Best private Android mobile browsers: What's the most private mobile browser?

Christina Mercer
Christina Mercer

Christina Mercer

Christina is audience development editor. After graduating from the University of Nottingham reading philosophy and theology in 2013, Christina joined a tech startup specialising in mobile apps. She has a keen interest in the mobile platform and innovative tech.


Most of us use our phones constantly throughout the day, whether it be sending the odd email or accessing and editing work documents. This makes (or at least, should make) security a high priority for us all.

While most people will use Chrome, Firefox or whatever is pre-installed on their phones, there are some companies out there offering options that are marginally more secure than your defaults.

It should be noted that there will be no completely private solution, especially on Android – if you are especially concerned about privacy, fitting your phone out with a custom ROM such as CyanogenMod with Privacy Guard might be a better option.

We’ve recently removed the Dolphin ZERO browser from this list due to some controversy that it was quietly sharing your data – including in incognito mode. 

Here are some browsers we like that tout a more secure experience. 

- Firefox
- Firefox Focus
- Privacy Browser
- Orbot

We take a look at the best Android browsers on the market for security and privacy.

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