What are the best Android lightweight apps for low speed phones?

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    #1Facebook Lite

    Facebook Lite
    Facebook Lite is the official light version of Facebook app for Android. This app is perfect for low-performing devices unable to support the official standard version.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Brittany Wade
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "My phone's battery life is pretty fickle nowadays so I've resorted to deleting my current apps and opting for their lite versions instead. Facebook is the best lite app there is, not only because my battery life improved, it has almost the same features and my phone's speed improved!"
  2. 27

    #2Messenger Lite

    Messenger Lite

    This is the lite version of the Facebook Messenger for Android. It's quick to install and you'll only get a 10Mb application on your mobile device. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Samantha Turner
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "I only use Messenger to reach out to my friends but my phone's pretty crappy so it always crashes! That's why I tried to download messenger lite and it did wonders! It doesn't have as much features as the standard but it's a lite version so i didn't really heighten my expectations and yet this app is amazing! It's also very data friendly."
  3. 23

    #3YouTube Go

    YouTube Go

    YouTube Go is the newer version of YouTube that allows its users to control the amount of data that they want to use for watching and downloading videos. This app is lighter in size depending on mobile devices maximizing the use of phone storage.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Anthony Dunn
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "Sometimes I'm not able to download videos right away but in terms of streaming videos, youtube go is the best option. I can watch h3h3 all day unless my internet's gone."
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    #4Opera Mini browser beta

    Opera Mini browser beta
    Opera Mini Browser Beta is a lightweight browser created by Opera. It is the beta version of the now fully operational Opera Mini browser. 
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Yi Tan
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "What i really love about opera mini is that it archives all the links/websites i visit and even when i'm offline I can still access the page. Opera mini beta does the same except it saves me space and makes my phone run faster"
  2. 18

    #5Skype Lite

    Skype Lite

    Skype Lite is the smaller and faster mobile app version capable of features designed after the latest Skype technology. With only 22M in size, this app is also efficient for daily messaging and video calls.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Roger Williams
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "I prefer using this skype lite for messaging than video calls because sometimes it crashes halfway. It's really a hit or miss thing"
  3. 17

    #6Google Go

    Google Go
    Google Go is a mobile app developed by Google for a quicker process of searching results online. This app only takes 5MB of space in mobile devices without lessening the quantity and quality of information that it produces.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Crystal Medina
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "Google go is not one to compromise quality to lessen the storage capacity. It actually works like the standard app! I'm able to seamlessly search about various topics without a hitch!"
  4. 8

    #7Twitter Lite

    Twitter Lite
    Twitter Lite is a mobile app dedicated to interacting in the Twitter world without occupying too much space on smartphones. This 810k app is easier to install and it also consumes minimal data compared to the original version.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ying Ding
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "I'm on twitter for the most part of the day but sometimes it eats up so much data and constantly lags my phone that's why i opted to download the lite version and although a lot of features are limited, i'm able to view images and tweet what's going on."
  5. 4

    #8Instagram Lite

    Instagram Lite
    Instagram Lite is a mobile app designed for sharing images and posting them online as a form of personal content. This 537k app doesn't eat too much space on a mobile device. Also, the features are just the same as the original app.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Lauren Rivera
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "Although the speed of my phone improved, ig lite doesn't really have much to offer aside from liking and commenting on photos. I still prefer the standard version of ig, maybe i should just get a new phone then? haha"
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    #9Camera360 Lite

    Camera360 Lite
    Camera360 Lite is a mobile app designed with built-in stickers and filters for fun and interactive camera selfie experience. It is less than 4 MB in size but it is still capable of stylizing and beautifying images according to users' preference.
    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Li Du
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "I love taking daily selcas and i had to delete snow app and camera 360 off my phone because it was slowing down my os thankfully camera 360 has a lite version that works well despite some issues with the image quality. sometimes i think it's just because of the lighting oh well"

Summary

Best What are the best Android lightweight apps for low speed phones
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Facebook LiteApps 31 Free
2Messenger LiteApps 27 Free
3YouTube GoApps 23 Free
4Opera Mini browser betaApps 21 Free
5Skype LiteApps 18 Free
6Google GoApps 17 Free
7Twitter LiteApps 8 Free
8Instagram LiteApps 4 Free
9Camera360 LiteApps 2 Free
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