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A look into UC Browser for Android

Written by Mohammad Abbas

What is UC Browser?

UC Browser is a free web browser for Android devices. If offers a variety of diverse features ranging from Fast Download, Data Saving, built-in AdBlocker to customizable themes like customized cricket theme.

What Main Features does it offer?

Small Window Mode
Fast Download
Smooth User Experience
Cricket Card Feature
Data Saving
Ad Block
Video for all tastes
Facebook Mode
Night Mode

Its lightweight makes it viable for use in most Android devices. Even the older models of smartphones or tablets are able to run UC Browser without much lag.

Let me take you through the summary of these features so that you may analyze and get a clear perspective of the value of UC Browser and its pros and cons.

Small Window Mode:

The small window feature offers a sub window which is the video window to be moved individually apart from the web page. This means you can do multitasking. While you chat with friends, shop online or participate in other activities, you can watch videos without any interruption.

Fast Download

UC Browser supports simultaneous downloads at the same time. It offers an interactive downloading user interface and has a clean, well-organized download manager for all your files or documents. It’s the only Android browser I’ve seen that displays a separate bar for download progress. It enables pausing and resuming of all downloads individually or cumulatively. The app also lets you choose the page elements you want to save, which can be very helpful if you either want to save only the images or if you’re on a slow connection and don’t want to get stuck downloading heavy elements.

Cricket Card Feature

UC Browser adds special Cricket feature for die hard Cricket fans. Cards for live cricket matches, live scores and recent developments in the world of cricket are all easily available on UC Browser at the touch of your finger.

Ad Block

Ad block functionality blocks different forms of ads that affect your browsing experience. Stay free from loads of ads hammering you on the head during your browsing. It helps you visit webpages Ad-Free on your Android devices. Therefore, no more pop-up banner ads.

Night Mode

Switch to night mode on UC Browser to read more comfortably at night. It adjusts the contrast and brightness with the colour temperature to make it extremely user-friendly for low light use.

Facebook Mode

This unique feature speeds up Facebook regardless of your network condition. UC Browser always finds the way to increase your network speed. One amazing feature the browser comes built in with is the capability to notify you of various things. Once you log in to your Facebook account, the browser sends you notifications when someone messages you, someone sends you friend requests, or you get a “notification” on Facebook. This makes surfing Facebook much easier.

  • PROS

    Fast. Clean interface. Plenty of features to enjoy. Efficient for mobile data users.

  • CONS

    Riddled with bugs. Flash never seems to work. Limited Gestures.

 

Bottomline: The features of UC Browser with its adaptability to less powerful devices despite its cons makes it one of the top choices for web browsing.

 

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