In this internet era, all of us use smartphones with various utilities installed in them. Though the range of utilities can be as much as unlimited, one such common app or utility used by most of the smartphones or Android users is Browsers. To be frank, the internet is nothing without browsers. Technically, a Browser is that app or utility that facilitates the use of the internet or simply, the medium via which common Android users access the internet.
All of us have grown up using Microsoft’s default internet explorer and to be able to use the internet at that time was one of the most fortunate things that could happen to one. Well, the same continued to be the case in recent years after Android was introduced. However, with the passage of time, the number of facilities provided by primitive Android apps has eventually increased and so is the case of Android-based browsers. Other than browsing, some browsers may also act as an Adblock app or a security hub or support add-ons and much more.
Though all these impressions of a perfect browser may not be found in a single app, each browser has its own unique quality. Hence, each browser deserves a chance to be tried and chosen over other “so-called best browsers for Android” Ultimately, below is the list of best free Android browsers to enhance your browsing experience.
1. Opera Browser – the ultimate data saver
Opera top the list of best browsers for Android devices as it is ideal for data savings. The browser has been on the desktop for around twenty years and perhaps this is the reason for its unmatched user experience. The browser can play videos online along with compressing them in order to reduce data consumption.
Users can easily add websites to the home screen which to saves their time and a few websites like twitter.com may even offer app-like experience. As far as privacy is concerned, the app offers private tabs feature.
With this feature, users can visit any website without leaving a single bit of trace against them. Also, web pages can be easily refreshed by moving your finger back and forth on your device’s screen i.e. “Pull to Refresh” facility.
2. Chrome Beta
All of us are aware of the primitive chrome browser for windows. But the good news is that the browser has joined this race now on Android too. The size of the browsers varies with an Android device. Although the browser is in beta mode, the features of the browser aren’t confined.
Also, the browser can be used parallel to the existing version of the Chrome browser. The browser’s unmatched and sleek user interface is what attracts the users to try it. To keep improving its performance, the users are always encouraged to provide suggestions and reviews.
However, the app still being in its beta mode may work a bit rough sometimes, or on some devices. But frequent updates is another upside of this free browser for Android phones and tablets.
3. APUS Browser – Fast, Easy, Small
Apus is yet another free and stylish Android-based browser that may turn out to be perfect for many users. The app offers dozens of features that are easy to access. Also, the app being lightweight does not consume much of your disk space. User’s favorite sites, new or anything else can be made to load with a single tap of the finger. That’s fast in true sense 😀
The app comes with an option to choose the favorite search engine from Google, Yahoo, Bing and a few more while surfing the net. The app or the browser also supports gestures while navigating through various tabs. Incognito mode is the supporting pillar of privacy in this browser.
The app also offers one of the rarest features – online HTML5 based games. Furthermore, the app also complies with Google voice search to provide fast and accurate results.
4. Link Bubble Browser
Link Bubble is one more addition to the list of free browsers for Android phones and tablets that offer some unique features. While you are on a web page (using this browser) and you click on another link, the link will automatically load in the background to provide an undisturbed experience. Also, after the link has completely loaded, the screen will be automatically animated.
With this browser, users can easily save, bookmark or share the link within a second or rather blink of an eye. Moreover, themes are other utilities that make the browser even more interesting. Furthermore, the app handles all the redirection links very wisely.
5. Dolphin – Best web browser
Dolphin browser is actually among one of the best free browsers for Android with the highest ratings. The browser also supports HTML5 which is a bit rare among mobile browsers and hence outperforms against various browsers. The biggest upside of this browser is that it comes with inbuilt block and adobe flash player support, and provides safe or incognito mode browsing too.
The app provides the personalized search with the option to switch to various search engines and also syncs with other web browsers, history or bookmarks on the same or another device via “Dolphin Connect” With the app’s gesture support, the users can set specific gestures for the respective action to be performed eg.
Drawing letter B to switch to Bing. As simple as that 😉 To make the user interface and experience even more interesting, the app comes with full support for Add-ons and themes.
6. Puffin Web Browser
Puffin web browser is another revolution in the series of browsers for Android with it’s exceptional and thrilling speed. The mechanism that this browser follows to provide high speed is that – it shifts the workload from resource-limited devices to cloud servers and hence resource-demanding web pages load faster than ever.
The app also guaranteed cloud protection against nasty hackers all the traffic from the Puffin app or rather browser to its servers i.e. Puffin servers are encrypted. Alike the above-mentioned browse, Puffin browser to provide flash support with the latest version of Flash over the cloud. Additionally, since few sites may look appear better on the desktop, so the app offers a choice between mobile and desktop views.
Firefox has been on the desktop for several years and continues to satisfy the users with its features and high-end Add-ons. Perhaps that’s the reason why it turns out to be one of the best free Android-based browsers. Users can synchronize all the essential data like history, bookmarks, etc to reduce time consumption.
Another upside of this browser is the bundle of free Add-ons support that can literally cover each and every users’ demands. With this browser for Android, ads can be blocked within a second from the menu. The browser also provides an option to browse anonymously which can be easily activated; though “Do Not Track” needs to be enabled.
8. Maxthon web Browser – Fast
Maxthon is yet another free web browser for Android that may be responsible for creating the revolution in this area when it comes to speed. The feature of this browser that attracts most of the users is its cloud-based cross-platform credentials. Users can very quickly access their favorite sites directly from the speed dial.
Users also get access to free “NewsBites” that are nothing but just a collection of various RSS Feeds from preferred blogs and publications. On a Broad basis, the app offers three modes for browsing – night mode (dark background), Private mode and Data Saving mode wherein the downloading of images s disabled.
Another fascinating feature of this app is it’s Fetch Mode – in this mode, the subsequent page of any website is automatically downloaded so whenever the user taps on the “Next” button, no time is wasted.
9. Ghostery web browser
As reflected in the name, Ghostery is yet another free browser for Android that can enhance your browsing experience with never compromising with privacy. While you Browse anything on the net, there are a few companies that track each and every detail like clicks, shopping history, etc. Ghostery detects all such embedded scripts that can directly block them.
However, the browser does ask for some permissions from users that may seem odd at first. Users can also themselves learn about such companies that dig up their information and block anything and everything that they find uncomfortable. Ironically, the may turn out to be buggy sometimes and may also seem a bit difficult to navigate.
The verdict – best Android browsers
So, above is the list of best free browsers for Android that can certainly enhance your browsing experience and satisfy all your needs. Since all the browsers offer unique features of their own kind, it is the sole choice of the users to select a relevant browser as per their needs. Which browser do you currently use? We are waiting to hear from you about your best browsing experiences.