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Best free Android File Managers, Explorers & Browsers in 2017

We have seen many Nokia Android Phone users requesting HMD for a capable file manager as the stock Android doesn’t come with one. So, while HMD works on a native file manager of its own there are many highly capable file managers in Play Store already and the good news is that most of them are free. We have tested many highly rated Android File managers on our Nokia Android Phones and we recommend these File managers as the best of the lot.

Solid Explorer:

This is one File manager or Android browser that you will love to use for many reasons. It has a simple and clean UI and also packs some powerful features. You can use it for free or buy the premium version for a very low price.

It comes with Material design and supports protecting your files and folders with a password or Fingerprint sensor if you use it to unlock.

Solid Explorer File Manager
Solid Explorer File Manager
Developer: NeatBytes
Price: Free+

File Manager [The Best & recommended by us]:

It is yet another Android file explorer/manager that is very highly rated and enjoys great reviews. It is a free and fully-featured file manager that is simple to use and navigate but at the same time quite powerful as well.

It allows to easily manage local and cloud-based storage for you. You can access and fully manage main phone storage, SD card storage, USB storage, Apps, downloads and all other files and folders on your phone. It also supports remote access, access from PC and storage analysis.

File Manager
File Manager
Price: Free

ASUS File manager:

Don’t go after the name or the fact that it has been created by ASUS. It works on all the Android smartphones and is a solid option in your view. We tested it on our Nokia phones and it is a very impressive piece of software. It allows you to play with your files and folders in the way you please. It supports cloud-storage accounts like Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive.

It also supports advanced features like managing files within your LAN (local area network) and SMB (Samba) network and comes with tools like Storage analyzer, recycle bin and hidden cabinet.

File Manager
File Manager
Price: Free

X-plore File Manager:

X-plore File manager enjoys 4.6 user ratings and is really one of the best Android file managers that we have tested. It offers all the basic and advanced features like (Root, FTP, SMB1 / SMB2, Sqlite, Zip, Rar, 7zip, DLNA/UPnP explorer) that an Android user needs in a dual-pane explorer user interface.

It has one of the best file-sharing feature available out of any of the file managers. It supports a very wide range of cloud storage accounts.

X-plore File Manager
X-plore File Manager
Developer: Lonely Cat Games
Price: Free+

Total Commander:

Total Commander is yet another great Android File manager/explorer option that is full-featured. It has a long list of features and functions to show off. Apart from the powerful files and directory management features, it comes with a built-in text editor, Bookmarks, Root explorer and a media player.

It is especially suited to those with evolved Android senses and those who love customizations.

Total Commander - file manager
Total Commander - file manager

Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long.

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  • Hansz

    File Manager (F) gives problems by sharing with bluetooth on my Nokia 8 while orther filemanagers working well bij sharing with bluetooth. Weeks ago I did send a mail for this to the makers from File Manager but never gets an answer.

  • Gerrard Jr

    File manager is also my personal favourite. Simple and no ads.

  • John Hoyne

    Hi, thanks for ongoing articles. All the above are interesting file managers. Another two worth looking at, on the Play Store are: Ghost Commander File Manager, and my own personal favorite FX File Explorer which I changed to, having using Total Commander for years. FX handles cloud and network connections very well and the best I’ve found for SSH connections using key pairs.

    Greetings from Scotland

    • Kamal

      We are open to adding interesting ones to above list. Thanks for your comment and will try both of them.

  • Keith B

    I’ll try the Solid Explorer. Thanks Nayan

    • Kamal

      Welcome 🙂