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 and Chrome lead the way

The two most popular mobile browsers across the globe are Safari and Chrome, by some distance. The below chart shows just how big the gap is (via Statcounter):

  • Safari ranks first in the US, UK, Australia, Japan, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Thailand and Singapore.
  • Every other country in our list of 36 features Chrome as the most popular mobile browser.

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 Q2 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 78.20%
Argentina 2 Samsung Browser 9.60%
Argentina 3 Safari 9.27%
Argentina 4 IE Mobile 1.03%
Argentina 5 Android Browser 0.43%
Argentina 6 Others 1.47%

 

Australia

Country Position Browser Share
Australia 1 Safari 54.64%
Australia 2 Chrome Mobile 33.09%
Australia 3 Samsung Browser 10.61%
Australia 4 Firefox 0.44%
Australia 5 IE Mobile 0.34%
Australia 6 Others 0.88%

 

Brazil

Country Position Browser Share
Brazil 1 Chrome Mobile 58.73%
Brazil 2 Safari 21.83%
Brazil 3 Samsung Browser 12.88%
Brazil 4 UC Browser 2.25%
Brazil 5 Android Browser 1.19%
Brazil 6 Others 3.12%

 

Canada

Country Position Browser Share
Canada 1 Safari 47.92%
Canada 2 Chrome Mobile 37.04%
Canada 3 Samsung Browser 13.49%
Canada 4 Firefox 0.51%
Canada 5 Android Browser 0.34%
Canada 6 Others 0.70%

 

Colombia

Country Position Browser Share
Colombia 1 Chrome Mobile 58.36%
Colombia 2 Safari 27.98%
Colombia 3 Samsung Browser 9.87%
Colombia 4 Android Browser 1.50%
Colombia 5 MIUI Browser 0.39%
Colombia 6 Others 1.90%

 

Denmark

Country Position Browser Share
Denmark 1 Safari 51.98%
Denmark 2 Chrome Mobile 37.07%
Denmark 3 Samsung Browser 8.02%
Denmark 4 Firefox 1.25%
Denmark 5 Android Browser 0.35%
Denmark 6 Others 1.33%

 

Egypt

Country Position Browser Share
Egypt 1 Chrome Mobile 57.90%
Egypt 2 Samsung Browser 20.86%
Egypt 3 Safari 12.40%
Egypt 4 Android Browser 4.62%
Egypt 5 Opera Mobile 1.85%
Egypt 6 Others 2.37%

 

Finland

Country Position Browser Share
Finland 1 Chrome Mobile 50.83%
Finland 2 Safari 35.74%
Finland 3 Samsung Browser 8.91%
Finland 4 Firefox 1.80%
Finland 5 Opera Mobile 1.18%
Finland 6 Others 1.54%

 

France

Country Position Browser Share
France 1 Chrome Mobile 48.30%
France 2 Safari 34.91%
France 3 Samsung Browser 11.16%
France 4 Android Browser 1.99%
France 5 Firefox 1.27%
France 6 Others 2.37%

 

Germany

Country Position Browser Share
Germany 1 Chrome Mobile 41.30%
Germany 2 Safari 32.93%
Germany 3 Samsung Browser 20.08%
Germany 4 Firefox 2.10%
Germany 5 Android Browser 1.09%
Germany 6 Others 2.50%

 

India

Country Position Browser Share
India 1 Chrome Mobile 68.22%
India 2 UC Browser 7.93%
India 3 Samsung Browser 7.60%
India 4 MIUI Browser 7.36%
India 5 Safari 4.27%
India 6 Others 4.62%

 

Indonesia

Country Position Browser Share
Indonesia 1 Chrome Mobile 68.65%
Indonesia 2 Samsung Browser 12.29%
Indonesia 3 MIUI Browser 5.95%
Indonesia 4 Safari 5.47%
Indonesia 5 UC Browser 3.23%
Indonesia 6 Others 4.41%

 

Ireland

Country Position Browser Share
Ireland 1 Chrome Mobile 48.41%
Ireland 2 Safari 37.64%
Ireland 3 Samsung Browser 12.04%
Ireland 4 Firefox 0.56%
Ireland 5 MIUI Browser 0.38%
Ireland 6 Others 0.97%

 

Israel

Country Position Browser Share
Israel 1 Chrome Mobile 55.52%
Israel 2 Safari 29.51%
Israel 3 Samsung Browser 10.06%
Israel 4 MIUI Browser 1.91%
Israel 5 UC Browser 0.97%
Israel 6 Others 2.03%

 

Italy

Country Position Browser Share
Italy 1 Chrome Mobile 57.87%
Italy 2 Safari 26.74%
Italy 3 Samsung Browser 12.81%
Italy 4 Firefox 0.62%
Italy 5 Android Mobile 0.34%
Italy 6 Others 1.62%

 

Japan

Country Position Browser Share
Japan 1 Safari 55.67%
Japan 2 Chrome Mobile 39.86%
Japan 3 Samsung Browser 3.22%
Japan 4 Android Browser 0.38%
Japan 5 Firefox 0.34%
Japan 6 Others 0.53%

 

Malaysia

Country Position Browser Share
Malaysia 1 Chrome Mobile 71.33%
Malaysia 2 Safari 18.46%
Malaysia 3 Samsung Browser 6.50%
Malaysia 4 MIUI Mobile 0.84%
Malaysia 5 Opera Browser 0.84%
Malaysia 6 Others 2.03%

 

Mexico

Country Position Browser Share
Mexico 1 Chrome Mobile 52.79%
Mexico 2 Safari 31.23%
Mexico 3 Samsung Browser 12.26%
Mexico 4 Android Browser 0.85%
Mexico 5 UC Browser 0.48%
Mexico 6 Others 2.39%

 

Netherlands

Country Position Browser Share
Netherlands 1 Chrome Mobile 39.24%
Netherlands 2 Safari 38.68%
Netherlands 3 Samsung Browser 19.90%
Netherlands 4 Firefox 0.67%
Netherlands 5 Android Browser 0.53%
Netherlands 6 Others 0.98%

 

Nigeria

Country Position Browser Share
Nigeria 1 Chrome Mobile 60.13%
Nigeria 2 Safari 18.52%
Nigeria 3 Samsung Browser 10.41%
Nigeria 4 UC Browser 2.11%
Nigeria 5 Opera Mobile 1.82%
Nigeria 6 Others 7.01%

 

Norway

Country Position Browser Share
Norway 1 Safari 48.22%
Norway 2 Chrome Mobile 33.14%
Norway 3 Samsung Browser 13.37%
Norway 4 Opera Mobile 1.62%
Norway 5 Android Browser 1.35%
Norway 6 Others 2.30%

 

Philippines

Country Position Browser Share
Philippines 1 Chrome Mobile 55.90%
Philippines 2 Safari 31.62%
Philippines 3 Samsung Browser 9.08%
Philippines 4 Opera Mobile 1.77%
Philippines 5 Android Browser 0.55%
Philippines 6 Others 1.08%

 

Poland

Country Position Browser Share
Poland 1 Chrome Mobile 57.13%
Poland 2 Safari 26.75%
Poland 3 Samsung Browser 10.82%
Poland 4 MIUI Browser 1.54%
Poland 5 Opera Mobile 0.87%
Poland 6 Others 2.89%

 

Portugal

Country Position Browser Share
Portugal 1 Chrome Mobile 52.96%
Portugal 2 Safari 33.55%
Portugal 3 Samsung Browser 10.03%
Portugal 4 MIUI Browser 0.82%
Portugal 5 Firefox 0.76%
Portugal 6 Others 1.88%

 

Romania

Country Position Browser Share
Romania 1 Chrome Mobile 55.65%
Romania 2 Safari 22.32%
Romania 3 Samsung Browser 15.52%
Romania 4 Android Browser 3.46%
Romania 5 Firefox 0.87%
Romania 6 Others 2.18%

 

Russia

Country Position Browser Share
Russia 1 Chrome Mobile 39.72%
Russia 2 Safari 33.82%
Russia 3 Samsung Browser 8.99%
Russia 4 Yandex Browser 8.78%
Russia 5 MIUI Browser 3.94%
Russia 6 Others 4.75%

 

Singapore

Country Position Browser Share
Singapore 1 Safari 44.08%
Singapore 2 Chrome Mobile 39.76%
Singapore 3 Samsung Browser 11.72%
Singapore 4 Yandex Browser 0.86%
Singapore 5 MIUI Browser 0.78%
Singapore 6 Others 2.80%

 

South Africa

Country Position Browser Share
South Africa 1 Chrome Mobile 52.00%
South Africa 2 Safari 23.43%
South Africa 3 Samsung Browser 15.20%
South Africa 4 Opera Mobile 3.28%
South Africa 5 Android Browser 1.99%
South Africa 6 Others 4.10%

 

South Korea

Country Position Browser Share
South Korea 1 Chrome Mobile 43.05%
South Korea 2 Samsung Browser 25.99%
South Korea 3 Safari 24.75%
South Korea 4 Android Browser 3.42%
South Korea 5 UC Browser 1.80%
South Korea 6 Others 0.99%

 

Spain

Country Position Browser Share
Spain 1 Chrome Mobile 60.52%
Spain 2 Safari 26.50%
Spain 3 Samsung Browser 10.02%
Spain 4 MIUI Browser 1.13%
Spain 5 Firefox 0.51%
Spain 6 Others 1.32%

 

Sweden

Country Position Browser Share
Sweden 1 Safari 47.15%
Sweden 2 Chrome Mobile 36.60%
Sweden 3 Samsung Browser 14.19%
Sweden 4 Firefox 0.88%
Sweden 5 Opera Mobile 0.37%
Sweden 6 Others 0.81%

 

Thailand

Country Position Browser Share
Thailand 1 Safari 44.07%
Thailand 2 Chrome Mobile 39.39%
Thailand 3 Samsung Browser 11.12%
Thailand 4 Opera Mobile 1.99%
Thailand 5 Android Browser 1.07%
Thailand 6 Others 2.36%

 

Turkey

Country Position Browser Share
Turkey 1 Chrome Mobile 52.61%
Turkey 2 Safari 32.72%
Turkey 3 Samsung Browser 12.51%
Turkey 4 Android Browser 0.55%
Turkey 5 MIUI Browser 0.35%
Turkey 6 Others 1.26%

 

Ukraine

Country Position Browser Share
Ukraine 1 Chrome Mobile 61.22%
Ukraine 2 Safari 18.16%
Ukraine 3 Samsung Browser 7.65%
Ukraine 4 MIUI Browser 5.54%
Ukraine 5 Opera Mobile 1.63%
Ukraine 6 Others 5.80%

 

United Kingdom

Country Position Browser Share
United Kingdom 1 Safari 48.12%
United Kingdom 2 Chrome Mobile 37.42%
United Kingdom 3 Samsung Browser 12.68%
United Kingdom 4 Android Browser 0.48%
United Kingdom 5 Firefox 0.48%
United Kingdom 6 Others 0.82%

 

United States

Country Position Browser Share
United States 1 Safari 56.87%
United States 2 Chrome Mobile 33.90%
United States 3 Samsung Browser 7.02%
United States 4 Android Browser 1.23%
United States 5 Firefox 0.43%
United States 6 Others 0.55%

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