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    Re: Browser Decision: Dolphin, Chrome or ICS+

    I have used all the notable browsers and given each at least a week of usage to be as fair as possible. Here we go.

    Maxthon. Fast efficient yet I didn't like the feel. B Its good.

    Dolphin. The staple I used for years. It became cumbersome. B+

    Chrome. Sleek and optimized. Love it. A

    Firefox. The sleeper hit. Been using it for a week. Rebuilt and excellent, give it a try. A

    I left out the more numerous and predominantly bland. These are my opinions based on heavy usage on builds from gingerbread (last year) ICS and currently a jelly bean ROM.

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    It seems each has their drawbacks, although all are quite good. I didn't like the fact Dolphin lacked a simple one-button incognito mode. However, Dolphin boasted an add-on that could instantly switch pages to Desktop mode from the side drawer, along with some nice other features. I also like the way Dolphin plays streaming video better than the others. But of course Chrome and ICS+ had the bookmarks feature that ported everything over from the desktop.

    In the end I am giving Chrome an extended try and see if I can live with its limitations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k1ngr4t View Post
    I can agree with that, Chrome does seem to drain battery a bit faster than Maxthon or stock. But, if you use Chrome on your PC as well, there are some nifty features, like sharing bookmarks.
    I do use Chrome on the desktop and would really like to use it as my primary Android browser, but I too noticed more battery drain with it, and that's a deal killer on a phone that may or may not make it thru the day, depending on how heavy my usage is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Usuallyfaded View Post
    I have used all the notable browsers and given each at least a week of usage to be as fair as possible. Here we go.

    Maxthon. Fast efficient yet I didn't like the feel. B Its good.

    Dolphin. The staple I used for years. It became cumbersome. B+

    Chrome. Sleek and optimized. Love it. A

    Firefox. The sleeper hit. Been using it for a week. Rebuilt and excellent, give it a try. A

    I left out the more numerous and predominantly bland. These are my opinions based on heavy usage on builds from gingerbread (last year) ICS and currently a jelly bean ROM.

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    Interesting, one thing I liked about Maxthon was the feel, since it could be simplified or bulky with features. If Firefox gets an A there's no way Maxthon only gets a B!!
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    I enjoy having my chrome mirrored to my home computers and tabs, but I'm starting to wonder if thats really what I want. I have nothing to hide, but I really don't need my wife who is working all day with chrome open to read every little thing that I google through out the day.

    I also don't feel like signing on and off all day on my phone.

    Will having 2 browsers cause conflict on my phone, or drain more battery or data?

    Any recommendations are appreciated.
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    It will not cause conflict and I highly suggest Maxthon. Otherwise read through the thread.
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    The stock browser is actually pretty good. I personally love Chrome though. I switch between the two, but use Chrome more.
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    I have been using Chrome exclusively for months now. It's pretty great, even without the bells and whistles of Dolphin. My only beef with Chrome right now is that it has been consistently crashing every time I attempt to copy and paste text.
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    i been reading every ones post ive also havent made a decission on wich browser to use ive use chrome and stock on my s3 but ive use dolphin on my droid 1 rooted but this fone is much supperior to my old fone so i would have to give it a try again on dolphin aswell as maxthon i dont have a laptop so chrome thus i wont enjoy the chrome sync feature ..thnx to all that have posted now i must go back and do further research on wat browser to use as of now im sticking to stock
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    im on maxthon right now it keeps crashing and I have to click on the web links several times before it even starts loading
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