There are a number of great browsers available for Android that let users surf the web but only a few of them bring data compression. You might be wondering why data saving Android browsers are needed in a time of high-speed internet. Well, there are a number of reasons for that. Firstly, your mobile data bandwidth can get used up quickly, especially if you love browsing on your Android smartphone and thus, if you have a good data compressing browser, you might save a lot of data for further usage. Then there’s also the issue of inconsistent internet speeds when we travel to remote places. With data compression technology, the browsers can bring you content a lot faster, even when your internet connection is unstable.
Opera Mini has always been the go-to browser when it comes to data compression & speed and it still remains so. Opera Mini browser aims at users who have limited bandwidth and an inconsistent internet connection. The browser lets you choose between two data compression modes: “High” and “Extreme”. It also lets you know the exact data savings the browsers have made. The browser also lets you change various settings that would save you tons of data like quality of images, text wrap, protocol and more. Along with data saving, the browser also loads pages a lot quicker than what you are used to on other browsers. It is also no slouch when it comes to other features like download manager, private browsing, interface customizations, device sync etc.
UC Browser is another popular browser, which has a pretty great data compression technology along with a great download manager. The browser has a “Fast” mode, which compresses the webpage and saves you a lot of data. As the name suggests, the Fast mode also lets you browse through websites swiftly. The browser also preloads pages it thinks you are going to open next. You can also alter settings like image quality to save data. It also supports add-ons or extensions to block ads, which can be used to save up even more data. As we mentioned above, the browser has been known for its data savings and smart downloading feature, which makes sure your downloads are fast and stable. Add to that, there are features like Facebook notifications, video streaming, night mode and a great fluid interface. The much loved browser is available for free on the Play Store, so grab it if you haven’t already.
Android’s default browser, Google Chrome has a lot of tricks and one of them is the data compression feature, which comes in pretty handy. In Settings, you will find a “Data Saver” feature, which when turned ON compresses webpages to save you lots of data. Chrome uses Google servers to compress webpages you visit before they open. You can also turn off prefetch page resources in Privacy settings of Chrome to save data. While it’s a simple feature, it is handy, considering Chrome makes sure websites that are interactive remain that way. Along with the data saving features, we all know Chrome is a pretty capable browser with features like sync across devices, voice search, translate pages, intuitive gestures and more. As is the case with every other Google service, Chrome is available for free on the Play Store. It’s mostly pre-installed on Android smartphones but download it in case you don’t have it.