Smartphone is getting smarter day by day. We’ve been covering some of the most interesting games and app for smartphone: be it android or iOS platform. The post begets yet another aspect of the smartphone technology. There’re already handful android torrent clients available in the Google Play marketplace. Thanks to the relentless development by android developers, we can now even download torrents on our android handset which was otherwise a distant dreams for many of us. Misuse of torrents and illegal distribution of software and files is a different ball game. Keeping such malpractice aside, torrents are best way to share our photos, videos, software and personal files.
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Since Android is getting wide recognition, we’re compiling the list keeping Android users in mind. A separate post will be created for iOS users where we will cover similar app on iOS platform. Torrent is a popular protocol for sharing large files across multiple platform. The torrent clients and downloaders has had on and off relationship with piracy concerned groups. This includes blocking of sites like Pirate Bay by IPS providers and providing a work around to access it by bloggers like us.
There is an adage among tech savvy people that there is nothing a torrent can’t share. With exponential growth of such sites, the third-party service providers started popping like mushroom providing all sorts of facility starting from search to increase the download speed of torrents. However, they have not refined to PCs anymore. Their growth has started spreading like a plague on mobile platform as well. Game lovers would be delighted to know that we’ve compiled an ultimate collection of Best Android 3D Games.
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Torrent Clients for Android
Make sure you’ve enough space on your android handset before you begin using torrent clients on android handset otherwise there are every chances that you’ll run your device out of space.
aTorrent is a full-fledged BitTorrent client for android devices that let’s you download big files right on your device. This native P2P BitTorrent client is ad supported version with support for magnet links.
- Supports Torrent search
- Magnet links support
- Open torrent right from browser
- File manager to choose download folder
- Parallel downloading support
- Supports: BitTorrent, DHT, Advanced DHT, Magnet links, HTTP and UDP trackers
- Speed limit when used with WiFi
- Support for Pause and Resume
aTorrent pro version is also available which demotes ad support. The app is among the most downloaded app on Google Play store.
tTorrent is a promising BitTorrent client with support for multiple protocols. The only downside of this application is that the lite version limits the download speed to 250kB/s to demotivate the users in support for paid version. tTorrent paid or pro version has no ads and download limits.
- Multiple torrent downloading
- Queuing of torrents
- Search support
- WiFi only mode
- Web browser integration
- Magnet Link Support
- RSS support
- IP filtering support
- Proxy support
The lite or free version of is distributed for free with few restrictions. But all in all, it is q good android torrent client for those who are on lower internet speed.
aDownloader, a native BitTorrent client is by far the best choice as far as torrent client on android platform is concerned. It supports searching from popular sites including demonoid. Apart from that a simple ‘Share Link’ function will let you download all your files using this client. There is no annoying ads or pop up displayed in this app. Users can also change default search engines to use isoHunt, Kickasstorrents, Pirates Bay, Torrentreactor and few other to make searching more smoother. Overall, it is a jam-packed torrent client that you would love to have at any cost. The best part is that is is available for free in the Play store.
- Supports multiple download
- Proxy support
- Search function
- Share Link option
- Various torrent Search engines integration
- Multiple torrent and queuing
- Resume support
aDownloader is probably a must have app if you’re regular users of torrents. It saves a lot of time and makes searching an easy process.
Red Torrent is another promising BitTorrent client available for android smartphone and tablets. The lite version is available for free. The positive side of the lite version is that it is not hogged with ads, however, it does restrict you to one download at a time. But unlike tTorrent it doesn’t limit your download speed which is again a benefit for the users.
Red Torrent Features
- WiFi only download
- Download while plugged in
- Port configuration
- Select download location
- Set peer connection
- Manage upload and download speed
Overall, Red Torrent is worth having a look. Instead of limiting yourself to single application you can try multiple application from the above list.
Most of the torrent clients are memory and battery hogger. It is always advisable to add them in RAM managing app so they doesn’t shut down the app while running in background. Moreover, it is always preferred to download them when your device is either fully charged or plugged in. Since it consumes more data try to use it on WiFi connection or with unlimited data plan.
Do let us know if you’ve tried any other useful torrent client on your android handset? Which among the above has worked well for you?