Having only launched version 1.0 at the end of 2019, Brave is quite new. Despite this, its unique features have attracted so many users that it now has over 100 million downloads on Google Play Store. Among the highlights of the app are the built-in VPN that works alongside its tracker and the ad blocker that doubles your privacy while browsing online. It also has its own crypto-wallet, brave walletwhere you can store and track your crypto assets.
Another thing that sets Brave apart from its competitors is its unique way of handling targeted ads. Instead of bombarding you, Brave actually lets you decide whether to show them or block them. If you choose to view Brave Private Ads, you can earn Basic Attention Tokens (or “BAT”) that you can use to redeem rewards or anonymously support your favorite websites. Additionally, you can decide how many ads Brave sends you per hour. You can have as few as one or as many as ten.
These rich features make Brave a great browser, but unfortunately they eat up a lot of your space. It’s 224MB, a huge leap from 18 MB of Chrome. So if you want to install it on your phone, you have to make space for it.