Smartphones were made with the internet in mind and a smartphone without an internet connection is like a fish outside water. All those apps that you use access the internet in one way or the other, an internet connection is like oxygen to a smartphone.
Cash Saving? How?
Well the browsers below, preprocess a web page that you request at their servers and they serve you a compressed, smaller file to you. Well, its more like serving you an image of the webpage to you. And since the processing of the page is done at the server computer and not by your phone, these browsers are more faster.
Today we are reviewing phone browsers that you can use on your smartphone, from a Zimbabwean perspective
- Opera Mini
That is no mistake; Opera Mini takes number one spot! I know some of you are starting to say Dolphin. Geez in Zimbabwe we don’t have data plans and we can’t afford to use “full browser capabilities” can we?
Opera Mini takes the top spot because it renders pages nicely and I like its single column view. You can also check how much data you have used or saved.
Currently, the latest version for Android is version 7.5
- UC Browser
If you thought all things Chinese were of cheap quality, then think again. Here is one browser that competes with Opera Mini. In fact this browser compresses data as good as Opera. I also love the Voice search feature, which is lacking in Opera Mini. This browser also has a download manager!
In fact this browser has got some really cooler features than Opera Mini, Like QR Code scanner and download manager!
However, I find this browser to be slower than Opera Mini and the fact that they do the spoofing thing at this day and age is rather counterproductive. Spoofing is where a browser pretends to be another browser and in this case UC Browser pretends to be Mozilla Firefox.
- BOLT Browser
This is another browser that you may install on your amartphone, but it disappoints to say the least. However it saves cash.