What are the best lightweight browsers for Android?

  1. #1
    JG
    Written on March 9, 2017
    Jesús Gallegos
    "I really liked using Opera Mini. It was really fast and lightweight - didn't take up a lot of storage at all but it still had all the features I needed."
  2. #2
    JJ
    Written on January 20, 2017
    Justin Jensen
    "UC Browser Mini is a quite bloated piece of software that doesn't include many essentials. Missing is an ad blocker, I would constantly get ads while using this. It's frustrating when the software is slow to begin with."
  3. #3
    PH
    Written on January 10, 2017
    Philip Hicks
    "Dolphin browser is a dream come true for me. After started using Dolphin Browser I never had a second thought . Its really attracting especially the features it comes with are worth a try. I like its feature of opening and switching between web pages with multiple tabs at the top of the screen and using voice to search in Dolphin is a cool feature with the busy schedule i have."
  1. #4
    CM
    Written on January 17, 2018
    Chirag Mehra
    "The lightweight browser I like for my Android tablet is Firefox Quantum. It is a very fast browser on android systems. I prefer this over Chrome."
  2. #5
    JA
    Written on September 5, 2017
    James Allen
    "I wasn't too thrilled with the performance I received from this product. It used too much resources and didn't remove all ads as promised"
  3. #6
    AS
    Written on September 5, 2017
    Angela Spencer
    "My phone was getting really clogged up with apps and games and such. I decided to cull it down some, and also try out a lightweight browser instead of the default one since that gets bogged down sometimes. Puffin is not what I really needed, it crashes a lot and I don't know if it's optimized for all phones..."
  4. #7
    JS
    Written on March 3, 2017
    Jordan Simpson
    "Android browser is too slow and bloated. Chrome dumps memory like crazy. Firefox just loads too slow for me. Then I found Opera Mini, which has been a great browser for my needs. I don't have a huge data plan, so every megabyte saved is important, and Opera Mini does just that. It may not be the fanciest browser, but I just needed something to get me around the worldwide web. Thanks Opera!"
  5. #8
    BS
    Written on February 10, 2017
    Brian Salazar
    "I thought the Maxathon web browser was super fast and efficient. It strips back lots of the unnecessary nonsense and provides a speedy platform for my android phone."
  6. #9
    JO
    Written on April 14, 2017
    Jeremy Obrien
    "This is a great alternative to the default browsers that often come with Android phones. It provides a sleek and fast option for those looking at moving away from mainstream brand browsers. It takes up less than 1MB of space as well. This is great for people whose phone storage is constantly being filled to the max."
  7. #10
    RK
    Written on September 5, 2017
    Raymond Keller
    "Oh, yay, another web browser. Granted, I put it on my Android (one of the non-exploding Samsungs), so it's not like it's competing on my desktop, but still. Chrome works fine on here; Ghostery is just a quasi-clever hack of an app. I installed it buying into the privacy hype, but it kept crashing, and I have no way of knowing if it actually is sending less data about me."
  8. #11
    RA
    Written on April 10, 2017
    Raymond Aguilar
    "Do you ever get frustrated that some web browsers just bog down your system? This browser is perfect! I have finally found a web browser that does not slow down my system!"

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Summary

Best lightweight browsers for Android
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Opera Mini Apps 259 Free
2 UC Browser Mini Apps 225 Free
3 Dolphin Browser Apps 184 Free
4 Firefox Quantum Software 158 Paid
5 CM Browser Apps 144 Free
6 Puffin Web Browser Apps 107 Free
7 Opera Mini browser beta Apps 83 Free
8 Maxthon Browser Apps 83 Free
9 Fastest Mini Browser Apps 40 Free
10 Ghostery Privacy Browser Apps 27 Free
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