Brave is GREAT!
I honestly Support an open source version of chromium, but more effective with an inbuilt adbloking module. Works like a chram on low end devices. However, There are some major setback on this browser, especially in 2018. Just like Opera, Brave Also needs a solid rawburst Anti-crypto mining module. May 2017 till date [Feb 20th 2018], there have been a rise of crypto mining exploites & webpages by 200%
Opera Saw it coming & pushed an update with NoCoin Miner module to block mining based scripts & codes on the pages, including the once hidden in Images & Video files on Webpage. When it comes to android, Crypto-mining can do a major damage on the device, even physically! [Reffer This Article: https://goo.gl/93GaqC
So a module like Crypto-blocker while browsing is highly required!
More minor features like ability to block Silver-light & other major exploitable features are in a need.
Hoping to see a severe improvement in Brave in coming days.
And again. Thank you For being open source & turely a privacy focused stand-alone browser.