Firefox vs. Brave: Which browser is better on Android

The Google Play Store spoils you with the browser selection available on the Android platform. Most users stick with the Chrome Browser as it is standard on all Android devices. Some opt for the OEM browser like Samsung Internet and Mi Browser. It’s always a good idea to look at the third-party options from the Play Store as they usually offer more functionality and privacy features. Underneath, Firefox and Brave are two of the best Android browsers out there.

Firefox is Make the headlines with a brand new Android browser with redesigned user interface and support for extensions. Brave ridicules privacy features as a user selling point for its browser. In short, both browsers are sophisticated and can be used as the default browser on your Android device. But which one is better?

In this post, we’re going to compare these two browsers in terms of various factors like user interface, privacy add-ons, features, reading mode, cross-platform availability, and more. Let’s begin.

Cross-platform availability

Cross-platform availability is essential in the browser game. After all, you want to sync bookmarks, history, passwords and extensions between platforms.

Brave Browser is available for iOS, Android, Windows and macOS. Firefox goes one step further. You can click on the Firefox Browser on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and even Linux.

user interface

The latest generation of Android smartphones has a higher aspect ratio. So it just comes in handy to style the interface with the menu and options below. Fortunately it is Brave and Firefox Understand the current trend and make the necessary changes to the respective interface of your browser.

Start with Brave, the standard options like Home, Bookmarks, Search, Tab Switcher, and the More menu are at the bottom. The search bar may appear at the top, but is accessible from the search menu below. The home page has a nice looking wallpaper that makes the experience even better.

Firefox nails the user interface in his new Android browser. Apparently FirefoxThe design corresponds to tall screens with phones and options like search bar, tab switcher and settings that are located at the bottom. The accessibility is right. You can also switch between tabs and enable private mode from the bottom menu.

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Firefox and Brave Browsers play well with the dark theme of Android 10.

Tab toggle menu

After a few days or weeks, your web browser will fill up with dozens of tabs. The tab toggle menu plays an important role in your browsing experience.

Brave offers a large deck of cards as a tab. Tapping the tab toggle menu will bring up all of the tabs, with the option to add a new one. close all tabs and more. All of the necessary options are below which is a huge relief.

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Firefox’s tab switcher is one of the best I’ve seen. You can tap the tab switcher menu and view the open tabs from the menu below. I like that it doesn’t take up the entire screen and only uses the bottom half of the screen so you can switch between tabs.

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Web engine and performance

I like to report that Firefox has finally fixed the annoying scroll bug with the new Android browser. Firefox runs the new GeckoView rendering engine to load web pages. With this and a few new settings, Mozilla offers the highest level of data protection and security on the Android platform.

Brave is a Chromium-based browser. I didn’t have any issues with scrolling or charging performance Chrome. It’s right up there with that Firefox Browser.

Features and privacy options

Brave claims to be the most secure browser for Android. The browser offers something called Brave Shields. the Brave Shield blocks the ads and trackers from the websites. It also offers (digital) fingerprint protection, blocks third-party cookies and unnecessary scripts. You can tap that Brave at the top of the address bar and look at the data.

Brave added Brave Browser rewards. Brave allows you to earn token BAT (Basic Attention Token) by watching it Brave To sue. You can see the live value of these tokens from the menu above. Brave also gives you the opportunity to reward creators with the rewards they deserve. Regrettably, Brave missed reading mode.

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You can change the bookmarks, history, Brave Rewards, saved addresses with the Brave Account.

Firefox offers a detailed privacy report to block cross-site tracking cookies and social trackers. The advanced tracking protection is set to standard by default. You can also change it to Strict or Custom.

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Firefox has integrated a clean-looking reading mode. You can also change the font style and size, except with the add-ons. For starters, you can use uBlock Origin to block ads, the Dark Reader extension to force dark theme anywhere, and a couple of other extensions. At the moment there are only nine expansions. But it’s better than what Brave offers.

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Other features include the ability to add tabs, bookmarks, history, collections (Firefox’s advanced bookmark manager) and more.

Mozilla or Brave

After trying it out and uninstalling it Firefox This is the first time Mozilla has made a strong case for the majority to try their latest browser. It is designed for modern smartphones and offers great performance and support for extensions. Brave fires back with a detailed Brave Shield report and Brave Reward function. Even though Brave slipped by adding affiliate links in urls, and those CEO apologized for this slip up , we think it’s worth a try.

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Firefox also offers a Firefox Focus browser on Android. Read the post below to find the comparison between the standard Firefox and Firefox Focus.

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