The best Android web browsers allow you to fine-tune your browsing experience to what you want it to be. That is a type of customization that you can expect from your Android phone.
Although iPhone users can now set a default browser that is not Safari, thanks to the iOS 14 update, Android users have been enjoying this freedom for years.
With Android 11 available on new phones, now is the best time to check on the top web browsers that will fit your tastes.
The Best Android Web Browsers of 2021
The following best Android web browsers deliver strong features for both their mobile version and desktop version, and they also let you sync up your browsing experience across different devices and platforms.
1. Google Chrome
The most popular web browser on Android phones, Google Chrome, gives you the option to access passwords that you have stored in your Chrome account, according to Tom's Guide.
Google Chrome is a dominant browser on the market, and it is the most reliable option because every web developer considers it when they build a website.
Google Chrome offers additional features like a data-saver mode, secure storage for payment methods, an ad blocker, a pop-up blocker, and an automatic translation in numerous languages.
Another browser that has a reliable mobile and desktop version is Opera. Opera has a data-server mode that compresses videos and standard web pages, and this is what makes it different than the other web browsers on the list.
As a result of its unique data-server mode, the pages load faster because the data is reduced. If you do not have an unlimited data plan yet, this feature won't require burning through your monthly data allotment as quickly.
Opera also has a built-in free VPN-like feature that gives you an IP, although you can't use both the VPN feature and the data-saver mode at the same time.
The VPN feature allows you to access restricted websites and it also loads sites that are blocked in your country, according to Android Police.
Just like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox is a popular browser choice for Android users. All of your history, passwords, and bookmarks will automatically sync if you create a Firefox account and sign in to your devices.
You can also customize Firefox if you wish, as there are numerous themes and extensions that you can choose from, according to TechRadar.
Firefox users who are conscious about their online security can take a look at the updated Firefox Focus, a feature that erases your history, password, bookmarks, and cookies to prevent ads from tracking you.
4. DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser
DuckDuckGo may not be as popular as the other browsers on the list, but what makes it one of the best is that it keeps your activities private. A button located on the right of the search bar will automatically wipe all of your online activities.
DuckDuckGo also removes any ad-trackers that may be trying to track you every time you go online. It will also default to the highest encryption available on the website that you are visiting.
5. Microsoft Edge
Although Microsoft Edge does not have extension support, it has numerous extras that are extension-based in other apps, like translation services, ad blockers, password manager, price checker, and NewsGuard.
The NewsGuard is a feature that assesses news websites based on their credibility and their transparency.
Microsoft Edge's reading-list feature is also great, as it delivers the full page instead of the abbreviated or text-only version of an article.
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Written by Sophie Webster