The Best Mobile Browsers

By MlnPetrovic | MlnPetrovic | 1 May 2021



In this list browsers are ranked for their compatibility for everyday use, how private and secure they are and overall looks of the browser, this list is my personal opinion and thougths on the topic.

All browsers in this list are tested in EFF tester for tracking and fingerprinting:
https://coveryourtracks.eff.org

A Digital Fingerprint is a characteristic that is unique to a user of the browser, and their hardware.

 

1. BraveBrave Logo

 

Brave is a Chromium based browser that pays users BAT for everyday use and has security and privacy features.

 

Pros:

1. Privacy oriented
2. BAT rewards
3. Advanced Ad blocker
4. Very fast loading speeds
5. Browser Fingerprint resistant
6. Good design

 

Cons:

1. Only Uphold withdraw possible
2. Low range of advertisers
3. Closed source

 

Download:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brave.browser

 

2. BromiteBromite Logo

 

Bromite is a Chromium based browser that is a balance of privacy and speed.

 

Pros:

1. Privacy oriented browser
2. Open-Source
3. Ad Blocker

 

Cons:

1. Hard on battery

 

Download:
https://www.bromite.org/

 

3. IceravenIceraven Logo

 

Iceraven is a Firefox based browser that has features that Firefox does not have installed.

 

Pros:
1. More Add-Ons
2. Open-Source

 

Cons:
1. Non-regular updates
2. Unstable code

 

Download:
https://github.com/fork-maintainers/iceraven-browser

 

4. MullMull Logo

 

Mull is a Firefox based browser that is tweaked for security and privacy.

 

Pros:

1. Privacy oriented browser
2. Mozzila dependencies removed
3. Security and Privacy patches
4. Add-Ons

 

Cons:

1. Battery draining

 

Download:
1.Add repository to F-Droid :
https://divestos.org/fdroid/official


5. The Tor BrowserTor Browser Logo

 

Tor Browser is a Firefox based browser that stands apart as the most anonymous browser but has drawbacks such as internet speed.


Pros:

1. Peer-to-Peer
2. Censorship resistant

 

Cons:

1. Sacrifices speed for anonimity
2. Not good for everyday use

 

Download:
https://f-droid.org/packages/org.torproject.torbrowser


6. FennecFennec Logo

 

Fennec is a Firefox based browser that is the community favorite in terms of a Firefox fork.

 

Pros:

1. Large Ad-block database
3. Telemetry removed

 

Cons:

1. F-Droid tracker warning
2. Not fully Open-Source
3. Connects to Firefox
4. Does not update regularly

 

Download:
https://f-droid.org/packages/org.mozilla.fennec_fdroid


7. Privacy BrowserPrivacy Browser Logo

 

Privacy Browser is a basic and minimalistic browser that respects user privacy.

 

Pros:

1. Ad Blocker
2. Data minimization
3. Tor Proxy support

 

Cons:

1. Basic Interface

 

Download:
https://f-droid.org/packages/com.stoutner.privacybrowser.standard

 

8. Thor BrowserThor Browser Logo

 

Thor Browser is a IPFS and IPNS browser based on WebKit API.

 

Pros:

1. Open-Source
2. Integrated Ad-Blocker
3. Good Interface

 

Cons:

1. None

 

Download:
https://f-droid.org/packages/threads.thor

 

9. Vivaldi BrowserVivaldi Logo

 

Vivaldi Browser is a Chromium based browser that can be customized in many ways and also has Ad-Blocking.

 

Pros:

1. Ad-Blocker
2. Customizable

 

Cons:

1. Closed-Source

 

Download:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vivaldi.browser

 

10. MidoriMidori Logo

 

Midori is a Open-Source lightweigth browser.

 

Pros:

1. Lightweigth
2. Fast
3. Customizable

 

Cons:

1. Bad EFF test results
2. Basic Interface

 

Download: https://f-droid.org/packages/org.midorinext.android

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