View Poll Results: Best iPhone web browser?
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Best Browser for iPhone: Chrome vs Safari vs Dolphin?
After Google's recent release of Chrome, the iOS browser marketplaces is starting to really get competitive.
Chrome is nice, but the iPhone version feels a little unpolished. And no option for fullscreen/no auto hide URL search on scroll makes me want to stick with Dolphin.
Out of the 3 (or other browser not included) is the best in your opinion?
- 06-29-2012, 03:07 PM #2
i am really getting accustomed to fullscreen so i will not even use Chrome just for that reason alone
when i am using 5.1.1, and not jailbroken, i use Dolphin quite a bit
when i am using 6.0 (beta) - Safari, no question. between the fullscreen, and now speed, i have no reason to look elsewhere
- 06-30-2012, 01:13 AM #4
- 06-30-2012, 10:35 AM #5
- 06-30-2012, 02:30 PM #6
Chrome is a great alternative but it doesn't offer the integrated features or extra speed boost that Safari provides. I'll be sticking with Safari and I think most people will, especially as the integration across iCloud goes deeper.
- 07-01-2012, 10:11 PM #7
I installed the Chrome browser on both my iPhone and iPad and I'm loving it. It's fast, easy to use and works great thus far. I'll spend a few more days with it and then decide if it will become my go-to mobile browser.
Just Me, D
- 07-01-2012, 11:59 PM #8
- 07-02-2012, 12:09 AM #9
- 07-02-2012, 01:33 AM #10
None of the above. I use Perfect Browser and it is PERFECT. Well worth the 99c. Full screen browsing and the ability to enlarge reflow/text and SAVE the settings for that particular website. Safari does not do that. I know Safari has reader, but some sites do not allow reader. Apple will have you believe that the Retina display does not require larger font. That is silly. Older people (I am 46) need larger text. Perfect browser is also faster than Safari.
My phone is JB and I have Perfect Browser as my default browser and I love it.
- 07-02-2012, 07:19 AM #11
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- 07-02-2012, 02:23 PM #14
I downloaded Chrome this morning to try it out. Overall I think it's ok, but not as good as Safari for me. The top bar takes up too much space for my liking as I have gotten too used to having Full Screen Safari to go back to a browser that limits the amount of space you have on the screen. Also, it might just be me, but I find that Chrome is a little slower than Safari when it comes to opening web pages and scrolling up and down. Two things that I do like about Chrome is the way tabs are handled and the way a YouTube video is opened within the browser rather than switching me over to the YT app. Also, I like the fact that I can be reading a web page on my iPad and continue right where I left off when I open Chrome up on my iPhone. For me I would give Chrome a 3/5. If they upgrade the browser to include full screen I will give it a higher score.
- 07-02-2012, 02:32 PM #15
- 07-02-2012, 02:32 PM #16
If Chrome was able to reach its full potential as Safari has, then it would blow safari out of the jungle. Chrome has an amazing feature to show all tabs open in different devices which I love and also syncs with my Google Account and allows me to open any bookmarks that may be on other devices. Safari is stock and therefore works better with default iOS but as a Jailbreaker, you can use full screen Chrome as well (Chromizer in Cydia offers lots of new features to the browser, and Open in Chrome makes are default). Best part, its all free and soo are the tweaks coming out now. Chrome can only get better from here.
Last edited by Sharma15; 07-02-2012 at 02:37 PM.
- 07-02-2012, 02:41 PM #17
Edit: ignore the above. I figured it out. 3 finger tap will get Chrome into full screen mode.
Last edited by Irish Rose; 07-02-2012 at 02:44 PM.
- 07-02-2012, 03:51 PM #18
- 07-03-2012, 10:15 PM #19
- 07-03-2012, 10:50 PM #20
App Store - Perfect Browser - EXTRAORDINARY Fullscreen Browser
Perhaps you tried an old version and not a new one. I need glasses and I find the inability of Safari to text re-flow very annoying. Anyway, different strokes to different folks :-)
Last edited by nj1266; 07-03-2012 at 10:52 PM.
- 07-04-2012, 10:34 PM #21
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- 07-05-2012, 12:08 AM #23
Absolutely Chrome. I've used Safari (of course) and Dolphin, and although I preferred Dolphin pre-Chrome release, I like the way Chrome feels and am willing to give up a little load speed (although so far I haven't noticed any "slug"). And with the jailbreak, I'm using Browser Chooser to make it the default, which makes its use seamless across the entire OS for me.
- 07-05-2012, 03:50 AM #24
- 07-05-2012, 09:29 AM #25