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Which browser you prefer for your SGN2?

  1. Stock

    13 vote(s)
    38.2%
  2. Chrome

    16 vote(s)
    47.1%
  3. Boat

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  4. Opera

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    5.9%
  1. mg1951

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    I would like to know which browser eats up less data, memory and battery in SGN2 and opens page faster? There are similar threads in other forums, but inconclusive. I am hoping that experienced members in this forum have better answer.
     

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  2. Frisco

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    I've been through so many browsers that I can't count them. Play Store seems to add a new one every week. :D

    Boat Browser seems faster and easiest to use than all the rest, to me, so that is what I settled on for my Note 2 and Tab 2 7".

    Other opinions will now ensue. ;)
     
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    I've heard a tons of folks saying they prefer Boat Browser, it's got a good reputation.

    However, I stick with Chrome. I like being able to have everything sync the way it does. It makes it nice to go from phone to desktop and back.

    I was a little worried about battery usage and apps, but between having the System settings > Developer options > Do not keep activities setting checkmarked (unless I'm busy bouncing back and forth between multiple apps for this and that) and using Greenify I don't have a battery problem anymore. Granted, I'm around chargers most of the time, and my phone only sees heavy use when I am. But it hasn't been plugged in for 12 hours now and has seen a bit of use, and is at 68%. More than good enough for me.
     
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    My vote is for Chrome beta, all kinds of fun goodies packed in
     
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    Dolphin and Chrome. Chrome for synching to the desktop. Looked at Boat one time.
     
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    I did like chrome when I used it but the lack of a full screen option really pissed me off so I just went back to stock.
     
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    I like Opera, but I think it's always going to come down to personal preference.

    Try a few, use what you like :cool:
     
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    I have always had the best luck with Chrome. I have used it on all of my recent devices with no issues...Nexus 10, Galaxy Nexus, Note 10.1 and now my Note 2.
     
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    Is the stock browser on the note (4.1.2) basically the AOSP one with the quick controls and chrome bookmarks sync ?.
     
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    i might check out that Boat browser.

    does flash work with it?

    i love Dolphin but now Flash does not work with Dolphin anymore. :mad:
     
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    Do you really need flash?
    I've never gotten around to installing it mainly because I never needed it. I have read that Amazon Prime needs it but I don't use that. Is there anything else beside flash game sites that requires it?
     
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    i frequent a few message boards that posts many youtube and other video clips and without Flash, they don't show up.

    you may have needed it and never even knew. :(
     
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    I've been using Chrome Beta just because I always used Chrome prior and loved that. I haven't dabbled much with beta, so can you tell me some of the goodies that are packed in that I might have missed by not really searching for them yet? Thanks in advance!
     
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    maxthon and dolphin
     
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    I am using the latest OFFICIAL Chrome browser...on 4.1.2...and it is plenty fast!

    Sunspider = 849.9ms (Lower is better)

    Octane v1 = 2461 (Higher is better)
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    Stock Samsung browser on 4.1.2 is slower:

    Sunspider 1051ms

    Octane v1 = 2182

    To run your own tests, here are the links:

    Sunspider: SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark

    Octane v1: Octane JavaScript Benchmark
     
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    None of those. I prefer xscope.
     
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    I use Stock and found it fine for my needs. Chrome's font smoothing was too blurry for my tastes.
     
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    Try Chrome again after their latest update (4/3/13)...i can read the fineprint better than stock now.
     
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    I prefer Dolphin, but haven't tried Chrome yet on this phone. I'll have to give it a try.
     
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    Quickest and lightest browser I have found is Naked Browser. UI is plain but very efficient. Quicker than chrome. I use the chrome bookmark widget but set it to open sites with naked so I get the sync and the speedy browser
    Roger.
     
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    Nope, still have no love for it. The fonts are better to view now but have inconsistent sizing. Annoying to me and also doesn't work well with some secured sites I use. Though stock also doesn't work well either and only browser that does is Opera. So stock as my main browser and Opera as backup.

    But this is my preference. I don't care about speed. I need it to render pages correctly (which is more important to me).
     
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    Glos.
    Stock for me.
     
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    Popup browser > Firefox > Chrome
     
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    Stock Internet for web browsing, Chrome when I need my bookmarks, Popup Browser for something quick and simple.
     

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