Google Chrome for iPhone.

Google Chrome for iPhone.

Chrome
iPhone, iPad, Android
Free

If you use the Chrome web browser on your desktop, grabbing the mobile version is a no-brainer. After you sign into your Google account, all your desktop bookmarks, saved passwords and open tabs become available on your smartphone or tablet, and it improves on the stock browser with extras such as unlimited tabs and an incognito mode.

 

Dolphin Browser
iPhone, iPad, Android
Free

Dolphin is ideal for power users, especially if you're on Android. Most features are available on both platforms, such as gestures to launch particular sites (draw an ''f'' to launch Facebook, for instance) and desktop-browser sync. However, the Android version has additional features, such as voice commands and downloadable add-ons.

 

Firefox Browser for Android
Android
Free

If you've tried Firefox Browser in the past and found it laggy and somewhat lacking in features, it's time to look again. The latest version has been rewritten from the ground up for faster performance, and it syncs seamlessly with the desktop version of Firefox. It also supports a variety of add-ons, such as ad blockers and password managers.

 

Atomic Web Browser
iPhone, iPad
$1.99

As one of the only browsers that cost money, Atomic Web Browser has its work cut out for it. It does, to its credit, offer a few features that aren't available in the other third-party browsers, such as a built-in download manager and a customisable full-screen view. It also has many of the better features in other browsers, such as a private mode and built-in ad blocker.

 

Opera Mini
iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry
Free

How does faster web browsing and reduced mobile data usage sound? Opera Mini compresses all the pages you visit before you download them to your device, resulting in up to 90 per cent less data and page loads that are up to six times faster. You can see how much you've saved for each session and overall in the data-usage section.