When you think of Android’s Best Private Browsers, they consist of mostly the same apps. But are they really that good at maintaining your privacy? There might need to be a few changes made to these lists.

Let’s actually see how private Android’s Best Private Browsers really are. Let’s see how they stack up against Snap Search.

Android’s Best Private Browsers

Here are the browsers we’re testing, and since this is our list, we’re keeping Snap Search on top:

  1. Snap Search
  2. Firefox Focus
  3. DuckDuck Go
  4. Brave
  5. Vivaldi
  6. Epic

The Test

We came across this really cool test at https://www.nothingprivate.ml/ which basically takes one input. If your browser is secure/private – that input should not be remembered in a different session/tab/window/incognito mode etc.

Disclaimer

  • For browsers such as DuckDuckGo and FireFox, which had special options to clear/burn all history and data, we used them in the test.
  • Brave and Vivaldi did not allow taking screenshots in the Incognito Mode, so we’ve taken screenshots in the normal mode but you can try it out in any mode you want, even mix it up.
  • We tried with restarting each browser too, hoping that would at least help pass this.
  • Please feel free to try it again with any browser any way you like. Let us know if you find other results.

Let’s get into it!

Firefox Focus

Firefox privacy fail
Firefox Focus Failed

Launched as the super privacy focused version of Firefox, which is anyways popular for being private. They failed even after using the clear & restart option in the app.

Duck Duck Go

DuckDuckGo privacy fail
DuckDuckGo Failed

The pioneers in online privacy, the popular browser of a very popular search engine has a ‘burn’ option that destroys all past browsing, history, cookies, cache etc. Still did not work.

Brave Browser

brave browser privacy fail
Brave Failed

An incredibly popular privacy option. They failed to forget the stored data irrespective of normal/incognito mode or browser restarts.

Vivaldi Browser

Vivaldi privacy fail
Vivaldi Failed

No luck with Vivaldi! They too could not pass this simple privacy test. Like others, tried all possible options.

Epic Browser

epic privacy fail
Epic failed

No luck here too. Epic Browser even has an inbuilt proxy – which, unfortunately, was still not enough to keep the browsing activity secure.

Snap Search

Snap Search privacy pass
Snap Search Passed
  • No separate incognito mode
  • No ‘burn’/’clear’ button
  • Did not use VPN mode

Simply opened a new tab, and it worked. No fancy tricks – plain old respecting your privacy. You can even see both the tabs simultaneously open in the last screen. While the others failed after numerous restarts, incognito modes and clearing history, Snap Search simply worked.

Conclusion

This small test does not mean the others are bad – one simple test can’t prove anything. Each of them have their own advantages and there’s a lot to consider when you pick a browser.

However, the fact that none of them worked is a little concerning. The fact that Snap Search worked so easily is something really worth thinking about when you make the choice of which browser to use.

What do you think? Give us a try?

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