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Comparing web browsers, which is best for you?

There are multiple factors to consider when choosing your browser. Here at Pelling we’ve put together some of professional knowledge and insights to help you make the right choice for you.

Speed

Speed is one of the key factors when it comes to choosing a browser and it includes a few tests to determine which browser is the fastest.

Usually the following tests can give you an idea on how fast a browser is.

  • Run the browser as the first program after turning on your laptop.
  • Close the browser and then run it again. Do it a few times and find an average time.
  • Do a CSS benchmark test and see how quickly it loads the page.
  • Use a page that uses javascript libraries and compare the results.
  • Use a page which uses a lot of images and see how quickly it loads.
  • Browse back to a page via history tab and see how quickly it loads back.

We included some results of benchmark tests below to show you how the browsers speed changes with different tests.

Security

We can think of the Internet browser as a door that opens to the online world out and what goes out or comes through that door depends on how safe the browser is. If you click to a wrong link will it allow a malicious software to your computer or block it? Will it protect your privacy when surfing?

Features

Features are the bits what make browsers user friendly and effective or just the opposite. Having an option to add a website as a favourite or opening a new tab without closing the existing one, or to be able to use add-ons or extensions are on the top of the list of features.

Platforms

Having a favourite browser doesn’t mean it can be used on every machine. The most recent example is the Edge which can only be used with Windows 10 and not with any other operating systems like Mac OSX or Linux.

Total Market Share (%)

chromeChromefirefoxFirefoxIE11IE 11safariSafariedgeEdgeoperaOpera

53.97

7.69

27.38

4.28

5.16

1.14

Speed

chromeChromefirefoxFirefoxIE11IE 11safariSafariedgeEdgeoperaOpera

JetStream 1.1 Higher is better

134.31

118.13

91.035

145.61

162.34

126.83

Kraken JavaScript Faster is better

1350.0
ms

1651.2
ms

2776.7
ms

1441.8
ms

1496.7
ms

1498.6
ms

Octane 2.0 Higher is better

23812

20913

12300

12514

24096

22568

HTML5 Compliance "555"is perfect

521

478

343

410

453

520

Security

chromeChromefirefoxFirefoxIE11IE 11safariSafariedgeEdgeoperaOpera

Pop-up blocker

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Anti-virus

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Anti-Phishing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Clear History

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Private Browsing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Parental Controls

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Features

chromeChromefirefoxFirefoxIE11IE 11safariSafariedgeEdgeoperaOpera

Cloud sync

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Download manager

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Private browsing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Full-screen mode

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Tabs on the side

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Custom extensions

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Platforms

chromeChromefirefoxFirefoxIE11IE 11safariSafariedgeEdgeoperaOpera

Windows

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mac OS

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Linux

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Android

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

iOS

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Windows phone

No

No

Yes

No

Yes (Win 10)

Yes

 

chromeChromefirefoxFirefoxIE11IE 11safariSafariedgeEdgeoperaOpera

Total Market
Share (%)

53.97

7.69

27.38

4.28

5.16

1.14

Speed

JetStream 1.1
Higher is better

134.31

118.13

91.035

145.61

162.34

126.83

Kraken JavaScript
Faster is better

1350.0ms

1651.2ms

2776.7ms

1441.8ms

1496.7ms

1498.6ms

Octane 2.0
Higher is better

23812

20913

12300

12514

24096

22568

HTML5 Compliance
"555"is perfect

521

478

343

410

453

520

Security

Pop-up blocker

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Anti-virus

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Anti-Phishing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Clear History

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Private Browsing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Parental Controls

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Features

Cloud sync

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Download manager

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Private browsing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Full-screen mode

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Tabs on the side

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Custom extensions

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Platforms

Windows

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mac OS

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Linux

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Android

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

iOS

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Windows phone

No

No

Yes

No

Yes (Win 10)

Yes

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