The default web browser for most Android Phones is Google Chrome because of the functionalities and trust users have on Google. In my testing, Google Chrome performed better than others. So does that mean other android browsers aren’t worth trying? No, there are many browsers that have features that chrome lacks, such as Extensions or Themes.
Good thing is that Google Play Store is flooded with Browsers that will get you confused choosing over the right one. So Which Android Browser should you Install? Well, I have compiled the list of Best Android browsers in 2020.
Just like the Desktop Brower, Google Chrome is also dominating in Mobile Browser Market Share.
Best Android Browsers in 2020
1. Google Chrome
Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers on both mobile and desktop and there is nothing much to talk about Chrome since most of the mobile phones come with a pre-installed Chrome browser and most of you are probably using it right now. So you probably know what it is can or can not do.
But there are a few cool features that you may not have heard of. You can switch tabs by swiping left and right on Adress Bar, enable dark mode and much more.
The best thing that I loved about Chrome is its simple and clean design. And also the Sync between Google Chrome Desktop and Mobile works excellent and is one of the handiest features making it one of the best Android Browser contenders.
Google Chrome has its own Ad-Blocking system which protects you from harmful Ads or spammy Ads by blocking it. You can also save mobile data up to 60% by enabling Lite Mode which reduces the page size, but note that it doesn’t work on Incognito mode.
If you want the latest features of Chrome before others, then you can download Google Chrome Beta version but chance are it will slightly buggy.
Also Read: 10 Best Browsers for iPhone
2. Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox is also one of the most popular Android browsers, just like Chrome. Almost all the major android browsers are built on Chromium, a free and open-source web browser developed by Google. But Firefox is the exception, it uses the same Quantum engine as Mozilla Firefox for Desktop.
Firefox for Android has always lagged behind Chrome on Android in terms of performance and responsiveness, but over the past year or so, many of the ‘Quantum’ speed improvements from the desktop browser have come to the Android version. These days, Firefox is more or less on-par with Chrome on Android (depending on the page).
What makes Firefox for Android more advantageous than Chrome is a massive collection of Extensions and Themes. Almost all Extensions work on Firefox, such as uBlock Origin, HTTPS Everywhere, Dark Reader and much more. You can also customize Firefox by installing themes according to your taste from the Firefox Add-Ons store.
Other features are Block third-party cookies, sync across devices and unwanted ads that follow you around the web with Enhanced Tracking Protection. Also, Google is the default search engine that you can change from settings.
Like chrome, Firefox also comes with a Beta program to try their early features. It is also the browser that gives direct competition to Chrome in the Top 10 Best Browser list.
3. Brave Browser
Brave Browser is a free and open-source web browser and is built on the Chromium web browser because of that, the User Interface (UI) is slightly similar to the Chrome browser. Its homepage is Simple and Clean with no unnecessary article or news or any short of Ads. What I liked about this browser is its Appearance of Toolbar at the bottom, which I liked since it easy to navigate.
Features of Brave Browser
- It has Dark Mode for saving the battery if you have an OLED screen on your Phone or maybe using at night to get less strain on eyes.
- Built-in Ad-blocker (pop-up blocker)
- HTTPS Everywhere (for security)
4. Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge is one of the most underrated Android Browser. It has a few unique features which probably you won’t see on other browsers such as Link your Phone and with One Tap you will be able to send Web pages directly to your Windows 10 PC.
Features of Edge Browser
- Reading mode which reorganizes content on a webpage to make it easier to focus.
- Read-aloud that reads the current webpage article for you with one click. You also get the option to choose either a male or a female voice.
- It also has a built-in Adblock Plus to block unwanted Ads.
- You also get daily news articles on the homepage.
Microsoft is trying hard to make the Edge browser more Robust with its every update. In the recent update, they also announced the option for Light/Dark Theme. The default search engine in the Edge Browser is Bing, which you can easily change under settings.
5. DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser
If you are a tech enthusiast, then you may have heard of DuckDuckGo if not, it is a Web Search Engine that focuses on protecting the searcher’s privacy. The DuckDuckGo Browser for Android has a simple UI and is a very light browser. It uses Androids built-in rendering engine, so it will perform just as good as Chrome.
DuckDuckGo Browser is probably the most basic browser in this entire list with no desktop sync support, no extensions, no customization, and no Advance features, but still provides a nice experience. It has a feature to clear all tabs and data shortcuts with One Tap and also comes with Light or Dark theme.
The unique feature about DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser is when you search and browse, it will show you a Privacy Grade rating when you visit a website (A-F) in the Address Bar. Do note that the default search engine will be DuckDuckGo, and there is no way to change.
So if you don’t want to compromise your privacy and use less RAM then DuckDuckGo is the Best Android Browser for you.
6. Samsung Internet
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 is loaded with a lot of features like Ad-blocker, Tab Swipe, Dark Mode, QR code scanner and so on.
The most amazing thing about Samsung Internet Browser is its Dark Mode feature. It not only changes the browser’s interface to a dark theme but also turns webpages to dark.
Like Chrome and Firefox, Samsung Internet also has a Beta program. So if you want to try early features, you can give it a shot.
7. Tor Browser
Tor Browser for Android is based on Mozilla Firefox so you can expect similar functions and performance. It is one of the most secure browsers on this list. It helps isolate each website you visit so third-party trackers and ads can’t follow you. All the cookies will automatically get clear when you’re done browsing.
The browser uses a network of servers to send requests over multiple links to hide your online identity while you’re visiting websites which results in a slight decrease in page load time.
Hey, but at least your having safe browsing without worrying about anything and you can also run blocked sites that have been either blocked by your ISP or regional restrictions. The browser is so safe that I was not even able to take a screenshot, making it one of the Best Browsers for Android. Furthermore, you can also install Extensions on Tor Browser from Mozilla Add-on Store.
8. Opera browser
Opera browser another most famous desktop browser is available for Android. The browser’s interface has a simple design with the news feeds that you can disable through settings.
The top features of the Opera Browser for Android are:
- It has a Build-in Adblocker which will help to load the page faster.
- Opera Browser comes with free and unlimited use of VPN so you don’t have to install VPN apps from Play Store.
- It also has a Night Mode feature with adjustable lighting options to help you you browse at night without causing any strain on eyes.
- Opera on Android can easily sync with the Opera browser for computers.
Other features of Opera browsers are Themes, where you can either choose the White or Dark theme and App layout to choose between Phone or Tablet.
9. Kiwi Browser
Kiwi Browser is based on Chromium and WebKit, and its interface is similar to Google Chrome. You can also install extensions from the Chrome web store which Chrome for Android itself lacks. But in my case, extensions were not even opening or working. The browser also supports Black or White themes that change only the browser’s interface. Its default search engine is Yahoo, which you can change from settings.
Other features of the Kiwi Browser for Android are:
- Built-in Adblocker
- Night mode that turns the webpages to dark.
- Built-in Translate feature, which translates any webpages to any desired language.
10. Mint Browser
Mint Browser is developed by Xiaomi. The browser has a simple, and clean homepage with no unnecessary junks ads or news feeds. You can add any of your favorite site links to the homepage, and with one click you can open YouTube and Games through shortcuts placed at bottom of the toolbar.
Like most of the browsers in this list, the Mint browser also features built-in Adblocker, Night mode, Data saver, Translate Page, and much more. My favorite feature of the mint browser is the inbuilt Video Download Manager. You can download videos from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Dailymotion.
Have questions? Comment down below to let me know what do you guys think about these Android Browser and which Browser features you liked.