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The best Android browsers in 2021

Steffen Zellfelder

A good web browser is one of the most important apps on smartphones and tablets. Because the pre-installed programs on mobile devices often disappoint, we have put together a list of the best browser apps for you.

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The factory configuration of browsers can convince very few smartphones and tablets: The pre-installed Internet apps often lack functions, creep slowly through the network or unnecessarily obstruct us when using them. Third-party providers provide a remedy, there is no shortage of promising candidates in the Play Store.

Firefox Klar: The browser with privacy

Firefox Klar pays special attention to our privacy: the official Mozilla browser blocks many trackers automatically. The private mode is practically always active when surfing, the app removes chronicles and traces of history by itself after each session. Nice side effect: thanks to the blocked elements, the page opens faster when surfing. We choose the standard search engines here ourselves and whether we then allow search suggestions is also optional.

Conclusion
More privacy and self-determination for mobile surfing: Firefox Klar comes naturally with strong data protection on Android devices and automatically deletes session data.

Per:
+ Constant incognito mode
+ Sometimes faster page loading
+ Official Mozilla app

Cons:
- Few setting options
- Tab management that takes getting used to
- From Android 5.0

Language: German

Download:Android | iPhone

Tor Browser: Official, Private, & Secure

If you don't want to compromise when it comes to data protection and security when surfing on the move, the Tor Browser is the right choice: With multi-level security settings, it offers real anonymity on the Internet. Multiple encrypted data traffic, tracker isolation and protection against fingerprinting make the browser the best bodyguard for privacy. Users do not need to have any previous knowledge, but the app sometimes takes a little longer to load the page.

Conclusion
Anonymity and maximum security when surfing: This open source browser can make locally blocked websites accessible and reliably protects against espionage on the Internet.

Per:
+ Multiple encryption
+ Three security levels
+ Transfer rates in the notification line
+ Flexible setting options

Cons:
- Page loading a little slower
- From Android 5.0

Language: German

Download:Android

Opera browser with free VPN

Surfing is particularly fast with the Opera browser thanks to the Webkit engine. An ad blocker is already integrated: It banishes annoying advertising from the field of vision and accelerates the page loading: Instead of loading advertising banners, the app can concentrate entirely on the essential content. The browser can compress videos, we use it to place bookmarks on the start screen and the zoom function can be forced - if it has to be.

Conclusion
Ad blocker included: With the Opera browser, we have to tolerate less advertising while surfing. The app also has the latest news in its portfolio.

Per:
+ Includes VPN (free)
+ "Mini" version available for older devices
+ News area
+ Presentation mode for large displays

Cons:
- Ad blockers sometimes too aggressive

Language: German

Download:Android | iPhone

Google Chrome: Surf safely

Google Chrome: Safe surfing scores with convenient operation, can synchronize bookmarks and tabs across devices and build websites particularly quickly. A "safe surfing" function is also available, which is intended to warn of potentially threatening websites. Unfortunately, this sometimes leads to false alarms in practice. An incognito mode for private surfing works perfectly, the app opens any number of tabs at the same time (as long as the RAM is playing) and a translator is also available.

Conclusion
Google's Android browser is slim and fast. The free app offers strong security functions and an effective data saving mode.

Per:
+ Rapid page loading
+ Including translator and "safe surfing"
+ Data saving mode

Cons:
- Tab grouping partly confusing

Language: German

Download:Android | iPhone

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is now also available for Android devices - including an interface to the Windows PC: We can use it to synchronize bookmarks and the reading list across devices in the background. We also send tabs conveniently from the smartphone to the PC - or vice versa. So if there is not enough time to read breakfast online, we just continue reading on the way. The browser offers a private mode, has its own QR reader and offers a hub view similar to the Windows version.

Conclusion
Solid app from Microsoft: If you also use Edge on your PC, you will be pleased with the Android counterpart with a particularly large number of convenient functions.

Per:
+ Cross-device and cross-platform synchronization