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What are the best lightweight browsers for Android?

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  1. 1UC Browser Mini

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    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.

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  1. 2Opera Mini

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    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.

  2. 3Puffin Web Browser

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    Puffin Web Browser is a mobile browsing app created by CloudMosa, Inc. It offers cloud protection for safe browsing, regularly updated Flash player, and bandwidth management. Only works in US.

  1. 4Google Go

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    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.
  2. 5Dolphin Browser

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    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.

  3. 6CM Browser

    20

    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.

  4. 7Naked Browser

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    Naked Browser is a free lightweight browsing app for Android devices. It is only 120KB in size and has no bloatware. It requires minimum permissions to operate and only use data for what users requested. 
  5. 8Firefox Quantum

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    Firefox Quantum is a free, lightweight, web browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux desktop computers. It is capable of loading pages up to 44% faster with its built-in ad and script blocker, and secure private browsing.

  6. 9Opera Mini browser beta

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    Opera Mini Browser Beta is a lightweight browser created by Opera. It is the beta version of the now fully operational Opera Mini browser. 
  7. 10Ghostery

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    Ghostery is a private and security-related browser extension and mobile browser application developed by David Cancel. It aims to help users spot and block advertisements from a webpage.

  8. 11Fastest Mini Browser

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    Get rid of unnecessary features with this tiny browser. 

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  9. 12Monument Browser

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    Monument Browser is an application created by Myrcello. It is a browsing app with its own adblocker and an accelerator for downloads. It can save pages for offline use and has an easy access mode and a night mode.

  10. 13Brave Browser

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    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.
  11. 14XBrowser

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    XBrowser is a lightweight browsing application created by byteman.su. It is less than 1MB file size and has a minimalist design. It has its own adblockers and has powerful resource sniffers for downloading and saving web resource. 

  12. 15Via Browser

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    Via Browser is a  lightweight browsing app created by Lakor. It is a customizable app with its own ad-blocker, privacy protection features, night mode, translator, and more. It is designed to run smoothly on Android devices.

  13. 16Lynket Browser

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    Lynket Browser is an application created by Arunkumar. It has a Custom Tab for modification, a mode where it only loads texts, or a mode where it will only load AMP versions of pages. IT was voted as one of the 15 best Android browsers by Android Authority.
  14. 17Yandex Browser Lite

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    Yandex Browser Lite is a lightweight version of the Yandex Browser created by Yandex LLC. It is just 969KB in file size and can be run using a memory card on Android devices. It uses the Yandex Zen technology for a quickly updated newsfeed.

  15. 18Firefox Lite

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    Firefox Lite is a lightweight version of the Mozilla Firefox browser. The app is less than 3.5MB in file size, has its own protection against trackers, and has a built-in adblocker. It has a night mode, a screenshot feature, and the Turbo mode for saving data.

  16. 19Jelly Web Browser

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    Jelly Web Browser is an application created by Exsoul-Ish. It is a browsing app that can be used with different search engines and has its own translator. Enhanced to be used with just one hand, and has 21 languages, including English, French, and Spanish.

  17. 20Maxthon

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    Maxthon Browser is a free web browser released in 2005 for Windows, Mac, and more. It features built-in note-taking took, password manager, email addresses manager, ad blocker, night mode, multi-tab management, and so on.

  18. 21FOSS Browser

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    FOSS Browser is a free browsing application for Android devices created by FOSS Android Development. It is a browser enhanced to be used with one hand, has adblocker, and toggle image loading.

  19. 22DU Browser

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    DU Browser is an application created by DU Apps. It is a browser with T5 kernel for floating video playback feature and enhanced speed. It also has its own MP3 player and a news aggregator on the home page.

  20. 23Phoenix Browser

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    Phoenix Browser is an application created by Shalltry Group. It is known for its fast video downloads on most websites, except for Youtube videos. It has shortcuts for easy access, bookmarks, video player, and a tab manager.

  21. 24Samsung Internet Browser

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    Samsung Internet Browser is an application created by Samsung Electronics. It is a browsing app with features like privacy protection and an adblocker. It has an improved UI with a Reader Mode and Download Manager. Works on all Android devices.

  22. 25Aloha Browser

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    Aloha Browser is a free browsing application created by Aloha Mobile. It is designed with free VPN, adblock, download manager, video recorder and player, and private tabs. It is available in both iOS and Android devices.

  23. 26Firefox Focus

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    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.

  24. 27Lightning Browser

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    Lightning Browser is a lightweight browser created by Anthony Restaino. It is designed for speed and security in browsing in Android devices. It is an open-source freeware for community-based development.  

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27 comments

  • #1
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    Anonymous
    January 24, 2017
    "I do a lot of web browsing at home and while on the go, and the worst part is how long it takes to load webpages on my phone. It seems fast, but I can always tell the difference between my phone and when on my computer. The Fastest Mini Browser, while still not what I would consider 'computer fast', has defintely been the closest out of all the different browsers I've tried on the app store."
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    Fastest Mini Browser
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    Anonymous
    March 3, 2017
    "Android browser is too slow and bloated. Chrome dumps memory like crazy. Firefox just loads too slow for me. Then I found Opera Mini, which has been a great browser for my needs. I don't have a huge data plan, so every megabyte saved is important, and Opera Mini does just that. It may not be the fanciest browser, but I just needed something to get me around the worldwide web. Thanks Opera!"
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    Opera Mini browser beta
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    Anonymous
    January 10, 2017
    "Dolphin browser is a dream come true for me. After started using Dolphin Browser I never had a second thought . Its really attracting especially the features it comes with are worth a try. I like its feature of opening and switching between web pages with multiple tabs at the top of the screen and using voice to search in Dolphin is a cool feature with the busy schedule i have."
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    Dolphin Browser
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    Anonymous
    November 28, 2018
    "Oh, yay, another web browser. Granted, I put it on my Android (one of the non-exploding Samsungs), so it's not like it's competing on my desktop, but still. Chrome works fine on here; Ghostery is just a quasi-clever hack of an app. I installed it buying into the privacy hype, but it kept crashing, and I have no way of knowing if it actually is sending less data about me."
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    Ghostery
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    Anonymous
    January 14, 2017
    "My son recommend this app for me because I have an older Android and sometimes it just takes forever to download something. I guess he was tired of me calling him to ask why my phone was so slow, was I doing something wrong. He was here this weekend, downloaded the app for me and I could not be happier. It is so much faster than it was, I couldn't be happier."
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    UC Browser Mini
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    Anonymous
    February 3, 2017
    "Opera mini is a great alternative to chrome. Since both browsers are from Google, there really isn't much difference. The one thing I do not like about opera is how everything that is usually in a task bar, is hidden in chrome. But the running rate and everything that is does matches chrome and all the others browsers. Good choice."
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    Opera Mini
  • #7
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    Anonymous
    September 5, 2017
    "My phone was getting really clogged up with apps and games and such. I decided to cull it down some, and also try out a lightweight browser instead of the default one since that gets bogged down sometimes. Puffin is not what I really needed, it crashes a lot and I don't know if it's optimized for all phones..."
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    Puffin Web Browser
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    Anonymous
    November 9, 2018
    "it's a new browser by mozilla, i tried it and it works. still not perfect, honestly but really helped navigation. if with lightweight you mean fast this firefox focus app removes trackers and ads, so basically it loads faster.... any other had the same experience? what do u think? any other recommendations?"
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    Firefox Focus
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    Anonymous
    December 5, 2018
    "Guys believe me you'll save a lot in data and battery if you use the lite version of Firefox. My android phone and tablet, which are old-modeled and has small batts, now lasts longer and performs better since I switched to the Lite one. one of the best lightweight version of browsers for me."
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    Firefox Lite
  • #10
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    Anonymous
    December 5, 2018
    "do you use this much Vivaan? I do and I agree with you. my low ram phone (an old Xiaomi, not a shuang-hi or whatever that is) runs this well, loads pages fast and doesnt get stuck even when i read comics on multiple tabs, hope they keep improving this and supporting this till kingdom come!"
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    Brave Browser
  • #11
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    Anonymous
    December 5, 2018
    "looked shady at first but really one of the best browsers i've seen for android in the bunch. Belive me or not I tried all before commenting and i can say this is the best, if not one of the top three. really easy to use and didn't take up much space on my device."
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    Phoenix Browser
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    Anonymous
    December 5, 2018
    "got so angry that my old brickhouse of an android phone crash too much when i use updated chrome browsers so i landed on this list and tried a few, Xbrowse, Brave and Firefox lite are my faves. probably the best ones on this list too, without bias man"
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    XBrowser
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    Anonymous
    December 5, 2018
    "not really among the fastest android browser, and not that much lightweight compared to naked, but it has the best download manager and the best reader mode. recommended even non-samsung devices! requires Kitkat I think? Not sure but yeah."
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    Samsung Internet Browser
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    Anonymous
    December 5, 2018
    "I thought Lightning Browser is one of those homemade apps that suck and will probably just scam your money away, but i really enjoyued fast browsing. far from the best browser on android, but a really good alternative."
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    Lightning Browser
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    Anonymous
    December 5, 2018
    "I have to admit I thought I laughed my ass off when I saw Jelly Browser on the list. Didn't sound something for Android. But yeah, in terms of size and speed this one fits the bill and is one of the best browsers there."
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    Jelly Web Browser
  • #16
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    Anonymous
    November 26, 2018
    "know what you mean there Ronald, really improved my phone's performance and data management since I used this as my main browser. I know Chrome has a lot more features but Maxton is not that far behind."
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    Maxthon
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    Anonymous
    January 20, 2017
    "My browsing experience had doubled in speed and it's so much more convenient to download games and apps. I use this browser for everything and wonder how I managed things before I started using CM."
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    CM Browser
  • #18
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    Anonymous
    December 5, 2018
    "I think this is the best web browser for android if all you want to do is search about different stuff. but it is not suitable for some stuff like videos and tweeting, tho u have apps for that."
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    Google Go
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    Anonymous
    December 5, 2018
    "saw this one too while I was searching for the fastest lightweight browsers on reddit. if it is here and on other list this might be something good. DLing now, will tell you about it later."
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    FOSS Browser
  • #20
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    Anonymous
    December 5, 2018
    "Aloha is not the fastest android browser but i have to admit it is a pretty damn good lightweight browser. really loads fast, but has some problem with videos and large sharp images."
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    Aloha Browser
  • #21
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    Anonymous
    December 5, 2018
    "Same here Aditya! for me Naked Browser is the way to go! Not onbly lightweight, but also very functional and efficient. Have no problem claiming it is the best browser for android!"
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    Naked Browser
  • #22
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    Anonymous
    December 5, 2018
    "used this when it was still Chromer! for me this is better than dolphin or puffin or even opera mini! Surprised to see it this low on the list of fast lightweight browsers."
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    Lynket Browser
  • #23
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    Anonymous
    December 5, 2018
    "didn't really think this lite version browser will eat just this low of my phone's ram while running that smooth and fast. didn't disappoint me one bit!"
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    Yandex Browser Lite
  • #24
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    Anonymous
    December 5, 2018
    "😝 funny and slightly weird name for a browser but i think one of the fastest ones I used for my Samsung Android tablets, helps save precious data!"
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    Monument Browser
  • #25
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    Anonymous
    January 17, 2018
    "The lightweight browser I like for my Android tablet is Firefox Quantum. It is a very fast browser on android systems. I prefer this over Chrome."
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    Firefox Quantum
  • #26
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    Anonymous
    December 5, 2018
    "really nice lightweight alternative to the ram-hungry chrome but I wish it has more protection like Brave browser."
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    DU Browser
  • #27
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    Anonymous
    December 5, 2018
    "great lighweight app, better than dolphin and puffin imho, that's just me tho, feel free to try or not,"
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    Via Browser
This list is about What are the best lightweight browsers for Android
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1UC Browser MiniApps 41 Free
2Opera MiniApps 34 Free
3Puffin Web BrowserApps 25 Free
4Google GoApps 22 Free
5Dolphin BrowserApps 21 Free
6CM BrowserApps 20 Free
7Naked BrowserApps 19 Free
8Firefox QuantumSoftware 12 Free
9Opera Mini browser betaApps 10 Free
10GhosteryApps 7 Free
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