As far as internet browsers go, most people stop their search at Google Chrome or Firefox – but there’s a whole world beyond this to explore. When choosing a browser – which you’ll inevitably use a lot over the course of a day, yet alone a year – it’s important to find one that has fast loading times, provides top security and privacy protection and that blocks ads.

UC Browser ticks these boxes. The latest version of UC Browser comes kitted out with an ad blocker, meaning that not only are you saved the interruptions from people trying to sell you stuff that you don’t even want, but you’ll also be able to load pages quicker due to the CSS heavy ads not having to be loaded. This actually saves your data in the long run too, meaning you can save money at the end of the month.

Benefits of the Latest Version of UC Browser

Block ads

By blocking ads, the latest version of UC Browser runs faster and prevents malware from slipping into your Android. Another great feature of this browser is that it can be specifically optimized to speed up Facebook. It does this by using more bandwidth to load the browser version of the site. This is a great feature if you’re in an area with low connectivity or if you’re using a low-spec device that doesn’t have enough memory for the Facebook app.

Cricket cards

UC Browser is particularly popular in India. This has led them to include one particularly ‘Indian’ feature: Cricket cards. This is where users can easily follow the latest cricket games, scores and related news. This is a great feature for any cricket fan and while it might seem like a pretty random add on to be featured as a core function of the browser, it’s worth keeping in mind just how much Indians love cricket…

Night mode

You can also switch to night mode to read about all your topics of interest without straining your eyes with blue light. This is a useful feature that we’d like to see more in other browsers – the inevitability of surfing the web at night can be much less consequential with the absence of blue light, which tricks your brain into thinking it’s the middle of the day again and makes sleeping very difficult.

Downsides of the Latest Version of UC Browser

The browser doesn’t have so much emphasis on anti-tracking software, although this can be achieved through an add on such as Disconnect. Furthermore, the browser app doesn’t load pages as quickly as other major web browsers.

If you’re someone who relies on Google a lot for work and personal life then this browser might not be the one for you seeing as it will never be able to have the same level of Google optimization as Chrome. That being said, this is a problem for all browsers apart from Google’s own.

Ultimately, if you’re looking to try a new platform to surf the web with, you could do worse than UC Browser, but you could also do better. Download it now to give it a try and see what you think after a couple of days – ultimately, you’re going to spend a lot of your life surfing the web, so it makes sense to take the time to get a browser that suits you best.