I need a new iPhone web browser

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  1. alidsl
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    alidsl I am now a lurker

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    Recently I've been using skyfire but I've been finding it incredibly slow, I started using atomic browser (which is alot faster) but it doesn't Load sites in mobile mode. So im just wondering which browser I should use now. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    Safari is fine...
    If you're too stubborn to use it, use opera then.
     
  3. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    Well, there aren't that many options... Safari is the most supported, but it really stinks. I'd just recommend manually going to mobile sites, like "m.youtube.com".
     
  4. alidsl
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    I don't really like safari and going to the mobile sites manually is a pain [​IMG]
     
  5. scrtmstr

    scrtmstr GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    You can use opera, it worked fine for me on an Itouch 4g and Iphone 3g, though on android it's a pain.
     
  6. cojiro

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    I use opera on my android, and it is great. No pinch to zoom, but you get used to the tap-to-zoom quite quickly. Opera is much faster than safari.
     
  7. ThePowerOutage

    ThePowerOutage The Lord of the Flyes

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    Atomic can view mobile sites. Go to settings Identify browser as...
    Then click mobile safari.
    If that don't work, try 360 Web browser. Very complete, even comes with an plug-in thing.
     
  8. Jamstruth

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    Opera Mini is a pretty good browser, I use it on my phone (don't bother on my iPod since Safari is fine for Wi-Fi). It might load a bit slower due to the way it sends the request to its own server to compress the data so you don't get charged as much. You also lose the good pinch to zoom if I remember right.

    Edit: Redownloaded and yep I'm right. Opera Mini has a setting on whether to load in mobile mode as well as picture quality. It also does its best to compress pages (when I get a Peel520 w/ GPRS its going to become my main browser for that) so that you don't get charged as much. That makes it slower though so its not the best for wi-fi pages. Its main flaw is that it only has 2 zoom modes. Zoomed in and Zoomed Out. I understand that being in its Java version but for the iOS and Android versions it should have a proper variable zoom. Spread to zoom in, pinch to zoom out.
     
  9. Devante

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    I use Atomic as well. I've used about 10 different ones and Atomic is the best for several reason.
    The reasons I like the most are
    Auto-full screen on load
    Configurable buttons on fullscreen + configurable transparency
    Tab list instead of actual tabs at the top (which are annoying on an iphone as opposed to a PC)

    Change the options to display as either Safari or mobile device and then pages will show up as they would in Safari.
     
  10. Dter ic

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    anyone heard of isurf?
     
  11. Xoo00o0o0o

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    Mercury is a good browser.
     
  12. Jakob95

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    All the browsers are basically the same except SkyFire and Opera Mini. All of the browsers should load up websites up at the same speed since they were all build using the same tools that Safari uses. They will probably only have some visual differences like full screen and what not.
     
  13. rockstar99

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    i use opera mini on my iPod Touch and Android its very fast and great for browsing on the go
     
  14. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    I use Opera. Safari is slow and a pain.
     
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    Firefox isn't quite bad either [​IMG]
     
  16. alidsl
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    Are you trying to be funny or just completely failing?

    Anyway, Ive settled for a browser called perfect browser. I'm downloading opera now and compare them
     
  17. BORTZ

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