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For many people, their smartphones are essential tools in business, especially for getting connected and doing research via web browsers. However, even if there is enough memory storage and Random Access Memory, too many open applications can affect browsing speed and the phone’s performance. This is why it’s important to be a smart phone user and ensure your mobile device gives optimum performance.

By using a lightweight mobile web browser like UC Browser Mini, you don’t only get to surf with speed but also, you get to extend battery life. Offered by UCWeb, Inc. and with the Alibaba Group as a parent company, this tiny web browser app was designed for Android devices with less storage, lower specifications and slower speed. It consumes lesser storage space with only 1.6MB download size.

UC Browser Mini Features

This mobile web browser boasts of several features that offer a great browsing user-experience with its tiny size. One of the features is the existence of navigation cards. This allows user to get local content and services, including cricket and videos during navigation. It also supports cloud, multiple and background downloading with auto reconnection.

On top of these, UC Browser Mini has a faster browsing mode that saves data usage and time. For private browsing, there is also the Incognito Browsing feature that gives the user an option on how they want to surf the net.  Also, for more enjoyable reading at night with the Night Mode feature. Perhaps, one of the most interesting and significant features of this lite app is Gesture Control. With this features, various functions can be used, including the ability to control videos and adjust volume.

UC Browser Mini has also been a recipient of several awards, including the “Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Award 2013” in the Market Leadership in Mobile Browser Market (APAC) category. In 2012, it was recognized as the Best Android Browser and the year prior, it won the Best Mobile Browser Award.

The latest update on UC Browser Mini was on September 26, 2016. With the update, new features were included as well as bug fixes. These improvements include download management where user can enjoy faster UC Browser Mini start-up and download instantly. Additionally, it offers faster search on the browser when the user copies a text/url from anywhere on the mobile device, say, a part of a chat or text.

How to Download and Install UC Browser Mini

For Android users, enjoying the features of this lightweight browser is similar to the process of downloading other mobile apps. Ensure that there is internet connectivity either via mobile nd data or wireless internet connection.

Open Play Store and from the search bar, type in “UC Browser Mini”. You will instantly be brought to the results’ page. There are two downloadable apps – UC Browser Mini-Smooth and UC Browser-Fast. The latter allows for faster music and video downloads as well as browsing speed but takes up more memory at 18.58 MB.

Meanwhile, there is rivalry between UC Mini Browser and Opera Mini, another lightweight app. Learn more about these two apps so you can decide which one will work better for you.