Download Lightning Web Browser apk 4.3.3 free for Android smartphone

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Lightning Web Browser

Posted by Anthony Restaino in Communication | May 7, 2016 | 175 Comments

Apk file size: 2.0 MB

Lightning is a simple, fast web browser that focuses on design, security, and efficiency. It uses material design, doesn't track you, give you lots of options to protect your privacy, and does it in under 2MB. It gets out of the way of the user. I built this browser because I wanted something better. And this is it.

● Design - Lightning's interface was carefully crafted so you can browse as efficiently as possible. Tabs and Bookmarks are all tucked neatly away in side drawers, only a swipe away, allowing maximum screen viewing with minimal interference from the browser's chrome. Dark Mode, Light Mode, Color Mode, Night Mode... Anyway, whatever you like, there's a mode for you.

● Speed - By utilizing the WebKit rendering engine that comes built into your Android device, Lightning can ensure a swift, lightweight experience.

● Privacy - Use Incognito Mode to browse without leaving a footprint, download Orbot and turn on TOR proxy support to mask your identify and location, use StartPage or DuckDuckGo for your search engine, or disable settings that you think leave you at risk. Whatever your concern, Lightning will try to help.

● Features - Full-screen, check. Inverted Rendering, check. All the search engines you want, check. Search Suggestions, Bookmarks, History, User Agents, Reading Mode, whatever you need, Lightning does it.

● Open-source - Just as Android open-source, so is Lightning. I believe that the best software is built when communities come together to engineer the best solution. Head over to the repository on GitHub to contribute or translate.

● Free - Check out the paid version for AdBlock and Unlimited Tabs. Free version is limited to ten tabs open at a time.

● permission.INTERNET: Needed to access the internet for browsing
● permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Needed for downloading files and backing up data
● permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Needed for downloading files and restoring data
● permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Needed for sites that want your location (you can deny location access)

Talk to me on Twitter:

Fork me on GitHub:

Become a beta tester:

You can also email me, but you should know that I don't like email and will probably take a day or two to respond. :)

Whats new

    - bug handling intent
    - downloading crash
    - various settings bugs
    - bugs when browser was minimized
    - bugs with search bar size
    - updated ad block
    - LOTS of other bugs
    - added DNT, option to remove dangerous headers
    - language support in google suggestions
    - home screen widget
    - updated close tabs dialog
    - new number icon
    - added tab add/remove animation
    - search bar color change
    extended changelog:

Anthony Restaino part of our Communication and have average installs from 500000 to 1000000. Last Update May 7, 2016. Google play rating is 83.1592. Current verison is 4.3.3. Actual size 2.0 MB.

Download lightning-browser.apk 2.0 MB


Alasdair Spark

Fast but On Facebook, with any user agent, when I type text the keyboard hides the text box. Can't scroll up to make it visible, doesn't pop up line by line as I type, as for instance this text is doing now. Fix?

Raymart Baeza

Fast browser! Comes faster than me!

DC Kim

Superb browser! Its slim pickings for mobile browsers on android. Well designed!The side menus are efficient and convenient. This browser is snappy,simple and extremely lightweight. So rare. Thank you so much for such innovation!

eric silver

I like the long press back button for exiting and clearing history. Also, bookmarks are great to slide on the right side of the screen.

Kevin Tabasan

Galaxy S4 Great so far! But is there a desktop mode? I can't seem to find it.

Kekhrie Zao

My first 5 minutes review Fast, no lags till now. Let's see after a week's usage


WebRTC Unfortunately WebRTC leaks my IP. Until this can be corrected I can't recommend this browser.

Stefan Lucian

Really Good. I've been a Google Chrome user for the longest time, and never thought anything would come close. But this browser really made me think twice when browsing the internet. It's fast, stable and looks fantastic! Really great job guys! I'm a big fan.

Gabriel Madison

It's fast but crashes often I love how fast this browser is but it's hard to make it my main browser when it crashes so often. It most often crashes when watching videos on vimeo or youtube. If you could fix that issue and add make the url bar disappear as you scroll down a page, that'd be awesome!

Harpratap Singh layal

Colour mode not working I updated to latest version but the browser does not change color as shown in the screenshots. I'm on 5.1.1 nexus 7 running chroma ROM

Shawn Dobbs

Ok Not that Material. Needs to support bookmark folders

santosh kumar

All OK but how to block ads

Paul Isaac Gole Cruz

Nice! Perfect browser for anyone and not too simple, too.

Prathamesh Patel

More Excellent in all ways. Speed. Check. Privacy. Check. Lightweight. Check. Now all I need is an option to save pages.

Rifqi Ramadhan

After the updates... ...I can't open it, it always not responding and I can't even close it unless I force close. Please fix this, I use this since 2014. I use Sony Xperia E.

Tim Zeinstra

Great Very fast and looks gorgeous. One con, when you close all tabs the app closes. I recommended!

Joshua Rifareal

what!? this is the Beast! BEAST! and the Best!

Nav Thakur

Better than chrome I can close all tabs by holding down any tab, but it would be more convenient with a single button. Also, the sidebar shouldn't close after closing a tab since there may be multiple tabs to close at once

Aalap Pandya

Only one small issue, color mode doesn't work with dark theme.

Adina Hirschmann

LG LS860 (Mach), ICS 4.0.4 . Weird-looking open padlocks in search window and under display elements, Hardware keyboard does not work for Facebook comments. Can only use home row. FIX THIS! IF I WANTED TO HAVE TO USE TOUCHSCREEN-ONLY, I WOULD HAVE BOUGHT A BAR PHONE. So TIRED of developers abandoning keyboard-phone users. For now, THIS IS MY LAPTOP. There are applications I CANNOT USE WITHOUT A KEYBOARD. Also, pages zoom unevenly in Desktop mode. As a graphics artist, this is unacceptable.

Abey Austin

Loved it but, I like full screen reading without The Address Bar, and they're is not settings to hide the address bar while browsing. I can't find it in the settings. Please add this! I think it's a much needed feature!

Cathal MacFadden

Great and fast, needs better search. Brilliant browser. Latest version introduced an good inpage search function. Now this browser is perfect.

Gregory Caridi

Great Really well done. Does everything right.

Nathan Hohsfield

Really great, even for older phones.

Senan Kelly

Poor Material Design I've been using this browser for a long time and I loved it, but the latest update's "Material Design" is very poor and could barely pass for Material. I appreciate the effort developers put in to try and make their apps Material but some work is needed here.

Haider Rehman

Best browser I've been waiting for this update from so long I wish the ad blocker would also be included in the free version that would make this browser perfect .

Jared Brown

Great and speedy browser But needs customization. Orbitum Browser is material and allows for nice customization. This app I'd barely Material and needs something like a FAB to make a new tab along with the ability to change the Action Bar's colors. But other than that, great app!

Alexi Davis

Update looks great, crashes I love Lightning and I love the UI update but I can't use it if it's crashing constantly. : /

Marcin Szycik

Flawless It's like chrome... but better

Paul Latimer

Amazing! The new reader mode is great it!

Jari Beguš

New update is great And a great reason to upgrade to the full version as well!

Indibor Bora

Can not open pages containing Flash media, moreover it shows 100% false information telling you that the page (containing Flash) has been removed. (Actually, the page is not removed, you can visit the same website with other flash supported browser.)

Roman G

Very good after updates.But sometimes still drops out

Вадя Сунекин

Hey! I like how you made a new design, added a nice feature, and now has a black theme and I can send pictures to a tor, but I still can not download them from there! Make download pictures from the tor!

Elshad Abdullayev

9.7inch android 4.0.4 jxd s9000 rk3066 ram 1gb

Osmosis Jones

Smooth but not always reliable When it works it works great. Problem is, it likes to crash every now and then, especially when using two or more tabs, an issue which I don't face with other browsers. Yesterday was enough for me to move on. I had 7 tabs opened, it decided to crash while I was reading. When I opened it back up all the tabs were gone. A shame really

T Hayes

I've been looking for a browser to call home on android and have tried to use a whole bunch of them on the play store. Lightning browser has everything I want: easy to access tabs(vertical tab list is a huge plus), option to start a fresh session when app is closed from recent apps, material UI. Bookmark sidebar and home page look great, but bookmark management could be better. Would like to see preferences and settings for color mode. Best android browser I've used without a doubt.

Denis Marchin

Super fast, lightweight, and intuitive. Great alternative to the bogged down, sluggish chrome.

Luis Valdez

Good browser! Nice UI ? it looks like a copy cat of Chrome. Doesn't save passwords like Chrome. Overall a decent browser but a backup to Chrome for me.

Jerry Salazar

Whip112-Web-Browser It runs the Yahpay-Iron-core extension with Yahpay-Fast-Fix for hassle free repairs with the Yahpay-Jaaeb ultra fast engine with learning capability. Its pretty cool. Oh yeah it also runs Oracle116???

Kevin Tabasan

Galaxy S4 Fast and works well.


Crashes randomly Sometimes it crashes for no reason and I lose my page. Really annoying. Edit: crashes a lot. Uninstalled.

Karol Teperek

Works pretty fast on Snapdragon 410 Wow, this browser is much faster than chrome !

Rachael Bucci

Lightweight and Intuitive. This is what all browsers should be like. History and bookmarks are handled perfectly. Brilliant.

Al V

Seems to be the best browser. Pls don't "improve" it, leave it as is. :)

Armando de Jesús Chaves Herra

Great browser, however I would like it to have some visual indicator while loading a page. Sometimes I'm not sure if it is loading or not.

Dave C

This and xscope. 4 b/c bookmark with txt file is great advancement, but import html too-be backwards compatible

Enrique Acereto

I dont like the icon though :(

pete williams

My new favourite I've just spent all day looking at browsers (I know, get a life) and this one is my new favourite. Above all I want simplicity. With this I just swipe bookmarks from the right and tabs from the left. Nice.

Mike Schaarschmidt

Was great but. Was my go to browser but no longer loads pictures.

Efe Enes ÇAMCI

I love this app, but... ...when I activate the color mode, it colors tabs automatically according to the website every time. It could be better when it can remember which website uses which color in its tabs, so we don't have to wait for the colors to change.

Hiragi Eriol

Super awesome My last search for the best browser finally reaping the rewards, this is what I've been looking for

Lawrence Germain

Bugs Clearing your history does nothing, likewise with trying to set it to clear your history when it closes.

Stabzy -V

Where is the forward button? How do I go back to a page?

Arvind Suresh

Can't see colour mode Phone runs android 4.4.2

Nick Graff

The best. Fastest I've tried, seemingly even more so than chrome.

Gabriel Heart

USER BEWARE!!! Plz let us TURN ON BLOCK ADS. Why you grey it out? Want the ad $$$? Ads are a WAY TOO MANY 4 me. And WHY CAN'T WE DELETE HISTORY??? Some1 said there's a LONG PRESS BACK BOTTON that clears History? I see none & I LONG PRESSED everything there was =Nothing, History still there? After going into SETTINGS & hitting the CLEAR HISTORY button ? again, NOT ING HAPPENS? Why did you make it SO DIFFICULT 2 simply CLEAR HISTORY? Plus I set EVERYTHING TO CLEAR ON EXIT, history, cookies, cache, and STILL NOTING CLEARED? You must be selling our info?

Josh Goewert

Android TV I have searched high and low for a browser to work on the Nexus player. And this is the only one that works. Smooth and fast.great job dev!

Ferenc Knebl

The browser app I was looking for!

gerry ismail

Bookmarks Please make it possible to import bookmark files.

Tanya taylor

Thanks It's the best out there

Asdrubal Gonzalez

Excellent The job it's just done

Bryan J

The name suites it well. Because it's probably one of the fastest rendering browsers available in the store. But I have to dock a star for issues with flash and the occasional force close. Out of the four or five I have installed, I'd say this is my 3rd go to browser behind Chrome and Opera.

Scott Nathan Mawdsley

I downloaded this because people given low review I'm bookmarker freak that likes to bookmark website know that swipe lazy finger has maid me happy i can access bookmarks very fast like lightning browsing is lightning for me anyway because have fast wifi no connection drops at all doesn't see no errors on this app lighting clean.

Larissa Besselaar

Definitely not lightning... Used to love this browser, sleek UI and ready to use but in recent weeks had been super laggy, often not loading pages at all and sometimes won't scroll once loaded. I'm going back to Chrome, until I can find something better. :(

Samo Gavora

needs improvement if the page is not scrollable, the full screen mode should be disabled, otherwise it just feels uncomfortable. also, the tab drawer is a good idea, but it looks ugly IMHO, so do the bookmarks/home page screens. other than that, it is a really nice, lightweight (and definitely the best) alternative to mainstream browsers

Jeffrey Schaarschmidt

Hangs and freezes It used to be flawless, but about a month ago started hanging and freezing, especially when I would launch the browser from a link from the Google search bar results page, Twitter, or other app. Also happens when opening a link in a new tab. Experienced this on both a Moto X, and Moto X 2G. If it is not fixed, I will sadly have to find another browser. Prior to these issues I would have rated 5 stars, and if the issues are fixed it would deserve a 5 stars rating. Please fix!

Syed Ebook Reader

Finally a browser worth brwsing… . !!!!! After the old opera mini, this is the only browser that is stable enough to brwse in a cosy manner. Note that i have mentioned the old Opera browser that was available 2- 3 years ago. The new one is a trash.

Katie Volpe

Very small footprint, clean tab switching Thanks so much for including AMOLED theme and keeping this bloat-free! I've given up on "full-featured" browsers like Firefox and Opera because they are so resource-needy, and tab-switching is so clunky. I like using the greyscale colour filtre, but often it doesn't display the page until I scroll it. Is this a Lightning or WebKit problem? Also selecting the General Settings tab pops up the custom search URL prompt, and waiting for the slide animations is no bueno.

Christopher Robin

Fast, intuitive and simple, vulnerable? Downloaded Lightning, and love it's simplicity and speed. Very intuitive. But: Qualys SSL Labs test on browser capabilities reports that it doesn't support TLS 1.2, using outdated protocols with known vulnerabilities, also that it is vulnerable to Logjam, Freak, and Poodle attacks. Is this important - not sure, but it's back to Firefox for me. Uninstalled.

Daniel ZamoraF

App chingona Hey there, I am amazed in your apps, works like a charm although I don't know if it's the last update that did this, but it just freezes and won't let me scroll or go back


Love the lightness. Getting tired of Dolphin Browser adding some bullshits to their browser, this app is a total delight to me. Considering buying pro version if it supports sync folders from chrome bookmarks.

Dave C

From a 4 to a 1. No updates causing need to use alternative browser to view some web pages. Still excellent browser, but hassle to open this then another browser to view. Have lost me until I tire of something else

Mohammad Arif

Small yet useful.... This app is less than 2 MB but works better than some heavier, crappy browsers out there. It's a good example of material design, looks & performs like earlier versions of chrome. The reader mood is nice. It definitely delivers more than it's size.

Nikhil Nandavadekar

Finally found what i was searching for. Web Browser with no BS. But i can't download files. It says "cannot download to the specified location". Would really appreciate your help.

Shahid Malik

Love it! Super fast, hassle free, easy to use. Tried both Chrome & Firefox, but came back to this for 1) ease of use & 2) simplicity.

Franc Foosta

Near perfect... Would like to see a quit button and clear history on exit option. HOW DO I GET RID OF THE TWITTER BOOKMARK.


So far so good Heard about this browser while I was browsing around for a browser which ain't a battery hog, while giving a good browsing experience. Yes it seems like more efficient than Chrome and UC. I'm not looking for a data saving browser, but battery is my prime concern. Seems like this browser does a good job with battery. The number of stars will decrease when it gets no different in consuming battery from others.

eric silver

I like the long press back button for exiting and clearing history. Also, bookmarks are great to slide on the right side of the screen.


Needs intents Its light and quick, but it doesn't support (at least from what I can tell) intent URL schemes.

Fidel Toomey

Loving it Great browser, lightweight, easy on the ram usage, the slide outs for tabs and bookmarks are very useful. Only thing its missing is split screen support, would definitely be my 100% replacement if it could split screen

James C

Lacks some basic controls Can't find a "View as desktop version" option (user agent = desktop doesn't work), rendering some sites useless.

Andres Cuccaro

Needs an offline mode It needs an option to read sites later or to save pages for offline reading. Other than that, is perfect.

Kamalkumar Ranpariya

Well done dev.. Lightweight and faster than Chrome. Bcoz its not heavy in size we shouldn't expect more add-ones like Translate, night mode, but it does what it stands for. I've tried countless browsers but in terms of Navigation Fluidity none bits this.

Mr S

Hasn't been updated in over 4 months Used to be a good app but has since been abandoned 4 months ago and it has unfixed bugs. Bookmark support is almost nonexistent and today it wiped all of my saved bookmarks (which it doesn't backup) so it's back to using Chrome until this is revived. A shame, but its time to leave Lightning in the past.

D6653 Sony

Thanks for your efforts I have been a long time time user of this browser. It's the simple and fast with no unnecessary feature other browser promises but fails. I trust this browser than Google chrome or Firefox for privacy reasons. Good efforts from developer.

VVin Wu

Animation Could you make the menu animations faster please? Or add an option to disable the animations please.

Matthew R L Brown

Night mode is a joke :) I downloaded over 30 browsers to test night mode. I use an AMOLED device which uses less battery with displaying dark pixel. Unfortunately this browser only converts browser UI to dark and not the page this defeating it purpose.

Bob Crosbee

Reading mode needs work Nice. Quick. The reading mode needs to have a variable line height. The lines are too close together making it difficult to read for a reading mode.

Taj Avery

Better and better! All I ask now that we have the optional tablet UI is a plus (+) button to add new tabs. One step instead of two.

Kaiser Schnit

Only browser that works with my phone all the time, always loads, never had a problem. I've tried ALOT of other browsers and lightning is by far the best one.

Dermot Canniffe

Buggy, hangs a lot Poor cache handling. Javascript stops being handled. Doesn't play well with non-stock keyboards. Have to routinely purge the app cache & force quit it.

Hunter Dansin

Lightweight and fast So much better than all of the big name browsers. Protects privacy, small, let's you choose the search engine you want. The only thing that could make it better is a data saving feature similar to what Opera and Chrome have.


The speed!! Probably the only lightweight, good looking and efficient browser...thanks!

Darshan Patel

Fantastic browser but there are options to clear cookies on exit but there's is no exit button. When you swipe app it still doesn't clear. Incognito gets destroyed when I tap icon again. Please fix this.

Shad Coria

Lightning browser dsnt consume much RAM Hey we need u make a "lightning keyboard and launcher".

Abdullah Ali

Best and lite browser Best internet browser i love this app but some issues plz fix them during update otherwise app is good and use less ram and memory

Olajuwon Ogunsanwo

My go to browser I love the speed of this browser and it's minimalism. One issue I usually run into is the number of tabs maxing out. It would be nice if you add an option to automatically close tabs or open links in existing tabs.

Nkb Bhadja

Second fastest behind puffin browser and great features and layout.

Evaldas N.

Not using local search History cannot be deleted even if phone says it was. Does not search local names, .com are primary. It's not convenient being at home (not usa)or traveling. Chrome does seach on local gogle. One star for not improving in any ways app during 3 months. Deleting, hope with history.

Mike Fox

Nice, clean and fast I use this primarily for i2p and ToR connections and here's my contribution to the suggestion bin: Make a front end interface button for proxy switching which cycles through the configured proxies. This way you can easily switch between your proxies / routers which you often need to do when jumping around onion and i2p space. This would make a great difference to me and lots of others I'm sure!

Galen Asphaug

Great Amazing lightweight browser. Much better than Chrome or FF. Tabs and bookmarks are a bit different, but I got used to them pretty quickly. It'd be nice of you could somehow add an option to integrate tabs with recent apps. The theme is nice, and looks great alongside DuckDuckGo's dark theme. I would also like to see a notification while music is playing in the background. Other than that, this is one of the best browsers I've used.

Keith Humphrey

Used to love this browser I've noticed recently that about half the time I open a link to imgur, it either force closes or turns the entire browser to a black screen. I love everything else about this browser but I've been forced to use other options recently. I'm on a note 4

Douglas Reyes-Ceron

Pretty great lightweight but speedy browser. After having the standard Galaxy S4 browser and Chrome Mobile run like molasses for me, I gave this browser a shot. I can't look back now after how easy yet quick it is on my phone nowadays, while still looking nice and having a good set of features.

Micro AleX

Good, but has spaces to improve I give ot 3 stars, for the following reasons: 1, WebRTC IP leaks, and I could not find a way to disable it. 2, could not find a way to enable cookies in private browsing mode, and many sites don't work without cookies. (I use private browsing mode for a disposable identity, once exit the mode, all cookies and caches should be destroyed)

Abdul Muhaimin

Adware? From time to time, the first tab would display a scam website that asks you to update your whatsapp etc

eric silver

I like the long press back button for exiting and clearing history. Also, bookmarks are great to slide on the right side of the screen. Light and fast.

ferdows s

Every time i try to access bookmark settings it keeps crashing! This app needs updates! I want to keep using so please update it soon.

Jim Hunter

Good but battery impact A neat browser with some good features, however, my observations suggest more battery drain and memory usage than Chrome. Seems though to be good choice with Orbot for Tor usage.

Đorđe Mitrović

don't see a widget, adblock not working, adding pages to homescreen is a joke as it pust small websites icons looking odd and ugly

eric silver

I like the long press back button for exiting and clearing history. Also, bookmarks are great to slide on the right side of the screen. Light and fast.

Alexander Av Ekenstam

Browsing is so much faster now on my old Nexus 7 (2012)


Thanks I have actually rated you 10 stars. Where other browsers ask for tons of permissions(24 to 30) this wonderful open source software excels in all respects. Thanks a lot. I will forever keep it with me. After lot of hard work I came across this browser.

Edwin Sardena

Developer is back! Love this browser.

Marco Taiaroa

Facebook Keyboard Adjustment Hey Dev, great job on the browser, I love it it's great. Such a low rating since the Facebook message text space box is covered by keyboard suggestions with Google keyboard. It's a real pain, but surely an easy fix for you. Apart from that 5 Stars!

Ger Tejon

Almost perfect Current version is one of the fastest browsers for android. It offers the possibility of hiding the status bar, something fundamental for me. One of my favourite android browsers. l'm not giving 5 stars because it doesn't let you open tabs in the background, and I consider this a basic feature. Still, almost perfect.


Simple Love the App. What happened to opening multiple tabs without leaving the main window?

Phil Charbonneau

Amazing browser with one nagging problem It can't seem to get Facebook Mobile website comment boxes right. Either it hides the box so you can't comment or hides what you're typing when you're in one. Every update is something different. Great browser aside from that, but Facebook Mobile is what i use the most, so.

Keith Lee

Much faster than chrome

Ryco Ryco

Best Browser (tied for 1st) Can't believe this doesn't have millions of DLs. This developer worked hard and delivered what was promised. This is NOT a bare bones featureless browser. Despite it's tiny sized footprint, it has everything needed (and none of the excess crap gunking up your memory and storage). Thank you. I'll buy the very inexpensive premium version to "buy you a beer" when you update your page with a note that you're actually old enough for it, young man.

Rick Grimes

The initial tab upon starting the app has a bug. The search bar does not work and neither is the setting up of a specific homepage. It just loads a blank webpage. I have to open a new tab to browse.

Rares Totolici

Small, good but buggy Dark mode (Amoled) keep crashing the app. Had to reinstall. When you enter or exit the settings, the up-left corner flickers. Cant even search for something because it froze and force close itself. Tried opening, deleting data, all to no use. Had to reinstall once more. Problem repeated. Maybe this update is unstable. Any luck with an older version ?

Tony Sinyaev

One of the best I use it a lot. Even that I have fast UC and Dolphin, I use this a lot to find, read stuff. Very handy, extremely fast, smallest footprint. I recommend this especially for slower machines so you will have smooth experience with smallest size. (btw, good thing that 'clear cache on exit' option)

Alexandru Dan Hristev

You've managed to trash this app It closes unexpectedly since the last update. Unninstalled.

Tim Aries

Nearly great! I have to say it's really smooth and gives me a better experience compared to using chrome. Though theres a bug that seems to stop the site suggestions from popping up, and there should be an indicator for incognito browsing rather than just theme color. Total immersive mode would be awesome as well. Not sure if the paid version has it sll? Tempted to pay for it.

i zam

App Crash on Youtube (full screen ) ! Cannot watch youtube in full screen. I've tried many times, the app always crash when i touch full screen button on youtube.

Mads Feierskov

Best Chrome replacement I've seen It's not quite Chrome, but it's close. A few visuals could be better and one or two features are missing, but over all, it seems like a very good browser. Way better looking than some of the bigger name alternatives out there and quite fast.

A Google User

Was great while it lasted. Both versions are broken. Forced to choose an alternative browser. Latest updates broke both the paid and free versions. Links no longer open in the background. If you navigate away from the app and come back to the browser all of your web pages that you left open disappears. It's a mess. Hopefully dev will restore previous versions to fix it.

Ari Kurlin

Very fast, lightweight browser with all the essentials Very fast, lightweight browser which still has it all. I've been using it for several years, but now the latest update started causing trouble. It freezes on every session when typing an address and never recovers. Hopefully there's a fix soon so I can return back to this. Using 5.1.1 on Nexus 4.

Evan Intoit

Total waste .. crap Gosh which world are you living in guys??? Browser must have adblocker or an option to ad plug ins .. best browser is Dolphin browser .. why don't you download yourself and copy or cheat codes hahaa..silly

Robert Dean

Gone a bit downhill A bothersome homepage button has been added to the navigation drawer, opening something in a new tab now automatically switches you to that tab which I find annoying (I wish their were options to change these 2), and opening a link from another app now just loads a blank page unless the browser is already open. Still my favorite web browser though.

Quân Nguyễn Hồng

Inverted render mode is not good Inverted render mode is not good. Pictures are converted to normal only after finish 100% loading page. Facebook pictures still be inverted. I will buy the plus one if you fix this. Thanks

Michael Keyes

Don't waste your time From the moment of opening the app, it's obviously amateur hour. You're greeted with a distorted search bar. Go to add bookmarks from chrome browser; 0 bookmarks added. Okay... import from file; unable to load bookmarks from file. Play around with settings for a minute, then delete

Hulk Hogan

Was great but not now After most recent update all new tabs open on top. They should open in the background as before. Also, any link I click from emails or SMS only opens up the browser on Google home page, not the actual link I want. Using Sony Xperia z1 compact on android 5.1.1

Gigih Wicaksono

BEST! This is the lightweightest browser i have ever tried! Yet the feature is complete! Where have u been guys?

Matthew Yorke

Small bug: When you tap on to the search bar the current website will be automatically highlighted ready to be replaced with the tap of a letter. Unfortunately after the text is highlighted none of the website is replaced and the newly pressed key is simply inserted at the start. Again small bug but noticeable. Otherwise great, truly lightweight browser.

Darshan Patel

Fantastic browser but make incognito and regular tab switchable like chrome.

Ted Baker

Great Browser & Open Source Open Source browsers, and customizable. Recommended for users tired of the same old, flat browsers.

Ger Tejon

Still not tabs in background This a great browser: simple, fast, with a nice full-screen option... but it still doesn't let you open your new tabs in background in any way (not with a dialogue, not by changing the options). I would give 5 stars if they'd add this feature, it's basic for me.

Javi Fenoy

Give it a try Better than expected. Light, fast and the best replacement for that bulky Chrome... All 5 stars very well deserved!

pete williams

Update This used to be my fave but lately it keeps freezing and I have to force stop

Dhiraj Konge

Awesome app. Please add navigation gestures and talkback screen reader support. Thanks.

Franc Foosta

Near perfect... Would like to see a quit button and clear history on exit option. HOW DO I GET RID OF THE TWITTER BOOKMARK. Anyway doesn't do what it says it'll do in settings. Also deleting it.


It was excellent until last update Last update came with two major bugs. 1. You have to click once to open the browser and a second time to go to the page when you click an external link (in whatsapp, etc) 2. Sometimes there is big gray block taking half of the screen when browsing.

Me Me

Something has changed Freezes a minimum of 3 times a day. I have to force stop then relaunch each page again. Most websites say my browser is outdated or is no longer supporter and I get partial content. I like the browser overall but, this stuff gets old.

Mike C

Unpredictable behaviour when closing tabs Sometimes closing a tab will result in closing/minimizing the whole program.

Dave Chen

I don't get all the 1 star reviews. This app launches fast and works fine. Very minimal in features but makes up for it in speed. Heck, it even lets you set your download location and user agent. That is even better than some other browsers I've seen.

Євген Гарастович

Fast and light The only thing missing is the sync. Other than that the best browser in play store

Jaya Prakash

Simple, lightweight but have almost all essential features. ==Use this browser and see battery states to know how lightweight this is=== Opera mini, uc mini are lightweight but not complete, they are act like wap browsers, but this browser is the real android smartphone browser but lightweight.

Peter McBride

Something is BROKEN I used to be able to watch video clips, now it only asks me to download the clip (which I don't want to do) and the download fails every time. I hate when changes are made to something that works and the developer breaks it. drives me NUTS. back to Dolphin.

Sean Shaffer

Excellent! Please add Undo Closed Tab feature

Denny Kurniawan

Please fix, can't upload photo in fb

Harikesh Ramji

Great browser! I have one question though, and that's how can I enable Adobe FlashPlayer? I'm not able to play videos from a slew of websites because of this

Chris F.

People recommended this browser on Reddit so I tried it out, and like it. Definitely much better than my opera browser I was using which became bloated and battery draining.

Bruce mikkelsen

Not working Trying to open web pages such as Facebook and nothing loads. Browser crashes and shuts down. Will be happy to change rating if it is fixed.

Love Ghotra

Very wonderful app This app is very wonderful. And much useful for me.... Everyone have to try this app at least one time.

Geet Chadha

Crashes all the time. Crashes on my tab s almost always. Please fix.

Luca B.

Brilliant Just what I need.

Roberto C

Found a little bug When the browser is closed it doesn't open links from other apps, it just open the homepage. If I select the link again then the browser open it successfully on a second tab.

Nick D

Neat Great browser, better than any other

Peter McBride

Something is BROKEN extremely slow, crashes often. gone back to using Chrome. I used to be able to watch video clips, now it only asks me to download the clip (which I don't want to do) and the download fails every time. I hate when changes are made to something that works and the developer breaks it. drives me NUTS. back to Dolphin.


It's ok but it could be better One glitch i found is when clicking link from an email, the browser opens but it only goes to the home screen. I have to click the email link several times in order to get the browser to open it. It's frustrating and time consuming sometimes.

Tim Aries

Nearly great! I have to say it's really smooth and gives me a better experience compared to using chrome. EDIT: Seems incognito browsing has some private problems though. And where's Open tab in background now? :(

Olivia M

Was fine but now rubbish Most recent update has ruined this app for me. Whenever I use the search bar it freezes and ultimately crashes and loses my open tabs. Also freezes if you don't let the new tab page fully load, which is slow. Oh and opening a new tab doesn't go as a background tab any more. An older issue is that it often tries to re-download previously downloaded documents/files each time you open the browser. Going to uninstall and find a new browser

Sagar Storm

Simplicity at its best Hands down the simplest yet efficient and user friendly browser I have ever used. I would give it a perfect five but I have problem accessing the quora site. When I press google plus signin, there is no response shown from the app but I can signin to quora from puffin and uc browser. Please rectify this issue, or else this app gears you up for a delightful web browsing experience

Ty McAllister

Lots of freezing Frequently freezes and locks up when typing in the address bar. Has been doing this ever since I updated, forced to use a different browser for now unfortunately since Lightning is almost completely unusable now.

Sekarlet Chan

Awful I used to be loved this but not now. This is an awful web browser now. Much laggy (freezing when I type on address bar) my phone is Xiaomi Note 2


Perfect browser Performs well and doesn't have annoying ads all the time. I'd just suggest to create a new app icon because it looks like a weather app :/

Ujjwal kr

Update killed it. Opening new tab should go in background. Been this browser fan for 2 years but this feature just ruined it. Fix it back for 5 star.

Shaun M.

Was good .... Randomly chokes and quits. But then Twitter's app launches right after. That is a manifest/launcher conflict so I uninstalled. Tested on my LG G Stylo. Hope it is addressed I'd like to keep using your app.

Aleksandar Dimitric

This is the best Android browser I've ever used. It is extremely light and fast (even on my Galaxy smartphone from 2011), bookmarks are so easy to reach and it looks really functional and minimal with its great fullscreen mode and black AMOLED theme. My favourite feature is the "Inverted Grayscale" rendering mode- it transforms my AMOLED smartphone to an e-book reader saving battery. Then there is an option to set any user agent, activate text reflow and change the text size of any web page. I really can't believe all these features are able to fit in only 2MB (Chrome was taking more than 100MB on my phone, bloating more and more and being incredibly slow to start and browse on my Galaxy S II). I'm happy to recommend this browser to anyone. I bought the "Lightning Web Browser +" that also has an option to block ads, but I wanted to leave a review here as well since I really love this app.

Vladimir Kryptonian

WebRTC and Tor issue! BEWARE When using TOR, WebRTC is leaking your real IP address! Please do something to disable WebRTC

Saint Mart

Great browsing app Whenever I open a webpage from an app like FB, the browser loads up the default page first but doesn't open the webpage I intend to access. I have to press the back button and access the link again from the source app (in this case, FB).

Aziz Anvarov

Had to uninstall for now... I like this app, but it ate up my data several times. I guess, there's a bug handling video player. It lacks some features either, like "forward" button. Also, if you open a link from other app while browsing incognito - you will lose your incognito tabs. It's a huge issue. Thanks.

Viorel Udma

Good, fast, small Only iffy Reader Mode keeps me from grading it 5*

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