In my relatively recent experience (November 2012 or so), Chrome is a nasty resource hog. Over 25 mb for the app alone on my Galaxy S2, and over 150 MB on my desktop. My Galaxy S2 was the T-Mobile variant. Every time I tried to run chrome, my phone would completely choke and I would have to force close. Did not have that problem with the lighter versions of Opera, and somewhat limited issues with the full version of Opera.
On December 1, I left a major gripe about Chrome. I have absolutely resided to use it since. Even though it is still installed on my desktop computer, I have also resided to use it there. I just haven't had the time to export my bookmarks yet.