Samsung Internet Browser
Turn everyday tasks into immersive experiences with Samsung Internet for Android
- Current Version: 0
- Updated: November 9, 2017
- Requires Android: 5.0 and up
- Installs: 100,000,000 - 500,000,000
Experience the cutting edge of web browsing with Samsung's fastest, smoothest, safest web browser for Android. Streamlined searching, enhanced security and ad-blocker compatibility makes this Samsung's best Android browser yet.
And with full optimization for Gear VR, you can download the future of web browsing straight to your phone.
Now supports Android 5.0 and above.
Our fastest Android browser
Samsung Internet uses the built-in features of your device for the fastest download speed, without the battery drain.
Declutter with ad block
Samsung Internet Browser has ad-block compatibility. Install third party apps to browse the web with less clutter, saving you time, data and battery.
Security and privacy
Keep your information safe and sound with the Samsung Internet browser. Secret Mode never reveals your browsing data, while biometric authentication provides another level of protection.
As well as search engines like Google and Bing, the privacy-focused DuckDuckGo is also available, making it easy to keep your browsing secure.
Ultra Power Saving Mode
Samsung Galaxy devices provide an ultra power saving mode and emergency mode for prolonged battery life. Samsung Internet is the only web browser that can be used in these modes.
360Ë video and Gear VR optimization
Select links simply by looking at them, view 3D and 360Ë videos, and visit whole new realities with optimized web browsing for Gear VR. If you want to watch a 360Ë video but donât have a headset, you can also view them right in the browser.
* Downloadable Browser Bookmark sync
Sync with Samsung Cloud allows you to keep your bookmarks, saved pages and open tabs up to date on all your Samsung Internet devices.
* High Contrast Mode
A new High Contrast Mode can be enabled in the Accessibility settings. The increased contrast can make reading more accessible and comfortable, especially for those with impaired vision.
* Tracking Blocker (Powered by Disconnect Inc.)
Built-in extension to block all trackers and make your browsing "Safe and Private"
No user history data is shared
* Content Blockers
Samsung Internet for Android allows 3rd party apps to provide filters for Content Blocking. You can browse the web without unnecessary content cluttering your screens.
With a Content Blocker enabled, take a look in the menu to see how many contents have been blocked, with the new Content Blocker Status UI.
* Tab Swipe
Swipe left or right in the URL bar or bottom toolbar, to navigate to your previous/next tab.
* Quick Menu
A new Quick Menu can be enabled in the Extensions, providing fast access to useful features.
* Web Payments
Shopping on the web will get more secure and easier than ever with support for the new Web Payments API, letting you check out and pay securely with only a few taps.
* Progressive Web Apps indication badge
Progressive Web Apps are applications which can be installed like apps or used in the browser. When the page you are viewing supports this feature, an indication badge will appear in the URL bar.
* Web engine is upgraded to Chromium 56
The following permissions are required for the app service.
For optional permissions, the default functionality of the service is turned on, but not allowed.
Location: Used to provide location-based content requested by the user or location information requested by the webpage in use
Camera: Used to provide webpage shooting function and QR code shooting function
Microphone: Used to provide recording function on webpage
Contacts: Used to store phone numbers from webpages
SMS: Used to provide automatic SMS authentication function for Wi-Fi sign-in
Storage: Used to store files when downloading from webpages
If your system software version is lower than Android 6.0, please update the software to configure App permissions.
Previously allowed permissions can be reset on Apps menu in device settings after software update.
Harsha Vardhan Garapati Published date: November 9, 2017
Samsung has done fantastic job on this browser. Page rendering is super fast, fluid scrollig, ad blockers work without any issues. Except UX is better than chrome in every other way. Following are some of the improvement that needs to be implemented: 1. Should support web page translation 2. Option to disable bottom navigation bar and open tab switcher by swiping down similar to chrome 3. Option to remove goto to top button and reduce size of scrolling bar Full Review
Kevin Slechta Published date: November 16, 2017
Wow as a Chrome user this app is better in every way. I mean seriously... How has Google not added a customizable start up page? How are their tabs still in the very top of the screen? Samsung Internet is better in every way and faster. Seems like less data too. I do kinda wish they had a real name for their browser that wasn't just Internet and their name, but they isn't an issue. Full Review
HoÃ ng Nguyá» n Published date: October 31, 2017
Finally a high contrast mode availabe which is nice for the eyes. Very good browser. But the new version sometime crashes the website, Adblock plus blocks less adds than before. And maybe you can have the option to move the address bar and webpage shortcut to the bottom for easier one-handed use. Full Review
Ramon Garcia-Lavin Published date: November 4, 2017
Browser works fine, I use most features without issues. That said they seem to think people don't care how many advertising they push on to you, the latest is a stupid reward program that leaves a red dot on the top right, yes you can remove it from the icon but not from the browser. Reminds me of their pay app that continues to update, doesn't allow you to remove it and once in a blue moon appears at the bottom of your screen, yea Samsung we're all sheep to be spied on Full Review
Bernardo Santos Published date: December 17, 2017
Have been using this browser instead of Chrome for the past few days and there is a lot to like about it. Features like Night Mode and content blockers make it a very interesting alternative. Switching between tabs is one of its weaknesses however. It would be much more convenient if you were able to switch between them by pulling down on the status bar. Full Review
Timothy Low Published date: November 20, 2017
Near-perfect for me as it doesn't try to do too much, which can't be said for many other browsers.. One suggestion is perhaps making the quick access page the default page when all tabs are closed. Doesn't really make sense to have the "no tab" page withour the address bar, and also without having quick access links. Full Review
John Smith Published date: November 4, 2017
Wow, the latest update v6.2 made this the superior browser in the market. The night mode is the best out there. Even without an ad blocker, pages load and scroll fast. I am now turning its updates off to preserve this marvel of a browser. Thank you, Samsung. I don't know whom you hired but they have done a great job. Full Review
Anita Hyrup Published date: January 9, 2018
I can't use chrome any more for some reason but Samsung Internet is working awesome. It has never locked up or anything. Samsung Internet is the bomb and I will use it as my default internet browser. Yahoo Samsung. I also love my Samsung Galaxy S7 cell phone. Love it, LOVE it so much. Hope they get the S8 straightened out. Love it. 5+ STARS!!! Full Review
RAVENLOFT DARKLORD Published date: November 3, 2017
Loved the Samsung Internet browser until the Nov 3 2017 update. Google has aggressively taken control of the browser home page and new tab page. If I wanted to be monitored by Google I would use the Chrome app! There is no security on this browser anymore as Big Brother Google watches your every move! Guess it's back to Firefox... Full Review
Robin Davis Published date: December 28, 2017
I love this browser. It's my default on ALL of my Samsung devices, as Google Chrome is too limited. The best features in my opinion are Samsung Pass, which remembers my passwords and allows me to log in with a fingerprint on all my websites so I don't have to type them in every time. That feature alone is worth 5 stars to me. The second greatest feature is that my homepage, Quick Access, is highly customizable, allowing me to rename my webpage icons to whatever I want. The browser is also very intuitive and fast. When I'm shopping, Samsung Pay immediately appears at checkout and adds my points for completed transactions to my account balance. Other people have complained about ads, but all I did was go into settings and turn that feature off. Great job with this browser Samsung!!! Full Review
Vibas Tripura Published date: December 6, 2017
Thought this browser will be smooth and stable but what happened is like i try to switch here from UC and tried to login into Facebook and what i get is "you need to login first" even though i entered my email and password correctly. I tried to login like 9-10 times still i get same message moreover this browser doesn't have "browser Facebook faster" option like UC which is mobile browser friendly. This option is for those who don't want to install "Facebook apps" and "Facebook Messenger" separately. I tried "clear cache" and "clear data" but those were of no help. Go check UC guys you'll appreciate it. Though i'll wait for few days or a week to see if any update appears with fix and new feature. Full Review
achilddragon N Published date: November 7, 2017
Love it!!! I used to use Chrome as the default browser before. However, Samsung browser is fast and support fingerprint login function. Only this thing is good enough for me to switch to Samsung. Now with the Adblock extension, I see no reason to go back to Chrome. Hope Samsung browser will support more gesture to switch among tabs. And adding data saver function like Chrome, it will be a perfect browser to me. Full Review
Kurt M Published date: December 18, 2017
Very good browser and glad they have ad blocking. I don't like the placement of the controls (should all be at the bottom with the new tall Samsung phones like my note 8. Chrome beta is great but also doesn't have ad blocker so I'm staying with this one for most things. Full Review
Ronnie Hash Published date: November 9, 2017
Was good until latest update. The latest update contained a rewards notification that would not disappear until signed up. Not only that but the biggest issue I have is that it seems to have broken YouTube. Videos seem to skip at random intervals, even when fully loaded. This seems to occur mostly at the beginning of a video. This behavior does not occur in chrome or the YouTube app nor did it occur beforehand. Cleared cache and data to no avail. I'm using a Samsung Galaxy s8. Full Review
Keith Murray Published date: December 5, 2017
After using Chrome for years and bring very happy with it, I reluctantly have Samsung Internet a try. I was blown away. It is faster than Chrome and uses fewer resources. Bring able to use my fingerprint to access secure sites is my favorite feature. I'm not looking back anymore. This is my browser now. Full Review
Hadi Vadizadeh Published date: November 9, 2017
In my vision, Samsung Internet Browser is one of the most flexible, reliable and trustable browser and also it is so fast, because it doesn't occupy the large amounts of your RAM. Moreover, you can add your favourite extensions as easily as you want, for instance you can add sone additional assistant extensions to remove bothering advertising part in any web pages. Eventually, it can be intertwined to the powerful security module such as your fingerprint. Full Review
Dave Stephens Published date: January 1, 2018
Just upgraded 29dec2017, now it misses facebook posts, just blank spaces that won't load. Need to look at better browsers! And why can you not save bookmarks somewhere as a backup? Like select the folder and copy it / export. Maybe useful to send to another device. Opening pdfs doesn't always work either, open and it asks what app to use, then crashes. If you select new tab it will download and display properly. Though it does download the file twice, first time fails, 2nd time opens. Full Review
Gary Prather Published date: January 1, 2018
I love Samsung but the browers is filled with ads. There's no reason I should have to install another app for Samsung browser to block them. Even after installing two so called blockers I still get ads. Yet I can use other browers without the installed extensions and get better ad blocking. This browser would be great if it had a built in ad blocker. Full Review
Kenny Tan Published date: November 6, 2017
I have always been a google chrome user and didn't believe that there will be another better browser. Looks like Samsung Internet offers me another insight to browsing. Not only is the load up fast, the user interface from this browser is alot more intuitive. I'm really liking the experience so far just like what Samsung did with its Samsung experience to it phone's UI. It's just getting more and more refine. The only thing I could ask for to be included in this browser will be a better swiping action for pages/tabs transition. Full Review
Sagar Jadhav Published date: December 26, 2017
This app is good but it could be better than google chrome. In this Samsung internet browser i am not able to play videos from any website. But take into google chrome it stream very smoothly. I am waiting for next update to resolve this issue. Otherwise adblock working awesome and Support most of the website. Full Review
Gina Hamilton Published date: December 7, 2017
I just started using this browser a few weeks ago. So far, mostly a good experience. However, it freezes up quite often (more on my tablet than on my phone but it happens on my phone on occasion). It happens even when I only have a couple of windows open so it's not that. It's irritating to sit and wait for it to do whatever it's doing and to repeatedly click on a limk or wait for a page to finish loading. Full Review
AXUS Pacific Published date: November 18, 2017
After upgrading my Galaxy 7 edge to the latest release I can no longer view pages on ebay. Google Chrome works perfectly so I will have to use it instead. The error message is :- The ebay mobile web site is no longer supported on this device. Full Review
Published date: November 3, 2017
New update with the new pull down refresh is sweet. Still more feature needed like having the search bar at the bottom. Since the phone is so tall. Having this at the bottom will be sick. Needs translator and also it needs sync current tabs and history with computer browser like chrome Full Review
Sergey Malovatov Published date: January 6, 2018
Samsung Internet is one of the fastest web browsers that have built-in night mode and reader features. The user interface is very easy to use. This web browser is rivaled only by UC Browser. It is not perfect but it has been moving in the right direction. Full Review
david kim Published date: November 1, 2017
The new dark mode update that they put out in the update is awesome!!!!! I'm excited that they have fixed the night more and made the screen more vibrant vs the older version when it was really dull because the back light was really dimmed down. If you guys can make another update and change the colors from purple and green, white grey or red would be awesome. I'm glad this version came out because I hate using chrome.!! Full Review
Chinye Christopher Monye Published date: December 4, 2017
Great job Samsung, i can't do without it... the best browser! There's only one thing though that's still connects me to Google chrome & thats the "Pause/resume" ongoing downloads feature. Please add that to Samsung Internet & it's the end for Google Chrome on my phone! Full Review
Steven Greenall Published date: December 19, 2017
WORK'S GREAT ON MY SAMSUNG GALAXY A3 PHONE. AND I REALLY LIKE THE FEATURES OF THE APP I.E. THE WEBSITE DATA CLEANER FOR GETTING RID OF ANY WEBSITE I HAVE VISITED I.E. DATA WHICH IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE THIS FEATURE THE SITE'S DATA ETC WOULD STILL BE THERE. IT STOPS WEBSITES FROM TRACKING YOU ETC. Full Review
liam davis Published date: November 4, 2017
So this browser launched buggy, i left a rating of 3 stars and they made changes and it was gonna be 5 star rating. But then they made an update, all that they changed in the update, as add Samsung apps to your bookmarks, you can delete it and it now comes perminently fixed as the second option in the dropdown when trying search or visit a website. So it throws everything off by one and you can click Samsung apps by mistake a lot of times, who thought this was a good idea, who thought he was a good Idea to force a bookmark on you and not allow you to remove it. Full Review
Kristian Shellman Published date: January 3, 2018
I'd give it 5 stars if they'd fix night mode or make a dark theme. Currently night mode drops the brightness on the browser so low you have to increase the brightness to see it. That, in turn, increases the brightness of the Android menus and, now, the on screen buttons of the Note 8. so That makes it so when you pull the info-shade down or switch to another app... you're blinded by the brightness. I'm perfectly able and fine controlling my own brightness level and keeping it uniform throughout my device. The Note series was made for multi-tasking but the brightness thing makes that difficult to do in a dark room. Besides that I'm really starting to love this browser. Full Review
Miyabi Sama Published date: November 3, 2017
Ads in the address bar now? REALLY?! As if the normal ones weren't bad enough! This is getting beyond ridiculous and I'm ready to uninstall this and use something that doesn't spam me or drain my battery as badly. Full Review
David Ruggiero Published date: December 1, 2017
Love this app, although I do have one concern: I can't seem to find a way to delete an account from a specific webpage when using biometrics to sign in. For example, when I try and log into my bank account, after scanning my irises, it asks me to choose from several accounts. I only want my main one to show up here. How do I delete other account info not being used? Full Review
Pavel Patloch Published date: December 2, 2017
Would be a stellar, unmatched user experience if the once loaded (not just saved) pages stay (steadily) available once you go offline. Not suitable for underground reading. Other than that this browser is made with great care for details and with user experience in mind. Full Review
Javian Brown Published date: December 30, 2017
I loved it but then with the latest update I can't sign into Facebook, Instagram or any of my other accounts. It just doesn't work, while I do the same thing in chrome and it works. Please fix this I use it 99% if the time and chrome the other 1% Full Review
Casey c Published date: November 1, 2017
I really enjoyed this before the update. Now when I type in the web address, the first thing that it wants to suggest is the ATT bookmarks that cannot be removed. Because of this change in the software, I will be using Mozilla. Please allow me to remove those bookmarks. Nobody wants the junk AT&T forces on the phones. Just let us delete it. Full Review
Mariam Mahmood Published date: December 5, 2017
Absolutely pleased with this app. I use it now as my primary browser (used to use Chrome) but this is amazing. Fast and efficient. The content blockers work which has saved me a few scams. Samsung, you've pleased me once again! ð Full Review
Cybr Flame Published date: December 31, 2017
Absolutely loved the app! It's so fast and fluent than any other browsers I've tried. There's just one bug that I've encountered is that most of time when I'm watching a video the app closes off and relaunches removing all the tabs. Other than that this browser is the best for me. Full Review
EvanCanton Published date: November 2, 2017
Sweet browser! What a great update! Incredible functionality, works great with the most complicated of sites. Great video player baked in, also with great functionality. I'm truly impressed! Ad blocking, malware domains protection, and other add-ons. This may well replace my other browsers. Full Review
Vishal Published date: December 22, 2017
Great work! Night mode is the best features. Please improve your Samsung keyboard as well. It is smooth but lacks one important feature. I'd like to see night mode/black neon theme there. White kills while using phone at night. Full Review
Hasnath Choudhury Published date: October 30, 2017
The update that came out on 29/10/2017 has swipe down to refresh. I can no longer play slither.io online game on it. I have to use Firefox now (which has some lag, chrome is even more laggy. Samsung Internet was the best. How do I disable swipe to refresh? Full Review
Published date: December 14, 2017
Very good unfortunately voice Transcription Is weak. Hopefully I get a chance to update this at a later point. I almost gave it 3 stars. It seems it may be getting better with time. I'm unsure at this point. Talking Slow And annunciating seems to help. Google voice text is much better. The browser alone is very good Full Review