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10 best Android browsers of 2017

Web browsers are one of the most important apps on any device. Having the right features and performance while browsing the web can literally change your entire experience. Finding the right one can be difficult because there are so many options and the face of the web is changing all the time. Let’s take a look at the best Android browsers of 2017 (so far)!

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Brave Browser is one of the newer Android browsers. It came out in 2016 and has a variety of features. There is an ad blocker built-in. Additionally, it can block third party cookies, block scripts, and it has HTTPS everywhere. Included is per-site settings just in case you need that. It also boasts optimizations for speed and battery life improvements. It also has most of the basic features like bookmarks, history, and a privacy (incognito) mode.

Chromer

Price: Free / $4.54

Chromer is one of the more unique Android browsers out there. It actually doesn’t function quite like a browser, but more as a launcher for Chrome Custom Tabs. It hijacks web links and then opens them in a standalone Chrome Custom Tab for quick and easy browsing. You’ll need to have Google Chrome installed for full functionality. However, other than that, it's a great, light browser for basic use. It’s a free download and you can pay for the pro version if you’d like.

Dolphin Browser

Price: Free

Dolphin Browser has seen a lot of success on Androidy. It has a decent set of features as well. That includes theming, flash support, ad-block, incognito mode, and some tertiary features like gesture controls. There is also add-on and extension support if you need that. A lot of people swear by Dolphin Browser. It covers most of the bases and that's more than enough to rank it among the best. It’s definitely one of the best Android browsers.

Firefox Browser

Price: Free

Firefox browser has come a long way since it first came out. It is now one of the most solid Android browsers. It has an impressive set of features. Some of them include desktop syncing (bookmarks, history, etc), privacy features, easy-to-use bookmarks, quick sharing, Chromecast support, and you’ll have access to some add-ons to improve the browsing experience. It’s a powerful Android web browser and it’s completely free to use. If you want to see the newest features sooner, you can also check out the beta version of Firefox to see upcoming features.

Flynx by InfiKen Labs has come a long way since its inception. This unique browser works in a floating window as opposed to a full screen mode. This allows for quick web browsing. It also doesn't force you to leave the app you're currently using. When you click links, they open a little bubble on the side of the screen and the page will load in the background until you decide to click the bubble to read it yourself. It also comes with a few other features, such as night mode. It’s something different in the Android browsers space.

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Of course we give the obligatory nod to the most popular Android browser. Many people have this pre-installed on their devices and opt to just keep using it. That's a perfectly reasonable thing to do. It features syncing with Google Chrome on desktop along with the latest Material Design, unlimited browsing tabs, deeper integration with Android, and plenty of other features for both basic browsing and power users. It has two beta versions (dev channel and beta) if you want to see the latest features. Google also makes sure that Chrome is using the latest Android features.

Lightning Browser

Price: Free / $1.50

Lightning Browser has returned to this list as one of the best Android browsers. It features a lightweight experience coupled with a simple design. Additionally, it comes with various features such as ad block, theming, and more. It also boasts compatibility with Orbot as a Tor proxy. That's about as secure as web browsing gets, folks. The support is a bit inconsistent but it does work. The free version is functional. However, you'll have to pay for the pro version to get unlimited tabs and ad blocking. It's also open source.

Naked Browser

Price: Free / $5.69

Naked Browser may look simple, but it's no joke. It foregoes many of today's current features in favor of speed and simplicity. Of course, that means some sacrifices had to be made. However, the developers made those sacrifices with an admirable lack of repentance. The browser does do the basics, like shortcuts, bookmarks, and history. Thanks to its scaled back nature, sites generally load fairly quickly. Those looking for something flashy won't get it with this one. The developer is also a little grouchy with user feedback sometimes. Still, it's one of the better Android browsers.

Opera's browsers

Price: Free

Opera has a couple of Android browsers. They're both pretty good. The first is the standard Opera Browser. It features a partial ad block, video compression to save data, and a dashboard where you can have news and favorites stored. You can create an Opera account and sync data between this and the desktop version. Opera Mini is a smaller, more lightweight option. It comes with a Facebook notification bar, partial ad blocking, and more. Each one has its own beta version as well.

Samsung Internet Browser Beta

Price: Free

Samsung Internet Browser is one of the more interesting Android browsers. Mostly because this is an OEM app that many would call bloatware. This browser is actually pretty decent. It features swipe gestures, plug-ins, a quick menu, and some Material Design elements. Some of the plug-ins even allow for ad-blocking. There are also features for things like Amazon shopping, online shopping in general, and support for 360-degree video. It's in beta right now. However, it's also by Samsung. Thus, we expect it to improve very quickly.

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10 Best Android Browsers of 2017

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Choosing the Best Browser for Android isn’t easy at all.

If you are using an Android phone, no matter which social media or IM (Instant Messaging) app you use, But choosing the best Android Browser is very important. And it isn’t an easy task as it seems.

Because, there are lots of Android web browsers are out there in Play Store.

And Choosing the perfect browser for any Android device depends upon lots of things.

Some of them are,

• Design and UI.

• Performance.

• Quality features.

• Downloading speed.

• Browsing speed.

• Regular updates (to fix older bugs)

And so on…

Here’s the main thing:

Some browsers may have good UI but it may not have quality features.

Some browsers may have poor UI but the downloading speed in that browser will be very good.

That’s the story of every browser out there in the store. Each and every browser has their own speciality.

To be honest with you, everyone doesn’t want a browser with all features. Some of them prefer to have fast browsing speed where as some people prefer to have fast downloading speed (and some people prefer other aspects).

Here’s the good news for you.

In this post, I’m going to share top 10 Android Browsers where each and every browser in this list has it’s own unique features. You can select your desired browser based on your needs.

Let’s get started.

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10 Best Android Browsers for better web experience

1. Chrome Browser

There is no doubt that Google chrome is the top rated browser for desktop but chrome is one of the popular web browsers for Android mobiles and tablets which gives smooth and fast surfing performance. As you may already know that Chrome is officially developed and maintained by Google which is available across multiple platforms such as Windows, Android, Mac and more.

Let’s talk about chrome for Android in detail,a

Key Features of Google chrome (Android)

• It gives you the option to browse in private mode called “incognito mode”. Browsing in incognito mode won’t save your browsing history.

Note: You can only hide your browsing history in your browser but you can’t hide your IP address from your ISP’s.

• Another best part of using Chrome browser is you can sync your browsing data from your Google account. By syncing your Google account, you can get back your browsing history, bookmarks and more. Learn more about Syncing your Google account in chrome.

• If you have purchased any new Android device which comes with Android 5.0+, Chrome browser is in-built browser in the phone.

The Best part?

You don’t need to install a separate browser in your phone.

• In the newer versions of Google chrome in Android, you can navigate the browsing tabs like individual tab in your phone. Like this,

As you can see Chrome has split it’s tabs like other tabs of the phone.

• You can also request the browser to display the webpage in the Desktop mode.

• Chrome browser allows you to share the webpage from your favorite offline apps and online apps.

• One of the best parts of using Google chrome is, you can use it even in the offline mode which you can’t do it in most of the browsers. ( You can read my post on How to use Google chrome in offline mode)

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• You can share selected texts from your chrome browser easily. Just select your text and click on the “sharing icon” on the top to share.

• Most of the websites have ads and multimedia in their pages. In some situations, it becomes annoying. Thanks to Google, because Google chrome offers you “Reader mode” which can help you to read the content of the webpage without any ads or multimedia.

You may not have seen this feature before because, you have to enable this feature manually.

Here’s How you should do it.

  1. Type this in the URL bar of your browser, chrome://flags

2. Now go to options and click on “find” and then type “reader mode”

And click on the “Enable” (As shown below)

Now restart your browser to access any websites in Reader Mode.

Now see the difference between the normal and reader mode in chrome.

 

As you can see there is no multimedia contents in the reader mode.

These are some of the key features of Google chrome in Android.

Short Review: Google chrome for Android is one the most reliable browsers which can be used for multiple purposes with great UI and awesome features.

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Play Store Rating: 4.3 (from 6,937,665  users)

Last Updated: Feb 1, 2017

App Size: Varies with device

2. UC Browser

Another great browser for Android which I have been personally using from last 4 years. UC Browser is one of the top rated web browsers in Play Store. UC Browser is developed and maintained by UC Web. It was launched in 2004 and now it is considered as one of the top browsers in Android platform.

The great thing about UC browser is rated by more than 11 million users which is most by any browser out there. Let’s see some key features of UC browser.

Key Features:

• UC Browser performs very well in terms of both surfing and downloading. From my personal experience, I must say that this is best Android Browser to downloading anything.

• It also offers you to use incognito mode as Google chrome but it doesn’t work very well. This is one of the rarest disadvantage of using UC Browser.

• It gives an option to use navigation tabs in two ways i.e List view and Card View. 

• One of the unique features of UC Browser is, you can re-open the tabs at startup if you accidentally closed it.

If you want to enable this feature,

just go to Settings and then go Browsing settings.

Now enable this feature as shown below.

 

• UC Browser offers you to visit any website in 2 modes i.e mobile and desktop.

However, it offers 3 modes especially for 3 popular websites i.e Google, Twitter and Yahoo.

You can access these 3 websites in Lite, Mobile and Desktop modes and other than these 3 websites, it offers 2 modes such as mobile and desktop.

If you want to make changes about website mode, go to settings and select browsing settings. After that select the last option i.e Website Preferences and you can you can find these options.

 

 

Now you can select the type of mode you want while browsing websites.

Wait?

I have missed one popular website i.e Facebook and UC Browser hasn’t given 3 modes to access Facebook. Right?

No.

UC Browser has given multiple options to use Facebook.

Here’s what you have to do now.

Go to options> tools> Facebook.

And after that you will get multiple options to access Facebook.

 

 

• If you want to access Facebook in lite mode, enable option #1

• If you want to access Facebook quickly from your notifications bar, enable #2

• If you want to receive notifications of Facebook via UC Browser, enable #3

• You may have seen there are lots of internal and external links in every pages. Sometimes those links may open in the same tab and sometimes it may open in the new tab. If you want to open all those links in the current tab, go to settings and then select browsing settings.

At the bottom of the page, you can see “Open Tab” and select “Current Tab”

 

• You can also change the image settings with whatever quality you want. If you want to view only quality images, you can select it or if you want to view low quality images, you can opt for low quality ones.

• Another important feature of UC Browser is you can surf the browser in Night mode whenever you want.

• UC Browser also allows you to change the themes, but it is preferred to use the default theme because extra themes will slow down the performance of the browser.

• It has an in-built add-on to block ads. Just go to “tools” and select “Adblock” and enable it. But i would recommend you not to use this feature because using Adblock may harm in someone’s (Bloggers) hard work.

Here is another reason why you shouldn’t use Adblock.

• You can play videos too in your browser. But it takes too much RAM to play a video. So i recommended not to use UC video players as your default video player in your phone.

• UC Widget helps you to quickly open UC browser, Facebook, search and much more with just only one click.

Short Review: Overall, UC Browser is a great browser with beautiful UI, fast browsing and downloading experience. And the best part of UC browser is it updates on regular basis by fixing old bugs and releases newer version with new features.

Play Store Rating: 4.5 (from 13,239,558 users)

App size: Varies with devices

Last updated: January 22, 2017

3. Opera Browser

Opera is one of the oldest browsers in the history of Internet. They launched the first version of their browser in 1995 for Windows and got positive response from many users.

After the successful launch of their PC version they released their mobile versions near 2000. But they launched its Android version just 3 years ago i.e in 2013 and still already got millions of users worldwide.

Key Features:

• If you want to only surf the web, then Opera browser could be the best option.

• It has a very nice layout and features with bigger fonts which makes easier to read the contents of the page.

• If you want to export history, bookmarks from another device, you can sync data by signing-in account just like Chrome browser. But you must have your Opera account, not Google account.

• One of the best things about Opera browser is, you can use both Normal tabs and incognito tabs at the same time which is not available in every browser.

Here is an example for you.

As you can see, I have opened 2 different tabs in 2 different modes i.e normal tab, incognito tab and i can use these 2 tabs at same time.

• Another useful feature of Opera is, you can save data by enabling “Opera Turbo”

Just go Options and enable it.

 

• If you want to search something quickly, you can do it by just a swipe. But this feature doesn’t supports in Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Short Review: Opera browser is for those people who rely more on browsing rather than downloading.

Play Store Rating: 4.3 (from 2,164,305 users)

Last updated: February 16, 2017

App Size: Varies with devices.

4. Dolphin Browser

Yet again one of the top Android browsers which provides better surfing experience. Dolphin browser is another top rated browser for Android which have already got positive reviews from thousands of users. The key features of Dolphin browser are given below.

Key Features:

• The UI of this browser is simple, beautiful and easy to use.

• From my personal experience, this browser has decent browsing speed.

• You can also sync your Dolphin data by signing in with your Dolphin or Google account. If you don’t have Dolphin account, you need to create one.

• You can also install add-ons in Dolphin browser which is really a great thing. Because using add-ons, you can done your work by saving time. You should read this post about 5 Best Dolphin browser add-ons to increase your productivity.

• There are 2 more important features of using Dolphin browser, i.e Gesture search and sonar

1. Gesture search.

Gesture search can help you to access any website without typing.

Here’s what you to do.

Open the settings of the browser and go to “Gesture and Sonar” .

After that enter the URL and click on add. Now it’ll ask you to draw a gesture which you want to access the above selected website.

If you still don’t understand what i’m saying, below image clearly explains about the Gesture in Dolphin browser.

 

 

The above created gesture will be used to open websites which you entered earlier.

Hint: It’ll be better to set gesture in the alphabetic order to remember the website name correctly. Such as if you want set gesture for alltechshare.com, it’ll be better to use A as the gesture.

So now you have set the gesture for your desired website, but how to use it?

Here is the answer for you.

Press and hold the Dolphin icon in your browser for 2 seconds and pull it left side.

Now draw the gesture which you have created and it’ll automatically open the website.

2. Sonar

Sonar is used to open websites by using your voice (just like Google voice search)

You can also search your queries using sonar.

To use Sonar, just press and hold the Dolphin icon in your browser for 2 seconds and pull it right side.

Short Review: Dolphin has a decent browsing speed with beautiful user interface. One of the best parts of Dolphin browser is it gives you a lot of options for customization which is indeed a great thing about this browser.

Note: Some users praise the features and functions of this browser whereas some people are not enough satisfied with its features. But still it has already gained popularity and deserves to be in the popular browser’s list. If you have any thoughts and personal experience about Dolphin browser, i would like to know about that. Please leave a comment at the end of this article.

Dolphin Browser is available for Android, iOS and iPad platforms.

Play Store Rating: 4.5 (from 2,442,153 users)

Last updated: February 7, 2017

App size: Varies with devices.

5. Firefox Browser for Android

Everyone knows Firefox is one of the leading web browsers in the desktop versions. But Firefox gives you better web experience in Android platform too. Some of the loyal users still use Firefox in their to get the same web experience in their Android too. And that’s the reason Firefox is leading in Android too. They have already more than 100 million users across the world. Let’s jump to see the core features of Firefox Android.

Key Features:

• Firefox also gives you an option to browser in private mode when you don’t want to track your browsing history.

• It also allows you to install your favorite add-on just like in PC version of Firefox. Read this post on 10 Useful Add-ons for Firefox Android.

• Allows you to share web pages via other apps.

• You can sync the data if you have Firefox account.

Here’s How Mozilla Firefox looks in Android.

 

Short Review: Firefox for Android gives you awesome browsing experience just like their PC version.

Play Store Rating: 4.4 (from 2,734,652 users)

Last updated: February 9, 2017

App size: Varies with device

6. Chrome Beta:

Now you maybe thinking that i have added chrome browser in this list again right?

No.

There is a lot of difference between Google chrome and Chrome Beta.

Google releases it’s stable version of Google chrome after testing and fixing bugs.

But Chrome Beta is released for testing purpose. You may find few bugs in Chrome Beta. I must say this is useful only for developers.

If you are a fan of Google chrome, you can find what new features Google might release in the next updates of Google chrome.

Short Review: A good browser for developers but can’t be used as primary browser due to bugs.

Play Store Rating: 4.3 (from 185,302 users)

Last updated: February 15, 2017

App size: Varies with devices

7. CM Browser:

If you want a lite weight app for browsing in Android, then here is CM Browser for you. Because the size of this app is less than 5 MB. As you can assume, a browser with 5 MB won’t consume much memory. It has beautiful UI with fast browsing experience. CM Browser is new browser in the market which is provided by Cheetah mobile.

Key features:

1. Minimal Interface: 

If you want to have fast browsing experience, your browser must have minimal interface which helps to load faster without much hassle and that’s what CM Browser does exactly.

2. Full screen mode: 

CM Browser offers full screen mode to view the full content of the page at once. Just swipe right in the browser and enable the feature.

3. Desktop mode: Even though CM browser is a lite weight browser but still it offers desktop version of any websites.

 

4. Translator: One of the most important useful features of CM Browser is it has “Quick Translator” feature which can translate the page with help the help of Google translator.

First visit the page which you want to translate and then swipe right in the browser and select “Translate”.

Now it will be taken to a translated page which you requested.

Short Review: CM Browser is one of the best lite-weight browsers for Android which offers multiple features and fast browsing experience at once. You should at least give it a try if you are using low-end android device.

Play Store Rating: 4.5 (from 1,981,441 users)

Last updated: February 16, 2017

App Size: varies with devices.

8. Opera Mini

Opera browser was early developed for PC’s and then they opted to develop for mobile phones too.

But Opera mini is especially developed only for mobile platform. The first version of Opera mini for Android was released on April 2008. If you are a Opera fan, but having a low end Android phone then you can taste the opera browsing experience in this lite version. This will surely suit you.

Key Features:

1. Search web, app, images, videos or news directly from the speed dial.

As you can see, you search any stuff without opening any additional page. You can select which search engine results you want. There are 4 search engines in speed dial i.e Google, Wikipedia, IMDb and DuckDuckgo.

2. Read latest news directly from Speed dial.

 

By swiping up in the news tab, you can read latest and trending news.

Honestly, i must say this has become a new TREND in most of the browsers.

First they add few important websites such as Google, Facebook, Amazon and then after that, they add news websites which they have partnered with.

You can also customize your news such as category, location and more.

If you don’t want to see any news in the speed dial, open settings and select “start page content” and then select “Speed dial only”.

After that you won’t see any news in the speed dial.

3. You can also save the data in Opera mini by enabling the “Extreme mode”.

If you are using tight budget mobile data plan, this feature can be helpful for you to save the data. But the disadvantage of using this is, some of the features may not work properly.

For example, If you want to watch a video in YouTube website it will redirect to YouTube app.

If you don’t have any restrictions and have high internet speed, its recommended not to enable this feature.

4. Just like most of the browsers, Opera mini also has in-built Adblocker.

5. Another interesting part about Opera mini is, it gives 3 layout options i.e Phone, Classic and Tablet.

By default, Opera mini comes with Classic layout. You can choose whatever layout you want.

Short Review: A lite browser with fast browsing experience for opera lovers.

Play Store Rating: 4.4 (from 2,872,140  users)

Last updated: February 15, 2017

App size: Varies with device

9. Mercury Browser

Yet another good browser for Android developed by iLegendsoft Inc. Mercury browser was first launched in iOS. After it’s successful mission in iOS, they released their Android version of the browser after a long time.

I have talked about the key features of each browser in this post. But for this browser, I’m talking about key features and giving a short review at the same time. Because there are so many things to talk about Mercury browser.

Key features and Review:

1. FAB (Floating Action Button) 

A useful feature which can save your time while accessing the web in Mercury browser.

Suppose you are accessing any important web page in Mercury browser and want to bookmark it, you can quickly bookmark it using FAB.

FAB has 4 slots and by default, it enables all the 4 slots.

Each FAB slot gives you 7 options. You can choose which options you want in “FAB Settings”.

If you want to reduce the number of slots, select “none” in FAB settings.

If you are getting annoyed by this feature, you can disable it anytime.

2. Home and History button

As you can see, Mercury browser has done a unique stuff by putting Home button in the menu tab and History/ bookmark in the main button.

Well, some users may find this feature useful because they use history page more. But some users may be disappointed with this change.

3. Notification bar features:

When you install Mercury browser in your phone, a new notification bar will be appeared.

This feature is for those people, who want to quickly search any stuff related to web. If you don’t want this to be appeared, you can disable it by going settings and then “notification bar options” and uncheck “favorite search engines”.

There are 3 more features i.e QR Scanner, Voice Search and Speed dial which can be helpful too.

4. Gesture search

Just like Dolphin browser (and few others)  Mercury browser also has Gesture feature. But there few differences between these two.

In Dolphin browser, you can only do Gesture search. But in Mercury browser, you can do lot of things such as Refreshing tabs, closing tabs, sharing and much more.

5. Lock rotation:

This is something new which i found very interesting and useful. If you want to read a stuff in any website which is not having a responsive layout, then Lock rotation can be helpful. If you have enabled “Auto-rotation” in your Android phone, this feature will help you to lock the rotation (either landscape or portrait) while surfing any web page in Mercury browser.

6. Plugins:

I must say, Plugins are the best part of using Mercury browser. There are few unique plugins available in Mercury browser which other browsers may not have. Let’s see what are those plugins.

• Gallery mode

If you are accessing any web page which contains lots of images, then you can use Gallery mode to view those images in a single tab.

• Translate

Just like CM Browser, Mercury browser also has inbuilt translator button to translate any web page.

• Reader mode

If you want to read a content in a web page without multimedia files in Mercury browser, then you can use Reader mode to do that.

• Code viewer

If you are a web developer or programmer, this plugin might be very useful. Because in the desktop browsers, everyone views the source code of many websites but only few Android browsers have options to view the source code of a site and Mercury browser is one of them.

Short Review: Mercury browser gives you decent browsing performance with its unique features.

Play Store Rating: 4.3 (from 23,622 users)

Last updated: August 17, 2015

App size: 23 MB

10. Flynx

Flynx is completely unique and extremely useful browser. Actually Flynx is not like other browsers where you open it and access any web page. Flynx is quite different from others.

What are the features of Flynx and how to use it?

• Whenever you send/receive links from social media apps (or any other apps), you can open those links in the background without leaving your current app. Isn’t this cool?

Here is an example for you,

As you can see, WhatsApp is currently running in my phone and i have opened a link in background without closing WhatsApp.

This is just for example, you can open links in Facebook app, Gmail, Imo and more.

• If you don’t have time to read the full page, you can save that page to read it later.

• You can also request Desktop/ mobile version of any web page.

• The best part of Flynx browser it comes with less than 5 MB.

Short Review: If you want to open links of any web page without leaving your current app, then Flynx may be the best option you may have.

Play Store Rating: 4.5 (from 41,926 users)

Last updated: February 10, 2017

App size: Varies with devices

 

Final words:

These are some top browsers for Android which are performing well and rated positively in Play Store. It’s recommended not to install too many browsers in a single Android device. Because unwanted apps or browsers may slow down the performance of the phone. Just select any one suitable best browser for your Android device and use it.

So What do you think about these browsers? Do you think you have found a Perfect Android browser for your mobile? If yes, Do comment below and let me know which Android Browsers you liked the most.

Or If you think i have missed any popular Android Browser which should be on this list, let me know via comments.

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10 Best Web Browsers For Android

Smartphones have become much more than just communication devices, and it’s years since they’ve been viewed just as that. In addition to playing the role of a capable media player, portable gaming device and personal information manager, your smartphone is probably your choice for all sorts of casual web browsing as well. In fact, when late Steve Jobs announced the first iPhone back in 2007, he touted internet browsing as one of the primary features of the new device. The trend continues to date, and I regularly find myself browsing some of my favorite websites on my phone the first thing when I wake up in the morning, before I’d even think of turning on my computer. In this arena, Android holds a distinctive advantage over iOS, owing to its open-source nature and larger variety of capable choices when it comes to picking your preferred web browser. Google Play Store is riddled with these, making the choice a tough one, so we decided to put together a list of some of our favorite web browsers for Android, along with the good and bad for each of them.

Chrome for Android

The first in this list is pretty much a no-brainer: Google’s own Chrome for Android. The browser has come a long way to claim a spot among the best, and for good measure. It offers seamless synchronization with your desktop Chrome, getting everything from your browsing history and bookmarks to open tabs in the comfort of your mobile device. The browser itself goes through regular updates, and offers fixes and enhancements quite frequently.

 

The good

  • Branded by Google – generally indicates quality and perfection
  • Omnibar for search & URL input
  • Excellent tab handling with accelerated page loading
  • Intuitive gesture support for navigation and browsing through open tabs
  • Private browsing via incognito tabs
  • Seamless sync across Desktop and Android via your Google account

The bad

  • One of the least resource-friendly browsers
  • Slow performance on older devices
  • Accessing certain features is rather difficult, as they’re buried deep within settings
  • Lack of native support for Flash video playback

Google Chrome

Dolphin Browser

One of the most popular browsers out there with very active development and support, Dolphin takes the top place in a lot of opinions, and it does have certain advantages that play out in its favor. For an in-depth look, check out our review of the latest major update of Dolphin Browser as of this writing.

  

The good

  • A refreshingly flat UI
  • Intuitive navigation controls
  • Speed dial providing quick access to web apps and bookmarks
  • Web store with dedicated “apps” for popular social portals
  • Add-on support allows enhancing the browser’s usefulness and functionality
  • Content sync with desktop
  • High level of customization using themes and wallpapers

The bad

  • Steeper-than-usual learning curve
  • Not the best HTML5 support
  • Can pull a lot of spam onto your device

Dolphin Browser

Opera Browser for Android

We are talking about the Opera browser and not Opera mini here, which shed off its beta tag a while back. The browser borrows all the niceties from its desktop counterpart, and then adds some to the mix.

 

The good

  • Very snappy page load times – probably the fastest of all we’ve tested
  • Speed dial feature for quick access
  • Private browsing
  • Off-Road mode – compresses incoming traffic to reduce data costs and load times
  • Content sync across Desktop & Mobile
  • Popup blocker
  • Capable download manager

The bad

  • Doesn’t offer as many features as some of the other options
  • No easily accessible Forward navigation button
  • Off-Road mode not as effective as claimed

Opera Browser

Maxthon Android Web Browser

Another very capable browser with a unique and distinctive set of features and user interface, Maxthon claims speed and stability combined with the power of cloud, and all for good measure.

 

The good

  • Easiest navigation controls of all the reviewed browsers
  • Fully functional user agent control
  • Background page loading
  • Automatic caching of next page for faster browsing experience
  • Most intuitive search/URL bar combination
  • Cloud sync with download support (using Maxthon free storage)
  • Private browsing
  • Personalization through add-ons and themes
  • Text reflow to adjust display for screen size

The bad

  • Slower page load times in comparison to others
  • Gesture support is tricky to use
  • Really poor full-screen browsing

Maxthon Android Web Browser

Mercury Browser

It’s the browser that became famous on iOS and finally landed on Android. Of all the players in this comparison, Mercury is the newest to grace Android with its presence, and hence, had a lot of competition to begin with. Still, it’s gaining popularity by the minute, and rightly so.

 

The good

  • Plugin Support for feature enhancement and ad-blocking
  • Fully functional user agent controls
  • Passcode protection for additional privacy
  • More search engines supported than any other browser
  • Gesture-based controls for intuitive navigation
  • Day/Night modes
  • Import /Export bookmarks to other apps

The bad

  • Compatibility issues with some new Android devices
  • Rather poor HTML5 rendering
  • Messes up the device brightness from time to time

Mercury Browser

Boat Browser

This here is one browser that I personally don’t feel very strongly about, but it’s still amongst one of the most popular among Android users. Boat Browser appears to borrow heavily from a variety of others, but doesn’t really put anything out of its own that would make me want to switch to it.

 

The good

  • Extensive customization support that even extends to the sidebar layout and options
  • Theming and personalization support
  • Add-on support for feature enhancement
  • Cloud sync for content and bookmarks (partially free)
  • Speed dials for quicker navigation

The bad

  • Ad-supported for free users
  • Nothing exceptionally different or new
  • Questionable Flash performance
  • Does not have a rendering engine of its own

Boat Browser

Next Browser

Next Browser comes from the famous GO Launcher Dev Team, whose apps are known for their extensive set of features. Apart from a refreshing interface, plugins support, tabbed browsing like the old Mobile Safari and gesture support for tab switching, the browser has its own content discovery feature just like Dolphin. It’s called the ‘Next View’ and apart from serving as an RSS feed reader, it lets you save articles for offline reading. It doesn’t really have anything unique to offer; it is essentially an amalgam of most of the best features from Dolphin Browser, the old Mobile Safari and Chrome for Android.

 

The good

  • Bookmark syncing with Google Chrome via an extension
  • Built-in content discovery & RSS reader
  • Offline reading support
  • Gesture support for switching between tabs
  • Home page with text & voice search, speed dial and shortcut to bookmarks
  • Incognito tabs support
  • Extensions support
  • Night Mode to lessen eye strain in darker environments

The bad

  • Not much original to offer
  • Lack of Flash video playback support

Next Browser

Lightning Browser

At 147 KB, Lightning Browser is one of the lightest and fastest Android web browsers around. It is open-source, uses the stock browser’s rendering and JavaScript engine and has a tabbed interface that resembles the desktop variant of Google Chrome. While its minuscule size and impressive speed is what makes it popular, it has quite a respectable set of basic and advanced features as well. A great choice for users who would prefer a fast, efficient mobile browser over one with loads of extra features, plugins, themes and cross-platform syncing.

The good

  • Light and super-fast
  • Shares history with stock browser
  • Private browsing through Incognito tabs
  • Flash support
  • Swipe gestures (from left edge to go back; from right edge to go forward)
  • Restores last closed tab when new tab button is long-pressed
  • Full-screen support
  • Search engine choices
  • Advanced options (saving passwords, clearing cache on exit, restoring tabs and more)

The bad

  • Maximum of 5 tabs allowed in free version
  • Does not have its own rendering engine
  • A slightly bland interface

Lightning Browser

Floating Browser

This one is really different from all other candidates in this comparison. You see, while most of the others are generally suited to both smartphones and tablets, you’ll find the maximum utility for Floating Browser on the larger screen or a tablet or phablet rather than a phone. The browser offers multiple floating windows that you can place anywhere on your device, atop other running apps, and have a unique browsing experience while continuing to do whatever else you were doing.

 

The good

  • Unique floating windows allow browsing simultaneously with other activities
  • Resizable and re-positionable windows
  • Each browser window contains its own set of tabs
  • Clipboard monitoring for internet-specific content
  • Flash support

The bad

  • Limited features in free version
  • Not the best browsing experience even by a long shot
  • A rather plain UI that lacks the polish of other popular browsers

Floating Browser

Stock Android Browser

Last but not the least, let’s not forget the stock browser that ships with Android. I like it personally for its fast page loading times, low resource consumption and overall solid browsing experience. Thanks to a webkit-based rendering engine, the stock browser gives an almost similar experience as Chrome, sans the content sync, and certainly runs much better than Chrome on older Android devices.

 

The good

  • Excellent HTML5 rendering
  • Lightweight and resource friendly

  • User Agent control

  • Supports offline reading/caching

  • Bandwidth management features

  • Full support for Google Sign-In

  • Inter-app compatibility

The bad

There’s no download link for this one; it’s already pre-loaded on your Android smartphone or tablet!

To sum up our roundup, the following table provides a comparison for all 8 browsers based on certain parameters that matter the most for mobile browsing.

    * Feature is partially available (for free)** Scores represent my personal experience on a scale of 1 – 10, with 10 being the best.*** Inter-app compatibility represents the browser’s ability to handle certain links in other stock Android apps, such as Maps etc.

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Best Android Web Browsers 2017 - (17+ 1)

Android runs on over 2 billion devices, that is more than Windows, iOS & others combined. That implies how popular the Android is among smartphone users, that is every two out of three picks Android over other operating systems. As a matter of fact, Android is used platform to access the web. But getting the fastest web browser for Android wouldn’t lead to a happy ending.

In my sincerest recommendation, going with the trusted browsers sounds like the smart thing to do. The reason being, Internet surfing is a private affair, and since you don’t want to suffer from the lack of security when accessing private information, you ought to go with what you know, eh?

Let’s see some of the top best Android Browsers 2017, without any further ado let’s login, shall we?

Best Android Browsers 2017 For Faster Web Access

1. Google Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the quicker and best browser for Android known to mankind (sort of). Being a product of the biggest tech giant, Chrome provides ample features to tinker around the web browser. Chrome has most of the features needed for normal browsing, includes built-in Flash, HTML 5, incognito window, Data saver (have to enable), & importantly possess the ability to sync all your histories, passwords & bookmarks across any device seamlessly using your Gmail account.

Google Chrome

It makes your online presence easier with cross-platform, and the fast web page rendering engine makes it hands down choice. Well, the jaw-dropping features might not be the best Android browser, if your smartphone isn’t powerful enough. Google Chrome requires sufficient system memory and horsepower to get it going, to say less it is a memory hog.

Although it is resource intensive, but the features it offers, and the security it provides makes the cons insignificant. Best part, it is updated regularly which weed out potential bugs, so no hindrance is likely to be encountered.

  • Tabbed browsing.
  • Sync history/bookmarks across your devices.
  • The private/incognito mode feature is available.
  • “Do not track” is a built-in option.
  • Data saver is built-in for optimized data usage.
  • Voice search & better integration with voice assistants like Google Now & Allo.
  • Multiple gestures supported are supported.

2. Mozilla Firefox

Firefox is the old school browser that dominated the browsers arena before Chrome’s launch. It’s an open source web browser, most of the Firefox users are developers or webmasters. When it comes to the options and area to explore, Firefox wins over any browser. You can install Add-ons right into your browser, the full-fledged add-ons supports makes it a “Go-To” solution for developers or power users.

Mozilla Firefox

You’ll notice the seamless browsing experience without freezing issues as long as you have the proper Ethernet/Wi-Fi working at a decent speed to enjoy surfing. If you have any mobile network related problems, you probably won’t be completely satisfied with Firefox. It has a built-in flash player and much like Chrome, you can sync your browsing records with a Firefox account.

  • Well-organized browser for Android.
  • The sync option to synchronize history/bookmarks.
  • A wide variety of Add-ons supported for better usage.
  • Private Browsing included.
  • Safely store passwords and form-filling access.
  • Various supportive gestures.
  • Flash supported.
  • Do not track feature.

3. Opera

In most of the branded Android phones, Opera does not come installed by default. On the Play Store, you have two options; Opera and Opera Mini. Opera is outstanding that competes with its rival web browsers like Chrome and Firefox. It supports flash, faster downloading, private browsing, tabbed browsing, and you can customize the way you want it to look.

Opera Browser

While most of you might confuse this excellent browser with bloatware and be quick to uninstall, many still prefer to use Opera. The faster browsing and tabbed style make it perfect for long hour surfing. In the recent updates, Adblocker comes by default with Opera, and should you need it, you can enable from Settings. We recommend disabling that for faster browsing 🙂

  • Clean and clutter-free user experience.
  • Easy tabs navigation especially tablet mode.
  • Private tab browsing.
  • Opera Turbo – Renders web pages faster and save the data.
  • Pop-up blocker and filters anonymous ads.
  • Manage all your downloads easily.
  • One clicks user agent switcher.
  • Sync all your data with single sign-in.

4. Apus

Apus is the lightweight and powerful browser that’s enough for most of the daily needs. Apus Web browser is aimed to provide the smooth and fluid browsing experience even on the low-end smartphones with  2G/EDGE & slow internet connections.

Apus Web Browser

Apus browser is the best performer for the low-end smartphones. The favorite shortcuts make you access your most visited websites without typing in the URLs. Furthermore, the tab management makes most of your browsing experience.

Incognito and Night modes are somewhat essential for a night-owl which is built-in.

Features like Speed mode (renders pages faster), Full screen (hides notification bar), desktop site, privacy sites (pattern lock websites), offline pages (saves pages offline), night mode (dark theme for low light conditions), delete data (one click clear your browsing records).

  • Smallest browser (less than 3 MB).
  • Speed mode to render pages faster.
  • Privacy sites – Lock the websites for private access
  • Experience faster browsing with slower internet.
  • HTML5 is supported.
  • Incognito, No images, Game and Night Modes.
  • Compatible with Android tablets.
  • Well-organized tab browsing.

5. Dolphin

Being a great alternative to stock Android browsers, Dolphin Browser provides you with ample features for full productive access to the internet. The user interface is simple and intuitive, you can save your favorite bookmarks or shortcuts for instant access. Apart from that, the built-in flash player and pop-up blocker will make your job way easier.

Dolphin Browser For Android

For power users, you’ll also get the advanced features like Gesture support and personalized search. Sonar is something special; you can make use of your voice to search the web. You don’t have to install the personal assistants to get access to the sonar. You can also customize the browser with a wide array of themes out there.

  • Easy sync bookmarks/history.
  • Browser store for installing web apps and add-ons.
  • A variety of gestures is supported.
  • Voice search is packed.
  • Custom rendering engine.
  • Flash player is supported.
  • Classic and list style tab browsing.
  • One-tap sharing.
  • Highly customizable UI.

6. UC Browser

Among Android apps, UC browser created a wave and overtook the rival browsers. You’ll get access to the fast internet and the UI meets expectations. Although, you’ll get promotional contents of third-party websites, you’ll also get a lot more to grab on your plate. With enhanced downloading speeds it is one of the best browsers for downloading. You won’t need any download managers for android phone to get the work done.

UC Browser

You can also customize browser theme, and switch to night mode if you need. The turbo boost resonates with Opera Turbo but does the job well. Too many promotional contents and notification may annoy anyone, if this isn’t a concern then UC Browser has your name written on.

  • Easy and smooth browsing.
  • High-speed download.
  • Incognito Mode.
  • UC Turbo for faster browsing.
  • Flash supported.

7. Maxthon

Maxthon is the brilliant choice of a web browser for Android phones; its unique features makes it worth a try. Browsing speed is optimum, and the smooth user interface runs parallel to it. On the other hand, it supports all the feature like Incognito Mode, Flash and other practical stuff that is preliminary for smooth browsing.

Maxthon Cloud Web Browser

Features including Magic Fill (fills the form details automatically), user agent switcher (switches between mobile, desktop, and tablets), images off, AdBlock Plus (still in the beta mode), sync options (sync history favorites, tabs), NewsBites (latest news engine) and others. If you had a bad experience with a browser or need to switch to a new one, then Maxthon must be the first one on your list. Well-organized, intuitive interface and faster browsing are what makes Maxthon well-known.

  • A straightforward and intuitive user interface.
  • Browsing was Faster than we expected.
  • Automatically fill forms with Magic Fill.
  • One click user agent switcher.
  • Vast sync options.
  • NewsBites for the latest news.
  • AdBlock Plus (Beta mode)

8. Brave

Brave Browser (Formerly known as link bubble browser) is another app that is concerned about the privacy of its users. It blocks all the Ads and other trackers that track the user behavior and brings you safe and secure browsing.

You don’t have to wait till the web page completes loading, you could browse others in real-time. You could redirect the link to a particular app such as Google Play Store, etc.

9. Puffin Browser

Puffin is another reliable player with smart features. You could experience the ultra fast browsing with the latest flash version and enhanced page outlets. With the advanced javascript rendering engine, it would fetch the data fast even with slow connections.

If you don’t want to download files to the smartphone, you can save them to the cloud storage services like Dropbox, etc. Later, you could download the collected data from the cloud to your phone using the browser. Puffin browser comes with the Android v 6.0 (Marshmallow) update.

10. Mercury Browser

With the simple user interface, it stands out not only with the straightforward UI but also features it offers. It also has the inbuilt file manager to explore the files you have downloaded or in your cloud storage. Apart from that, it has day/night mode, privacy browsing, reading list, user agent switcher, no image browsing and bunch of others.

Mercury Browser

FAB icon comes handy, if you are about to add the current page to speed dial, bookmarks or reading list. Did I said, you can customise the FAB settings. With a plethora of plugins including, AdBlock, Gallery mode, screenshot and others, it satisfies your extension needs.

You can also sync your bookmarks, passwords, history with other devices through Mercury connect. Not the best, but still an excellent android stock browser alternative.

11. Next Browser

Simple browser, which was developed aiming the light and moderate users. The UI is clean, with full screen mode. Like most of the browsers, it has night mode, bookmarks, no image mode, private browsing and few others. You can get your hands on few plugins to the browser in the extension centre, though the extension count is low, still more than enough for light users.

Next Browser

You can switch the user agent to desktop, Android or iPhone which might be useful. Apart from that nothing fancy, all the features are primarily targeting light users.

12. Ghostery

If privacy is your primary concern, why shouldn’t you try Ghostery browser? Ghostery’s advanced algorithm gathers the tracking script of hundreds of websites and stores in its database; so that none of your data is tracked. You could browse the web anonymously without worrying about your privacy.

Apart from that, the browsing experience isn’t slow; you’ll get an exceptional speed. The app requires additional permissions, unlike any regular web browser.

13. Chrome Beta

Simpler and faster browser replicate the Google Chrome with modified features in beta mode. You could install the Chrome beta along with Google Chrome, which fetches the history, bookmarks and other things. Apart from that, everything resembles the original Chrome web browser for the smartphones.

14. Opera Mini

Opera Mini is the most popular web browser accompanied with the traditional and impressive features. But flash contents were not supported in this browser; you have to switch to the browser with flash support.

15. CM Browser

It’s lightweight (2.9MB), lightning fast, and provides AV-Test verified security. In one word, it is just SUPER! The stunning user interface will make you hypnotized to use this browser over others. Say goodbye to Chrome and Firefox, CM Browser has it all.

The gesture control lets you access your favorite sites with a single click! The browser is also equipped to auto-scan any snooping spyware, malware, and quarantines it for you.

It also comes with something called Card Tabs which means you can access more websites at a simultaneous pace. The most profitable feature of CM browser is the Privacy Cleaner which deletes all your personal information, such as bank records, and previously accessed websites and saves nothing! Which means more privacy for you!

16. Flynx

Flynx is a one-of-a-kind web browser that brings the best of smart browsing features to your smartphone. It understands the need for multitasking in the modern age and allows its user to do the same without a scuttle. You can now open all the links from your apps which will run in the background. Your favorite articles are now opened in a clutter-free manner for easier reading facility. Any link that you open from other apps can also be saved for offline accessibility and reading.

17. Javelin

Javelin Browser is a powerful browsing app for Android devices that includes AdBlock Plus. Concurrently, Javelin has a stunning elegant design that you’ve not seen elsewhere. The main window and address bar are the most key designed features of this browser.

Javeline also organizes your most read bookmarks in a nice fashion, by showing the most frequently used/read pages to the top and the least used to the bottom. Other features include incognito mode and full reading mode which facilitates the ease of reading long articles. An intelligent web browser such as Javeline, poses a strong opposition to the traditional web browsers such as Google Chrome, so try it once and become a fan!

 

Wrapping up,

Well, that is the list of best Android browsers 2017 edition, all these are better than stock Android browser in terms of rendering engine, responsiveness & features, so you might find your perfect companion.

Have we missed any other browser for Android on this list? If YES, let us know in the comment section, also drop your browser of choice & why in the comment section below.

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Best Android browsers: new ways to surf the web

Everyone has different criteria when trying to find the best Android browser. Some want the fastest, while others are looking for a browser that will consume as little data as possible. Here are the best Android browsers you can get, whatever features or experience you're looking for. The latest addition to the list is the speedy UC Browser.

Opera: best for data savings

"Do more online with Opera for Android," is Opera's slogan, and with more than 50 million installs from the Play Store, it appears that many believe in it. Opera has been around on desktop for almost 20 years and the Android version offers many of the same great features, plus some helpful extras. 

Opera browser syncs across multiple devices so you can take the same browsing experience from your smartphone to your PC. It also includes typical functions such as bookmarks and private browsing. 

But it's Opera’s data-saving features that really set it apart from other Android browsers. Opera can compress videos when viewing on mobile, so they use up less of your data (but still provide a great viewing experience), in addition to saving a few bytes when viewing regular pages.

It's not the fastest browser but once a page opens you almost always get the whole of the page at once; there's no waiting around for extra images to load.

Opera Browser for Android is clean and efficient. / © ANDROIDPIT Opera browser - latest news

Chrome Beta: to stay ahead of the curve

I'm not just talking about boring old regular Chrome. This is the better version of Chrome. It's the Beta version... 

Stay ahead of the pack by getting the latest Chrome updates before they reach your mates who are still rocking the standard Chrome version (losers). Chrome Beta gives you access to new features first, and although you're encouraged to provide feedback, it's not a requirement.

Stability problems with Chrome Beta are to be expected, but they are so infrequent that we are still recommending this browser ahead of the normal Chrome.   

Chrome Browser Beta gives you new Chrome features first. / © ANDROIDPIT Chrome Beta

Flyperlink: best for multitasking

Apps like Flyperlink look to place the traditional browser in its grave. They work on the assumption that our browser is often a secondary, background tool that we refer to frequently. Flyperlink allows you to open links in a floating window that is easily minimizable, being kept permanently in the foreground as a small bubble, which you can press on to expand. 

Flyperlink allows you to use the share button in an app to open its contents in a floating window, and support for Chrome Custom Tabs was also recently added.

If you often need to switch between apps and web pages, or there are a handful of sites that you frequently refer to, then Flyperlink is an excellent solution, and could well even replace your default browser.

Flyperlink is the ultimate multitasking browser. / © ANDROIDPIT Flyperlink

Firefox: best for customization

Firefox is a stalwart of the browser domain and, as such, offers a very solid experience. But more than that, its comprehensive features list makes it a close contender for the top spot. Syncing the mobile browser with the desktop version works brilliantly, and it offers tons of customization options, from reorganizing your home panels to a host of fully-integrated add-ons. 

Elsewhere, Firefox comes packed with the usual array of privacy and sharing options, and the reader mode provides a clean way of displaying articles without any clutter.

Syncing's easy on Firefox and the customization options are excellent. / © ANDROIDPIT Firefox Browser fast & private

Link Bubble Browser: best for time-saving

Link Bubble Browser is a little bit cheeky. It doesn't offer a dedicated search function, but we think it's the browser of the future. 

Developed by Chris Lacy, the brains behind Action Launcher 3 and the fantastic TapPath Browser Helper, Link Bubble is known for one key feature: when you click on a link in an app, Link Bubble Browser will load the web page in the background, and let you know once it has fully loaded.

This allows you to carry on with what you are doing, rather than waste time hanging around for web pages to open in front of you. Clever and useful.

Link Bubble Browser is redefining the way you browse the internet. / © ANDROIDPIT Link Bubble

Puffin Browser Free: best for speed

Puffin Browser free is an interesting choice. Not only is it quick and highly customizable, with backgrounds and other add-on functions, but it also has the ability to emulate a mouse cursor and a trackpad. It's ideal for those who miss the laptop experience on mobile. 

Puffin Browser works by transferring material to its cloud servers before delivering it to your handset, which helps with loading bigger website files on devices with smaller bandwidth (i.e. smartphones). For this reason, Puffin Browser may well be the fastest Android browser, but it does feature some annoying ad banners across the bottom of the screen.

Puffin Browser can emulate a cursor and trackpad. / © ANDROIDPIT Puffin Web Browser

Dolphin Browser: best user-experience

Dolphin Browser is a favorite among the Android community. It's functional, it looks great, it's feature-packed and comes with some great gesture controls too. It's also very handy when it comes to transferring preferences between devices and sharing content.

Possibly the best part of the Dolphin Browser experience is that it still supports good-old Flash Player, meaning you don't have to suffer just because older websites can't keep up with current technology. 

Dolphin Browser is one of the most popular on Android. / © ANDROIDPIT Dolphin - Best Web Browser 🐬

UC Browser: total speed

This is an Android browser from China that has had millions of downloads on Google Play. The key to the fast browsing experience with UC Browser is data compression. Its interface is not the most beautiful in the world, but it does its duty without any problems. 

You'll be able to sync bookmarks and tabs between devices using the same Google or Facebook account. The browser is completely free, and it deserves a try - you won't come away disappointed!

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Best Android Browser - Android Gingerbread Browser

A smartphone’s usefulness is very dependent upon its web browser. In the prehistoric ages (all of five years ago), you were lucky if your smartphone could render images on a webpage, but now it’s possible to use your phone to view the internet in all of its glory – well, most of its glory. In the case of Android devices, there are a lot of browsers to choose from, and some are definitely better than others. We’ve decided to take Android’s most popular browsers and pit them against each other in an all out battle. We’ll be judging them based on rendering performance, web compatibility, viewing performance, features, and general ease of use. Here are the contenders:

The Default Browser

Android devices all come bundled with a browser of some sort, but manufacturers often add their own skins or mods, making the “default” browser a bit of an ambiguous term. By default, we mean stock, completely stock. This is the latest version, straight from Google itself, version 2.3.6 running atop Android Gingerbread version 2.3.6.

Opera Mobile

The popular desktop browser is available on Android, too. Opera Mobile offers many of the same features you find in a desktop browser with an emphasis on speed and ease of use. Those who use Opera on their PC will love Opera Mobile’s streamlined integration and effortless syncing features.

Opera Mini

Don’t be fooled by the name; Opera Mini isn’t a lightweight version of Opera Mobile (like Dolphin Mini is for Dolphin HD). Opera Mini is actually an entirely different kind of browser, highly optimized for web browsing on a mobile connection. All of the heavy lifting, such as page processing and images, are handled by Opera’s servers, highly compressed, and then sent onward to your smartphone. The result is a consistently fast browser, regardless of your connection speed or device hardware.

Firefox

Firefox 7 just hit the Android scene, bringing with it speed upgrades and even more features. As one of the most loved browsers for desktop users, Firefox has the experience and resources to create one of the best mobile browsing environments possible.

Dolphin Browser HD

Despite its lack of a desktop driven following, Dolphin HD is the most downloaded full-feature browser on the Android platform. It offers a comprehensive interface as well as many features you won’t find in any other browsers.

Dolphin Browser Mini

For those who are just looking to browse the web without all of the bells and whistles, Dolphin Mini is a great place to start. Its minimalist design allows it to perform well even on older hardware. It also manages to retain many of the unique features available in the HD version.

Skyfire Web Browser 4.0

Like Opera Mini, Skyfire also processes web pages on its own servers first. While Opera Mini is very barebones, Skyfire attempts to blend together the features of a full-fledged browser with the speed of server-processed web pages; however, unlike all of our other browsers, Skyfire does charge a small fee (currently $2.99) to unlock all of its features.

All of the browsers were tested on a Samsung Nexus S with a “factory fresh” install of Android version 2.3.6. The browser settings were all left untouched, with the sole exception of tests that required certain features to be temporarily enabled. Although referenced for some browsers, no add-ons were installed during any of our tests.

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Best Android Browsers 2017 - Fastest & Secure

Latest Update: September 2017

Best Android Browsers 2017 September fastest and secure: Without a best web browser on your smartphone and Tablet you can not make the most of your data connection or your WiFi.  Therefore, we will proceed to measure the RAM consumption, speed of loading pages and the compatibility of some of the most widespread Android browsers : Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera Browser, UC Browser and Dolphin Browser.

Now a days most websites are very well adapted for smartphones but, a best browser should have to be installed on the Android phone or tablet. So today we offer a list of the best Android web browsers surf the Internet seamlessly. You’ll gain efficiency and speed your connection!

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1. Google Chrome

Probably the most widely used browser especially it because pre-installed on many Android phones. Google Chrome is the best android browser for privacy Its the most downloaded by users, with more than 500 million download. Its a way to save data and its incognito way to browse web privately. You can synchronize your Gmail so that all your bookmarks and accounts will be on your mobile phone and your PC at a time. Chrome for Android, Google’s web browser. Speed is good and simple interface. 

2. Microsoft Edge

Microsoft is now bringing its edge browser in preview mode on Android. Microsoft Edge has been released a few weeks ago. For the first time Windows browser also available for Android smartphones and tablets!. Edge comes with Bing as a default search engine but, can be changed to Google. It’s a based Chromium based browser on Android, is recognizable. Therefore, no add-ons are available.

3. Link Bubble

Link Bubble is one of the fastest android browser unlike any other browser you used previously. This app has no search bar to navigate what traditionally have to use another browser. android browser apk

The way it works is Link Bubble opening links from other apps quickly and cleanly as it appears as a floating bubble at one end of the screen, similar to Facebook Messenger way. Pages load in the background alerting you when they are fully loaded, thus avoiding unnecessary delays. Best Android Browsers

On the left you can see the bubble on the right side. On the right the open application. / © TechinDroid

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4. Mozilla Firefox

It is probably the major competitor of Google Chrome is Firefox. And its already a top on desktops and laptops and also wants to be on Android smartphones. Its interface is clean and simple and will have reached few touches any part of the app.

We can also easily move with gestures, and one thing Chrome does not have is the “reading list” where we can store web pages to “read later”, stored in text format for ease of reading. Firefox is free and allows, in turn, installation of add-ons like Adblock or others. The overall browsing speed is good. Best Android web browsers

5. Puffin Browser (best android browser for flash player)

Best android browser for flash player: An interesting option not only for all the customization options it presents, but also because it can emulate a mouse cursor and includes its own keyboard quick to copy, cut and paste access, among other functions.

It also transfers the material to cloud servers before displaying it on your device, increasing its speed and efficiency. Its a fastest browser for android 2017 it also has a paid version without ads for $2.91.

Fast and customizable. / © TechinDroid

6. Dolphin Browser

One of the most powerful Internet browsers that we will find in Android, but unfortunately, not so well known. Gradually they have been improving, creating a simpler interface every time, but still a step behind the first two contricantes of this list.

Flash Player integrated. / © TechinDroid

The key to Dolphin Browser is the inclusion of Flash in it is not necessary to install anything beyond a complement to the browser called Dolphin Jetpack . The browser is generally very fast and can synchronize with your PC browsers, but do not use the same program on your smartphone. Do you want flash on another smartphone? Read our tutorial to have flash on Android . It is free and browsing is just as fast as their opponents.

7. UC Browser

Best android browser ad blocker & best android browser for downloading large files: This is a browser of Chinese origin, but it takes many million downloads in Google Play. The key fast browsing experience with UC Browser is the data compression of the sites we opened. Its interface is not the most beautiful in the world but does its job without any problems.

You can synchronize with cloud markers and tabs between devices you have with the same account Google or Facebook. The browser is completely free and deserves at least that problems, because I will not leave you indifferent. Best Android Browsers 2017

More fast as expected. / © TechinDroid

8. OrFox – Tor Browser for Android

OrFox is an anonymous browser for android. It secure your traffic through the private network. OrFox is the alternate to the OrWeb browser, which was based on the Chrome engine. But, could not fully anonymize it. OrFox, on the other hand, is based on Gecko Firefox, as the name implies. You also need the OrBot app, which makes access to the private network possible. ISP can not track which sites you have visited before or from which country you are targeting them.

9. Opera

I must admit that I’ve never been a big fan of Opera but could not miss here, especially since renewed its entire interface and made it much more making faster too. It has the area Discover. which operates as a news feed, which will news by category. anonymous private browser for android

Opera also compresses browsing data. So we will save some megs see when websites. This also increases the connection speed and according to them, save 80% of the bandwidth data. It is free and connection speed is good but, not as much as its competitors.

Its design has improved a lot. / © TechinDroid

10. Yandex Browser

Yandex Browser also like Opera, having the Turbo speed mode for fast loading pages while reducing your Internet data consumption, as well as in Google Chrome. Enjoy minimalist interface, blazing speed and a built-in translator lets you translate other language websites, Integrated Adobe Flash Player, have PDF viewer to view documents and also blocking dangerous and fraudulent websites.

These apps are the Best android browsers for 2017 September. What You use web browser on your smartphone you?

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