What are the best lightweight browsers for Android?

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asked by Anonymous
27 solutions
  1. 42
    UC Browser Mini

    UC Browser Mini is a lightweight browser app created by UCWeb Inc. It has navigation cards, smart downloading, night mode, and data saving features. It won the 2012 Best Android Browser Award from About.com.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    DF
    Dennis Franklin
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "I know there are a lot of lightweight apps and even bigtime browsers design lite versions of their apps like but UC Browser Mini is still the fastest android browser for me...."
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    Dennis Franklin
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "I know there are a lot of lightweight apps and even bigtime browsers design lite versions of their apps like but UC Browser Mini is still the fastest android browser for me. the minimalist lighweight browser design saves me data and battery power, both of whcih are precious to me since I am poor!!!"
    SS
    Silvia Saucedo
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "agree with zachary, i didn't really want to use it but my bf kept on installing this browser and i finally relented and saw how easy it was to use it and it saved a lot of data. lol!"
    JJ
    Justin Jensen
    Written on January 20, 2017
    "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."
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    Laxman Pratap
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "it is the best browser for every phone, it supports all the andiod phone and pc also, it required less memory space I m also using this browser, for more information"
    VC
    Vincent Cox
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "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."
    ZS
    Zachary Stewart
    Written on March 22, 2017
    "I was looking for a lightweigh browser for my Android to replace the clunky one I currently have. Thats when I found UC Browser Mini. Not only is it easy to use, but it only takes up 2 MB of space. The browser is responsive and I can do everything I need to do in it."
    JG
    Johnny Gordon
    Written on March 12, 2017
    "This is one solid browser. I'm a diehard Chrome fanboy, and this has swayed me some. Lightweight and extremely quick, this can help when I'm trying to get a website to load but my signal is poor."
  2. 33
    Opera Mini

    Opera Mini is a lightweight browsing app for Android and iOS devices created by Opera Software AS. Its features include blocking ads, saving data, unlimited tabs, private browsing, night mode, and video boost.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    GS
    Gregory Simpson
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "once i tried using opera mini because my crhome kept lagging, never really looked back at chrome or firefox or other browsers."
    GS
    Gregory Simpson
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "once i tried using opera mini because my crhome kept lagging, never really looked back at chrome or firefox or other browsers."
    JG
    Jesús Gallegos
    Written on March 9, 2017
    "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."
    Carlos Áviles
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "Opera mini is a great alternative to chrome. Since both browsers are from Google, there really isn't much difference. The one thing I do not like about opera is how everything that is usually in a task bar, is hidden in chrome. But the running rate and everything that is does matches chrome and all the others browsers. Good choice."
    BB
    Benjamin Baker
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "I was looking for a browser which could help with browsing with good UI but without using too much data from my plan. I found Opera Mini to fit what I was looking for. I like that it is fast and lets me download from facebook easily too."
  3. 24
    Puffin Web Browser

    Puffin Web Browser is a mobile browsing app created by CloudMosa, Inc. It offers cloud protection for safe browsing, regularly updated Flash player, and bandwidth management. Only works in US.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    JH
    Joe Hamilton
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "I am torn between Puffin and Dolphin browser for android, but I give the slight edge to Puffin. I get less ads, and from the reviews that I read it is safer and has better..."
    JH
    Joe Hamilton
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "I am torn between Puffin and Dolphin browser for android, but I give the slight edge to Puffin. I get less ads, and from the reviews that I read it is safer and has better bandwidth management. but that's just my two cents on this lightweight browser issue."
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    Robert Robinson
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "nice light browser.i don't know if it is a placebo effect but I think I've seen less ads since using puffin on my phone."
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    Angela Spencer
    Written on September 5, 2017
    "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..."
    SJ
    Shreyas Jhadav
    Written on February 21, 2017
    "Now I'm not a huge seeker of alternative browsers kind of guy but I can actually see why you would want to on mobile. Mobile browsers can be clunky or slow and this one seems like it is a good option to try out to see how well it works on your device compared to chrome."
    JC
    Jeremy Cox
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "I was looking for a quick browser for my android device, so I gave the Puffin browser a chance from the Google Play store. This app is super quick - the internet really flies on it. I like the clean interface and ease of use. I will definitely keep using this going forward."
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    Edward Cole
    Written on March 12, 2017
    "Great App! can save me money thanks to its proprietary compression algorithm and finally i can see any flash content on my browser and play my favorites flash games! and it has a fast page load and a great security features"

DID YOU KNOW

Did you know that a 21-year-old undergraduate ignited the world wide web revolution? Marc Lowell Andreessen was an intern at NCSA and a student at UIUC when he started developing Mosaic. He started the project in 1992 and NCSA released it the year after. Mosaic was easy to use and introduced the World Wide Web to the public. "Several million then suddenly noticed that the Web might be better than sex," said Internet co-inventor Robert Metcalfe in 1995. Can you believe it? Andreessen just reached the legal age to drink but he was on his way to a career that would make him a billionaire. So what's your excuse?

His invention made Andreessen a big name in his field, but his browser failed to improve and compete with the changing times. Mosaic soon become obsolete with the arrival of better browsers. Microsoft's Internet Explorer became the preferred choice as the fastest browser for computers in the 2000s. Google Chrome was the staple browser for mobile Android devices in this decade. Nowadays there are different types of browsers for every need. There are browsers for speed, like the Naked Browser. And there are browsers for protection and privacy like Brave. Still, Andreessen's influence in the world of global communication is undeniable. He is a board member in Facebook, eBay, Hewlett-Packard, Bump Technologies, and gaming giant Oculus VR. And remember, this guy started all this world wide web revolution with his Mosaic browser. A program he invented before he even got his undergraduate diploma.

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    Google Go
    Google Go is a mobile app developed by Google for a quicker process of searching results online. This app only takes 5MB of space in mobile devices without lessening the quantity and quality of information that it produces.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    MM
    Muhammad Mittal
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "I think this is the best web browser for android if all you want to do is search about different stuff. but it is not suitable for some stuff like videos and tweeting, tho u..."
    MM
    Muhammad Mittal
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "I think this is the best web browser for android if all you want to do is search about different stuff. but it is not suitable for some stuff like videos and tweeting, tho u have apps for that."
    JZ
    Jing Zhu
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "really worth it guys. saves a lot of space and data for me, 100% will recommend, and really crawls through the web and gives me what I am looking for."
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    Dolphin Browser

    Dolphin Browser is a lightweight web browser with a built-in Flash Player and an AdBlocker. It also features fast downloading, private browsing, and voice-operated commands which is available for Android and iOS.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    AD
    April Duan
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "I agree with Jacob, my android phone rarly lags now because dolphin browser really is not that much of a space taker in terms of RAM."
    AD
    April Duan
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "I agree with Jacob, my android phone rarly lags now because dolphin browser really is not that much of a space taker in terms of RAM."
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    Philip Hicks
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "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."
    JS
    Jacob Stewart
    Written on March 13, 2017
    "I have a cheap android phone and my problem are always the space and the RAM consumed by the apps. I found that the browser Dolphin it's not just light to run and low RAM consuming, but it also reduced the amount of occupied space on my device. I suggest its use to every android user!"
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    Keith Howard
    Written on September 5, 2017
    "I have tried every browser on the play store and Dolphin is one of the best. I have had some problems with crashing after updates but the developers are quick to fix the problems."
    NH
    Nicholas Harrison
    Written on March 27, 2017
    "This is a great browser for Androids. I have used this browser many times and it runs just as well as Chrome of Firefox. It is easy to install and download as well."
    BB
    Brian Bell
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "Chrome and Firefox having been hogging my phone's resources. Dolphin Browser's efficiency makes web browsing easier."
  3. 19
    Naked Browser
    Naked Browser is a free lightweight browsing app for Android devices. It is only 120KB in size and has no bloatware. It requires minimum permissions to operate and only use data for what users requested. 
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    AP
    Arthur Parker
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "Same here Aditya! for me Naked Browser is the way to go! Not onbly lightweight, but also very functional and efficient. Have no problem claiming it is the best browser for..."
    AP
    Arthur Parker
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "Same here Aditya! for me Naked Browser is the way to go! Not onbly lightweight, but also very functional and efficient. Have no problem claiming it is the best browser for android!"
    AR
    Aditya Rodrigues
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "well once I forgot my charger and my powerbank but really needed to browse something, I DL'ed Naked Broswer and it saved my day, taking minimal data charges and battery power."
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    Raymond Aguilar
    Written on April 10, 2017
    "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!"
    BC
    Bobby Cruz
    Written on February 27, 2017
    "Very cool app! This app was exactly what I was looking for. I was tired of the stock android browser bogging up my phone. This one is quick and simple!"
    VP
    Vihaan Pillai
    Written on September 5, 2017
    "Naked browser isn't light weight at all. It ate up my phone's resources like crazy and constantly crashed. I got fed up with it and uninstalled it."
    DH
    Douglas Hansen
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "Naked Browser is easy to use and is perfect for Android."
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    CM Browser

    CM Browser is a lightweight browser created by Cheetah Mobile Communications. It is just 6.1MB in file size with features like Adblock, Smart Download, speed search, and protection against malware.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    TT
    Tyler Thomas
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "thought it would be a useless app from a company known for games but it really is great, taking out the hassle from chrome and firefox and only giving me the best,."
    TT
    Tyler Thomas
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "thought it would be a useless app from a company known for games but it really is great, taking out the hassle from chrome and firefox and only giving me the best,."
    JA
    James Allen
    Written on September 5, 2017
    "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"
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    Vincent Fisher
    Written on January 20, 2017
    "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."
    JH
    James Harper
    Written on February 28, 2017
    "Browser pre-loads to speed up browsing and app is small file size to not slow down general use of phone. Really happy with this lightweight browser!"
    AF
    Andrew Ford
    Written on September 5, 2017
    "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"
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    Tom Tan
    Written on February 22, 2017
    "CM browser keeps my hardware safe."
  5. 13
    Firefox Quantum

    Firefox Quantum is a free, lightweight, web browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux desktop computers. It is capable of loading pages up to 44% faster with its built-in ad and script blocker, and secure private browsing.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    AJ
    Aanya Jayaraman
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "Great solution for the topic, though I know there are others there that fit the topic more."
    AJ
    Aanya Jayaraman
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "Great solution for the topic, though I know there are others there that fit the topic more."
    CM
    Chirag Mehra
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "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."
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    Amit Patel
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "It looks like a browser that a lot of people use from a trusted company"
  6. 11
    Opera Mini browser beta
    Opera Mini Browser Beta is a lightweight browser created by Opera. It is the beta version of the now fully operational Opera Mini browser. 
    Apps

    Android

    Free

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    Johnny Ortiz
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "this one uses very low ram and all my android devices started running smoother once I used this instead of chrome, which eats up all my ram."
    JO
    Johnny Ortiz
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "this one uses very low ram and all my android devices started running smoother once I used this instead of chrome, which eats up all my ram."
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    Jordan Simpson
    Written on March 3, 2017
    "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!"
    BH
    Bobby Hudson
    Written on February 16, 2017
    "The most annoying thing about using an Android phone is how slow the browser is. Friends that have iPhones never seem to have the problem of pages loading up quickly. I am glad that I found Opera Mini. It totally increased the speed at which web pages on my phone loaded up. You don't realize how seconds matter until you see a difference in speed."
    HN
    Howard Nelson
    Written on March 27, 2017
    "An elegantly designed browser that's a joy to use and easy to understand. It's become my go to browser. Fast, fun and packed with useful features, I'm having more fun with this browser than any other I've used. Opera knocked it out of the park, with this one!"
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    Diane Carroll
    Written on September 5, 2017
    "Not a lot to see and the features are basic. It needs some work."
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    Ghostery

    Ghostery is a private and security-related browser extension and mobile browser application which will help you spot and block advertisements from a webpage. It was originally developed by David Cancel.

    Apps

    Web, Chrome Browser Extension, Firefox Browser Extension, Opera Browser Extension, Android, iOS

    Free

    RK
    Raymond Keller
    Written on November 28, 2018
    "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..."
    RK
    Raymond Keller
    Written on November 28, 2018
    "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."
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    Ethan Nichols
    Written on November 21, 2018
    "I got tired of having my browsers hijacked by spammers looking to use my data to make a quick buck. I installed Ghostery Privacy Browser and haven't looked back since. It keeps my data away from prying eyes and gives me full control about who I share my data with."
    JH
    Jerry Huang
    Written on November 29, 2018
    "I don't know what Raymond's problem is bu Ethan is right, this is a necessity in today's internet. Many people would take advantage of my browsing habits"
    AO
    Andrés Ochoa
    Written on November 22, 2018
    "A ver good app to protect your privacy. The reviews give it 4.1 stars, should really help you keep your personal information personal."
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    Randy Watson
    Written on November 22, 2018
    "Amazing browser, makes me feel much safer while browsing on line. Runs smooth and is so customisable!"
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    Fastest Mini Browser

    Get rid of unnecessary features with this tiny browser. 

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    JO
    Jeremy Obrien
    Written on April 14, 2017
    "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..."
    JO
    Jeremy Obrien
    Written on April 14, 2017
    "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."
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    Louis Lopez
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "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."
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    Vishal Subramanium
    Written on September 5, 2017
    "Fastest Mini Browser is an Android app that offer the browser functionalities in about 1MB of space. It's very light and useful, I might replace all my other phone's browser with this one!"
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    Wayne Hall
    Written on January 21, 2017
    "Excellent! Great browser! Load pages and videos extra fast! Nice gif support! Good tools to enjoy and options to customize. No In-App Ads"
  9. 1
    Brave Browser
    Brave Web Browser is a free web browser focused on ad blocking, security protection, data optimization and an enhanced battery experience for the user. It is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android devices.
    Software

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    MH
    May Huang
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "do you use this much Vivaan? I do and I agree with you. my low ram phone (an old Xiaomi, not a shuang-hi or whatever that is) runs this well, loads pages fast and doesnt get..."
    MH
    May Huang
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "do you use this much Vivaan? I do and I agree with you. my low ram phone (an old Xiaomi, not a shuang-hi or whatever that is) runs this well, loads pages fast and doesnt get stuck even when i read comics on multiple tabs, hope they keep improving this and supporting this till kingdom come!"
    VD
    Vivaan Dutta
    Written on November 20, 2018
    "its free, it works, and it can run even on the lowest spec phones, even if youre using some old garbage brick like shuang-hi or whatever those chinese phones call themselves now."
  10. 0
    XBrowser

    XBrowser is a lightweight browsing application created by byteman.su. It is less than 1MB file size and has a minimalist design. It has its own adblockers and has powerful resource sniffers for downloading and saving web resource. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    MM
    Muhammad Mittal
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "got so angry that my old brickhouse of an android phone crash too much when i use updated chrome browsers so i landed on this list and tried a few, Xbrowse, Brave and Firefox..."
    MM
    Muhammad Mittal
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "got so angry that my old brickhouse of an android phone crash too much when i use updated chrome browsers so i landed on this list and tried a few, Xbrowse, Brave and Firefox lite are my faves. probably the best ones on this list too, without bias man"
  11. 0
    Aloha Browser

    Aloha Browser is a free browsing application created by Aloha Mobile. It is designed with free VPN, adblock, download manager, video recorder and player, and private tabs. It is available in both iOS and Android devices.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

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    Cheshta Gavde
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "Aloha is not the fastest android browser but i have to admit it is a pretty damn good lightweight browser. really loads fast, but has some problem with videos and large sharp..."
    CG
    Cheshta Gavde
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "Aloha is not the fastest android browser but i have to admit it is a pretty damn good lightweight browser. really loads fast, but has some problem with videos and large sharp images."
  12. 0
    Firefox Focus

    Firefox Focus: Private Browser is a free mobile browser for both Android and iOS users. Firefox Focus blocks all kinds of online trackers for a secure web browsing. The app is available in English, French, and Spanish.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    AB
    Ashley Boyd
    Written on November 9, 2018
    "it's a new browser by mozilla, i tried it and it works. still not perfect, honestly but really helped navigation. if with lightweight you mean fast this firefox focus app..."
    AB
    Ashley Boyd
    Written on November 9, 2018
    "it's a new browser by mozilla, i tried it and it works. still not perfect, honestly but really helped navigation. if with lightweight you mean fast this firefox focus app removes trackers and ads, so basically it loads faster.... any other had the same experience? what do u think? any other recommendations?"
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    Samsung Internet Browser

    Samsung Internet Browser is an application created by Samsung Electronics. It is a browsing app with features like privacy protection and an adblocker. It has an improved UI with a Reader Mode and Download Manager. Works on all Android devices.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    RA
    Raquel Andrade
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "not really among the fastest android browser, and not that much lightweight compared to naked, but it has the best download manager and the best reader mode. recommended even..."
    RA
    Raquel Andrade
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "not really among the fastest android browser, and not that much lightweight compared to naked, but it has the best download manager and the best reader mode. recommended even non-samsung devices! requires Kitkat I think? Not sure but yeah."
  14. 0
    Lynket Browser
    Lynket Browser is an application created by Arunkumar. It has a Custom Tab for modification, a mode where it only loads texts, or a mode where it will only load AMP versions of pages. IT was voted as one of the 15 best Android browsers by Android Authority.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    RL
    Rakesh Lobo
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "used this when it was still Chromer! for me this is better than dolphin or puffin or even opera mini! Surprised to see it this low on the list of fast lightweight browsers."
    RL
    Rakesh Lobo
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "used this when it was still Chromer! for me this is better than dolphin or puffin or even opera mini! Surprised to see it this low on the list of fast lightweight browsers."
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    Phoenix Browser

    Phoenix Browser is an application created by Shalltry Group. It is known for its fast video downloads on most websites, except for Youtube videos. It has shortcuts for easy access, bookmarks, video player, and a tab manager.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    BB
    Brian Bailey
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "looked shady at first but really one of the best browsers i've seen for android in the bunch. Belive me or not I tried all before commenting and i can say this is the best, if..."
    BB
    Brian Bailey
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "looked shady at first but really one of the best browsers i've seen for android in the bunch. Belive me or not I tried all before commenting and i can say this is the best, if not one of the top three. really easy to use and didn't take up much space on my device."
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    FOSS Browser

    FOSS Browser is a free browsing application for Android devices created by FOSS Android Development. It is a browser enhanced to be used with one hand, has adblocker, and toggle image loading.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    AJ
    Arjun Jayaraman
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "saw this one too while I was searching for the fastest lightweight browsers on reddit. if it is here and on other list this might be something good. DLing now, will tell you..."
    AJ
    Arjun Jayaraman
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "saw this one too while I was searching for the fastest lightweight browsers on reddit. if it is here and on other list this might be something good. DLing now, will tell you about it later."
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    Monument Browser

    Monument Browser is an application created by Myrcello. It is a browsing app with its own adblocker and an accelerator for downloads. It can save pages for offline use and has an easy access mode and a night mode.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    XD
    Xu Ding
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "😝 funny and slightly weird name for a browser but i think one of the fastest ones I used for my Samsung Android tablets, helps save precious data!"
    XD
    Xu Ding
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "😝 funny and slightly weird name for a browser but i think one of the fastest ones I used for my Samsung Android tablets, helps save precious data!"
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    Jelly Web Browser

    Jelly Web Browser is an application created by Exsoul-Ish. It is a browsing app that can be used with different search engines and has its own translator. Enhanced to be used with just one hand, and has 21 languages, including English, French, and Spanish.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    HY
    Harini Yadav
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "I have to admit I thought I laughed my ass off when I saw Jelly Browser on the list. Didn't sound something for Android. But yeah, in terms of size and speed this one fits the..."
    HY
    Harini Yadav
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "I have to admit I thought I laughed my ass off when I saw Jelly Browser on the list. Didn't sound something for Android. But yeah, in terms of size and speed this one fits the bill and is one of the best browsers there."
  19. 0
    Firefox Lite

    Firefox Lite is a lightweight version of the Mozilla Firefox browser. The app is less than 3.5MB in file size, has its own protection against trackers, and has a built-in adblocker. It has a night mode, a screenshot feature, and the Turbo mode for saving data.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    TH
    Tomás Huerta
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "Guys believe me you'll save a lot in data and battery if you use the lite version of Firefox. My android phone and tablet, which are old-modeled and has small batts, now lasts..."
    TH
    Tomás Huerta
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "Guys believe me you'll save a lot in data and battery if you use the lite version of Firefox. My android phone and tablet, which are old-modeled and has small batts, now lasts longer and performs better since I switched to the Lite one. one of the best lightweight version of browsers for me."
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    DU Browser

    DU Browser is an application created by DU Apps. It is a browser with T5 kernel for floating video playback feature and enhanced speed. It also has its own MP3 player and a news aggregator on the home page.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    HJ
    Hemant Jayaraman
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "really nice lightweight alternative to the ram-hungry chrome but I wish it has more protection like Brave browser."
    HJ
    Hemant Jayaraman
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "really nice lightweight alternative to the ram-hungry chrome but I wish it has more protection like Brave browser."
  21. 0
    Yandex Browser Lite

    Yandex Browser Lite is a lightweight version of the Yandex Browser created by Yandex LLC. It is just 969KB in file size and can be run using a memory card on Android devices. It uses the Yandex Zen technology for a quickly updated newsfeed.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    AR
    Ayaan Rathore
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "didn't really think this lite version browser will eat just this low of my phone's ram while running that smooth and fast. didn't disappoint me one bit!"
    AR
    Ayaan Rathore
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "didn't really think this lite version browser will eat just this low of my phone's ram while running that smooth and fast. didn't disappoint me one bit!"
  22. 0
    Lightning Browser

    Lightning Browser is a lightweight browser created by Anthony Restaino. It is designed for speed and security in browsing in Android devices. It is an open-source freeware for community-based development.  

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    CG
    Cheshta Gavde
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "I thought Lightning Browser is one of those homemade apps that suck and will probably just scam your money away, but i really enjoyued fast browsing. far from the best browser..."
    CG
    Cheshta Gavde
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "I thought Lightning Browser is one of those homemade apps that suck and will probably just scam your money away, but i really enjoyued fast browsing. far from the best browser on android, but a really good alternative."
  23. 0
    Via Browser

    Via Browser is a  lightweight browsing app created by Lakor. It is a customizable app with its own ad-blocker, privacy protection features, night mode, translator, and more. It is designed to run smoothly on Android devices.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    MM
    Muhammad Mittal
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "great lighweight app, better than dolphin and puffin imho, that's just me tho, feel free to try or not,"
    MM
    Muhammad Mittal
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "great lighweight app, better than dolphin and puffin imho, that's just me tho, feel free to try or not,"
  24. 0
    Maxthon

    Maxthon Browser is a free web browser released in 2005 for Windows, Mac, and more. It features built-in note-taking took, password manager, email addresses manager, ad blocker, night mode, multi-tab management, and so on.

    Software

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free

    JD
    Justin Dean
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "know what you mean there Ronald, really improved my phone's performance and data management since I used this as my main browser. I know Chrome has a lot more features but..."
    JD
    Justin Dean
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "know what you mean there Ronald, really improved my phone's performance and data management since I used this as my main browser. I know Chrome has a lot more features but Maxton is not that far behind."
    BS
    Brian Salazar
    Written on November 21, 2018
    "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."
    JF
    Jordan Fields
    Written on November 21, 2018
    "Seems to be a subpar browser with rebooting errors and an inability to use tabs. Not sure why anyone is trying to improve on Chrome or Firefox at this point."
    HB
    Humberto Bravo
    Written on November 25, 2018
    "This browser is not user-friendly whatsoever. Half of the time the browser doesn't even work as a browser. Don't waste the space on your phone."
    RF
    Ronald Fernandez
    Written on November 23, 2018
    "this browser is pretty fast for when needing that extra power.It seems to be a really big benefit when using from day-to-day."

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Summary

Best lightweight browsers for Android
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 UC Browser Mini Apps 42 Free
2 Opera Mini Apps 33 Free
3 Puffin Web Browser Apps 24 Free
4 Google Go Apps 22 Free
5 Dolphin Browser Apps 21 Free
6 Naked Browser Apps 19 Free
7 CM Browser Apps 19 Free
8 Firefox Quantum Software 13 Free
9 Opera Mini browser beta Apps 11 Free
10 Ghostery Apps 8 Free
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