1. talberry's Avatar
    Anyone using the Samsung built in browser? Is it any good?
    I'm currently using Chrome at the moment, but I'm just curious.

    Also, which browser is more data friendly?

    Thanks in advance!
    05-25-2017 09:16 PM
  2. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Chrome is the better browser over all. There's nothing inherently wrong with Samsung's version it's just a little "clunkier" and arguably not as good looking. There are some nice features there but as far as I know anything Samsung's browser can do Chrome can do and usually better.
    05-25-2017 10:08 PM
  3. underway99's Avatar
    You can use all of your Chrome bookmarks with the Samsung browser. But the biggest thing it has going for it is that you can use ad blockers and such with the Samsung browser. The ad blocking apps and plugins are available in the Play store.
    05-25-2017 10:12 PM
  4. cirrob's Avatar
    You can use all of your Chrome bookmarks with the Samsung browser. But the biggest thing it has going for it is that you can use ad blockers and such with the Samsung browser. The ad blocking apps and plugins are available in the Play store.
    Yup. I use it exclusively for the ad blocking. It's essentially the same, but with the nice extension feature. Why extensions have not been added to chrome after this king I don't k is. But I have up waiting.
    05-25-2017 10:14 PM
  5. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    You can use all of your Chrome bookmarks with the Samsung browser. But the biggest thing it has going for it is that you can use ad blockers and such with the Samsung browser. The ad blocking apps and plugins are available in the Play store.
    I didn't know that, actually. That's kind of nifty.
    05-25-2017 10:14 PM
  6. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Yup. I use it exclusively for the ad blocking. It's essentially the same, but with the nice extension feature. Why extensions have not been added to chrome after this king I don't k is. But I have up waiting.
    Google makes most of their revenue through ads. I would find it strangely amusing if they built an ad-blocker into the default browser of the most used operating system in the world. All being built by Google. Who makes money from ads. I don't think that's exactly irony, but it's still funny.
    05-25-2017 10:15 PM
  7. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I find the Samsung browser to be a little quicker, but to be honest as both update their browsers it goes back and forth. I've heard Chrome consumes more battery, but I have no proof of it.

    I use the Samsung browser because it let me install adblock which has sped up my browsing and stops those annoying full screen pop up ads that require clicking out of.
    05-25-2017 10:37 PM
  8. cirrob's Avatar
    Google makes most of their revenue through ads. I would find it strangely amusing if they built an ad-blocker into the default browser of the most used operating system in the world. All being built by Google. Who makes money from ads. I don't think that's exactly irony, but it's still funny.
    They have extensions on their desktop. Samsung has it on their mobile. It's unavoidable. Regardless, I'm not concerned with their revenue. I'm concerned with my browsing experience. I chalk this up to, "not my problem" if they offered a paid version that have me a better experience I'd buy it. But with the choice of two free browsers, one of which let's me block ads, I rho k it's a fairly logical choice.
    05-25-2017 10:50 PM
  9. pjwk81's Avatar
    Until Chrome has ad blocking and fingerprint sign-in to web pages I'll stick with Samsungs.
    05-26-2017 12:31 AM
  10. drusum's Avatar
    Until Chrome has ad blocking and fingerprint sign-in to web pages I'll stick with Samsungs.
    Agreed
    05-26-2017 12:46 AM
  11. magichoward's Avatar
    I like the finger print sign on in Samsung's browser
    Tsepz_GP and Mirest like this.
    05-26-2017 01:26 AM
  12. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Until Chrome has ad blocking and fingerprint sign-in to web pages I'll stick with Samsungs.
    It's been so long since I used Chrome I never noticed that feature required the Samsung browser.
    05-26-2017 01:51 AM
  13. Enverdaz's Avatar
    I have been using the Samsung Internet Beta ..
    Liking the ad-block add ons ..
    The quick display zoom / text resize tool is handy sometimes ..
    seems quite fast and stable
    05-26-2017 02:21 AM
  14. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    They have extensions on their desktop. Samsung has it on their mobile. It's unavoidable. Regardless, I'm not concerned with their revenue. I'm concerned with my browsing experience. I chalk this up to, "not my problem" if they offered a paid version that have me a better experience I'd buy it. But with the choice of two free browsers, one of which let's me block ads, I rho k it's a fairly logical choice.
    I understand that. I just don't think Google's going to change their ways any time soon. They tend to be a stubborn company.
    05-26-2017 03:50 PM
  15. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I use Samsung browser because you can use biometric security to authenticate websites, which you cannot do in Chrome. You can also use adblocking extensions in the Samsung browser on mobile.
    05-27-2017 06:24 PM
  16. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    Samsung's Web Browser is better, IMO, by a longshot!

    - Ad Blocking
    -Biometric sign in to websites
    - Much lower use of Battery and RAM
    05-28-2017 07:13 AM
  17. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    This ^ Samsung's browser is far superior to chrome in my opinion for exactly the above posts. Samsung Pass is awesome
    05-28-2017 03:20 PM
  18. touruser78's Avatar
    You can use all of your Chrome bookmarks with the Samsung browser. But the biggest thing it has going for it is that you can use ad blockers and such with the Samsung browser. The ad blocking apps and plugins are available in the Play store.
    How do you get the chrome bookmarks to sync?
    05-29-2017 09:07 AM
  19. underway99's Avatar
    There's a Samsung Internet plug in for Chrome. They sync through that.
    05-29-2017 07:50 PM
  20. touruser78's Avatar
    You can use all of your Chrome bookmarks with the Samsung browser. But the biggest thing it has going for it is that you can use ad blockers and such with the Samsung browser. The ad blocking apps and plugins are available in the Play store.
    Thanks
    .
    06-05-2017 07:33 PM
  21. seoseokho's Avatar
    Samsung Internet is now available on Play Store. For your data question you're essentially choosing between is Samsung's adblocker (can't tell how much I'm saving) vs Chrome's datasaver (about 10% savings for me, but YMMV).
    06-06-2017 07:17 PM
  22. corduroysack's Avatar
    google chrome triggers mediaserver wakelock on my device and plenty of others, i just use samsung stock browser but using dns66 to block ads
    06-07-2017 04:39 AM

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