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  1. A895's Avatar
    Chrome feels clunky, Opera feels bloated, and Firefox can't handle video well. So what is the best lightweight browser for Android?
    11-22-2014 07:08 PM
  2. LockOnTech's Avatar
    Have you tried UC browser?

    Sent from my iPhone 5s using Tapatalk
    11-22-2014 08:05 PM
  3. zeth006's Avatar
    Try CM browser. Seems really snappy.
    11-22-2014 10:28 PM
  4. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Have you tried Opera Mini? Maxthon looks to be good as well. I am almost certain that there is a browser on the Play Store that is super lightweight with no nonsense. I'll take a look around and see if I can find it.
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    11-22-2014 10:47 PM
  5. A895's Avatar

    Posted via Razr M on the Android Central App
    11-23-2014 10:22 PM
  6. Kamal Gaba's Avatar
    i think google Chrome is the best browser for Android
    11-24-2014 04:32 AM
  7. A895's Avatar
    i think google Chrome is the best browser for Android
    It is by far the best, but it is bloated.

    Posted via Razr M on the Android Central App
    11-24-2014 08:25 AM
  8. Gobucks1234's Avatar
    Just started using cm browser after trying Firefox. Cm seems really well laid out and is much better than any of the other browsers I've tried. All I do really is read Yahoo and click bait articles.
    11-24-2014 04:57 PM
  9. PoisonAlice's Avatar
    I use CM Browser and like it quite a bit, it's clean and simple. I have it installed on my Kindle Fire too
    12-02-2014 10:55 AM
  10. A895's Avatar
    I've found the stock Samsung browser (labeled "Internet") on my Note devices works best (ex. Note 2, Note 4, and OG Note 10.1).

    Otherwise I've found Chrome lags too much, so I always end up not using it or disabling it if it's included on a device (ex. like my Note 4). Tried CM browser for a while, but ended up having an issue with it where it appeared to lock up my device where my only option was a master factory reset via the recovery console (see my thread here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...t-recover.html). It may not have been CM browser, but I've had no issues since I've stopped using it. I have Firefox installed as an alternate/secondary browser if needed (ex. for multi-window stuff). It works ok, but like Chrome tends to use too much RAM memory and lags.

    In the end, I like to use the K.I.S.S. principle, so I've yet to find any third party browser that works as well as the stock Samsung one.
    I have a Motorola device
    12-02-2014 08:45 PM
  11. A895's Avatar
    Chrome's performance and stability is an absolute travesty for something that's supposed to be a headliner app on android.
    It is one of the most blaoted apps on my phone. You need a minimum of 2GB of RAM to use Chrome smoothly. I uninstalled updates and reverted back to the older version of Chrome, that is how bad it is.

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    12-06-2014 11:17 AM
  12. 1901Madison's Avatar
    I absolutely love Opera Mini, but have noticed it doesn't work on my Droid Turbo. Has anyone else experienced problems with Opera Mini recently? I would check out Atlas browser. Really fast and good. I agree with those who suggested UC Browser and CM Browser, but I find Atlas to be a little faster.
    12-07-2014 02:58 PM
  13. mariusfilip's Avatar
    LIghtning browser it has ad-block and other useful features.
    12-07-2014 03:36 PM
  14. mrnyjet's Avatar
    GHOSTERY, allows to completely block all ad tracking software.

    my personal favorite .

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-12-2014 10:31 AM
  15. gant02's Avatar
    On my galaxy S 2, Opera mini was the best .
    12-12-2014 05:54 PM
  16. dann127's Avatar
    I'm not sure how it's been updated but when it came out Javelin browser seemed pretty snappy without a whole lot on top of it.

    I've tried a bunch of different browsers and finally got tired of Dolphin. Moved to Opera and I've been happy but I'm going to go back and take a look at Javelin again.
    12-15-2014 08:36 AM
  17. kanuj5678's Avatar
    UC and Chrome are the best browsers
    12-22-2014 08:53 AM
  18. kitty start's Avatar
    Google Chrome can work well and smoothly ,certainly,sometimes,when it is updated,Google Chrome also owns some problems.
    01-04-2015 03:13 AM
  19. MinhJWaterman's Avatar
    Opera mini and UC both are the best and light browsers. Opera mini is light browser and i find it good for browsing and i use UC browser for downloading.
    01-05-2015 12:54 AM
  20. jaykalabs's Avatar
    try UC browser its the best and fastest.. i've tried many other android browsers and finally settled for UC
    01-05-2015 01:14 AM
  21. A895's Avatar
    I am using Firefox now and it works okay. Better than chrome in some ways.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-06-2015 06:22 PM
  22. tk7x's Avatar
    UC and Opera Mini come to mind. Both of the are snappy.
    01-07-2015 08:28 AM
  23. AxlMyk's Avatar
    The stock Samsung browser for me. It works, and I don't need another app on the phone.

    AC App on SGS3
    01-07-2015 09:56 AM
  24. Bosgarage57's Avatar
    Dolphin, love the tabbed browsing
    01-07-2015 09:57 AM
  25. Paisley's Avatar
    Another vote for CM. Def give it a shot. Fast and clean looking, great ui.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-10-2015 08:05 PM
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