In this day and age we conduct so much of our daily lives on our mobile device. Watching the news, shopping, entering contests, banking online, and just chilling out on mobile is par for the course for most of us these days. The most essential tool for all of this is having a great web browser. A browser needs to be fast and easy to use. Above all it needs to be reliable. Knowing which browser to pick from all the available choices can be a bit tricky. Despite many being rich in features, they’re often bloated and frustrating to use.
During our weekely scan of the latest browsers available on the Google Play Store we stumbled upon a little beauty called Lite Speed Super Fast Browser.
Aesthetics wise, Lite Speed browser has a pretty minimal interface, adopting many of the native Android Material Design features. It’s this simplicity that contributes to a smooth, lag free experience, one that lives up to its name.
The function buttons are easy to locate, tabs are easy to manage, and swiping from the right of your screen can access the bookmark section. Once again, all of this is intuitive and refreshingly simple compared to the bells and whistles that so many browsers attempt to pack into their experience.
Lite Speed also comes with an inbuilt ad-blocker. Lite Speed users can enjoy browsing the net without getting shown pesky internet ads. Importantly too, Lite Speed is a rare free browser that doesn’t serve up any of its own ads either!
One of the things that caught our eye is its autofill feature. The autofill technology Lite Speed has integrated is from the team at Fillr. After a quick install process, our quick play with Fillr on web forms within Lite Speed was pretty cool - in fact it’s the best autofill experience we’ve ever had.
The Lite Speed Browser also includes the basics such as incognito tabs, the share page option, bookmarks, the find-in-page function, and a reader mode (personal favorite). Furthermore, it’s really easy to change your default search engine (try Duck-Duck-Go for ultimate privacy – accessed via Settings within the browser).
Memory consumption is pretty low compared to other mainstream browsers. Usage under multiple tabs didn’t affect our browsing experience at all.
Perhaps the only fault if we were looking for one is its lack of Flash support for android 4.4 and up, although I can’t say this bothers me these days. It could also do with an option to save web pages for people who want to catch up on their reading without using data. But hey, it’s free, it’s fast and it really does hum along so I’m not complaining.
The Lite Speed Browser is a definite must for people who like a stock Android experience without the flashing lights, sirens and snazzy but useless UI. It’s smooth, reliable, easy to use and we highly recommend it.