When comparing Firefox vs Brave, the Slant community recommends Firefox for most people. In the question“What are the best Android web browsers?” Firefox is ranked 1st while Brave is ranked 9th. The most important reason people chose Firefox is:
Firefox is available as a free download. All Mozilla software is licensed under the Mozilla Public License. Instructions on how to obtain the source code can be found [here](https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Developer_guide/Source_Code/Downloading_Source_Archives).
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Pro Free, open source and community driven
Firefox is available as a free download. All Mozilla software is licensed under the Mozilla Public License. Instructions on how to obtain the source code can be found here.
Pro Functionality can be extended with add-ons
By far the best browser if not using an adblocking app like AdAway or Adguard. Adblocking, Privacy, Themes/Stylish, etc. Add-ons make Firefox the best total package mobile browser... You may even forget you're using a mobile browser.
Pro Built-in reading mode
Reading mode allows removing everything on a page but the text. It removes ads, styling and anything else that could get in the way of a comfortable reading experience.
Pro Great efficient and intuitive UI
The scrolling and response is generally faster than Chrome on my Android devices.
Pro HTML5, mobile video support
Firefox for Android supports HTML5, and with support for multiple video formats, you can watch videos right in the browser.
Pro Ethical and pragmatic company mission
The Mozilla Manifesto outlines the company's mission and principles. Paraphrasing, they want the Internet to be a free and open resource, and to enable individuals to get the best use of that resource. They do this by creating open source software to which anyone may contribute, so long as such contributions fit with their principles (both ethical and technical).
Pro Sync with desktop browser
Keep track of all your bookmarks, passwords, open tabs, and history on the go.
Pro Send to device feature
You can send a tab to your mobile or another device, or vice versa.
Pro Built-in ad blocker
Pro Safety and privacy well taken care of
Things like https everywhere and no tracking are standard with Brave. In most other browsers, things like these are optional at best.
Pro Free/libre software
Released to the community under the Mozilla Public License (MPL), this software respect the FSF's four freedoms, including the freedom to use, modify, and redistribute with or without modification freely.
Pro Built in Adblock
Contains an optional "Allow Brave Acceptable Ads" So you can support the site you truly enjoy.
Pro Option to disable additional privacy concerns
Like fingerprint tracking.
Pro Option to pay supported sites based on view time percentage
Set up automatic micro-donations. Brave will automatically divide a monthly donation among the top sites you visit.
And/or, you can decide which sites get what percentage of your donation. It’s called pinning.
Pro Planned optional feature for you to get reimbursed for viewing ads
Basic Attention Token; you will be able to opt into a new blockchain-based digital advertising system, giving publishers a better deal and users a share of the ad revenue for their attention.
Con Slightly slower
Might be a bit slower than Chromium-based browsers on newer devices.
Con Can't play flash videos
Due to security concerns, Firefox does not include Flash support by default.
Con Reading mode removes some images and videos
Reading mode removes non-textual elements that are not part of the article, but it retains images and videos that are part of the feed node (rss).
Con New, and a bit buggy still
Developers are rapidly killing bugs, but it still sometimes suffers a glitch or two. Until the developers get caught up, it still feels like a brand new product.
Con Poor plugin support
Still missing many essential plugins
Con Doesn't use the original Chromium UI
Brave doesn't use the original Chromium interface at the moment, that means a lot of features are missing and need to be reimplemented. However, Brave 1.0 plans to fix this.