When comparing Boat vs Samsung Internet, the Slant community recommends Samsung Internet for most people. In the question“What are the best Android web browsers?” Samsung Internet is ranked 13th while Boat is ranked 21st. The most important reason people chose Samsung Internet is:
Samsung recently collaborated with Disconnect to include do not tracking features to prevent any websites to track with each other. https://medium.com/samsung-internet-dev/introducing-disconnect-for-samsung-internet-f23b29a05463
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Pro Flash support
The browser can play Flash videos, Flash games, etc.
Pro Floating tabs
You can open a page as a floating window, you can open as many floating windows as you need. The windows can be individually resized and positioned wherever you want. The window can float on top of other applications as well.
Pro Functionality can be extended via add-ons
You can search the play store for "boat borwser addons" to find add-ons for social media, productivity, etc.
Pro Built-in QR-code scanner
Pro Do Not Track features
Samsung recently collaborated with Disconnect to include do not tracking features to prevent any websites to track with each other.
Pro Ad-blocking features
Samsung Internet supports Ad-Blocking features such as AdBlock Plus, AdBlock, AdGuard, Disconnect etc., but must be installed separately through Google Play, which these apps can also used in other browser which supports Ad-Blocking.
Pro Can be installed on any Android devices
Samsung allows this application to be installed to non-Samsung Android devices starting with Android 5.0 Lollipop
Pro Sync with Google Chrome desktop app
Samsung Internet can sync the bookmarks and history to Google Chrome desktop app, where the Samsung Internet extension for Google Chrome is available.
Pro Picture-in-picture (PIP) video
Samsung Internet supports picture-in-picture (PIP) video, which means the video that played in this web browser can be pop-out and visible in the Android screen even if the browser is minimized.
Samsung Internet supports web notification from various websites such as Facebook, Telegram etc. which it will also works even if the browser is closed.
Con No directory for add-ons
The only way of finding add-ons is by searching for them in the Play Store. There's no well organized directory available.
Con Not supported by Password Managers
BitWarden and LastPass do not work with the browser
Con No data saving mode
Unlike Google Chrome or Opera, Samsung Internet does not comes with data saving mode which is a disadvantages for users who relies on limited data usage.