Best Android browsers for smartphones and tablets

android browser Although Chrome is the default browser for most Android smartphones, it is not necessarily the case that an alternative browser, a different application to surf the Internet, is preferred.
Searching in the store it is possible to find browsers that are lighter and faster or organized differently or with additional functions that are not available on Chrome.
Unlike iPhones, where Safari is so integrated into the system to be the basis for any other browser, browser apps for Android phones are independent applications, which in many cases can even be faster than the pre-installed browser.

In this article, we see I best, fastest and most powerful free Android browsers, which can be installed on mobile phones and tablets to surf the internet.

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  1. Chrome is the main browser of all Android devices, almost always pre-installed on the phone. The main advantage of using Chrome is the ability to synchronize data such as favorites, history, and logins between Chrome for PC and Chrome for Android on your Google account. To do this, log in with the same account both on Chrome for PC and on your Android phone and activate Chrome sync. In this way, it is possible to work indifferently on PC and tablet or smartphone, with the same data saved. The shortcoming of Chrome is probably the fact that it is owned by Google, which makes no secret of using its products to collect usage data. In another article, the guide for Improve Chrome on Android by changing these 10 settings
  2. Chrome-based browsers that support extensions I’m Yandex Browser, very valid, fast, identical to Chrome but without all the bloatware brought by Google.
  3. You can use a different version of Chrome with the app Chrömer, which allows you to open links from other apps in an ultra-fast way using Chrome, but without loading the entire browser.
  4. Microsoft Edge for Android the mobile version of the same Microsoft browser for Windows 10. its main advantage is that it allows you to use the function to send websites from the phone to the PC with a key.
  5. Opera provides 3 different browsers for Android. Opera Browser and Opera Mini are two different versions of Opera for Android. Opera browser is an alternative app to Chrome, while Opera Mini is a particular browser, which includes a free VPN and allows viewing blocked sites.
  6. The browser has also recently come out Opera Touch, much more modern than the other two, which makes connecting PCs and smartphones quick and easy, via the Flow synchronization function, which can be used without an account. Opera Touch is also optimized for one-handed use and is one of the most original browsers for Android smartphones.
  7. Mint Browser is the Xiaomi browser available for all phones: simple and fast, it is an ideal app for slower phones and for those who surf slower.
  8. Puffin browser to open Flash sites on Android it is also one of the lightest browsers, with surprising speed comparable to Chrome. Puffin Browser is also available in an Android TV version.
  9. Samsung Internet Browser is the official browser of the Samsung Galaxy smartphones, which is also available for other Android smartphones. The Samsung browser is very similar to Chrome, it synchronizes with Chrome on the PC by installing the Samsung Internet extension and is really among the lightest and fastest ever. The browser on mobile supports some extensions, allows you to print web pages, save them to read them later, request site in desktop mode and all normal options.
  10. Tor Browser for Android, officially released in 2018, to make anonymous and non-traceable connections on every website.
  11. Firefox for Android is the first alternative to Chrome and, like on a PC, it’s always worth having it installed. Firefox is certainly the first choice to make for those who use Firefox also on the computer as the default browser because you can synchronize data on the Firefox account. There are many useful features in Firefox for Android, including support for Firefox extensions on Android.
  12. Mozilla also provides the browser Firefox Focus for Android that works to browse the internet privately and without leaving traces.
  13. Firefox Rocket (to download on APKMirror because designed only for Android Go) is the most minimalist and fastest Mozilla browser, for those who want an ultra-light browser without other features than to open websites. This browser was created for low-end smartphones with Android Go’s lightened system, but can also be used on any other Android phone. Its Turbo mode, when activated, loads web pages instantly. Rocket also has the function to photograph entirely web pages with a screenshot, so that they can be reopened as static images.
  14. Waterfox (disappeared) is the Android browser based on Firefox, virtually identical, but without restrictions and with better privacy. In particular, Waterfox for Android does not limit the extensions that can be performed in the browser, it does not require authorizations to read the phone data (except those strictly necessary) and does not collect or transfer telemetry data to Mozilla. The Pocket function is also disabled for reading after articles and integration with Google Play Services. Thanks to Tor, Waterfox users don’t have to worry about third-party cookies that are blocked by default and can only be activated in Settings> Privacy.
  15. CM Browser Fast is one of the fastest browsers for Android phones that stands out for its lightness and speed, in just 2MB of space.
  16. Maxthon Browser is the Android version of this cloud-based Japanese browser, it’s a real revelation. Certainly among the fastest to load, with a beautiful home page and many features such as synchronization from PC to phone, private browsing, full screen, extensions, sharing options, extreme customization with themes, download manager.
  17. UC Browser is a great browser that is indispensable for surfing the internet in an optimized way even on small screen mobile phones. A bit like Opera Mini, UCBrowser compresses websites saving bandwidth in the data connection. But this also does something more, in fact, all those sites that do not have a mobile version and are difficult to navigate on the small screen of the phone, are optimized and each web page is modified so that it can be read and displayed with all the elements arranged, neatly, vertically.
  18. Smooz Browser is a recent browser for Android optimized for one-handed use, thanks to the ability to browse and change web pages only the thumb swipe on the screen. Smooz uses intelligent gestures for the most common tasks: touch and hold a link to open it in a new tab, run to switch from one tab to another and other easy to learn and very intuitive gestures.
  19. Apus Browser is a simple minimalist browser that also supports Flash Player, user agent change and full screen. Apus Browser is a very light app, with a material design interface (Android Lollipop) that takes up very little memory, therefore ideal for weaker and less powerful smartphones.
  20. Via Browser is a fast and compact browser, which gives a certain freshness and modernity in surfing the internet. This browser has many features such as safe browsing, personalization, data saving, reading offline web pages, incognito mode, synchronization of favorites, extensions, display of desktop versions of sites, translator and much more.
  21. Brave Browser it’s very similar to Google Chrome, with tabs, the address bar at the top and the menu bar at the bottom. This is a great browser for those who want to browse without being tracked by advertisements, anonymously, to leave no traces of navigation.
  22. DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser is similar to Firefox Focus, optimized to leave no traces on the sites you visit and with DuckDuckGo search engine, the one that respects Google’s concurrent privacy.
  23. Dolphin Browser was for years one of the most popular browsers in the Google Play Store, although some time ago he was involved in accusations about possible espionage of data. Now that these privacy problems should be solved, we can consider Dolphin as one of the most customizable and feature-rich Android web browsers.
  24. Aloha Browser instead it is the app that allows you to surf the Internet behind free VPN, the best then to visit the blocked and blocked sites in Italy or other countries.

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