A web browser is one of the most basic and essential apps available on any Android device. A fast, safe, and performant browser can significantly improve the experience for those who spend a lot of time surfing the web.
Finding the right one (other than Chrome) can be difficult due to the abundance of options available. I have compiled a list of the most recent, as well as the most popular, Android browsers.
Keep in mind that some of these do not come with an ad-blocker or VPN built-in, so you will have to install one yourself.
- Lightning Browser
Lightning Browser has made a comeback as one of the best Android browsers. It has many features, such as theming and ad-blocking, in addition to a simple design and a lightweight feel. Lightning Browser has made a comeback as one of the best Android browsers. It has many features, such as theming and ad-blocking, in addition to a simple design and a lightweight feel.
- Brave Browser
Brave Browser was released in 2016, so it is still relatively new. It has a built-in ad-blocker that can block scripts and third-party cookies among its many features. It also uses HTTPS throughout, including the per-site settings.We like how you can keep track of what it blocks, improve battery life, and adjust the speed. An incognito browsing mode, history, and bookmarks are also available. Furthermore, this app is highly functional, completely free, and lacks any advertisements or in-app purchases.
- Aloha Browser
The Aloha browser includes a VPN, ad-blocking, video downloads, configurable search engines, and private tabs. The downside is that videos are disabled on some sites, such as YouTube, and the app, while free, contains sponsored advertisements. It also has a one-of-a-kind feature that allows users to watch VR or 2D videos in virtual reality.
- Kiwi Browser
Kiwi is yet another new browser that is surprisingly enjoyable to use. Because it employs Chromium, you may recognize some of the visuals and settings. It includes a night mode with 100 percent contrast for AMOLED screens, native ad-blocking, cryptojacking protection, and a pop-up blocker, in addition to loading pages quickly. One disadvantage is that it does not support desktop syncing, but if that is not a requirement, it is an excellent choice.
In 2018, Firefox received the Quantum upgrade, which aimed to improve speed, stability, and provide a new user interface. Great privacy controls, cross-platform bookmarks, add-ons, and tab syncing are among the features. It is, as usual, completely free.
- Firefox Focus
Firefox Focus is Firefox’s younger sibling, and it’s arguably better right now. Because of the emphasis on security, each session is conducted in private mode. It also has a decent ad blocker, one-tap history deletion, and the ability to block most web trackers. If you prefer your browser to remember your sign-in information, Firefox Focus may not be the best option for you. As a bonus, it is completely free and does not require any in-app purchases.
- Ecosia Browser
Ecosia is a unique browser because it is environmentally friendly. It has a private browsing mode, bookmarks, and downloads, among other things. If you enjoy trees, this app is ideal for you!
- Surfy Browser
This surprisingly good browser includes basic features like multiple search providers, bookmarks, history, and so on. It also includes theming, ad-blocking, and interesting toolbar customizations. Surfy’s text-to-speech feature, which reads website pages to you, is one of the features that set it apart from the competition.
- Lynket Browser
In early 2018, the former Chromer was given a makeover and is now known as Lynket. It’s the same browser at its core, allowing users to open links from any app in Chrome Custom Tabs. Furthermore, it includes Web Heads, making it a unique Android browser for frequent browsers and multi-taskers.
- Naked Browser
The developers have no regrets about giving up some of the usual features in favor of accessibility and speed. It does have the fundamentals, such as history, shortcuts, and bookmarks. This is the browser for you if you want something quick and dependable.
- Tor Browser
When it comes to privacy, this is a powerful browser. To hide your activity from your ISP and others, the browser connects to Tor’s proxy. It also blocks trackers, has multi-layered encryption, and protects against surveillance. This browser is only recommended for those who value their privacy and understand how the app works.