The best Windows Phone 8 mobile web browser alternative to that annoying Internet Explorer is UC Browser. Windows Phone 8 itself sucks so I just cannot understand why Microsoft would further ruin it by making Internet Explorer almost featureless. You can’t even go forward and you also can’t go back often. If you hit back button in Internet Explorer you will be taking back to that tile screen. It is almost as if though Microsoft wants you to hang around in that tile screen.
I just used UC browser and all I can say is that it is bliss compared to Internet Explorer on WP8. It loads pages very fast. Download it from http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/uc-browser/6cda5651-56b9-48b0-8771-91dbc188f873