah I know exactly what you mean. That's my real concern with Firefox focus as well. I mean I would love to try kiwi browser, but none of my passwords will work with it, and Gboard save passwords won't work with it either for some reason.
    11-14-2020 07:47 PM
  21. hyperterminal's Avatar
    Ffs people don't change browsers every year and when they do, they stick to a browser and not have 'favorites', it doesn't make any sense to use multiple browsers, they use a browser or they don't but "favourite browsers" aren't a thing and a normal person wouldn't necessarily change browsers on a per year basis.
    11-17-2020 08:59 AM
  22. eric002's Avatar
    Yes coming right, most people do not change your browsers that often at all. I myself use chrome on my laptop / desktop all the time. However, on the phone, it's a resource hog. Especially on my new phone when I set it up, I don't want to resource intensive browser that I use all the time. And why your folks focus seems very nice. Not as resource intensive, and it seems a lot faster. As far as data and bookmarks syncing within chrome, I'll just have to deal with it. Haha
    11-17-2020 09:27 AM
  23. SvenJ's Avatar
    Doesn't make a hill of beans difference to me. Used Google on my Pixels, Edge on my Windows PC, Safari on my iThings. I have others loaded various places, but generally just use what is default for the platform. For what I do, look up stuff, it's six of one half dozen of the other, which seems better for any particular search. I have certain sites favorited/bookmarked in each, so doesn't much matter which one I open. When I rent a car, I don't care if it is a Ford, Chevy, Toyota or Kia either. Browsers, cars, they all seem to get the job done IMHO.
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    11-17-2020 02:18 PM
  24. Eggmundo's Avatar
    Samsung Internet. A proper dark mode, scroll bar you can drag up and down, and a 'jump to top' button.
    11-17-2020 04:12 PM
  25. ezdoit's Avatar
    Chrome on both desktops, Surface Pro, Pixel 4 and 5 - all synced - no issues.
    11-17-2020 04:23 PM
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