The vast majority of Android users opt for Google Chrome as their main browser application, not only does it comes pre-installed on most Android devices, but it is regarded as one of the best browsers out there.
That being said, there are a ton of other great alternatives available for Android. We have chosen our top 10 Android browsers for the purpose of this article, but there are some additional options out there as well, browsers are a dime a dozen in the Play Store, and many of them are quite good, in fact.
Your choice will probably depend on the design, performance, features… and perhaps even what you use on your PC, as some of these browsers are synced to their desktop counterparts. Whatever the case may be, we’ll list out top 10 picks, so try some of them out if you’re interested, and do keep in mind that they are not listed in any specific order.
Firefox is easily one of the most popular browsers in the market, in general. This browser is being used by tons of both mobile and desktop users, and has been around for a long time. At first, the app for Android was not the best, but it’s really great at this point in time. The design is simple and functional, while the app syncs with its desktop sibling. Add-ons are a powerful weapon of this browser, and the app allows you to send video and web content directly from your smartphone to a TV.
DuckDuckGo browser is one of the best browsers out there, and it puts a huge emphasis on privacy. The app offers you seamless control over your personal information, while it will also block all the hidden third-party trackers it can find, says the company. In addition to offering a bevy of privacy-related features, this application offers a really clean design, and it’s actually quite fast when it comes to sheer browsing.
If you, for some reason, need a free VPN included in a browser, Opera browser may be just right for you. On top of that, this application offers an ad blocker, and a personalized news feed as well. Night mode is included in the package, though it only affects the app itself, not the loaded content. There a number of additional settings available here, including text settings, home screen shortcuts, and so on.
Chrome doesn’t really need a special introduction, this is the most popular browser for Android, Chrome is packed with features, its design is quite minimalistic, and it’s quite fast as well. It seamlessly syncs with your desktop Chrome browser, if you use one, while it has Google Translate built in. Chrome also comes with a data saving feature, and it allows you to save web pages for later viewing, when you’re offline.
Kiwi is based on Chromium and WebKit, so it’s basically Chrome with some additional functionality, if you will. Kiwi is an extremely fast browser, and it includes an ad blocker, along with a cryptojacking protection. You can move its address bar to the bottom, while you can also disable AMP, if you want. This browser also allows you to enable gestures, just in case you’d like to use swipes to move back and forward while surfing the web.
Tor Browser is a brand new browser, essentially, at least as far as its stable variant is concerned. This browser is supported by the Tor Project, which focuses on privacy and online freedom. Tor Browser isolates every website you visit so that third-party trackers can’t get to you, while it also defends you against surveillance. It has multi-layered encryption, and the design of this application is really simple, similar to many other browsers in the market.
Microsoft Edge, as its name says, is Microsoft’s official web browser for Android. This browser also comes with a simple design, and it is packed with features. It offers full syncing between web and app, while it also offers an ad blocker. Your regular options like favorites, bookmarks, reading list, history, and so on, are all here. Microsoft Edge also comes with a built-in voice search, and the app is really fast in terms of performance.
Dolphin has been available for Android for a long, long time. It was once considered to be the best alternative to Chrome, and it is still a really great browser. This app comes with an HTML5 video player, flash player, and an ad blocker. Personalized search feature is included, while the app also offers gesture support. You can also use your voice to search the web here, thanks to Dolphin’s “Sonar” feature.
Samsung Internet is Samsung’s official web browser for Android. This application comes pre-installed on Samsung’s smartphones, and it is available to everyone. This browser has the benefits of One UI, to a degree, as it is adapted to use with one hand, while a reader mode is included in the package. High contrast mode is also available in this browser, while there are a number of other features that you’ll find inside.
Puffin is yet another browser that has been around for quite some time, and it’s not exactly the most popular browser for Android, but it’s popular enough, for a good reason. Puffin is a solid web browser, and one of the fastest out there. This browser comes with a virtual trackpad and gamepad, and it offers some theming options. You have an option to switch between mobile and web view here, and so on… there are many more features included here.