What Is The Best Lightweight Browser For Android?

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Chrome feels clunky, Opera feels bloated, and Firefox can't handle video well. So what is the best lightweight browser for Android?
 

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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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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.
 

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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/samsung-galaxy-note-4/460294-had-hard-reset-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
 

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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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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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