What are the best lightweight browsers for Android?

  1. #1
    DM
    Written on March 9, 2017
    Don Mitchell
    "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
    KG
    Written on January 14, 2017
    Karla Gomez-Lee
    "My son recommend this app for me because I have an older Android and sometimes it just takes forever to download something. I guess he was tired of me calling him to ask why my phone was so slow, was I doing something wrong. He was here this weekend, downloaded the app for me and I could not be happier. It is so much faster than it was, I couldn't be happier."
  3. #3
    TN
    Written on January 10, 2017
    Teresa Neal
    "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
    AP
    Written on January 17, 2018
    Albert Powell
    "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
    NM
    Written on January 20, 2017
    Natalie Mack
    "My browsing experience had doubled in speed and it's so much more convenient to download games and apps. I use this browser for everything and wonder how I managed things before I started using CM."
  3. #6
    MG
    Written on September 5, 2017
    Marie Gutierrez
    "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
    FA
    Written on March 3, 2017
    Franklin Andrews
    "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
    CW
    Written on February 10, 2017
    Curtis Warren
    "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
    KH
    Written on January 24, 2017
    Kristina Haan
    "I do a lot of web browsing at home and while on the go, and the worst part is how long it takes to load webpages on my phone. It seems fast, but I can always tell the difference between my phone and when on my computer. The Fastest Mini Browser, while still not what I would consider 'computer fast', has defintely been the closest out of all the different browsers I've tried on the app store."
  7. #10
    HW
    Written on September 5, 2017
    Henry Webb
    "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
    MC
    Written on April 10, 2017
    Mandy Chen
    "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 222 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 26 Free
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