Maybe I’m talking with my mouth too big, but I would dare to say, almost with total clarity, that most of us use the browser that comes by default on our mobile phones. If we have an Android this will probably be Chrome, Samsung’s stock browser, or Safari in case we are Apple fans. Now, is there life beyond the 3 or 4 browsers that we all already know?
When we look for a new browser we want it to load pages quickly and for the user interface to be attractive. However, just as important as that is that the browser we choose is capable of maintaining our privacy online.
The best Android browsers to protect your privacy on the Internet
Note: If you missed it back in the day, please take a look at the post with the 10 best browsers for Android. There is a lot of interesting material that can cover our needs if we are looking for certain functionality that is a little out of the ordinary.
Brave has a wide set of features aimed at user security and privacy. Some of the most notable ones are “HTTPS Everywhere” (encrypted data traffic), script blocking, third-party cookie blocking, and private tabs. All this, without taking into account the main reason why most install this application, which is its integrated ad blocker. Oh, and it also has a native password manager. The best browser for Android when it comes to privacy (it’s also pretty fast).
Focus is one of my favorite browsers, both for its level of privacy and its simplicity. This browser belongs to the Mozilla family and is the best for browsing without distractions. On the one hand, the app is responsible for blocking any ads on the pages we visit to have the clearest reading possible.
Not only that, but it also shows a striking button, visible at all times, which when pressed eliminates all traces of our browsing history. In addition to that, it also offers a wide set of privacy and security settings that we can tweak as we see fit.
The most recommended browser if we are looking for maximum security. From its very conception, it is designed to maintain the user’s privacy above all, offering a set of features accordingly. It has a third-party tracker blocker, ads cannot know where we come from or where we are going and cookies are automatically deleted once we have finished browsing.
Tor is designed so that no one other than us knows the websites we visit: the only thing that other “external agents” can see about our browsing is that we are using the Tor browser. Traffic is encrypted up to 3 times when sent through Tor, and its servers are staffed solely by volunteers. A software that is developed by the Tor Project, a non-profit association that survives thanks to people’s donations. One detail: if we make a donation, Mozilla will also do the same by matching our donation.
Notice: If you have any problems with the version of Tor on Google Play, try downloading the application from the official Tor website.
Firefox is a great option if we want to have detailed control of the security and privacy settings of our browsers. Mozilla places great emphasis on the importance of using default browser settings, and that Firefox protects user privacy from the moment we install it. In any case, its functionalities also include the possibility of blocking cookies and tracking trackers, as well as determining the level of security that we want to apply at all times, which is not bad at all.
Opera has always been known for being a lightweight, feature-rich browser. For some time now they have reinforced some aspects in terms of privacy, and now it has a free VPN connection integrated into the browser itself. In this way, our IP is replaced by a virtual address to prevent them from identifying us or knowing our location.
It also includes a password manager, night mode, private tabs, and a personalized AI-powered news feed.
With this, we would finish this small TOP list, but I’m sure I left some browsers in the pipeline. If so, do not hesitate to share your recommendations in the comments area. Thanks for staying until the end! Do you have