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Best lightweight browsers for android

1.UC Browser Mini

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UC Mini is a new global tube mate and fast video downloader app for Android devices. It's also a duet video maker with personized stickers and magic filters. You can easily discover, watch, share, download and create videos you like.

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  • by Vincent Cox

    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 More

  • Dennis Franklin

    by Dennis Franklin

    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  More

  • Silvia Saucedo

    by Silvia Saucedo

    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  More

  • Justin Jensen

    by Justin Jensen

    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  More

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    by Laxman Pratap null

    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 m More

  • Zachary Stewart

    by Zachary Stewart

    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 e More

2.Opera Mini

Free download

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.

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  • Carlos Áviles

    by Carlos Áviles

    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 abou More

  • Gregory Simpson

    by Gregory Simpson

    once i tried using opera mini because my crhome kept lagging, never really looked back at chrome or firefox or other browsers.

  • by Jesús Gallegos

    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 neede More

  • Benjamin Baker

    by Benjamin Baker

    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 More

3.Puffin Web Browser

Free download

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.

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  • by Angela Spencer

    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 More

  • Joe Hamilton

    by Joe Hamilton

    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 More

  • Robert Robinson

    by Robert Robinson

    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.

  • Edward Cole

    by Edward Cole

    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 favorit More

  • Shreyas Jhadav

    by Shreyas Jhadav

    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 More

  • Jeremy Cox

    by Jeremy Cox

    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 - t More

4.Google Go

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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.

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  • Muhammad Mittal

    by Muhammad Mittal

    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 vid More

  • Jing Zhu

    by Jing Zhu

    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.

5.Dolphin Browser

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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.

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  • Philip Hicks

    by Philip Hicks

    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 f More

  • April Duan

    by April Duan

    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.

  • by Nicholas Harrison

    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 dow More

  • Jacob Stewart

    by Jacob Stewart

    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 ligh More

  • Brian Bell

    by Brian Bell

    Chrome and Firefox having been hogging my phone's resources. Dolphin Browser's efficiency makes web browsing easier.

  • Keith Howard

    by Keith Howard

    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 a More

6.CM Browser

Free download

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.

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  • by Vincent Fisher

    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  More

  • Tyler Thomas

    by Tyler Thomas

    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 More

  • James Allen

    by James Allen

    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

  • James Harper

    by James Harper

    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!

  • Tom Tan

    by Tom Tan

    CM browser keeps my hardware safe.

  • Andrew Ford

    by Andrew Ford

    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

7.Naked Browser

Free download
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. 

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  • Arthur Parker

    by Arthur Parker

    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 More

  • Aditya Rodrigues

    by Aditya Rodrigues

    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 c More

  • by Raymond Aguilar

    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 More

  • Bobby Cruz

    by Bobby Cruz

    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 More

  • Douglas Hansen

    by Douglas Hansen

    Naked Browser is easy to use and is perfect for Android.

  • Vihaan Pillai

    by Vihaan Pillai

    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.

8.Firefox Quantum

Free download

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.

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  • Chirag Mehra

    by Chirag Mehra

    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.

  • Aanya Jayaraman

    by Aanya Jayaraman

    Great solution for the topic, though I know there are others there that fit the topic more.

  • by Amit Patel

    It looks like a browser that a lot of people use from a trusted company

9.Opera Mini browser beta

Free download
Opera Mini Browser Beta is a lightweight browser created by Opera. It is the beta version of the now fully operational Opera Mini browser. 

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  • Jordan Simpson

    by Jordan Simpson

    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 More

  • Johnny Ortiz

    by Johnny Ortiz

    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.

  • by Diane Carroll

    Not a lot to see and the features are basic. It needs some work.

  • by Howard Nelson

    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 More

  • by Bobby Hudson

    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 loa More

10.Ghostery

Free download

Ghostery is a private and security-related browser extension and mobile browser application developed by David Cancel. It aims to help users spot and block advertisements from a webpage.

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  • Raymond Keller

    by Raymond Keller

    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, b

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  • Andrés Ochoa

    by Andrés Ochoa

    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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    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'

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  • Randy Watson

    by Randy Watson

    Amazing browser, makes me feel much safer while browsing on line. Runs smooth and is so customisable!

  • Jerry Huang

    by Jerry Huang

    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

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11.Fastest Mini Browser

Free download

Get rid of unnecessary features with this tiny browser. 

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  • Louis Lopez

    by Louis Lopez

    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 More

  • Jeremy Obrien

    by Jeremy Obrien

    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 movi More

  • Wayne Hall

    by Wayne Hall

    Excellent! Great browser! Load pages and videos extra fast! Nice gif support! Good tools to enjoy and options to customize. No In-App Ads

  • Vishal Subramanium

    by Vishal Subramanium

    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 m More

12.Monument Browser

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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.

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  • Xu Ding

    by Xu Ding

    😝 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!

13.Brave Browser

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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.

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  • May Huang

    by May Huang

    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 pa More

  • Vivaan Dutta

    by Vivaan Dutta

    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 More

14.XBrowser

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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. 

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  • Muhammad Mittal

    by Muhammad Mittal

    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 ma More

15.Via Browser

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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.

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  • Muhammad Mittal

    by Muhammad Mittal

    great lighweight app, better than dolphin and puffin imho, that's just me tho, feel free to try or not,

16.Yandex Browser Lite

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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.

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  • Ayaan Rathore

    by Ayaan Rathore

    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!

17.DU Browser

Free download

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.

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  • Hemant Jayaraman

    by Hemant Jayaraman

    really nice lightweight alternative to the ram-hungry chrome but I wish it has more protection like Brave browser.

18.Firefox Lite

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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.

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  • Tomás Huerta

    by Tomás Huerta

    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 be More

19.Jelly Web Browser

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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.

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  • Harini Yadav

    by Harini Yadav

    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.

20.Maxthon

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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.

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  • Justin Dean

    by Justin Dean

    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

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  • Brian Salazar

    by Brian Salazar

    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

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  • Jordan Fields

    by Jordan Fields

    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 t

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  • Ronald Fernandez

    by Ronald Fernandez

    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.

  • Humberto Bravo

    by Humberto Bravo

    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.

21.FOSS Browser

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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.

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  • Arjun Jayaraman

    by Arjun Jayaraman

    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.

22.Lynket Browser

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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.

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  • Rakesh Lobo

    by Rakesh Lobo

    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.

23.Phoenix Browser

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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.

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  • Brian Bailey

    by Brian Bailey

    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 More

24.Samsung Internet Browser

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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.

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  • Raquel Andrade

    by Raquel Andrade

    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 reade More

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    Swapped Chrome with this one because she alone works in combination with Adguard Contentblocker (free). That combo makes her the fastest most stable A More

25.Aloha Browser

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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.

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  • Cheshta Gavde

    by Cheshta Gavde

    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.

26.Firefox Focus

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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.

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  • Ashley Boyd

    by Ashley Boyd

    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 sa More

27.Lightning Browser

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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.  

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  • Cheshta Gavde

    by Cheshta Gavde

    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.

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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