For all those times when an app is not available or just does not work, your phone's Internet browser gives you access to your favorite websites and services. But some browsers are better than others, and the likelihood is that the browser preinstalled on your phone is not the best option.
For example, Google Chrome is available on almost every Android device, but even though it's an impressive browser, it has not won first place on our list. Many of the browsers listed here offer additional features to improve privacy and performance. Even if you think that your default browser is good enough, you should look at our list to see some of the things you miss.
Important Comparison Points
To give you a nice view In summary, we have compiled a table that shows the best features of the five best browsers for Android. For more information, see the individual browser sections below.
- Browser Engine: The basis of the browser, which determines basic functionality and overall speed. Firefox is the only one in our list that uses a different engine, making it the only browser that is fundamentally unique. Both Blink and Gecko have similar performance and functionality.
- Base Mark Score: A numeric comparison of the performance of each browser (also known as benchmarking). We ran and averaged Basemark's browser benchmark on three different devices
- Sync Across Devices: The ability to share data such as history, bookmarks, and saved logins across multiple devices, including desktops, tablets, and other smartphones , Sync requires logging in to the same browser on your other devices.
- Swipe tab: Ability to horizontally swipe in the address bar to navigate between open tabs.
- Touch Search: Select Text will display the search engine at the bottom of the screen so that you can search without having to leave the current web page.
- Beta Available: Before new features are added to the public version, the test hours are needed to ensure stability. A beta version gives users access to these features weeks before the general population receives them.
- Data Saving Mode: Manual control over the reduction of data usage. When enabled, websites are compressed before they are downloaded by users.
- Themes: The ability to customize the look and design of the browser
- Dark Mode: When enabled, all the major elements of the browser will turn black or dark gray. Ideal for AMOLED displays and night browsing.
- Read Mode: This feature adjusts the site for improved reading experience on mobile devices. The text fits the display size better and the ads are removed.
- Progressive Web Apps: Websites that have the ability to work as a mobile app. These apps have access to many sensors that are integrated into most smartphones, use a similar design, and are designed for touchscreens. In addition to the websites with support, the browser must also support this feature and allow the user to add the site to their home screen for independent operation.
- Private Browsing: The ability to secretly browse the Internet without saving your data and syncing through your devices. Browsing history and logins are not recorded when using this mode.
- Ad Blocker: Ability to block ads on web pages either natively or with an extension.
- Extensions: The ability to add extra functionality to the browser by installing miniature programs that improve browsing.
- Password Manager: The ability to store password information to automatically populate frequently visited sites.
. 1 Firefox Quantum
Mozilla has recently updated Firefox on all platforms to incorporate its new Quantum branding and features. Firefox Quantum consists of a few backend performance enhancements, new custom tabs, and a redesigned UI. Called a Photon UI, this new interface is optimized to help you get things done faster than before.
The most important change is the use of the new Stylo rendering engine . Stylo is a CSS engine that is up to 2 times faster than the previous version. Stylo combines the innovations of Chrome, previous versions of Firefox and the new servo browser engine (which all Quantum components come from) for faster browsing.
Firefox is the only Android browser that has real extensions – unlike Samsung Internet, its extensions are not limited to content blocking. Firefox Quantum for Android, while not as extensive as the desktop version, has a large collection of add-ons that you can use to customize your experience. For example, if you want to use a secure password manager, LastPass and RoboForm have extensions. The wide range of enhancements gives users better control over how their browser works.
Unlike its competitors, Firefox offers the ability to customize the browser. The themed collection is big enough to suit most tastes. Although there is no dark mode, topics can simulate similar experiences. With Firefox available on all platforms, the ability to sync your account makes surfing a truly connected experience. No matter which device you use Firefox, you will always have access to your bookmarks, saved logins and browsing history.