What are the best Android browsers?

asked by Nicole Guy
106 contributors
15 solutions
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    #1Google Chrome

    Google Chrome

    Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google LLC. Initially released as a browser for Windows, this freeware application was later on release for iOS, macOS, Linux, and Android. This also includes extensions and plugins.

    Software

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Janet Stephens
    Written on June 18, 2018
    "Sometimes Chrome crashes on my phone but this is one of the low memory browsers I have so I'm dealing with this."
  2. 19

    #2UC Browser

    UC Browser

    UC Browser is a web browser that enhances download speeds and helps you to save data when you access data consuming sites like Facebook or when you are consuming videos. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Arjun Jayaraman
    Written on June 18, 2018
    "True to its name, UC Browser has indeed secure browsing and powerful ad block. Highly recommended!"
  3. 10

    #3Opera

    Opera

    Opera is a web browser developed by Opera Software AS. Featuring a built-in ad blocker and VPN, this free browser is compatible with Linux, Mac, and Windows computers. Opera is also available as a USB portable browser.

    Software

    Android, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Janice Adams
    Written on June 18, 2018
    "I'm amazed by how fast Opera responds to my researches. I love the blocking ads features as well as its private browsing capabilities."

Did you know?

With lots of people spending most of their times on their phones, the usage and downloading of mobile browsers are now on the rise. Best android browsers like Chrome, UC Browser, Firefox, and Opera are now a must-have on everyone's phone.

Mobile browsers are web browsers designed for use on mobile devices. These are optimized so they can display Web content for small screens. This software must be small to accommodate the low memory capacity and low-bandwidth of wireless handheld devices. One of the biggest pros of using Android browsers is for the easy surfing in the Web with the help of your phone. Before, the Web would be accessed via fixed-line on laptops and desktop computers. But, the web is now more accessible by wireless and portable devices. Websites are now created with "mobile" versions so that it can be accessed from these android browsers referred to as "wireless portals". And in January 2014, mobile internet use exceeded desktop use in the United States. One of the major reason for this shift is the rise of multi-touch smartphones and tablet computers. Faster speeds, smaller, and feature-rich devices are also reasons for the continuous growth for mobile internet traffic.

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    #4Mozilla Firefox

    Mozilla Firefox

    Mozilla Firefox is a web browser developed by Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corp. Compatible with Linux, macOS, Windows, Fire TV, and other operating systems, Firefox features private browsing, spell-checking, plugins, and so on.

    Software

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Ralph Allen
    Written on June 18, 2018
    "I love using Firefox because this runs fast on my Android."
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    #5Opera Mini

    Opera Mini

    Opera Mini is a lightweight browsing app for Android and iOS devices created by Opera Software AS. Its features include blocking ads, saving data, unlimited tabs, private browsing, night mode, and video boost.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ralph Allen
    Written on June 18, 2018
    "I love this browser this is fast I'm using this too and I have fast browsing."
  3. 7

    #6Brave Browser

    Brave Browser
    Brave Web Browser is a free web browser focused on ad blocking, security protection, data optimization and an enhanced battery experience for the user. It is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android devices.
    Software

    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Linux

    Free

    Wayne Hoffman
    Written on November 5, 2018
    "I was instantly hooked with this browser's ad block feature. Me myself don't want to see ads popping up everywhere on thw screen when searching online. Really glad to the devs who created this!"
  4. 6

    #7APUS Browser

    APUS Browser

    APUS browser is the best performing web browser for low-end smartphones. The mobile web browser is great for daily needs and nothing else which is available on Android devices.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Juan Antonio Sotelo
    Written on January 30, 2019
    "Really fast!! A big help for my research!"
  5. 2

    #8UC Browser Mini

    UC Browser Mini

    UC Mini is a new global tube mate and fast video downloader app for Android devices. It's also a duet video maker with personized stickers and magic filters. You can easily discover, watch, share, download and create videos you like.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ralph Allen
    Written on June 18, 2018
    "UC Browser mini is my another alternative for my phone browser. This works cool too."
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    #9CM Browser

    CM Browser

    CM Browser is a lightweight browser created by Cheetah Mobile Communications. It is just 6.1MB in file size with features like Adblock, Smart Download, speed search, and protection against malware.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Janice Adams
    Written on June 18, 2018
    "CM browser is incredibly fast for a smartphone browser. I appreciated the built in adblocks and no trace behind features. Simply amazing!"
  7. 0

    #10Firefox Focus

    Firefox Focus

    Firefox Focus: Private Browser is a free mobile browser for both Android and iOS users. Firefox Focus blocks all kinds of online trackers for a secure web browsing. The app is available in English, French, and Spanish.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Jack Yi
    Written on January 30, 2019
    "I like it, its really neat and fast."
  8. 0

    #11Dolphin Browser

    Dolphin Browser

    Dolphin Browser is a lightweight web browser with a built-in Flash Player and an AdBlocker. It also features fast downloading, private browsing, and voice-operated commands which is available for Android and iOS.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Li Song
    Written on January 30, 2019
    "Really cool! Works well too!"
  9. 0

    #12Boats offline browser

    Boats offline browser

    Boats is an offline browser for Android as well as a comic reader app. You can download and start reading xkcd for free with their awesome comic viewer. Read your favorite online comic, now with offline support too!

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Yuan Zheng
    Written on January 30, 2019
    "The comic reader feature is reallyyyy entertaining."
  10. 0

    #13ZeroPacket Offline Browser

    ZeroPacket Offline Browser

    ZeroPacket Offline Browser is one of the prime browsers available. This application can saves websites, that you can browse even the website is offline. Start the browser, open the page you want to save, select the menu of your browser and download the contents.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Catherine Austin
    Written on January 30, 2019
    "It buffers a lot which is really sad."
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    #14Steed Browser

    Steed Browser

    Steed is the first Indian made browser that is made to support offline browsing. You can browse websites even without internet connection. It is also great for offline Surfing. You can just get the collection of websites on your main screen.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Austin Peterson
    Written on January 30, 2019
    "Really good app but needs more improvement in terms of adding more feature such as exit button and save password."
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    #15Mercury Browser

    Mercury Browser

    Mercury Browser has a rich set of features such as ad-blocker, tabbed browsing, gesture controls, and private mode browsing. It is available on Android and iOS devices. 

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Anna Ray
    Written on June 18, 2018
    "Mercury browsing has neat layout design which is easier to the eyes compared to Chrome or Firefox. This browsing is even fast!"

Summary

Best What are the best Android browsers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google ChromeSoftware 27 Free
2UC Browser Apps 19 Free
3OperaSoftware 10 Free
4Mozilla FirefoxSoftware 9 Free
5Opera MiniApps 8 Free
6Brave BrowserSoftware 7 Free
7APUS BrowserApps 6 Free
8UC Browser MiniApps 2 Free
9CM BrowserApps 2 Free
10Firefox FocusApps 0 Free
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