5 small, fast, and snappy browsers for Android

5 small, fast, and snappy browsers for Android
Browsing the web is among the essential functions that each smartphone should be able to perform – no matter of its class. Odds are, you are spending a lot of time with your browser open. However, some entry-level and midrange handsets sometimes don't have a very good stock browser and often lack the resources to run heavy browsers. Additionally, low end handsets are already constrained enough in terms of internal storage, and you'd be forgiven if you are looking to slim down on space used by looking for lighter alternatives of your stock apps.

Well, there are quite a few browsers out there on the Play Store, who promise to be “small” and “fast”, so we went ahead and checked out as many of them as we could find. Out of the bunch, we selected 5, which were truly small and snappy, but didn't destroy the web-viewing experience by breaking websites or constantly feeding us ads. All of the browsers on the list are free – check them out, try whichever draws your attention, and let us know – did you like it?


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14 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Lightning browser and AOSP browser for me.

2. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Apus and CM for me.

3. PigglyWiggly

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Which of these browsers are faster than Chrome or the stock Samsung android browser ?

4. zelase

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

guys which is the best browser for adblocking?

13. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Nochromo. It's chrome without the ads. Chrome is so much faster without ads.

14. zelase

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

thanks!!

5. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

uc mini is also good and light

6. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Chrome is just a ram hog on my s4 but the reason I still prefer to use it is because of the fluidity and the stutter free and smooth scrolling

8. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Chrome for desktop also a RAM hog (in my case i'm using the 64-bit version)

7. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Naked Browser for me. Chrome sucks on my device (due to the small RAM)

9. exran

Posts: 61; Member since: May 02, 2015

What browsers integrate and sync with Chrome services?

10. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

UC Mini browser ..very fast and compresses data at 90% ,yet give quality browsing.

11. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

since when a 28mb for a browser app considered small ? seriously phonearena be realistic the biggest problem is that the browser is no good and power hungry which mean your misleading your readers

12. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Probably is an advertising for it.

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