When comparing Chrome vs Qutebrowser, the Slant community recommends Qutebrowser for most people. In the question“What are the best lightweight web browsers?” Qutebrowser is ranked 1st while Chrome is ranked 16th.
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Pro Syncs with desktop browser
Chrome for Android will sync bookmarks, passwords, history, and open tabs from your desktop.
Pro Supports the latest web standards
Chrome for Android supports HTML5, CSS3, and many APIs.
Pro Backed by Google
Like Android, Chrome is a Google product, which means the two technologies can be expected to grow together and remain compatible.
Pro Very user friendly UI
Pro Use websites offline
Pro No competition for chrome on android
Some says firefox, actually firefox is completely numb and buggy. Opera, firefox, uc browser this all are very much slower in front of chrome. O.K one and only faster browser than chrome is Puffin, but this one is very sticky and ugly user inerface.
Pro Same Product from Google
Best integration solution with OS #MadeByGoogle
Pro Preinstalled in most android devices
Most Android devices have google chrome preinstalled as part of ROM.
Pro Fast and light on resource usage
Pro Highly customizable
And quite easy to configure. You can even write your own config.
Pro Vim-style keyboard shortcuts and commands for rapid navigation
With suggestions/auto-complete to reduce the learning curve.
Call custom scripts on web pages or links (hinting mode).
You can use this for downloading of videos (youtube-dl, adfree), saving web pages as pdf or adding news sources to your RSS reader (newsboat).
Con Allows Google to track essentially everything you visit with your browser
Chrome sends usage data to Google.
Con More resource hungry
Con Chrome favors Google's products and tries to satiate Google's data appetite, what hurts the user experience
Con Lacks ad-blocking features
Chrome mobile does not support ad-blocking features unlike the Chrome desktop app.
Con Slightly heavier than other options
Chrome uses more system resources than most other browsers, which means it will run slower especially on lower end hardware.
Con Excessive permissions
The permissions required are excessive and intrusive (including record audio) - a few browsers require this, but there are several available that don't
Con Lacks a download manager
Unlike most competitors, Chrome has no built-in download manager.
Con SSL Nanny
It is nice that Chrome is strict about SSL warnings, but it would be nice to have an option to connect anyway without needing a secondary browser.
Con Doesnt support extensions
All extension from chrome web store cannot be used on android version.
Con Steep learning curve
If you're not a vim user it will take some time to get used to the shortcuts.
As it is mainly written in Python it's startup is slower than the competition.