When comparing Chrome vs Safari, the Slant community recommends Safari for most people. In the question“What are the best Mac OS X web browsers?” Safari is ranked 1st while Chrome is ranked 3rd. The most important reason people chose Safari is:
The rendering of the pages and the browser compatibility with OSX works smoothly, when compared to other browsers. Also you get very high battery life with Safari, when compared to [Chrome](http://blog.getbatterybox.com/which-browser-is-the-most-energy-efficient-chrome-vs-safari-vs-firefox/).
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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 I don't think there is any 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 Works elegantly in OSX
The rendering of the pages and the browser compatibility with OSX works smoothly, when compared to other browsers. Also you get very high battery life with Safari, when compared to Chrome.
Pro Extremely fast
Pro Sleek design
– No distraction stuff like favicons in tabs, all that borders, bevels and embosses in panels like in other browsers, no ugly shaped tabs.
– Neat adress bar.
– Good looking start “show all tabs” screen.
Pro iCloud syncing
Tabs, passwords, bookmarks and, history all sync across devices.
Con Allows Google to track essentially everything you visit with your browser
Chrome sends usage data to Google.
Con More resource hungry
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 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 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 Lacks a download manager
Unlike most competitors, Chrome has no built-in download manager.
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 OSX only
Apple dropped Windows support after Safari 5.
Con Poor support for new web technologies
Safari usually takes its time when it comes to adopting new and useful web technologies meaning that the user gets an inferior experience compared to other modern browsers.
While Safari er is currently available gratis (without monetary charge) on Mac OS X, it is currently not libre (meaning that it does not allow users to view the source code used to create, to modify that code, or to redistribute modifications) and is therefore neither free nor open-source software.