Brave Vs. Firefox- are they same?

This blog posts compares brave vs. Firefox to help users go with browsers that fulfill their needs up.

Firefox might be your ideal browser for a number of reasons, but when compared to the new Brave software, things are different. Ever since its launch, Brave is making rounds on the internet and often compared with famous browsers like Firefox.

In a comparison between Brave and Firefox among the G2 community, Brave scored 4.7/5 stars with 246 reviews, while Firefox acquired 4.4/5 stars with 93 reviews. It shows the mixed preference of users when choosing between Brave and Firefox as they both resemble many aspects.

From user’s experience, privacy, and features to portability, we will compare Brave and Firefox from different perspectives in this article. Without further ado, let’s jump right into it.  

FeaturesBraveFirefox
PrivacyAb blocking FeatureData Synchronization
Loading time 3.41 seconds3.51 seconds
Battery Consumption2x lesser than Firefox5x times greater than Brave
OriginChromium ProjectMozilla foundation
Theme Both light and dark themeBoth light and dark theme

Brave Vs. Firefox- Introduction

Brave is an open-source, free, and secure browser created by the popular brave software. It is built on the same private, smooth, and open-source chromium code like opera and Microsoft edge.

Whereas Firefox, also known as the Mozilla web browser created by the Mozilla Foundation, is supported by the Mozilla corporation.

The best part about both the browsers is that Both Brave and Firefox are easily available for PC and mobile on different windows.  

User Privacy: 

When it comes to user privacy, Brave gets the highest points out of all the browsers in its competition.

It is the first-ever browser to introduce the special ad-blocking feature while browsing. Besides, it also takes care of user privacy by enabling features like tracking protection, scripts, and ads by default.

Through this, not only does Brave keep your browsing secure but also saves your time by blocking ads you’re not interested in watching.

However, this security feature negatively affects the browsing speed, which can be substituted by turning on the ”shields up” setting of Brave.

By clicking on this feature, Brave promises relatively good browsing speed without conferring security protection.  

Compared to Brave, Firefox has its root intact from the decade-old browsing approach but introduces regular updates to its users. For being the top choice of users, Firefox keeps things simple and interesting by offering a convenient browsing experience.

It also comprises some of the best privacy features but not as many and much efficient as Brave. Some of its most common protection features include third-party trackers, crypto miners, fingerprinting trackers, etc.

In addition, Firefox also offers a safe, private browsing mode that reduces interruptions during browsing.  

Brave Firefox
Block adsThird Party Trackers
Offer BAT (Basic attention token)Offer Fingerprinting Trackers 
Automatic HTTPS connectionManual Https connection
Password managerEnable crypto miner websites
Displays stats Display privacy report

Moreover, Brave has also introduced Basic Attention Tokens in its own reward system. It is basically an ad platform that only allows privacy-respecting ads to appear on the browser.

In this way, Brave makes money for allowing advertising on their platform. The BAT’s tokens are given to its users for watching these ads and supporting the sites these ads come from. Later these BAT can be turned into real money at any time you want. 

Utility

Besides offering extraordinary privacy features, it also offers the best utility features, making Brave one of the best utility browsers. From loading pages faster to offering convenient browsing, Brave can be your go-to browser for every home to office use.  

However, Brave tends to occupy more space than Firefox, which might become a major ram usage problem on your mobile phones or compact devices.

However, Firefox also has a somewhat similar weight as Brave, but it gives you the option to choose features depending on your device’s requirement and ram capacity.

For example, you can select your favorite adds on and extensions you want to see in your browser and delete the unsolicited ones.  

Interface

Brave has not worked in modifying the interface as they like it keeping simple. But, it has a strong focus on enhancing the visibility of the browser to make it a feasible web browser for visually impaired people.

Therefore, Brave has bold icons that appear mainly at the top of the screen. Firefox has special customization of UI elements and user-friendly themes that make Firefox the best in terms of interface.

To add, it also has a list of some of the most interesting extensions with high functionality.

Now you no longer have to download basic common extensions, including the screenshot tool, pocket integration, favorites, as you get these are available in the in-built features of Firefox.

Portability

Portability is basically the degree of support you get from your browser on your preferred extensions. For the last many years, Firefox has been offering full support to passwords, extensions, data add ons, etc., without leaving any room for interruption.  

 On top of all, Firefox also allows its users to make a Firefox account for availing themselves of all the features of Firefox in one place.

Having a Firefox account also comes in handy to enable the Firefox monitor to secure all your important data from any data breaches or third-party involvement.  

Conclusion

With Brave, you can get all the privacy features of an ideal web browser by blocking all ads that disrupt your browsing.

At the same time, Firefox is a relatively easy-to-use web browser that neither consumes much energy or storage of your device. To know which one is your call, try both browsers individually and choose one that works best for you.  

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