This program can run on a wide variety of devices but is built for slow computers. In fact, if this version is too demanding on your system’s resources, you can install UC Mini as an alternative. It’s from the same company, but it pushes the required hardware limit as low as possible.
UC Browser is comparable to Google Chrome. It can use all of the same add-ons, themes, and it offers the same advanced settings tweaks. However, compared to Chrome, it demands far fewer system resources. While it does lack a built-in VPN and ad blocker, it’s still a great option for the average internet experience.
This application struggles with streaming content and buffering large videos, however. So, while you do achieve faster loading speeds with normal web pages, you’re bound to suffer on data-heavy sites like YouTube or Dailymotion.
Speed Boost: Enjoy fast browsing and downloading speed.
Video Download: Download online videos with 1-click.
Video Pop-out: Watch video in a separate window while browsing.
Built-in Ad Block: Stay away from unwanted ads by enabling UC Ad Block.
Mouse Gesture: Smoother-than-ever mouse gesture making the browsing easy.
Enjoy high-speed downloads with a resume option when interrupted and a smart file manager.
Load photos and links beforehand so you can open them instantly later on for non-stop browsing.
Seamlessly switch between the Browser latest version across your devices by syncing your open tabs and bookmarks.
It’s not dangerous in the traditional sense. There are no reports of harmful code with intent to destroy or harm devices. However, many have found that it uses a suspicious amount of battery and sends activity to an external server, even after it’s uninstalled.
It’s also apparent to tracks your online movements. It logs and sends your activities to an external server. This includes videos you watch, images you like, search terms, some personal details, and more. However, this is no longer a strange occurrence. Most applications tend to share this problem.
There are also a ton of browser themes to choose from and apply. These change the overall appearance of the program, from the window itself, down to the colors for links and menu options. You can also choose different wallpapers or import some of your own.
Users will find a library of mini-games to play while using the browser. These include Monster Squad and Trollface Quest 4, which can pass the time if you experience any connectivity hiccups while browsing.