Nilay Patel, writing for The Verge:
But man, the web browsers on phones are terrible. They are an abomination of bad user experience, poor performance, and overall disdain for the open web that kicked off the modern tech revolution. Mobile Safari on my iPhone 6 Plus is a slow, buggy, crashy affair, starved for the phone’s paltry 1GB of memory and unable to rotate from portrait to landscape without suffering an emotional crisis. Chrome on my various Android devices feels entirely outclassed at times, a country mouse lost in the big city, waiting to be mugged by the first remnant ad with a redirect loop and something to prove.
With The Verge itself being the poster child for how slow the mobile (and non-mobile) web can be, this article did leave a bit of a funny taste in my mouth. Luckily, The Verge’s parent company – Vox Media – is going to put its money where its mouth is, and focus entirely on performance – with solid promises we can hold them to. Very nice.
I have always used Firefox on my Android – phones and I, certainly, don’t think it sucks. It is stable, it is fast (as much as you can have on a mobile device) and I get to use addons to add functionality to it. Plus it allows you to view desktop – versions of sites if you find that the mobile – versions suck. I don’t really know what more to ask of it, the real limits come from the hardware it runs on and there’s little it can do about that.