All the Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 running devices come with Internet Explorer as their default browser. Internet Explorer has most of the essential features and security that a web browser should have, but it lacks few features, which are available on only third-party web browsers like a download manager, smooth browsing experience, low-bandwidth consumption, etc.
Therefore, today I have made the list of best web browsers for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7 Smartphone. These web browsing applications can be downloaded from Windows Phone Store and are available for free!
Best Web Browsers for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile
If you are looking for an alternative of IE, then UC browser is the app to get. It is one of the best third-party web browsing app available on Windows Phone store and is recommended by the majority of the users. With UC browser you can share downloaded files with others through Bluetooth, export downloaded files to SD card. It also has much-improved menu optimization with better font size adjustment.
One of the interesting features of UC Browser is its Desktop mode – allows you to use web or PC version of websites on your smartphone.
Features of UC Browser
- Bluetooth files sharing
- Export files to SD card
- Desktop Mode- Allows you to use web version of websites on smartphone
- Customized themes and lock screen wallpaper
- Flexible mode like night mode, speed mode
- Incognito browsing for private and secure browsing
- Text only browsing to save bandwidth
- Manual brightness control
- Download Manager and more
- Multi Tab management
- Speed Dial for easier access to your favourite websites
Recently Maxthon was released on Windows Phone platform and has managed to get an excellent review from the users. If you want a light and fast web browser, then this is the browser you should download. Maxthon has features like Landscape view – allows you to view the website in landscape mode or portrait orientation just by rotating your device. Use Incognito browsing for secure and private browsing experience. You can also pin your favorite sites for instant access from the home screen.
Features of Maxthon Browser
- Lightning fast starts up
- Incognito Mode – allows you to browse the web without leaving traces of caches or history
- Ping pages to start for faster access to your favourite websites
- Landscape view for better viewing experience by just rotating your phone
- Intelligent address bar – gives suggestion based on your input
SurfCube 3D Browser
If you are looking for a web browser with a cool looking user interface and better readability than SurfCube 3D is for you. It comes with features like Article Cinema – converts an article into an audio-visual experience. You can even queue up multiple articles for reading. It also has HTML 5 support, sharing feature allows you to share pages using email, social networking, etc.
Features of SurfCube 3D Browser
- Read articles with ease using readability.com
- Article Cinema – enables you to articles into audio and also allows for article queuing
- Full HTML 5 support for better web experience
- Orientation lock
- Desktop mode
- Landscape and portrait orientation
- Bandwidth saves mode
- Private mode for secure browsing
Last, but not the least browser on our list is Surfy web browser. It is a mobile optimized browser with features like listen to a page, private browsing, night-time dimmer, voice commands, shake to refresh, Panoramic hub, Desktop mode, etc.
- Desktop Mode
- Download manager with foreground downloading
- YouTube video download support
- Export to media library
- Shake to refresh
- Panoramic hub
- Private browsing and more
These are the few best web browsers for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7 smartphones. Which browser you use the most or do you have a better alternative? Do let us know in the comments below.