Today, we will be discussing the best Android browsers to use in 2022. And the browsers we have picked and listed below are based on our own personal experience. We will be delighted to hear your own thoughts regarding the Android browsers we have here.
Android, unlike the iPhone, offers, users, the possibility of using different third-party browsers as the default system browser. And there are many good ones out there, but some are obviously better. Check below, out the list of best Android browsers to use in 2020.
4 best Android browsers to use in 2022
To qualify a web browser as being the best will vary from user to user. But there are some criteria that can be used to give a generalised view. Here, we will be talking about the best Android browsers in terms of speed and features they offer, as well as the UI.
Note that, the list below isn’t in order, but at the end of this post, we will be giving our own final verdict and the reasons for our choice.
1. Samsung Internet – Fast, great UI, dark more, and much more
Samsung Internet Browser is a mobile web browser for smartphones and tablets developed by Samsung Electronics. It is based on the open-source Chromium project. It is pre-installed on Samsung Galaxy devices.
Although a Chromium-based browser, it is highly customised and packed with stunning features. And ones of its very interesting and most-loved features is the dark mode which can apply on websites that does not have a dark theme.
Also, desktop sync is possible with the Chrome desktop browser, but you will need to install the Samsung Internet extension on your Chrome desktop.
Samsung Internet offers a better experience and comes with an exhaustive list of features that include an ad blocker, secure browsing mode, easy customizability, and greater control over video playback. The browser is also as fast as Chrome or even faster.
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2. Google Chrome – One of the best Android browsers ever
The Chrome browser is the default web browser on Android devices and many Android users are very versed with it.
Most other Android web browsers are based on the Google Chrome open-source project Chromium. But Google Chrome still offers more features and beautiful UI than most of them.
Some features on the Google Chrome Android version you might not know are changing taps by swiping left or right and the dark mode.
Google Chrome for Android also has a « Lite Mode » for slow networks. This makes it possible to access websites over slow connections faster.
Google Chrome also comes with a built-in translator which works using Google Translate. Other interesting features include; incognito mode to help you browse privately, syncing with Chrome desktop, Google voice search, etc.
3. Mozilla Firefox – A non-chromium-based browser
The Firefox Browser is one of the few browsers for Android which isn’t based on Google Chrome’s Chromium open-source project. Firefox browser for Android by Mozilla and uses the Gecko rendering engine, which is different from the Blink rendering engine used by chromium-based browsers.
Firefox browser for Android supports desktop sync and offers a bottom address bar. Also, tracking scripts are blocked by default on the Firefox browser and it supports extensions (add-ons) and also has the dark mode.
4. DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser
DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser is another awesome Android browser to use. It is different from other Android browsers you will mostly come across since its default search engine isn’t Google but DuckDuckGo.
DuckDuckGo is an internet search engine that emphasizes protecting searchers’ privacy and avoiding the filter bubble of personalized search results. DuckDuckGo distinguishes itself from other search engines by not profiling its users and by showing all users the same search results for a given search term.
The DuckDuckGo browser for Android is very basic, with its main focus on privacy. And as such, each time you close the browser, it will delete all history and cookies. A typical browser for those who want to keep what they do online private.
It comes equipped with our search engine, tracker blocker, encryption enforcer, and more. The dark mode is present but it does not apply to web pages you visit.
Best Android browsers 2020: Our take
From our personal experience, although the Samsung Internet browser is a default browser for Samsung devices, it works pretty well and smoothly on other Androids.
We have used it for a while now and find it better than all the other browsers for Android listed above. Below are our reasons;
- The dark mode that applies to all web pages even for sites without dark theme support
- Ad-blocking feature
- Possibility to sync with Google Chrome desktop
- Samsung Internet supports picture-in-picture (PIP) video, which means the video that is played in this web browser can be pop-out and visible on the Android screen even if the browser is minimised.
- Supports notifications from popular social networking sites like Facebook
- Comes with a very clean UI
- Support for extensions
- Can be installed on any Android 5.0+
- Do not track feature
What we have above is just a hand pick. And when you take a closer lock you will see there is nearly everything Chrome, for example, has and more. It has its own cons too though, but we find it to be the best.
Which Android browser is best for your 20202? Let us know! Leave a comment below