Web browsing is one of the most important activities performed while using smartphones. The market offers a wide range of mobile browsers. In this article we do a shootout for the best and most popular ones being used by people world over.
Below are the top five that exist today:
Opera Mini is one of the most popular existing mobile web browsers. It is a free, fast, compact and a feature-rich web browser that allows you to access the Internet on your phone. It works across platforms such as Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Symbian S60 and Java phones. Opera Mini’s data compression technology helps save money on phone bills by reducing data usage substantially, which is incredible. Opera Mini uses only a tenth of the bandwidth of other browsers, compressing webpages by up to 90%. What’s even better is that users can view the data saved during each browsing session by using the data usage feature. And with its new Smart Page and unlimited Speed Dials, Opera Mini allows easy and instant access to all favorite websites, in its very first page. The user can keep many pages open simultaneously and smoothly switch between them with the tabbing feature.
As Google’s Android web browser, Chrome is made to be very fast thanks to speedy pages loading and hardware-accelerated page rendering allowing fast browsing. Search and navigation can be made from the same box and became simpler and faster with the results appearing as the user types. Moreover, it is designed in a very simple and user friendly way. Its specialized built-in protection increases the security and allows the user to be in control of their private information. Also, the user can customize their browser the way they please and open and switch between as many tabs as they want.
With more than 400 million users, UC Browser is available on all principal operating platforms. It is fast thanks to its cloud acceleration system and is designed with a smart network adaptation technology, a powerful download management function, a pause-and-resume capability and the ability to preview documents in many formats (doc, xls, ppt, pdf, zip and rar). Also, it is technically more advanced with the optimization of the propriety U3 kernel for mobile browsing. Among its features is also battery saving that participates in saving the environment, trees that would have otherwise been used for energy generation.
With more than 50 million installs on Android and free download for iPhone and iPad, Dolphin launched its v9.0 + Jetpack, its fastest browser so far. And as the world’s first Gesture and mobile voice control-based browser, Dolphin can be trained to adjust to the way the user browses and can learn their signature gestures, hence ensuring a simpler browsing experience. By liberating them from typing, Dolphin allows the user to draw a burger to search for their favorite online burger ordering website. Also, with Dolphin Sonar, the user can vocally tell the phone what to search for and share. Your Dolphin can be customized with more than 60 Add-ons for its look, feel and sound.
Firefox OS is fast, requires less typing and allows more browsing thanks to its Awesome Bar and Awesome Screen. The user can easily navigate through many pages at the same time with the easy-to-use tabs. When it comes to safety, the latest security features ensure a better user experience. The settings for passwords, private data and cookies can be simply modified, and the built-in phishing and malware protection ensures a safe browsing. When it comes to what you share online, the Do Not Track feature helps you control it. Also, the desktop history, bookmarks and passwords can be synchronized to all the user’s devices for simpler browsing.
These mobile browsers, and many more, are designed to provide the user with an easy, pleasant and safe browsing experience. It is, however, up to the user to choose the browser that fits them best.