Pros / Your browser settings sync across all the devices you use Maxthon on.

Cons / It doesn’t automatically install updates.

 Verdict / Maxthon isn’t the fastest browser on the market, but it’s a good choice if you’re a fan of Internet Explorer’s layout.

Maxthon is a basic web browser that runs smoothly and is compatible with every operating system, including iOS and Android. It has standard features found in popular browsers such as Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, including tabbed browsing and bookmarks. However, Maxthon has its own tools and features that set it apart from other web browsers.

This browser includes features that sync the devices you use it on. You can drag and drop images, links and text from webpages and send them to your phone contacts or an email address from within the browser.

Maxthon has parental controls, and it auto fills in URLS for sites you’ve visited before when you start typing them into the navigation bar. It can also auto fill forms online with personal information you have entered before. In you prefer Maxthon not auto fill your personal information, you can go to the security settings and choose to have the browser delete it after you enter it. Before you close the browser, it asks if you want to save your session. This is handy if you’re interrupted while surfing the web – you can start off where you ended.

The browser is missing some tools, including support for mouse gestures and voice recognition. In addition, Maxthon doesn’t automatically update itself – you have to manually download new versions and bug fixes when they become available. This can cause security problems since outdated programs create weak spots in your system hackers and ransomware can break through.

This web browser has powerful security features that allow you to surf the web securely, and if you choose, privately. You can manually delete all traces of your browsing history manually or set up Maxthon to automatically delete it when you close the browser. It also blocks pop-ups, spyware and some known viruses. It works well alongside third-party antivirus programs, though some internet security suites have browser security extensions that are not compatible with Maxthon.

Maxthon installs quickly, which is a good indicator of the its overall performance. It doesn’t have the fastest startup time of the programs we reviewed, but it has an extremely fast click-through speed within a site and when navigating between sites. The browser also has antifreeze technology to ensure your computer doesn’t stop loading when something goes wrong with your internet connection, and it has smart acceleration, which makes the pages you visit the most load faster than pages you’re visiting for the first time.

Maxthon is based on Internet Explorer’s engine, so If you’re accustomed to Explorer’s layout, you’ll have no problem finding your way around. All the buttons are clearly labeled, and you can fully customize the browser to be as simple or complex as you want.

The company’s website has a FAQs page, and you can find a number of help options on the browser bar. You can read the tip of the day, look through the user guide or search for a specific topic in the help database. If you have further questions, you can contact Maxthon by email.

  • Initial Startup Time
  • Average Startup Time
  • Navigation Time
  1. The amount of seconds until a site completely boots up.
    Lower is Better
  2. 6  Maxthon
    3.68 Seconds
  3. 1.55 Seconds
  4. 1.56 Seconds
  5. 3  Safari
    1.85 Seconds
  6. Category Average
    3.05 Seconds


Maxthon doesn’t have all the features we looked for, and it isn’t the fastest web browser we tested, but it has the basic features needed for web browsing. It also has tight security and comprehensive help and support if you run into any issues.

Specifications and Benchmarks


Pop-up Blocker
Private Mode

Help & Support

Online Knowledgebase
User Guide
User Forums
Email Support
Telephone Support

Speed & Compatibility

Ease of Use
Initial Startup Time
3.68 sec
Average Startup Time
1.65 sec
Navigation Time
3.45 sec
Mobile Browser App

Supported Configurations

Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows 7
Mac OS


Tabbed Browsing
Integrated Search Engine
Customization Options
Password Manager
Automatic Updates
Mouse Gestures
Voice Interaction
Parental Controls
Open-Source Development