Google Chrome vs. UC Browser – Best Speed and Safety Comparison

There are two browsers with a large amount of users worldwide, both of which use an open-source project called Chromium. Let’s take a look at Google Chrome and UC Browser, which put together amount to more than 1.5 billion users. In order to find out what their similarities and differences are, we will try to compare both browsers by focusing on some of their key features.

Availability

Google Chrome is compatible with Android, Windows and Linux operating systems, whereas UC Brower can run on Windows, BREW, Symbian, Android, Samsung BADA, iOS and Tizen.

Speed

When it comes to Chrome, it is equipped with Data Saver, a system that blocks background data usage and optimizes the speed of browsing. On the other hand, thanks to Speed Mode and Cloud Boost, UC can help you get the most of even the slowest internet connection.

Data Saver

Both Chrome and UC Browser have a data saver feature available for users, which compresses webpages before they are loaded by the browser. This comes in handy especially when you want to make sure that you will not exceed your data usage.

Downloading options

While Chrome saves every file in the default location, UC Browser allows you to select the place on your device where you want to save the file.

Safety

Talking about security, UC Browser does not have a good press, as it has been involved in sensitive user data leaks. Overall, it has many vulnerabilities. Google Chrome, on the other hand, is a safe browser that actively blocks phishing websites. Incognito browsing is supported by both Chrome and UC, with one difference: unlike UC, Chrome opens selected pages in a new tab.

Summary

Even though both browsers are based on Chromium, they are not that similar in many aspects. While both have certain features managing data usage and speed, what separates them is that UC Browser is more versatile, whereas Google Chrome is much more secure than the other.

Nicole Hicks

Nicole Hicks a graduate of UFT. She’s based in Toronto but travels much of the year. Nicole has written for NPR, Motherboard, MSN Money, and the Huffington Post. Nicole is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing.

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