Chrome and Firefox are the two most used browsers out there. While similar, there are a few things that differentiate them and make users prefer one or the other. However, if you are one of those that can’t really tell the difference, but you are still trying to find the most suitable browser for you, then keep reading. This article offers a short presentation and comparison of Firefox and Chrome that we hope will help you decide which one best suits your interests.
Chrome is widely more popular than Firefox, while Firefox is a veteran in the browser market, as it has been around longer than its rival.
Those being said, let’s dive in!
The most important aspect when choosing to use a particular browser is the features it offers.
Firefox offers its users an add-on library where you can find almost anything you want. However, Chrome’s library is much larger and has a wider variety of titles to choose from. Firefox sports a few built-in features that enhance the experience, like the capture tool, which helps you take screenshots and crop them. Even more, the mobile app has a user-friendly interface, offering a minimalistic experience, while also offering interesting features, like an incorporated QR reader, a night mode, and a desktop mode for websites that have poorly-designed mobile versions.
Google Chrome, on the other hand, offers a ton of extensions to choose from, meaning you can personalize your experience with the browser. You can find extremely helpful tools separated in several categories, ranging from work and school-related extensions to entertainment and games. In addition, Chrome offers Google Translate services that are well integrated into the browser, automatically translating web pages in foreign languages. Needless to say, Chrome is connected to several other Google services, like Gmail and Google Docs, offering its users a complete experience.
The tabs are still quite easy to distinguish, though, as Chrome always displays the tab’s favicon in its entirety, and there’s a clear change in hue between neighboring tabs.
When it comes to performance, we want to know the speed and resource consumption of both browsers.
Firefox is one of the fastest browsers in the world, but its RAM consumption is relatively high and, despite this, it can’t handle more than 20 or 30 tabs being open at once. Firefox lacks a data saving mode, but you have the option of disabling images, saving you some data.
Google Chrome is also a fast browser on all devices, but it excels on desktop. RAM consumption is extremely high, but it runs a little bit smoother than Firefox. Chrome also lacks data saving options, which is a downside.
Now that you know a little bit more about Firefox and Chrome, you might be able to make up your mind and choose the browser that fits your needs.
Daniel Kiss is the senior editor for News Lair. Daniel was working as a writer since he finished high-school, first for local papers then he started online, nowadays he likes to write about the latest games and tech innovations.