The most popular mobile browsers

A well thought-out mobile strategy needs to take into account many characteristics of mobile users’ behaviour.

With some analysis of mobile traffic from websites powered by DeviceAtlas, we can shed some light on the most popular mobile browsers in the largest markets.

An effective mobile strategy starts with traffic analytics

The first step when creating a mobile strategy is understanding your existing and future mobile traffic. It's particularly important before approaching a new market, given different characteristics across countries and territories.

DeviceAtlas’ Data Explorer can provide you with insights into mobile users’ behaviour in countries across the world.

Safari competes with Chrome Mobile in most cases

The two most popular mobile browsers across the globe are Safari and Chrome, by some distance.

  • Safari ranks first in the US, UK, Australia, Japan, Canada, Denmark, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand and Singapore.
  • Chrome Mobile has overtaken Safari as the most popular browser in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Russia and Ireland, and saw strong gains in Israel, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, South Africa, Nigeria, Singapore and Turkey.

The Chrome v Safari trend closely follows that of Android v iOS. However, choice of OS isn't the only factor. For example Chrome Mobile is officially available for both Android and iOS devices, whereas an Android user looking to use Safari is out of luck.

The following charts are based on mobile web traffic (excluding tablet) over Q1 2019 to a global network of partner websites using the DeviceAtlas device detection platform.

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Argentina

Country Position Browser Share
Argentina 1 Chrome Mobile 74.02%
Argentina 2 Samsung Browser 12.77%
Argentina 3 Safari 10.29%
Argentina 4 Android Browser 0.78%
Argentina 5 IE Mobile 0.69%
Argentina 6 Others 1.45%

 

Australia

Country Position Browser Share
Australia 1 Safari 53.50%
Australia 2 Chrome Mobile 32.09%
Australia 3 Samsung Browser 12.67%
Australia 4 Firefox 0.58%
Australia 5 Opera Mobile 0.41%
Australia 6 Others 0.75%

 

Brazil

Country Position Browser Share
Brazil 1 Chrome Mobile 60.47%
Brazil 2 Safari 22.24%
Brazil 3 Samsung Browser 13.59%
Brazil 4 Android Browser 0.89%
Brazil 5 UC Browser 0.52%
Brazil 6 Others 2.29%

 

Canada

Country Position Browser Share
Canada 1 Safari 47.38%
Canada 2 Chrome Mobile 37.29%
Canada 3 Samsung Browser 14.08%
Canada 4 Firefox 0.54%
Canada 5 Android Browser 0.24%
Canada 6 Others 0.47%

 

Colombia

Country Position Browser Share
Colombia 1 Chrome Mobile 58.31%
Colombia 2 Safari 25.78%
Colombia 3 Samsung Browser 13.01%
Colombia 4 Android Browser 0.98%
Colombia 5 MIUI Browser 0.38%
Colombia 6 Others 1.54%

 

Denmark

Country Position Browser Share
Denmark 1 Safari 55.83%
Denmark 2 Chrome Mobile 33.72%
Denmark 3 Samsung Browser 7.62%
Denmark 4 Firefox 1.54%
Denmark 5 Opera Mobile 0.55%
Denmark 6 Others 1.74%

 

Egypt

Country Position Browser Share
Egypt 1 Chrome Mobile 60.71%
Egypt 2 Samsung Browser 24.30%
Egypt 3 Safari 9.24%
Egypt 4 Android Browser 2.72%
Egypt 5 Opera Mobile 1.21%
Egypt 6 Others 1.72%

 

Finland

Country Position Browser Share
Finland 1 Chrome Mobile 45.94%
Finland 2 Safari 36.91%
Finland 3 Samsung Browser 12.76%
Finland 4 Firefox 1.59%
Finland 5 Opera Mobile 0.99%
Finland 6 Others 1.81%

 

France

Country Position Browser Share
France 1 Chrome Mobile 43.21%
France 2 Safari 40.13%
France 3 Samsung Browser 12.92%
France 4 Firefox 1.30%
France 5 Android Browser 0.98%
France 6 Others 1.46%

 

Germany

Country Position Browser Share
Germany 1 Chrome Mobile 39.42%
Germany 2 Safari 31.51%
Germany 3 Samsung Browser 24.01%
Germany 4 Firefox 2.29%
Germany 5 Android Browser 0.73%
Germany 6 Others 2.04%

 

India

Country Position Browser Share
India 1 Chrome Mobile 62.63%
India 2 UC Browser 9.63%
India 3 Samsung Browser 8.76%
India 4 MIUI Browser 7.27%
India 5 Safari 5.84%
India 6 Others 5.87%

 

Indonesia

Country Position Browser Share
Indonesia 1 Chrome Mobile 61.91%
Indonesia 2 Samsung Browser 14.16%
Indonesia 3 Safari 7.34%
Indonesia 4 MIUI Browser 6.25%
Indonesia 5 UC Browser 5.03%
Indonesia 6 Others 5.31%

 

Ireland

Country Position Browser Share
Ireland 1 Chrome Mobile 44.40%
Ireland 2 Safari 40.04%
Ireland 3 Samsung Browser 13.02%
Ireland 4 Android Browser 0.77%
Ireland 5 MIUI Browser 0.56%
Ireland 6 Others 1.21%

 

Israel

Country Position Browser Share
Israel 1 Chrome Mobile 52.23%
Israel 2 Safari 30.32%
Israel 3 Samsung Browser 14.08%
Israel 4 MIUI Browser 1.11%
Israel 5 Firefox 0.61%
Israel 6 Others 1.65%

 

Italy

Country Position Browser Share
Italy 1 Chrome Mobile 58.86%
Italy 2 Safari 24.69%
Italy 3 Samsung Browser 13.70%
Italy 4 Firefox 0.65%
Italy 5 IE Mobile 0.40%
Italy 6 Others 1.70%

 

Japan

Country Position Browser Share
Japan 1 Safari 58.47%
Japan 2 Chrome Mobile 36.43%
Japan 3 Samsung Browser 3.25%
Japan 4 Android Browser 0.75%
Japan 5 Firefox 0.49%
Japan 6 Others 0.61%

 

Malaysia

Country Position Browser Share
Malaysia 1 Chrome Mobile 60.70%
Malaysia 2 Safari 20.88%
Malaysia 3 Samsung Browser 11.08%
Malaysia 4 Opera Mobile 3.25%
Malaysia 5 MIUI Browser 1.51%
Malaysia 6 Others 2.58%

 

Mexico

Country Position Browser Share
Mexico 1 Chrome Mobile 53.23%
Mexico 2 Safari 29.88%
Mexico 3 Samsung Browser 13.92%
Mexico 4 Android Browser 0.89%
Mexico 5 Firefox 0.36%
Mexico 6 Others 1.72%

 

Netherlands

Country Position Browser Share
Netherlands 1 Chrome Mobile 39.71%
Netherlands 2 Safari 37.96%
Netherlands 3 Samsung Browser 20.60%
Netherlands 4 Firefox 0.54%
Netherlands 5 Android Browser 0.27%
Netherlands 6 Others 0.92%

 

Nigeria

Country Position Browser Share
Nigeria 1 Chrome Mobile 56.59%
Nigeria 2 Safari 17.38%
Nigeria 3 Samsung Browser 12.77%
Nigeria 4 Opera Mobile 2.53%
Nigeria 5 Nokia S40 Browser 2.50%
Nigeria 6 Others 8.23%

 

Norway

Country Position Browser Share
Norway 1 Safari 45.52%
Norway 2 Chrome Mobile 31.11%
Norway 3 Samsung Browser 13.28%
Norway 4 Opera Mobile 3.35%
Norway 5 BlackBerry Browser 2.99%
Norway 6 Others 3.75%

 

Philippines

Country Position Browser Share
Philippines 1 Chrome Mobile 55.81%
Philippines 2 Safari 30.35%
Philippines 3 Samsung Browser 10.40%
Philippines 4 Opera Mobile 1.88%
Philippines 5 Android Browser 0.67%
Philippines 6 Others 0.89%

 

Poland

Country Position Browser Share
Poland 1 Chrome Mobile 62.16%
Poland 2 Safari 19.61%
Poland 3 Samsung Browser 12.96%
Poland 4 Firefox 1.26%
Poland 5 MIUI Browser 0.98%
Poland 6 Others 3.03%

 

Portugal

Country Position Browser Share
Portugal 1 Chrome Mobile 57.67%
Portugal 2 Safari 29.98%
Portugal 3 Samsung Browser 9.63%
Portugal 4 MIUI Browser 0.61%
Portugal 5 Android Browser 0.46%
Portugal 6 Others 1.65%

 

Romania

Country Position Browser Share
Romania 1 Chrome Mobile 55.20%
Romania 2 Samsung Browser 21.47%
Romania 3 Safari 18.69%
Romania 4 Android Browser 2.51%
Romania 5 Firefox 0.77%
Romania 6 Others 1.36%

 

Russia

Country Position Browser Share
Russia 1 Chrome Mobile 38.06%
Russia 2 Safari 32.98%
Russia 3 Samsung Browser 10.79%
Russia 4 Yandex Browser 9.19%
Russia 5 MIUI Browser 3.84%
Russia 6 Others 5.14%

 

Singapore

Country Position Browser Share
Singapore 1 Safari 42.17%
Singapore 2 Chrome Mobile 41.46%
Singapore 3 Samsung Browser 10.24%
Singapore 4 Android Browser 1.27%
Singapore 5 Firefox 1.10%
Singapore 6 Others 3.76%

 

South Africa

Country Position Browser Share
South Africa 1 Chrome Mobile 47.75%
South Africa 2 Safari 22.32%
South Africa 3 Samsung Browser 21.22%
South Africa 4 Opera Mobile 3.51%
South Africa 5 Firefox 2.04%
South Africa 6 Others 3.16%

 

South Korea

Country Position Browser Share
South Korea 1 Safari 39.41%
South Korea 2 Chrome Mobile 37.05%
South Korea 3 Samsung Browser 21.91%
South Korea 4 Android Browser 0.41%
South Korea 5 Firefox 0.30%
South Korea 6 Others 0.92%

 

Spain

Country Position Browser Share
Spain 1 Chrome Mobile 60.54%
Spain 2 Safari 25.87%
Spain 3 Samsung Browser 10.24%
Spain 4 MIUI Browser 1.41%
Spain 5 Firefox 0.54%
Spain 6 Others 1.40%

 

Sweden

Country Position Browser Share
Sweden 1 Safari 46.72%
Sweden 2 Chrome Mobile 36.46%
Sweden 3 Samsung Browser 14.70%
Sweden 4 Firefox 1.17%
Sweden 5 Opera Mobile 0.36%
Sweden 6 Others 0.59%

 

Thailand

Country Position Browser Share
Thailand 1 Safari 41.50%
Thailand 2 Chrome Mobile 39.23%
Thailand 3 Samsung Browser 16.64%
Thailand 4 Opera Mobile 0.69%
Thailand 5 Android Browser 0.49%
Thailand 6 Others 1.45%

 

Turkey

Country Position Browser Share
Turkey 1 Chrome Mobile 55.82%
Turkey 2 Safari 28.63%
Turkey 3 Samsung Browser 13.60%
Turkey 4 Android Browser 0.67%
Turkey 5 MIUI Browser 0.40%
Turkey 6 Others 0.88%

 

Ukraine

Country Position Browser Share
Ukraine 1 Chrome Mobile 58.78%
Ukraine 2 Safari 17.46%
Ukraine 3 Samsung Browser 11.22%
Ukraine 4 MIUI Browser 5.44%
Ukraine 5 Opera Mobile 1.83%
Ukraine 6 Others 5.27%

 

United Kingdom

Country Position Browser Share
United Kingdom 1 Safari 49.46%
United Kingdom 2 Chrome Mobile 34.03%
United Kingdom 3 Samsung Browser 14.70%
United Kingdom 4 Firefox 0.50%
United Kingdom 5 Android Browser 0.41%
United Kingdom 6 Others 0.90%

 

United States

Country Position Browser Share
United States 1 Safari 55.45%
United States 2 Chrome Mobile 34.77%
United States 3 Samsung Browser 8.12%
United States 4 Android Browser 0.95%
United States 5 Firefox 0.44%
United States 6 Others 0.27%

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