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Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet - Browse safe.

3.6
  • Developer: eyeo GmbH

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Review

AdBlock Plus for Samsung Internet is a version of the famous plugin, adjusted especially for Samsung Browser. If you have an Android smartphone by Samsung, download AdBlock Plus for Samsung Browser, and experience the new quality of Internet!

Visuals 5/5

It’s strange to say that, but the app has no visuals of its own at all. It works as a plugin and needs to be activated in the system settings. But as it’s active, it makes the web pages you load in the default browser look much better, without overflowing ads. So it won’t be much of a mistake to rate its visuals as perfect, because it gets the janitor’s work done.

Functionality 5/5

The mission of such apps is cutting ads in the background, filtering content that the browser loads. AdBlock extensions have been popular for long on desktop platforms, and now there is one for Samsung Internet (though AdBlock preferred to make its own browser for Android instead of dealing with numerous third-party apps).

Once you install the adblocker, it never shows, working in the background like a miner gnome. I compared the way the browser displays the same pages with AdBlock on and off, and the difference is significant. First of all, popup banners are gone, and those embedded got less annoying, as the page contained less of them.

It’s possible that once you will run into a site that detects AdBlock Plus and proposes to switch it off. I never run into it though I’ve been surfing around for half a day. If it happens, you can turn it off manually the way you turned it on. The plugin will remain, and you’ll be able to reactivate it at any moment.

Ease of use 5/5

All you need to do to get this plugin to work is launch Samsung browser, enter Settings, then select Extensions/Content Blockers and activate AdBlock Plus. As you do it, the app starts filtering contents in the background, and you don’t have to interfere at all. Unless you need to temporarily turn it off for some site that detects it and so won’t load.

Platforms 2/5

Like the name says, the app is only compatible with Samsung Internet, the browser that is preinstalled on Samsung Android devices. It requires at least Samsung Internet 4.0 that was introduced along with Android 4.0. But most of today’s Samsung devices are compatible with it. And if you somehow install a compatible browser to an early device, it will work with AdBlocker too.

In-app purchases 5/5

The app is available for free, probably because it is monetized by advertisers. It’s well known that ad blockers whitelist some ads, and getting whitelisted may cost the owner some money. For ordinary customers it means that the app is free, and nobody cares who’s blackmailing who.

Conclusion

The adblocker really changes the experience when you browse with Samsung Internet. If you’re positive about some other browser because of, say, syncing, it won’t change your mind. But if you just need a good app for browsing web pages, the default one gets much better with this free extension.

Pros

  • Has no visual interface;
  • Free to use;
  • Cuts many ads (though not all).

Cons

  • Some ads are left intact;
  • It requires fiddling with Settings if you need to turn it off.

Bottom Line

If you want to get rid of most ads on your Samsung device, download Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet, and the default browser will get significantly better.

How to Get App To install the app, you will get a link to the Official Website or the Official Store.

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