When comparing Chrome vs Pale Moon, the Slant community recommends Pale Moon for most people. In the question“What are the best lightweight web browsers?” Pale Moon is ranked 2nd while Chrome is ranked 17th.
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Pro Syncs with desktop browser
Chrome for Android will sync bookmarks, passwords, history, and open tabs from your desktop.
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 Supports the latest web standards
Chrome for Android supports HTML5, CSS3, and many APIs.
Pro Very user friendly UI
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 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 Designed for usability, not the shiny new things
Pro Has its own add-on ecosystem, built on time-tested technologies such as XUL (plus JS and CSS) and XPCOM
"Classic" Firefox add-ons can work, but they are not supported and should be updated or forked to become a Pale Moon add-on.
Pro Light on resources, although it's not its main focus
Pro Support for existing web standards
Pro Independent from Google and Mozilla
Pale Moon is an independent fork of an older version of Firefox. Therefore, it is independent from Mozilla and are not affected by their terrible decisions such as removing XUL, adding telemetry, pocket, etc.
Pro Open source
So we can verify that the browser is not spyware.
Pro Respects your privacy
Contains much less spyware than Chrome and Firefox and all of it can easily be disabled.
Pro Supports complete themes
Pale Moon supports complete themes, something which Firefox used to have before version 57.
Pro Support for GTK themes
Pale Moon supports your GTK theme while Firefox does not.
Pro Good community support
Pro Uses Goanna layout engine
Unlike most other browsers, Pale Moon uses its custom engine.
Pro Has its own library of legacy extensions
Pro Optimized for modern processors
Pro Legacy Firefox
Con Allows Google to track essentially everything you visit with your browser
Chrome sends usage data to Google.
Con Lacks ad-blocking features
Chrome mobile does not support ad-blocking features unlike the Chrome desktop app.
Con More resource hungry
Con Chrome favors Google's products and tries to satiate Google's data appetite, what hurts the user experience
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 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 Doesnt support extensions
All extension from chrome web store cannot be used on android version.
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.
Pale Moon lacks the sandboxing and other privacy protecting features included in latest Firefox releases.
Con Uses Goanna
It an old Gecko-fork that is developed mainly by one man.
Con Outdated rendering engine
It is an really old fork of Gecko that misses many of the newer web features.
Con Pale Moon is based on very outdated Firefox code
Con Lacks popular extensions and adblockers
It doesn't have ublock origin and umatrix.
Con Still contains some spyware
Default homepage is spyware and search suggestions and automatic updates are enabled by default.
Con Does not contain multi-process sandboxing
Con WebAssembly enabled by default
Con Android version has odd behavior
Clicking does not work.
Con Lead developer loves Cloudflare and hates Tor
Website is cloudflared and he thinks most sites should be hostile towards tor.