Looking to download files at blazing speeds on your browser? Then BrowserHow is here with the perfect list. There is no scarcity of Android browsers in the Play Store. But none could be called the overall winner. Browsers are a great utility tool that helps you explore the internet. Different browsers have different features and functionalities which help the internet user in different ways.
Every browser is a pioneer in its fields. Whereas some are privacy-focused browsers, others are known to efficiently download large and heavy files.
And in this guide, we will be covering the latter. Some of the browsers are designed with a primary focus on file downloads. They are built with advanced download engines to ensure faster downloads even with simultaneous files being downloaded.
A week before, my college friend told me how he wanted to discover browsers that let him download files faster so that that he can multitask and save time. I decided to write this article to help him and others like him.
In this list, our main focus of attention will be towards the browsers’ downloading capabilities, i.e the speed at which they can download files and how efficient are they in handling interrupted downloads. So without any further wait, let us begin.
Best Android Browser for Faster File Download
Here are the Best Browsers to Download Large Files at Greater Speeds to Ensure Quick Download on Android.
Opera Browser for Android
One of the oldest Android browsers, Opera is very much capable of downloading files at great speed. On top of that, you get one of the smoothest UI experiences that any browser has to offer. Likewise, it is also able to download videos from many different sites, without even the need for any proxy.
Opera has many versions: one is its lite-weight Opera Mini, then there are two beta builds for testing experimental features. But if you are looking for downloading large chunks of files, the original Opera Browser stands out among all its other builds.
Google Chrome for Android
You all saw this coming, didn’t you? The de-facto browser on many Android devices, downloading files is pretty easy. It can download all types of files and be it of any type. Although the app lacks a native downloader manager like UC Browser, still the basic functionality like pause and play downloads is handled quite effectively.
Furthermore, it sorts all the downloads according to the file type. This comes in handy when you have a lot of downloaded files on your device and wish to search them out according to the file type. All in all, definitely a good choice if you don’t wish to download any external browser onto your device and wish to carry on with the default one.
Microsoft Edge for Android
Well, if we were to compile this guide a year back, then probably Edge wouldn’t have made it to this list. But once it incorporated the Chromium source code, it has seen a much-needed change. Not only in terms of performance and UI, but its downloading capabilities have also been vastly improved.
Apart from that, it also allows for easy integration with Microsoft services and is based on Chromium source-code, you could import all the Chrome bookmarks, favorites, and settings over to this browser. To round off, you are getting a complete package with definitely more than a decent download experience.
Mozilla Firefox for Android
Mozilla is always known to step up its game when it comes to a secure and private browsing experience. It blocks many of the trackers that look out for your browsing activity, cookies, and the sites you visit. Apart from that, it also handles your downloads pretty well too.
The usual services like background downloading of files, automatic pause, and resume of downloads in case of any network issues and changing the default location of the downloaded are also there. So if you are looking for a private, safe browsing experience that is very much capable of handling your downloads, Firefox is the browser to go for.
UC Browser for Android
When it comes to the fastest Android browsers for downloading files, none of them could compete with UC Browser. No matter whether you’re using Mobile Data or WIFI, it always manages to provide the fastest downloading speed. And that’s not all. If there is a blip in the network connectivity, the download, rather than getting canceled, only gets paused, and will then automatically resume from that point itself.
The app also supports background downloading, so you could easily minimize the browser and continue with other tasks, while the file gets downloaded in the background. And even if you unintentionally close it, the download only gets paused and could then just easily be resumed with just a single tap.
On the flip side, the app tends to ask for way too much permission. Furthermore, your home screen will be flooded by suggested articles (which could be removed later on). Still, let us not deviate from its USP and that is providing the fastest download speeds among all its competitors, irrespective of file size or type.
Samsung Internet Browser for Android
The only browser from an OEM that has managed to make up to this list, Samsung Internet Browser has managed to carve out a name for itself in this segment. If you are using a Samsung device, then you very well be aware of its downloading potential. For others, well the browser comes with a full-blown download manager to handle all the files quite efficiently.
Other features like pause and resume downloads, downloading directly to SD card, and the support for background downloads, you could find all these in this browser. As we said for Chrome, if you’re having a Samsung device then you could very well go ahead with this default browser if you generally download files of MBs and occasionally jump ships over to the GB domain.
Puffin Browser for Android
Well, seeing the Puffin Browser in this list might come as a surprise to many, but such has been its impact that’s it hard to let it go. The browser is more commonly famous for efficiently handling flash contents, similar to what many desktop browsers are capable of. But that’s not why it has managed to attain such a high rank on our list.
If you are looking for an Android browser for faster downloads that majorly focuses on privacy, then your search should stop here. Giving a tough competition to Firefox, DuckDuck go has managed to achieve quite a lot in such a short period. To begin with, the browser blocks most of the third-party website trackers, both the visible and the hidden ones as well.
Coming to the downloads section, I tried downloading two-three files of around 1GB, and to be honest, the browser did pretty decently in managing, sorting, and handling these downloads. Although it still has some way to go in terms of downloading capabilities as compared with UC Browser, it is still way ahead of the latter, in terms of respecting user privacy.
Although it is among the first Android browsers to be welcomed in the Android ecosystem (yes, it is even older than Opera and UC), it has failed to gather much attention. But let us not take away anything from it. If we talk about its downloading prowess, well it does pretty decently in this segment. This coupled with a highly intuitive UI, integrated flash player, and an ad blocker gives you a pretty satisfactory download experience.
Brave for Android
Many users are slowly but surely turning their attention towards the Brave Android browser. The ease of multitasking and productivity make it try out. Other than that, gesture support, personalized search, and a sonar voice search are some of its advanced features. Now let us discuss the elephant in the room.
There isn’t any powerful downloads tool that the browser could brag about, but still, the occasional downloads are handled without much fuss. So if you’re looking for a decent Android browser with flash support that could downloads files pretty fast, you should then definitely check out this one.
Bottom Line – Fast Downloads Android Browser
With that, we conclude this list of top Android browsers for faster downloads. All of them are quite capable of downloading heavy files. It ultimately boils down to your personal choice.
On that note, do let us know which one stands as your favorite from the ones we mentioned in this list.
Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.
|Chrome Windows||Chrome Mac||Chrome iOS||Chrome Android||Firefox Linux|
|Firefox Windows||Safari Mac||Safari iOS||Edge Android||Chrome Linux|
|Edge Windows||Firefox Mac||Edge iOS||Samsung Internet||Edge Linux|
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