What are the best browsers for Android?

  • #1
    JF
    Written on February 14, 2017
    Jane Franklin
    "I love using the Firefox Browse Freely app on my Android phone! It allows me to almost forget I am using a phone as my browser. It is so easy to use and makes life a breeze."
  • #2
    TN
    Written on January 16, 2017
    Teresa Neal
    "I love using google chrome on my android phone. It is fast and easy to use. Pages load fast and I haven't had it lock up at all."
  • #3
    PD
    Written on January 3, 2017
    Paula Dawson
    "One of the biggest disappointment I've had with chrome as a default browser is the lack of support for any addons that would let me block ads - and so many of the browsers that do offer that feature are such a mess in just about every other way. But with the Opera browser, I've finally found a browser that both gives me a great browsing experience, and goes the extra mile to improve an already great browsing experience with an ad blocker."
  • #4
    MC
    Written on January 23, 2017
    Matthew Chambers
    "Puffin is a somewhat unknown browser for android devices but it's one of the fastest most reliable browsers available to androids. It's fast efficient and can do everything you need it too."
  • #5
    LS
    Written on January 12, 2017
    Lloyd Sharp
    "This is a good browser for Android phones. It has ad block built in and it is supposed to be speedier than other browsers so you have a quick, smooth browsing experience."
  • #6
    RV
    Written on February 18, 2017
    Rachel Vega
    "As the current default Android web browser lacks any sort of useful Flash functionality, The Dolphin app fixes any such lack of functionality and even improves upon the basic user web browser in many ways, such as Adblock and HTML5 video players."
  • #7
    BB
    Written on February 13, 2017
    Bessie Burke
    "I absolutely love Apus Browser. It's lightweight and fast, exactly what I am always looking for in a mobile browser. I especially love the speed mode, which boosts loading time and saves my data.. ummm, hello genius!"
  • #8
    FN
    Written on January 28, 2017
    Frank Nichols
    "I've used naked browser, opera mini, chrome, firefox, etc; they are all complete trash in comparison to Maxthon. What makes Maxthon better than the rest is that this browser isn't a watered down desktop browser. It has all the features and plugins you would expect in the browser in mobile form. Maxthon understands me as a user, as such it comes with adblock and speed mode to fill my needs without doing any extra configuration. Just an excellent browser all around."
  • #9
    RG
    Written on February 13, 2017
    Ross Greene
    "I have simply been tired of using the resource hog Chrome and the unimpressive base browser that comes with most Android phones and tablets. A friend of mine has a IOS device and has had Mercury for some time and I was quite impressed. I finally get to try out Mercury Browser and I couldn't be happier. My phone no longer feels like it is dying when I have multiple tabs open or are attempting to watch embedded videos on webpages. Seriously if you are reading this make the switch and don't look back."
  • #10
    JW
    Written on February 2, 2017
    Jerome Wood
    "Opera mini is an awesome browser. It lets you browse faster, save data, block ads and browse in a variety of languages. I also love the video compression technology which reduces the size of video data and combats buffering delays. Another cool feature is night mode so a bright screen doesn't strain your eyes in the dark. I highly recommend everyone take a test drive with Opera Mini!"
  • #11
    JW
    Written on February 4, 2017
    Jordan Williams
    "Flynx is one of the better browsers for Android I've used recently. I helps condense info into a more easily read form on your phone. It's free and definitely worth a try. I downloaded it and have found it helpful for pulling info from larger less mobile friendly sites."
  • #12
    CN
    Written on January 1, 2017
    Cheryl Norris
    "I like having the option of Opera on an Android phone! Sometimes I cannot access links on Safari or Chrome and it works on Opera. Having a mobile friendly Opera browser makes it easy to navigate sites."
  • #13
    MB
    Written on February 2, 2017
    Mark Baker
    "Seeing how this basically puts all the different browsers all into one, it really does make it easy to use. Along with that, there is also a specific downloads folder for all of your files to download in one convenient place. The only downside currently to this is the advertisements that are swamped through the app, not even including the ones you see on web pages."
  • #14
    MM
    Written on February 14, 2017
    Mike Mack
    "Maxthon Browser lets you get a great browser on your android device that is fast. It also creates a touchscreen feature that you can use to write with. It makes it really easy to find your favorite websites and do what you want to do faster."
  • #15
    BG
    Written on January 15, 2017
    Blake Gilmour
    "Dolphin Browser is awesome. It's the fastest Android browser I've used. It's great that it has AdBlock preinstalled so I don't get spammed with garbage and use up my data. I like to customize and Dolphin Browser has a bunch of useful addons. Overall I'd rate it a four out of five, there's always room for improvement."
  • #16
    RT
    Written on February 19, 2017
    Ruby Turner
    "The information on the Google Play store doesn't really adequately explain how CM Browser is different from a more mainstream browser. Most of the features are ones you'd find standard in Chrome which will already be on an Android device. It mentions the small size of the app, but I'm not sure what the use cases would be, and I'm not even sure that one could uninstall Chrome on certain devices, making another browser redundant no matter how small."
  • #17
    MB
    Written on January 29, 2017
    Mary Blair
    "Absolutely the fastest browser around for Android! I can't believe how much better my experience is with Android since I installed this mini browser. The speed is so much faster than anything I've seen. As far as lightweight it is incredible. So many people are joining in with me and agreeing. It is incredibly portable and superb! I highly recommend the product to anyone using Android."
  • #18
    FW
    Written on January 15, 2017
    Florence Woods
    "I had used Ghostery on my desktop, and was excited to bring the same tracker protection to my phone. As with the desktop version, it does take some review and oversight to get the settings exactly as you would like the. However, I would rather limit access by default than have trackers extracting my online activities without me knowing. Having options for search engines is an added bonus, and "Ghostmode" is great way to get instant anonymity, especially when using public wi-fi."
  • #19
    MH
    Written on February 6, 2017
    Marvin Hunt
    "This is a wonderful, lightweight browser for android phones. Great for getting quick downloads. and also for staying private! It cuts out a lot of the unnecessary plugins and tools a lot of browsers have, and keeps the essentials. Turns out that's all I've needed! Try it out for yourself, you might be surprised."

Summary

Best browsers for Android
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Mozilla Firefox Software 291 Free
2 Google Chrome Software 246 Free
3 Opera browser Software 204 Free
4 Puffin Web Browser Apps 177 Free
5 UC Browser - fast browsing, powerful ad-block Apps 152 Free
6 Dolphin - Best Web Browser Apps 143 Free
7 APUS Browser - super fast web browser Apps 97 Free
8 Maxthon Software 83 Free
9 Mercury Browser Apps 78 Free
10 Opera Mini Apps 61 Free