When comparing Root Explorer vs MiXplorer, the Slant community recommends MiXplorer for most people. In the question“What are the best file explorers on Android?” MiXplorer is ranked 5th while Root Explorer is ranked 6th. The most important reason people chose MiXplorer is:
Choose from 19 providers: Mega.co.nz, Dropbox, Box, Yandex, HiDrive, Baidu, Mediafire, Kuaipan, Kanbox, IDrive, Hubic, 4Sync, Google Drive, Copy, Meo, OneDrive, pCloud, SugarSync, VDisk. + clouds which support webdav like (Yandex.ru, OwnCloud, MyDrive.ch, DriveHQ, CloudMe, CloudSafe, ...).
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Pro Root file access and editing
As the name would suggest root file access and editing is something Root File Explorer excels at. It was one of the first to have this function and is still one of the best.
Pro SMB/CIFS network share support
Root Explorer supports SMB/CIFS network sharing.
Pro 24 hour refund policy
The Root Explorer devs have a 24 hour refund policy despite Google's 2 hour policy. All one needs to do is e-mail the devs within that 24 hour period to ask for a refund.
Pro All your cloud storage needs accessible from one single app
Choose from 19 providers:
Mega.co.nz, Dropbox, Box, Yandex, HiDrive, Baidu, Mediafire, Kuaipan, Kanbox, IDrive, Hubic, 4Sync, Google Drive, Copy, Meo, OneDrive, pCloud, SugarSync, VDisk.
- clouds which support webdav like (Yandex.ru, OwnCloud, MyDrive.ch, DriveHQ, CloudMe, CloudSafe, ...).
Pro Extract and create compacted files
Extract and create 7z and Zip/Zip64 (splitted-encrypted), TAR, TAR.GZ, TAR.BZ2, GZIP, BZIP2 and extract RAR (splitted-encrypted, RAR5), XZ, APM, CAB, ISO, ARJ, AR, LZH, LHA, CHM, MSI, WIM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB, NSIS, LZMA, NTFS, FAT, VHD, MBR, SWM, MSLZ, CramFS, Dmg, ELF, MachO, Mub, PE, Split, Xar, Z, Udf, HFS, SquashFS, PPMD.
Pro SAMBA, FTP, SFTP, WEBDAV, BLUETOOTH support
Pro Unlimited tabbed browsing and dual panel in landscape mode and drag and drop between panels also supported
Pro Root access for all advanced operations
Pro FTP/HTTP server built in
Share files trough the browser.
Con UI feels dated
The UI of Root Explorer is not much to look at and feels a bit dated.
Con Buggy sometimes
Con Some features are not free
Con Not on PlayStore
The developer has chosen to not place the app on the Play Store but to offer it for free on the XDA forums. This may be inconvenient for some as the app will have to be side loaded.