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Brave vs Firefox Which one should I use?

 Brave vs Firefox Which one should I use?

Brave vs Firefox Which one should I use?

      Maintaining our privacy is essential on the Internet.  But how do we get it?

      There are two types of web browsers that provide us with an excellent level of security and privacy: Firefox and Brave.  But which of these is better?

  Brave and Firefox are two of the most used browsers today.  Both focus on privacy and security.  On the other hand, we find that Firefox was launched two decades ago;  On the other hand, Brave is a browser that has gained increasing popularity thanks to its focus on user safety.

  So which of these two browsers should I use?  We will review all the characteristics of each one and at the end of the article we will draw our own conclusions.

  The first thing we should always think about is safety.  In the case of Firefox, it provides security in two factors, starting with the standard enhanced tracking protection, thanks to which we can block social networks and web trackers by default.

  It is also able to block annoying and malicious mining software, fingerprints, and cookies.  The browser has three different methods that we can choose to adjust the level of tracking protection.

  On the other hand, we find that Brave, which blocks ads by default, has fingerprint scanners and trackers by default.

  It also provides us with automatic HTTPS connection updates, which means our data will always remain encrypted.  In the case of Firefox, this option is also available, but it does not come by default, we must add an extension or complement to the browser.

  Obviously, both browsers have a private browsing mode, which we all know because it will be the same as Chrome or Edge's Incognito mode.  This way the history and cookies will not be saved, we can visit any website without having to worry about someone else having physical access to the computer, accessing the above mentioned history.

  Performance between Brave and Firefox

  Before you start comparing the performance of each browser, it is important to note that both are based on a different engine.

  On the other hand, there is Brave which is based on Chromium, which is an open source project used by many browsers like Chrome, for example.  Firefox for its part uses the Gecko rendering engine.

  Despite the fact that both browsers work very well and are very fast, Brave feels much more flexible than Firefox.  Websites load faster in Brave, largely due to the fact that the browser blocks all ads by default.

  In this case, Firefox uses a lot of system resources.  It uses a lot more CPU than Brave.  This is possible thanks to the pre-caching feature.  Unlike Firefox, Brave caches the websites you visit, allowing you to quickly restore them when we visit them again.  In addition, if we add that it does not load any tracker or ads, the only thing that Brave achieves is to add points.

  If we look at the battery consumption, Firefox consumes much more, due to its sophistication.  However, this may vary depending on the extensions we have installed in the browser.  Although by default, Firefox consumes about 5% more power.

  Which syncs best across platforms?

  It is very common that we want to synchronize browsing history between different browsers.  Thanks to this, we can safely transfer all bookmarks, passwords and history to another browser.

  Both browsers allow users to sync their settings across multiple platforms, although in the case of Firefox, a Firefox account is required before doing so.

  Brave also allows syncing across platforms.  Simply tap on the Settings menu at the top and tap Sync.  We can choose the device we want to connect and scan the QR code.  If we are connected to Brave on another computer, all we have to do is enter the synchronization code.

  Default functions for each browser

  We cannot deny that both browsers are excellent and have a wide range of functions.  By default, both browsers offer these features:

      Block videos with autoplay.

      Tabbed browsing.

      Search engine settings.

      Password administrator.

      Autocomplete fields like forms, for example.

      Spell checker.


      reading mode.

  Obviously, these are the "basic" things that both browsers come with by default once they're installed.  Although Firefox has two additional features: a screen capture tool and a text-to-speech functionality.

  However, this is not a big problem, Brave allows you to download any kind of extension from the Chrome Web Store and it will work in the same way as in Chrome, thanks to the fact that both browsers use the same engine.

  Brave vs Firefox Which one should I use?

  In fact, both browsers do an excellent job when it comes to maintaining our privacy and security.  However, if we want to navigate nimble and fast, while maintaining good performance, Brave is our clear winner.

  Although it is based on Chromium, it does not consume a lot of resources and websites load very quickly.  So it is one of the best choices and that is why it has become very popular in a short time.