MCENT Browser has been making waves because of it’s promise to reward you with data as you browse. My husband decided to try it out.
While MCent is supported by Google’s Chromium platform (which means that it has all the same functionality as Chrome), there are a few differences.
Here’s my husband’s experience.
He downloaded MCent onto his LG G3. It looks almost exactly like Chrome except for the part that the browser is based within a window on your screen which gives it an in-app like interface similar to Opera Mini. The ‘buttons’ that you are used to, if you use Chrome are not located at the top of the screen but instead, at the bottom. This would have been fine BUT there is an ad that pops up from the bottom of the screen which makes navigation difficult. It is a little slower than Chrome as well. There is a notification of MCent in your notifications panel on your phone and for the life of me, none of us can seem to find out how to put it off! The browser loads and automatically minimizes the page on the odd occasion, which then leads to the navigation problem that I mentioned earlier. The app also began crashing at random. There is no problem with the points system however and you also get points for referring a friend.
Supported by Google
Identical Chrome features
Earn data while you browse
Points gained for referrals
Ads – hurts the navigation
Slower speed than Chrome
Automatically minimizes new tabs
Notification in your notification panel
To be honest, the app itself has great potential and our South African developers have done well. A little clean up with the layout and a few more updates and this could be a new alternative for browsing.
App Rating: 6/10
*Please note that this review was NOT a paid for review & the opinions expressed within the above contents is purely based on our current experiences with MCent.
Simone Gobin is a 24 year old, it graduate, wife to Avi and mother to Yash & Ralee Gobin. She spends her days being a mother and a wife. She has decided to start a blog as a creative outlet as well as connect with other parents. Her belief is that there is a lot to learn from other parents out there and she welcomes all advice possible.