When comparing Edge vs Polarity Browser, the Slant community recommends Polarity Browser for most people. In the question“What are the best desktop web browsers?” Polarity Browser is ranked 12th while Edge is ranked 36th. The most important reason people chose Polarity Browser is:
According to [their own tests](http://polarity.x10.mx/compare) Polarity takes up more than 10x less memory than IE, FF or Chrome.
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Pro Reading mode
Reading mode is a feature that can allow users to read an article in a reader mode, removing distractive elements such as ads and other elements, leaving only the main article and images, similar to Safari's reader mode and Firefox's recent addition of Reader View.
Pro Supports web notes (annotations, drawing and highlighting)
Microsoft Edge supports annotations, drawing and highlighting that can allow users to add annotations into the website as a reference, highlight the notes on the website and also draw anything on the website.
Pro Reading list
Reading list is a read-it-later feature that can allow users to add article to this section and read the article later on similar to Pocket and Safari's Reading List
Pro Better performance
The performance of Microsoft Edge not just outperforms Microsoft's previous browser known as Internet Explorer, but due to the better technologies used, it also performs faster than other browsers such as Chrome.
Pro Stacked Tabs
With the new Creators Update, tabs can now be stacked for later use.
Pro No longer support legacy elements from Internet Explorer
Pro Gorgeous new tab page
Users who launch a new tab will see a Google Now-like page where it shows the latest news, sports scores, weather, recommended apps, most visited sites, etc.
Pro Works with Windows Defender - real time protection.
Edge has real-time protection from malicious websites and identity thefts by Windows Defender.
Pro Comes with Cortana
Cortana is a personal assistant and AI by Microsoft inside the Edge browser that can allow users to perform recommendation search, hints, highlights, answers and assistant based on the highlighted keywords user wish to perform and Cortana will give the results on the right side of the sidebar.
Pro Very efficient
Less battery draining than any other browser.
Pro Fast and lightweight
According to their own tests Polarity takes up more than 10x less memory than IE, FF or Chrome.
Pro Built-in privacy features
Polarity browser comes with ad block and Do Not Track built in.
Pro Multi-session browsing with Parallel Sessions
Parallel Sessions allows users to browse the web with different profiles with separate cache, cookies, and history. This enables users to login to multiple accounts to different websites like Facebook.
Pro Customizable UI
It allows you to customize many things from window color, tab color and text color to window transparency and border size. You can set Background image or use Shuffle from Bing. You can also save the theme, import and export it.
Pro Custom Developer tools
Polarity comes with the standard Inspector for Blink based browsers along with its custom client that works with both Trident and Blink.
Pro Great HTML5 support
Polarity scores 512/555 on the HTML5 test. It is just a couple of points shy of Google Chrome.
Con Windows 10 only
Edge is exclusively available on Microsoft Windows 10.
While Microsoft Edge is currently available for Windows 10 without additional monetary charge (free as in price), it is currently not free as in freedom (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.
Con Poor HTML5 support
Edge is considerably worse at rendering pages than Chrome or Firefox, or other leading competitors, and often encounters rendering issues where it doesn't render the page as the web designer expects.
Con Unstable and frequent crashes
Though the browser is really lightweight and lightning fast, it crashes many times and is clearly unstable.
Con Windows and Android only
No Linux, OSX or iOS version available.
Con Few annoyances left unchecked
The browser has a couple of bugs such as where extensions are not actually ran after installation despite a notification stating that they are.
Con Uninstallation problems
Polarity browser can only be uninstalled with a built-in deinstallation tool. This is very impractical.