Android smartphones have become a crucial part of the lives of many people. We perform several tasks on our smartphones such as calling, texting, sending or receiving emails, and surfing social media. For a seamless web browsing experience, you need a fast yet robust browser application on your smartphone. Although, it’s straightforward to keep using the browser that comes pre-installed on your device. But we decided to think out of the box and set out on testing several browsers including third-party applications to find the fastest one.
How we test the speeds of the browser?
To get an unbiased result, we execute a standard web benchmark test named Basemark 3.0 across several smartphone browsers. Basemark 3.0 is a platform-independent service that tests the ability of a browser to manage modern web applications and functionalities. The test also includes graphical examinations and is harmonious with all the latest standards and technologies. There is also stress analysis for knowing how efficiently a specific platform will provide a resource-intensive website.
Here are the top three winners of our tests.
1) Puffin Web Browser by CloudMosa, Inc.
The “Puffin Web Browser” by CloudMosa, Inc. is the winner and according to us the fastest browser for Android. One of the essential characteristics that make this application faster than others is by moving the workload from your smartphone to the cloud servers. Puffin has achieved over 50 million downloads on the Google Play store. This app is also one of the most preferred third-party browsers that you can get on Android.
Adobe Flash on the Cloud
2) DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser by DuckDuckGo
The DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser application is one of the most consistent performers throughout our tests. The app offers you dozens of features like ‘Brave Browser’, ‘Fire Button’, and ‘Privacy Protection’ without any cost. The DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser has over 5 million downloads and is the simplest web browser you can expect for Android smartphones. Moreover, you can get this app on Amazon if you use an Amazon Fire Tablet.
Privacy Protection Priority
Simplified browsing experience
Free premium functionalities
3) Cake Web Browser by Cake Technologies Inc.
Although you might not have heard much about the Cake Web Browser application, it has performed way beyond our expectations. On our benchmarks, this app was consistently performing and stood only second to Puffin. The memorable feature of this app is its user experience. Other applications focus more on the security and speed aspects. The Cake Web Browser app prioritizes the user experience. You get features like patent-pending technology i.e. fetching results through swipes, in-built ad blocker, and pop-up blocker.
Unique swipe through results
Free premium functionalities
Fast UI/UX performance
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