View Poll Results: Best Android Browser

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  • Opera Moble

    62 26.72%
  • Opera Mini

    27 11.64%
  • Dolphin HD

    50 21.55%
  • Default Browser

    70 30.17%
  • Firefox

    10 4.31%
  • Other

    13 5.60%
  1. Post #1
    benc1213's Avatar
    April 2011
    52 Posts
    I just got an android phone and was wondering what would be the best browser to use and why?

  2. Post #2
    1.21 GIGAWATTS!
    brandonsh's Avatar
    May 2010
    6,549 Posts
    Android Mini, it's just so fast.
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  3. Post #3
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    nicatronTg's Avatar
    July 2009
    4,698 Posts
    ICS default browser.
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  4. Post #4
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
    14,789 Posts
    default browser. I don't know why you wouldn't use it.
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  5. Post #5
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    SGTNAPALM's Avatar
    October 2007
    21,959 Posts
    Opera Mobile for WiFi, Opera Mini for when I'm on 3G.
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  6. Post #6
    Gold Member
    K1ngo64's Avatar
    May 2008
    6,574 Posts
    Opera Mobile is the best internet browser in terms of features and overall

    Opera Mini loads faster/uses less RAM/much less storage required so it is good to use on my crappy phone when I want to look something up quickly
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  7. Post #7
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    mark6789's Avatar
    March 2009
    7,159 Posts
    Dolphin HD works great and its pretty damn fast.
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  8. Post #8
    Gold Member
    GunskiMod's Avatar
    March 2008
    3,297 Posts
    Opera mainly because of the easy access to tabs for fast browsing on websites like Reddit and Facepunch.

  9. Post #9
    Gold Member
    Van-man's Avatar
    August 2009
    15,159 Posts
    Opera, what version depends on if it's over Wi-fi or cellular data connection.

  10. Post #10
    SK17a
    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
    13,400 Posts
    Opera mini and hd fails for me for some reason.
    The stock is useful, since it's the stock and I've used it for months.
    Now I use dolphin browser hd. Mini is just smaller and has less options, and that's about it. And it's the best for me.

    Edited:

    Opera mini and hd fails for me for some reason.
    The stock is useful, since it's the stock and I've used it for months.
    Now I use dolphin browser hd. Mini is just smaller and has less options, and that's about it. And it's the best for me.

  11. Post #11
    Swaggon owner
    Animosus's Avatar
    August 2011
    4,782 Posts
    Opera mobile
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  12. Post #12
    Gold Member
    DiscoBiscut's Avatar
    June 2008
    2,232 Posts
    I like dolphin mini
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  13. Post #13
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    Arachnidus's Avatar
    July 2007
    7,544 Posts
    ICS browser.
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  14. Post #14
    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
    Ezhik's Avatar
    April 2009
    14,391 Posts
    I love Dolphin HD.
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  15. Post #15
    Inplabth's Avatar
    October 2007
    2,001 Posts
    I'm rather fond of MIUI's browser.
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  16. Post #16
    ichiman94's Avatar
    August 2010
    858 Posts
    opera mobile, perfect on zte blade

  17. Post #17
    Resident Beat Eater.
    wauterboi's Avatar
    August 2009
    3,793 Posts
    I'm rather fond of MIUI's browser.
    Yeah. It's got everything I need.

  18. Post #18
    Gold Member
    Splarg!'s Avatar
    September 2005
    2,417 Posts
    I've stuck with Dolphin but I guess anything with tabs would be fine. It's so dumb the way you have to go into the menu to close windows in the stock browser. I like seeing what windows I have open all the time.
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  19. Post #19
    Gold Member
    DiscoBiscut's Avatar
    June 2008
    2,232 Posts
    I've stuck with Dolphin but I guess anything with tabs would be fine. It's so dumb the way you have to go into the menu to close windows in the stock browser. I like seeing what windows I have open all the time.
    Yeah this is pretty much the only reason I don't use the stock browser.

  20. Post #20
    Resident Beat Eater.
    wauterboi's Avatar
    August 2009
    3,793 Posts
    I've stuck with Dolphin but I guess anything with tabs would be fine. It's so dumb the way you have to go into the menu to close windows in the stock browser. I like seeing what windows I have open all the time.
    I would be inclined to agree if I had a bigger screen and MIUI wouldn't allow you to have a setting like that.

  21. Post #21

    December 2011
    72 Posts
    I flip back and forth.


    The default browser is good for Flash content and is generally all around OK, but the font rendering is downright ugly at times. Also, at least on Android 3.2, it closes... a lot.

    So, when I actually want to read something online, like Safari books or something similar, I go with Opera ( not Mini ).


    For day to day living, I use Dolphin, it's faster and more stable than the default, but sadly the fonts are just as ugly and it sometimes has flash problems. This is all for my tablet; for my Android 2.3 phone (Xperia X10 ), Dolphin, hands down.

    So, sadly, I guess my answer is "none of the above!". I really hope ICS makes things better for my Transformer, cause frankly the default browser can be pretty awful at times.

  22. Post #22
    Gold Member
    superstepa's Avatar
    June 2009
    8,937 Posts
    If using ICS: Default and Opera Mobile
    If using GingerBread: Boat Browser and Opera Mobile

  23. Post #23
    Gold Member
    Dennab
    March 2007
    4,426 Posts
    blargh, boat browser has no hardware acceleration. Can't wait for proper hardware acceleration for ICS on my the Desire

  24. Post #24
    Fluttershy Enthusiast
    thelurker1234's Avatar
    June 2011
    5,323 Posts
    Maxthon? Anyone?
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  25. Post #25
    Gold Member
    GunskiMod's Avatar
    March 2008
    3,297 Posts
    Maxthon? Anyone?
    Looks really good. I would use it instead of Opera if it had more themes. The default would be perfect if you could change the blue to grey and keep everything else. I'm just being picky now.
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  26. Post #26
    Gold Member
    tratzzz's Avatar
    March 2010
    7,281 Posts
    Default, Opera Mini or Dolphin Mini.

    Opera Mini usually because my phone is a piece of crap.

  27. Post #27
    Bus Driver
    Demache's Avatar
    December 2009
    7,921 Posts
    Default, Opera Mini or Dolphin Mini.

    Opera Mini usually because my phone is a piece of crap.
    Opera Mobile works pretty well for me as long as I use the trackball.

    I haven't quite worked out how to get it to scroll pages with the touchscreen properly.

  28. Post #28

    December 2011
    72 Posts
    Maxthon? Anyone?
    I use it for reading Marvel comics in their online Flash app, but thats it. For some reason, it renders the Flash app best. The default browser does it in a popup window, which is irritating.

  29. Post #29
    Gold Member
    AugustBurnsRed's Avatar
    May 2009
    5,607 Posts
    I'm so used to the default browser i probably couldn't adjust to a new one for at least a week.

    Plus almost every aftermarket browser clutters the fuck out of my 3.2" HVGA screen

  30. Post #30
    benc1213's Avatar
    April 2011
    52 Posts
    I'm so used to the default browser i probably couldn't adjust to a new one for at least a week.

    Plus almost every aftermarket browser clutters the fuck out of my 3.2" HVGA screen
    3.2"? Is it the HTC Aria?

  31. Post #31
    SK17a
    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
    13,400 Posts
    either way, dolphin hd ftw
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  32. Post #32
    Gold Member
    Second-gear-of-mgear's Avatar
    June 2009
    6,054 Posts
    Dolphin with the side wipe thing disable.


    Opera if I'm on wireless signal instead of wifi.

  33. Post #33
    Gold Member
    Pandamobile's Avatar
    January 2009
    3,703 Posts
    I just use the SGS2 default browser. Works great.
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  34. Post #34
    Gold Member
    superstepa's Avatar
    June 2009
    8,937 Posts
    Maxthon? Anyone?
    Thank you for telling me about that amazing browser

    Features of Dolphin HD/Boat Browser, speed of Opera and Flash works perfectly

  35. Post #35
    cNova's Avatar
    May 2009
    2,774 Posts
    ICS default browser sucks, it takes ages to fully show a thread @ FP..
    Opera sucks balls because it doesnt load always..
    we need a good browser :(

  36. Post #36
    Gold Member
    superstepa's Avatar
    June 2009
    8,937 Posts
    ICS default browser sucks, it takes ages to fully show a thread @ FP..
    Opera sucks balls because it doesnt load always..
    we need a good browser :(
    Use Opera Mobile, not Opera Mini (Or is it Opera Mini, not Opera Mobile? I forgot)
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  37. Post #37
    Gold Member
    AugustBurnsRed's Avatar
    May 2009
    5,607 Posts
    3.2"? Is it the HTC Aria?
    Optimus T, but they're the same resolution and size afaik. The only way i would use an aftermarket browser would be if i was running 4"+

  38. Post #38
    Gold Member
    Dennab
    October 2010
    12,084 Posts
    SGS2 default browser is relatively pretty, simple and takes up no space with UI elements when in use. It's also about as fast as the other browsers so I see no point in changing.

  39. Post #39
    Get your own DarkRP Server!
    FPtje's Avatar
    January 2006
    5,613 Posts
    whoa Opera mobile is so much faster than dolphin! and it works better too!
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  40. Post #40
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    Dennab
    March 2007
    4,426 Posts
    On gingerbread and earlier I used opera mobile because it had hardware acceleration whilst the default browser did not. However the ICS browser has hardware acceleration so there's no point in using opera for me anymore