Most smartphones and tablet computers come with built-in mobile browsers for the web, but many people don’t have a clue that their mobile browsing experience could be greatly improved if they only knew about some of the better performing and highest rated mobile web browsers.
It can be tough to access the web from a mobile device, so to make your web browsing experience better than ever before, consider experimenting with some of the following top mobile browsers.
On a computer, most people are used to browsing the web using popular browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. On a mobile device, however, the Opera Mini web browser is among the best to choose from. It offers incredibly fast speed, an aesthetically pleasing design and the ability to save some money on data charges since the browser only uses as little as one tenth of data compared to other browsers. There is also an Opera Mobile option, which is slightly different from Opera Mini. To find out which one is best to use on your device, just go to m.opera.com so that Opera can detect the best version for you to use.
Sick and tired of those annoying Flash error messages? The Skyfire mobile web browser may be the answer to all your Flash-related problems. Available for both Android and iPhone, Skyfire is a popular browser that holds a strong reputation for being one of the world’s smartest and most social mobile web browser. You get a customizable toolbar with the browser, which you can use to enable or disable any feature that you like based on your browsing preferences. The browser comes with a very attractive Facebook QuickView feature for easy loading and one-touch access, along with a Fireplace Feed Reader, Popular Pages, Related Ideas, Skyfire Search, and Facebook Like Buttons on every single page for easy sharing.
Another great browser for both iPhone and Android, the UC Browser is known for its speed and dependability. The browser uses high-end compression technology rendered by a server to provide faster browsing and less data usage. The UC Browser mobile web experience also delivers high-performance rendering with smooth animation capabilities for amazing visuals and excellent navigation. Included is an intuitive RSS reader to help you stay on top of your favorite feeds across the web. Since the browser has gone through several upgrades and continuously improves on performance, this is one mobile browser that almost never fails to disappoint its users.
If you have an Android smartphone, you can download the Mozilla Firefox web browser for free form the Android Market. For users that are comfortable using Firefox on a laptop or desktop computer, the mobile web browser is a good choice if you want the familiarity and similar customizations. Using Firefox Sync, you can sync up your bookmarks, history, tabs and passwords between your computer’s browser and your mobile browser. For iPhone users, there’s the option to use Firefox Home, available for free from the iTunes App Store. It’s not exactly a web browser, but you can use it to keep all your Firefox features there on your iPhone. Firefox has admitted that they don’t plan on creating an iPhone browser due to iOS constraints.
If you already own an iOS device, the Safari web browser should be the built-in default web browser that came with your iPhone, iPod or iPad. The downside is that Safari is iOS-specific and unavailable for Android users or any other device that does not support iOS. Loading experience from Safari is exceptionally good, along with the convenient zoom-in and zoom-out features for easier browsing. Watching YouTube videos with Safari delivers an impressive visual experience, thanks to the wonderful video and page display features. HD browsing is made possible by Retina Display so text and images always look crisp and clear to the naked eye.
Bolt used to be another popular choice for mobile browsing, but was recently shut down due to the inability to maintain a free service to the public.
Although Internet Explorer is not loved by all on desktop or laptop computers, people seem to be impressed by the mobile web browsing experience. For Windows smartphone owners, this would probably be the ideal browser of choice. The mobile version of IE is not available for other devices like iPhone or Android.