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  1. Yesevil

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    As the title suggests, just enquiring as to which browsers people are using.

    I used to use chrome but found it slowed down my phone with multiple tabs open.
    Currently on stock browser on S7, but looking for a change with more features
     

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    When still using Chrome ... did you try a Wipe Cache Partition deleting all temporary files and not touching ferment files, apps, or settings?

    When performance is an issue it is always the first thing I suspect.

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    I have 3 browsers which I use: Firefox, Ghostery and NB Pro. Of those 3 Ghostery is my most-used browser, for the reasons @AZgl1500 has given.
     
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    Firefox.
     
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    Chrome doesn't run great on my phone.
     
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    I switched back to Dolphin a few days ago, after the last Chrome update.
     
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    I've used Firefox on my PC for years so it was a given to add it to my Droid.
     
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    ... stock browser ...
     
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    I think the mobile version of Chrome is terrible and as mentioned by Gmash in another thread recently, I can't understand why it's so popular. :/

    I flit between the stock browser on my G4, Pale Moon, Firefox and Naked Browser.

    For ages, I hated Naked browser but decided to give it another try recently and haven't looked back.
     
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    Boat browser for me
     
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    Stock or Chrome.

    Will try Ghostery.
     
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    Many thanks all, I'll give ghostery a try
     
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    Cheers mate, I'll try this if I go back to chrome
     
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    I used BOAT for years until mikedt pointed out where it came from and where my data was going.

    I now use Chrome.

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    I knew there was a very Valid Reason that I uninstalled it :D
     
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    Yeh, FYI BOAT means Beijing Office Automation Tech. Co. Ltd.

    They're monetized by phoning home your data to servers in the PRC, and selling it to whatever third-parties. Just like Cheetah Mobile. Something I don't particularly want happening when browsing sites using a VPN. That's why I don't use Dolphin, DU(Baidu), UC, etc. either.

    I use Chrome or Naked browser.
     
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    I use Chrome. I don't have any issues with it. I haven't gotten the latest update.

    If I need Flash, I use Dolphin.

    I also used Opera Mini. This will be very fast because the Opera servers render the web pages and then sends the images to your phone. I used to use it on slower phones and it will make slower phones feel faster. Not sure if this is necessary for an S7.
     
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    I've been searching for something other than Chrome as I'm tired of how much Google tracks and knows about you. I'm cutting as much cord as I can. So far, Ghostery is the answer. Only thing Google on my phone is Play.
     
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    I'm back to Chrome from Boat
     
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    Just thought I would Throw UC Browser into the mix. Works great for me and comes in either lightweight or full feature on the Google Playstore. If you are just looking for a fast, clean, & reliable browsing experience then I highly recommend it.
     
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    Opera for me across all platforms
     
  25. mikedt

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    UC Browser, NOPE!... especially for my browsing in this country. And I've had serious second thoughts about using and recommending Opera quite recently.
    http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/10/technology/chinese-group-opera-browser-bid/index.html
    FYI Kunlun is 1Mobile Market, NOT usually recommended here on AF, and neither are any "free" snake-oil/spyware Qihoo apps.

    FWIW I used to use Opera all the time, especially on Nokia Symbian phones.
     
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