The best Android browsers, 2014 edition: speed, design, and features
0. phoneArena 23 Jul 2014, 09:49 posted on
Three months from now, it will be a full year since we last took it upon ourselves to explore and compare mobile browsers in depth. This time around, we'll be kicking things into a higher gear. Heck, it's probably fair to say that this is a whole new ballgame, as the scope of examined categories is far larger. Said otherwise, while you and us will revisit the same type of benchmarks, functionality, and features, general UI responsiveness and design will, this time around, factor into the final verdict...
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60. Chris.P (Posts: 548; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
Are you using the latest version of Firefox? Are you sure this isn't an addon? No icon on our side when using version 31.0.
65. MrSpontaneous (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)
Yes, I'm sure it isn't an addon. Here's the help document: support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-use-reader-mode
55. ojz0r (Posts: 13; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
The only thing from the list that firefox are missing is the data compression.
It has reading mode, flash support, adblock (and ghostery as well) as addon.
63. silverdroid (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)
Where is Boat Browser and Mercury Browser ? They both are far better than most of those included in that test.
64. wesley. (Posts: 84; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
Firefox definitely does have an ad-blocker from extensions, reader mode and supports flash video too. Works great on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Why is your comparison table inaccurate?
67. techguyone (Posts: 199; Member since: 18 May 2013)
I'd like to use Chrome, but since Google had the completely retarded and unknown reason for losing text re-flow, I've moved onto Dolphin.
I refuse to have to scroll my screen form side to side because text re-flow, isn't flowing and as you expand the font it just goes off the edge of the screen. What numb-nuts dreamt that up and thought it was a good idea I'll never know.
70. gtrxman (Posts: 122; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)
I was using Dolphin for the longest time, especially because there are Flash hacks that allow Flash content to be played. But I recently switched back to Chrome as I have found that it is noticeably faster in page load time. I also find that Dolphin continuously launches new tabs - very annoying.
71. pedrogb (unregistered)
And the best is ..............NAKED BROWSER
75. glos7777 (Posts: 4; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
where is the Habit browser ? it is the best.. has a lot of feature and customization
76. lumia920 (Posts: 112; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)
uc browser is the best one among all. lowest red crosses for my favourite browser.
78. JayBEE (Posts: 113; Member since: 03 Apr 2014)
My go to Android browser for now is Firefox, as it supports Background video. I could not get this to work under the stock or Chrome browsers.
79. Eclectech (Posts: 213; Member since: 01 May 2013)
Seems like Puffin (which I had never heard of before reading this article) murders the other browsers.
80. na7noo7 (Posts: 278; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)
How the heck do I get flash on UC Browser?
81. na7noo7 (Posts: 278; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)
Chrome > UC Browser and Firefox > Dolphin > Puffin
It's because Puffin is donkey slow at flash, and won't freaking remember my password.
82. yonith (Posts: 144; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
If only Chrome had a full screen mode I would switch in a heartbeat!
83. boidsonly (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)
"Now Browser" is the new browser to beat. Feature rich and insanely fast. I use the android version-don't know if there is an IOS version....
85. ermayo93 (Posts: 14; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)
Maxthon should be added to this mix. Extremely stable.
86. MartinF (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)
The best browser for Android 2014 is MiniBrowser PRO. Simple, fast, adblock and flash support. The best!
89. sventhedog (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Dec 2014)
why is maxthon not here? the interface is so easy to use.
92. cipylan (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Dec 2014)
CM Browser - is small have 11 mb, flash player and adblock. For me is the best.
93. sventhedog (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Dec 2014)
google made a great move letting opera use their engine. just pushed all of the opera fans to chrome. lol.
94. mdub_mdub (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Apr 2016)
Night Mode feature, very useful for browsing at night, I don't know why it didn't make the list. Dolphin, UC browser, Opera Mini have it built in. I don't know about the rest (Chrome doesn't)