I've heard and seen a lot of people who don't like their stock Internet browser for their phone, and I've never understood why. I've tried using plenty of browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, and I've noticed that they are much less responsive when zooming in and out, scrolling up and down feels "slippery" than my default Internet browser. I use a Galaxy Note 3, since I think different phones use different stock Internet browsers.
Same problems, and more (such as 4chan becoming non-mobile friendly)
In terms of the issues I had with other browsers, it was fine, but it brought more issues, mainly not requesting for mobile sites, and when zooming out too fast, it has to re-render the surrounding page.
I was less wondering about getting a downloaded browser, and more wondering if anyone else understands why and if I'm alone in liking how the stock is compared to others.
If your phone has a snapdragon processor, you should be using the snapdragon optimised chromium browser. No other options.
If you're phone does NOT have a snapdragon SoC, then pick between chrome, lighting or Firefox. I'll go through the basics of each one here.
>most convenient sync features
>full extension support
>in built ad blocker
>lacking some features/poor design (Opening multiple tabs is a pain in the ass with this browser, or even switching tabs, etc.)
Personally, the snapdragon chromium browser is the best by far. It's faster than everything else, has the same convenience as chrome, is open source, has an ad blocker, and it even has a night mode.