UC Browser

Editors' Review

by: UC Mobile Ltd.

UC Browser is designed to make mobile Web access quicker and more convenient. It's a pretty lightweight application that manages to cram in a number of interesting features without slowing down your browsing experience too much.

Features

UC Browser has a number of interesting tools that you don't normally see in a mobile Web browser, such as an integrated download manager, built-in Clipboard for simple copy and paste, and a start page with a number of preset links to a range of categorized web sites. Of course, there's full support for bookmarks too.

There's a simple, yet effective Search tool within UC Browser that facilitates quick searching through Google, Bing or Yahoo!, allowing you to choose which search engine the browser uses.

UC Browser is a proxy-based browser, which re-renders and compresses page data on a server before sending it to the client (in much the same as Opera Mini and Skyfire do). This makes it exceptionally quick at loading pages. Unfortunately, it seems that image rendering is sacrificed somewhat in this process, and often you'll find that images won't display properly, which can get annoying.

Quality

If you find the web browser on your phone to be a little clunky then give UC Browser a try. Viewing WAP and web sites in UC Browser is a painless experience thanks to its multiple windows, which allow you to have several pages loaded at once in much the same way as tabs in Firefox.

You can flick between the pages simply by tapping the Switch button, and open, close and bookmark pages using keypad shortcuts. UC Browser gives you a lot of control over page layout, too. You can choose to view pages in full screen, tweak the font size, zoom images, and tweak image quality.

Conclusion

Overall though, UC Browser makes for a quick and easy way to explore the riches of the Web from your phone.

What's new

Quick Reads - the best RSS reader.
Cloud Synchronization - by synchronizing your bookmarks through cloud synchronization, they will always be there, wherever you are, whenever you want.

Installation

This app is designed to work with Java-enabled mobile devices, though Softonic cannot guarantee it will function correctly on all devices.

UC Browser Screenshots

UC Browser screenshot

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