It is all about ‘Compression Mode’, as Browser War heats up


The fight for browser supremacy and market share has shifted from desktop to the mobile. As more and more users in emerging markets access internet on their low-cost smartphones amidst poor network connections, almost all mobile browsers have been offering a Compression Mode.

Compressing mobile data means, users can get faster internet access even in bad network conditions.

Since accessing mobile websites on a slow connection can be frustrating, here are some of the top mobile browsers that can help:

UC Browser

The mobile browser from Alibaba Group combines the advantage of webkit kernel and cloud technology into its U3 kernel. It can compress data usage by more than 60%; the data compression rate for picture is upto 30%. UC Browser also boasts of a Speed Mode- By detecting the type of internet connection you have, the device you are using, and what webpage you are browsing, UC Browser fetches the most suitable version of the webpage for users.


The latest Chrome browser for Android can reduce data usage by using proxy servers hosted at Google to optimize website content. Chrome provides data compression and bandwidth management feature so you can save data cost by up to 70%.

Also, the sync feature allows users to instantly access all open tabs, bookmarks and recent searches from any device.

Opera and Opera Mini

One of the oldest players in the market, Opera Mini comes with a high- and extreme-compression mode for bad to worse network quality. Opera will compress your data anywhere from 10% to 50% when you encounter congested networks. Opera also has a video compression feature so you can save on your mobile data and get faster videos in poor connection.

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