Because it's an Android Phone, not a High-End Windows Gaming PC plugged into Mains Power 24/7. You have to consider:Why would anyone prefer "lightest" over "best protection:?
- high battery drain
- permissions access (privacy)
- possible heat-related issues (shut downs)
And it's not as if Android has zero protection against threats;
- Google Play Protect
- Phishing/Malicious site protection - Chrome / Supported browsers
- Changing your DNS on supported devices
- Android One
- Monthly OS updates on supported devices
For lightest*, the built-in Play Protect is a start.What would you say is the lightest AV in terms of CPU and RAM for Android v7.0.
I just want good protection and no bells whistles. Also that it is freeware.
Read more: Spotlight on Security: why the claims of Google Play Protect are misleading | AV-Comparatives"Play Protect surely has the potential to become better in the future, as Google has the data and resources to improve its algorithms and systems, as Microsoft did with its Windows Defender."
Google Enhances Google Play Protect on Android, but Is It Enough?"This looks like a ML algorithms to me that tries to make decisions - before opening app and if app was rarely seen in ecosystem."
* assumption based on minimal features, usage and new updates.