Most Android phone comes pre-installed with Chrome browser and many users also prefer Chrome over any other browser. So does that mean other android browsers aren’t worth trying? No, there are many mobile browsers that are far better than Chrome, especially in terms of privacy, security, and customization. Since there are so many browsers in the Play Store, you might get confused, and that’s why I have compiled the list of 10 best Android web browsers in 2022.

In case you are an iPhone or Windows 11 user, then you can also check the below articles:

Note: All the browsers are in random order so you can choose any browser you like.

Top 10 Best Browsers for Android (2022)

  1. Brave Browser
  2. Google Chrome
  3. Mozilla Firefox
  4. Microsoft Edge
  5. DuckDuckGo Browser
  6. Opera GX
  7. Tor Browser
  8. Opera browser
  9. Samsung Internet
  10. Opera Mini

1. Brave Browser

Brave Browser (Android)
SizeVaries with device
Downloads50M+
Ratings4.5
PriceFree
OriginUS

If you need a browser that protects your privacy and security while browsing the internet, then Brave is one of the best Android browsers for privacy and security. It by default blocks trackers and ads along with cookies and fingerprinting. And by clicking on the Brave icon (placed at the top right corner of the address bar) you will see how many ads and trackers Brave Shield has blocked on the currently opened website.

To further increase your security, it also forces some sites to open in HTTPS. And if you want your data to be automatically wiped out after closing the Brave, then you have also got the option to ‘Clear data on exit’.

As for the browsing experience, the web page loads faster, all thanks to the built-in ad blocker and web tracking blocker. It also has a ‘Background Video Playback’ feature where you can play audio from video in the background, even if the tab is not active or the phone’s screen is off.

As for the user interface, the Brave browser has a clean and minimal design and has many customization features such as:

  • Move toolbar to bottom
  • Light & dark theme
  • Night mode (open web pages in dark mode)
  • Tap groups
  • Different background wallpapers every time you open a new tab.
  • Widget Stack that shows Privacy Stats, Top Sites, and Binance.

So if you looking for the best Chrome alternative along with best in class privacy, security, and customization features, then Brave Browser is the one I highly recommend.

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2. Google Chrome

Google Chrome for Android
SizeVaries with device
Downloads10B+
Ratings4.1
PriceFree
OriginUS

Google Chrome is one of the top Android browsers, both in terms of market share and popularity. And most Android phone comes pre-installed with a Chrome browser and chances are you might be reading this article from the Chrome browser itself. So you probably know what it can or can not do.

But there are a few cool features that you may not have heard of. Such as you can switch tabs by swiping left and right on the address Bar, enabling dark mode on web pages, translating any web page to your desired language, group tabs, and much more. The best thing that I loved about Chrome is its simple and clean design, along with its ability to sync across all the Google services and devices.

Google Chrome also has its own Ad-Blocking system which protects you from harmful ads or spammy ads. Although it only blocks ads on those websites that have too many ads or have spammy ads. It also has a Lite mode feature which can help you save mobile data up to 60%.

ALSO READ: 15 Best Chrome Extensions

3. Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox for Android
SizeVaries with device
Downloads100M+
Ratings4.3
PriceFree
OriginUS

Just like Chrome, Mozilla Firefox is also among the most popular Android browsers. It is packed with tons of features that you might not see on other famous browsers. For instance, it has support for extensions, homepage customization, a light & dark theme, and the option to set address bar/toolbar at the top or bottom.

In this browser, you will also get an enhanced tracking protection feature that you can use to block online trackers that follow you around while surfing the web. To further enhance your privacy, you can also turn on the ‘Delete browsing data on quit’ functionality.

Other than that, you will get all the usual features like third-party cookies blocker, cross-platform sync, bookmarks, password manager, and so on. All in all, Firefox is a good Android browser and if you are worried about your privacy, then you should definitely consider it.

ALSO READ: Top Free Android VPNs to Protect your Privacy

4. Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge for Android
SizeVaries with device
Downloads10M+
Ratings4.3
PriceFree
OriginUS

Microsoft Edge is another chromium-based web browser that can be a great alternative to the Chrome browser. The UI of the Edge looks similar to its desktop version, which makes its homepage more customizable. You can change the home page layout to focused, inspirational, informational, or create your own custom layout. The bottom toolbar also makes it easy to access all the browser settings.

And thanks to privacy & security features like tracking prevention, ad blocker, do not track and Microsoft Defender, your browsing experience remains more private. Furthermore, if you do a lot of online shopping, then Microsoft Edge is the best browser for shopping as it comes with a built-in tool to find coupon codes across thousands of sites.

Other than that you will get all the usual features like read-aloud, voice search, dark mode, news feeds, translate, and more.

ALSO READ: Edge vs Chrome vs Firefox – Desktop Browsers Comparison

5. DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser (Android)
Size16 MB
Downloads10M+
Ratings4.6
PriceFree
OriginUS

DuckDuckGo Browser is probably the most basic internet browser on this list. In this browser, you won’t find features like cross-platform sync, extensions, customization, or any other advanced features that you are used to. However, you will get a few basic features like bookmarks, desktop site, dark mode, favorites, and share.

The main focus of the DuckDuckGo browser is to keep users’ online activities as private as possible. It does this by blocking trackers and ads. In addition to that, when you visit a website it will show you a Privacy Grade rating (on an A-F scale) in the Address Bar and by tapping on the Privacy Grade icon, it will show you all the list of web trackers it has blocked on the current site.

Furthermore, it also has a button right next to the address/search bar, which can wipe out all your tabs and browsing history with one tap. You can also enable automatically clear all tabs and data on app exit from the app’s settings.

Personally, the only thing I don’t like about this browser is its default search engine is DuckDuckGo, and there is no way to change it. Overall DuckDuckGo is a good mobile browser and if you want to protect your privacy, then it is one of the best privacy-focused browsers for Android.

6. Opera GX

Opera GX for Android
Size35 MB
Downloads1M+
Ratings4.1
PriceFree
OriginNorway

If you are tired of seeing the same old boring style design of all the browsers, then you should definitely check out Opera GX. Its UI looks gorgeous and will surely give you gaming vibes. And if the default theme doesn’t suit your style, you can easily change the theme to ultraviolet, purple haze, hacker man, white wolf, and many more.

The browser is primarily made for hardcore gamers who want to stay up to date on the latest gaming news, deals, and release date. However, if you are not a gamer, you can still use Opera GX as a normal browser by disabling ‘GX Corner’ which will disable all the gaming-related boxes on the homepage.

In this free web browser, you will also get many advanced and useful features like:

  • Connect your phone and computer with ‘My Flow’ and easily send your files to the computer and access it through the web browser.
  • Custom homepage wallpaper
  • Ad blocker
  • Cryptocurrency mining protection
  • Pop-ups blocker
  • Force dark web pages
  • Translate

So if you need a browser that stands out from the rest and at the same time comes with tons of features, then Opera GX is the best mobile browser for Android.

7. Tor Browser

Tor Browser (Android)
SizeVaries with device
Downloads10M+
Ratings4.3
PriceFree
OriginUS

Tor Browser is based on Mozilla Firefox, so you can expect similar UI, functions, and performance. It is one of the most secure browsers on this list. It helps isolate each website you visit so that third-party trackers and ads can’t follow you.

To make your online activity even more private & secure, the Tor Browser uses a network of servers to send requests over multiple links to hide your online identity when you’re visiting a website. The only drawback to this is, your website will load slightly slower.

So if you have good internet speed and you are just a casual internet user, then I think it is worth compromising on speed. At least you’re having safe browsing without worrying about anything. Furthermore, you can also run blocked sites that have been either blocked by your ISP or are geo-restricted.

In addition, all your browsing history and tab will automatically get clear when you close the browser. Apart from that, you can also install extensions on Tor Browser from Mozilla Add-on Store. To sum up, there is hardly any browser that comes close to Tor Browser in terms of privacy and security, which makes it the best Android browser for security and privacy.

8. Opera Browser

Opera Browser for Android
SizeVaries with device
Downloads100M+
Ratings4.3
PriceFree
OriginNorway

Opera is another best internet browser for Android that you may want to consider. It comes with a simple & clean design and can be customized as per your style. Some of the customization features are:

  • Light & Dark mode
  • Themes
  • Change app layout to either phone or tablet
  • Hide toolbar
  • News feed

Other than that, it has a useful feature like Data Saving mode, which can drastically compress the size of the web page, which in turn saves a lot of your internet data and, of course, load the web page faster.

The other top features of the Opera Browser are:

  • It has a Build-in Adblocker which will help you load the website faster.
  • It offers free and unlimited VPN so you don’t have to install any 3rd party VPN apps from the Play Store.
  • It also has a Night Mode feature with adjustable lighting options to help you browse at night without causing any strain on the eyes.
  • Sync across all devices
  • Swipe left or right on the bottom toolbar to switch between tabs.

9. Samsung Internet

Samsung Internet (Android)
SizeVaries with device
Downloads1B+
Ratings4.3
PriceFree
OriginSouth Korea

Samsung Internet was started as a pre-installed browser on Samsung phones and tablets, but now it is available for all Android devices. The browser is based on Chromium and comes with lots of features like ad-blocker, dark mode, news feeds, pop-ups blocker, and so on.

You can also enable an anti-tracking feature that will prevent online trackers from spying on your web activities. Moreover, you can also check the list of all the trackers that are blocked by the browser in Smart anti-tracking settings.

And If you don’t like the top position of the address bar, then you can also move the address bar to the bottom position. On top of that, you can switch between tabs just by swiping on the address bar.

10. Opera Mini

Opera Mini (Android)
SizeVaries with device
Downloads500M+
Ratings4.1
PriceFree
OriginNorway

Opera Mini is a lightweight browser that can be very useful if you live in a region where the internet connection is slow or data plans are expensive. It strips down all the unnecessary things to make the web pages smaller. As a result, the website loads faster and you can save up to 90% of the data.

Even though it is a lite version of the Opera Browser, it still manages to pack many useful features, such as a built-in ad blocker, night mode, sync, dark mode, themes, news feeds, and more.

Conclusion

Well, these were my list of the top 10 best web browsers for Android in 2022. I have tried to cover all the aspects of the browsers. Some are best for privacy & security, while some focus on providing the best browsing experience, and there are some that try to balance both. You can install any browser from this list that you think has all the features you need for the best web experience.

Personally I use Chrome because of its clean and easy-to-use UI and also because it has been my default browser ever since I first used an Android phone. So it has become very hard for me to ditch Chrome. However, sometimes I use DuckDuckGo Browser or Microsoft Edge when I feel like it.

Now let me know in the comment section which mobile browser you are going to install from this list. Also, if you are aware of any other good web browser that I might have missed, feel free to comment below.

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