How to open compressed (ZIP, RAR, etc.) files on Android
While Android doesn't offer native support for opening compressed files, you can use various third-party apps to extract them. In fact, most of these apps not only open compressed folders, but they also allow you to create your own compressed / archived files.
Here are some highly rated apps that let you open various types of compressed files (including the most popular ones: ZIP and RAR): AndroZip, RAR for Android, ZArchiver, B1 Archiver, or ES File Explorer. You can download all of them for free from Google Play - just check out the source links found at the end of this article.
Most apps that can open compressed files on Android work in the same way: they let you locate the files (either by directly searching them by name, or by browsing your device's folders via a file manager), and then simply tap on them for the decompression process to begin. For illustration purposes, we've used AndroZip in the slideshow below. Check it out:
download: AndroZip, RAR for Android, ZArchiver, B1 Archiver, ES File Explorer