There are lots of pretty cool mobile browsers available for mobile devices, especially on mobile app stores. That being said, there are a few that rise above the rest.
What should you look out for in a mobile browser?
Responsiveness: This happens when webpages are able to fit the screen of mobile devices without breaking any part of the webpage. Imagine loading the PC version of a website on your mobile phone, it would be a very difficult experience since you cannot the entire page is not visible on your screen.
Speed: Most people use their mobile phones to access the internet because it is easier to access compared to a PC. So, the purpose will be defeated if you cannot access your webpages in seconds.
Data Saver: Imagine being able to access multiple webpages without losing so much data. This is possible with mobile browsers.
Lightweight: Considering the number of apps that are important for you to have on your mobile device, you do not need another heavy browser to add more stress on your phone memory. The lighter, the better.
Functionality: While most browsers actually have very similar functions, there are some that have additional functions. You should look out for those extra functions. The functions that you must have include; Incognito, Bookmarks, Offline reading, Fast Downloads, and many more.
Now, let’s compare two of the most popular mobile browsers available for android users.
Phoenix Browser is a light-weight free browser for Android devices. It allows you to download videos from various sites with its smart video detect function for free. It also offers a lot of amazing functions including private browsing, data saving, ad-block, fast download, offline reading mode and many more with just 7.4MB.
UC Browser is a web browser that allows you to download videos you like onto your device at lightning speed. UC Browser helps you easily enjoy funny videos without internet. You can open the videos every time you want saving internet traffic! 100% free!
Similarities Phoenix Browser and UC Browser are two of the most popular mobile browsers available on Google Playstore. The reason is not far-fetched, as both browsers have amazing functions that they share.
- Phoenix Browser and UC Browser are 100% free. No hidden charges, no subscriptions, no in-app purchases.
- Both browsers offer fast speed browsing and downloads.
- You can save your data with their data saver function.
- They both have the Adblock feature.
- You can browse incognito or privately on both browsers.
- You can play videos
- They are both very responsive and do not break webpages
Differences Despite their similarities and popularity in the mobile browsing space, there are still a lot of distinctions and differences that are noticeable in both browsers, giving you reasons why you should choose one over the other.
Size : This happens to be one of the major differences in both browsers. While Phoenix Browser is just 7.4MB, UC Browser is 46MB.
Functions : Despite their similarities in this regard, both browsers also offer unique functions that are not available on their counterparts. For example, UC Browser allows you to share stickers, hot memes and gifs to your friends via WhatsApp. It comes with a page for video status and stickers.
Phoenix Browser, on the other hand, allows you to download videos from any website except YouTube. Whenever you visit a website, the browser scans the website automatically for videos and gives a prompt (a download icon) to download any video it detects. No long process required, no login required, you can save the videos directly on your device. This also includes social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook.
Privacy and Security : Due to the different platforms that the browsers are built on, privacy and security are also on different levels on both browsers. Reports have shown that UC browser is potentially unsafe, with the browser known to have leaked personal information in the past couple of months. Phoenix Browser, on the other hand, is built on the same platform as Google Chrome – Chromium. So, the privacy and security of its users are quite guaranteed.
Google Play Rating : This might seem negligible but over time it has proven to be a major determinant in app downloads. While UC Browser has a rating of 4.3, Phoenix Browser has a rating of 4.5.
In conclusion, there is no doubt that these are two fantastic browsers that meet various needs in our browsing experience. Unfortunately, you can only choose on. So, if you were to choose one, which would you go for? Drop your reply in the comment section.