Google Play Store spoils you on Android platform with available browser choices. Most users on all Android devices stick to the Chrome browser as it comes by default. Many opt for the OEM client, like Samsung Internet and Mi Client for example. It is always advisable to check out the Play Store third-party options, as they usually provide more features and privacy functions out of the box. Firefox and Brave are between them two of the best browsers out there for Android.
Firefox is making headlines with a brand-new Android browser with redesigned UI and extension support. Brave is taunting privacy functions as the User Selling Point for its browser. In short, both the browsers are making tall claims and are ready to take place as the default browser on your Android device. But which one is better?
In this post, we will compare these two browsers on different factors such as User Interface, Privacy add-ons, features, Reading mode, availability of cross-platforms and more. Let’s kick off.
Availability across platforms is essential in browser game play. After all, you ‘d want the platforms to synchronize bookmarks, history, passwords and extensions.
Brave browser is available on iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS. Firefox goes a step ahead. You can access the Firefox browser on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and even Linux.
Android ‘s latest range of smartphones comes with a greater aspect ratio. Therefore, designing the UI with the menu and options underneath is just practical. Luckily the Brave and Firefox understand the new trend and make the requisite improvements to their browser’s respective gui.
Starting with Brave, at the bottom are the standard options like Home, Bookmark, Search, Tab switcher and more menu. The search bar may appear at the top but it can be accessed from the search menu at the bottom. The home page provides a beautifully designed wallpaper, making the experience even better.
Firefox nails the user interface ease in its new Android browser. It appears that Firefox’s design complies with tall screens bearing phones and options, such as search bar, tab switcher, and Settings, rest at the bottom. The reachability is spot-on. You can also switch between tabs and enable private mode from the bottom menu.
Firefox and Brave browser play nicely with the Android 10 dark theme.
TAB SWITCHER MENU
After several days or weeks, your web browser is going to fill up with dozens of tabs. The tab switcher menu plays an important role in your browsing experience.
Brave as tabs offers a large stack of cards. When you tap on the menu of the tab switcher, it throws all the tabs with the ability to add a new one, close all tabs, etc. At the bottom are all the requisite choices which is a big relief.
The tab switcher to Firefox is one of the best I’ve ever seen. From the menu at the bottom you can press the window switcher button and look at the opened tabs. I like how it doesn’t take up the entire screen and only use the half screen at the bottom to let you switch between tabs.
WEB-ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
I’m pleased to report that the annoying scrolling bug Firefox finally fixed with the new Android browser. Firefox runs the new rendering engine GeckoView to load web pages. With that, and a few new settings, Mozilla claims to deliver the Android platform ‘s highest level of privacy and protection.
Brave is a browser which is based on Chromium. I’ve had no scrolling or performance loading issues on Chrome. Firefox browser is right up there.
FEATURES AND PRIVACY OPTIONS
Brave claims to be the secureest Android browser. The browser has something called Brave Shields in reserve. The Brave Shield blocks the web-pages advertisements and trackers. It also provides security (digital) against fingerprints, blocks third party cookies and unwanted scripts. You can tap on the Brave icon at the top of the address bar and look at the data.
In the browser Brave added Brave Rewards. Brave lets you earn BAT (Basic Attention Token) tokens by watching Brave ads. From the menu above you can see the live value of those tokens. Brave also offers creators to reward you with the rewards they earned. Brave misses out on Reading mode unfortunately.
You can sync the bookmarks, history, Brave rewards, saved addresses using the Brave account.
Firefox provides a comprehensive privacy report to prohibit the monitoring of cookies and social trackers across the web. By design, the enhanced security for monitoring is set at Normal. You can also change it to Tradition or Strict.
Firefox has built-in reader mode with a clean look. Besides using the Add-ons you can also change font style and scale. To begin with, you can use uBlock Origin to block ads, Dark Reader extension to force everywhere dark theme, and a few other extensions. For now, the extensions are just nine. But this is better than what Brave has to offer.
Other features include the ability to sync tabs, bookmarks, history, Collections (Firefox’s advanced Bookmark manager), and more.
MOZILLA OR BRAVE
Having tried out and uninstalled Firefox each time, this is the first time that Mozilla is making a clear argument for the public to download their latest application. Designed for the modern smartphone, it offers class-leading output and support for extensions. Brave fires back with a detailed report on Brave Shield and function of Brave Rewards. Even if Brave has slipped by adding affiliate links to URLs and the CEO apologized for that slip up, we think it’s worth a try.
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