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Review: UC Browser Mini doesn't look amazing, but it's fast and feature packed

Surf the Web quickly and safely using UC Browser Mini.

UC Browser Mini offers quick speed and advanced features, which could easily make it one of the best Android browsers available. It doesn't look better than the other premier browsers on Android. However, it offers so many ways to boost your browsing that you won't care.

This app comes as a tiny version of the full UC Browser. The smaller size of UC Browser Mini lets it load pages noticeably faster than other browsing apps. Thanks to a desktop-like speed dial feature, getting to your favorite sites is even quicker. The app includes other features you love on your desktop like an incognito mode and a built-in downloads menu, too. Sadly, all of these extra features make the app have very large and annoying menus. They make it easy to find your advanced settings, but they take up most of the page on smaller-screen phones. You can get around them with the browser's full screen mode, which looks like a fancy eReader app when you activate it. You can turn on the app's "night mode" to invert the colors for even easier reading.

When it comes to style and speed, few browsers can match what this one brings to the table. Even in a smaller form, it still has enough of the features you really want in your mobile browser. Some support for add-ons like you'll get with Opera, Firefox, and Dolphin might make it the perfect browser. As it is, UC Browser Mini is still worth loving, especially if you're a speed demon or browsing from a slower connection.

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