Every user has their own opinion about which is the best browser, but the majority of Windows users have decided that Google Chrome is the way to go. This really shouldn’t come as a surprise, as Google Chrome’s popularity is legendary. It is by far the most popular browser out there, and the other two solutions highlighted today, the Edge and Firefox browsers, don’t even come close. Before you close this page however, notice how we said “popular” and not “best”? That’s because popularity isn’t always the same thing as quality, and while there is no doubt that Chrome is an excellent browser, its contenders might posses qualities you don’t know about. What’s even more, they might even excel at the particular tasks or services that you are most interested in. That alone calls for at least giving them a shot, so let’s take a look at how these three browsers fare in various categories.
Performance – Which is the fastest browser?
You might be surprised to read this, but Edge is actually the fastest browser here. Keep in mind that we are examining browsers and their competency on Windows 10 alone. This means that Edge might have a slight natural advantage given the fact that it is the default browser in Microsoft’s Windows 10.
Being built specifically for the operating system and not to mention calibrated directly to increase performance and speed when used together, Microsoft Edge has managed to surpass Chrome and Firefox in this category.
User interface and layout – Which is the most user friendly?
In this category, you could say that Chrome and Edge are opposite sides, due to how they deal with everything related to user interface and layout. Chrome is a browser that will hold at nothing to show you just how many things you can have on your screen at the same time. This can be overwhelming at times and it can also drag Chrome back a bit.
Edge on the other hand is very simplistic…too simplistic in fact. While the browser offers some really nice features that are absent on the side of its competitors, it’s still pretty empty in general. It’s like an oasis, it has some really fresh features but at the end of the day it’s still being in the middle of the desert.
This means that Firefox wins in this category, thanks to its great balance of utility and simplicity. The browser manages to stay humble in appearance and very intuitive while also providing outstanding utility through its cleverly placed features.
This section feels less like a competition and more like two browsers ganging up on poor Edge. Microsoft’s young browser might be a promising spark, but for the moment it lacks variety and even content in one of the most important categories: extensions. Chrome and Firefox are equally suited to entertain and aid users with their vast collections.
In the end, there is no perfect browser and picking the one that appeals to you the most is what you could call the optimal resolve. With each of the three having a strong point, it’s up to you to determine which is best for your specific needs.