Opera Mini For Android Reviewed: Still Going Meh
Still, things change and so does Opera Mini. The developers have announced that the application is about to be re-done. Yep, almost a new one with a whole bunch of cool features and up-to-date tweaks. And it’s interesting to get to know the current situation with this browser. Is it worth dwelling on our devices? The users would like to see something more essential than just a new app icon.
Why Opera Mini? – Because of Economy, of Course!
There are two levels of data saving. The first one – High – works “mildly” and compresses data gently and moderately. The Extreme Mode shows almost unbelievable results. Allowing to save almost 90% of incoming data, it makes a huge difference to other browsers using the data compression technology. Besides, such compression also means that you’ll get a faster browsing experience. At the same time, this saving mode changes a general look of a site by cutting pictures and unnecessary links.
Moreover, there is a data counter showing how much data has been saved for the current day. At the end of a month, the total amount will surprise you. This is especially true if you surf the Internet in roaming.
Key Features Available
- Saving pages for further reading even without Internet connection and third-party applications like Pocket.
- Viewing the news collections and customized recommendations from all over the world on the Speed Dial page. They are grouped according to topics highlighted. This simplifies the relevant content finding.
- Adding the most frequently visited sites to Speed Dial.
- Surfing the net in a Private Mode for leaving no traces in the history of browsing. Such tabs differ from ordinary ones by a dark border.
- Enjoying a nice-looking and simple-to-use interface looking like in a desktop-based version.
- Switching between tabs with ease via swiping.
- Downloading multiple files simultaneously in the background.
- Pausing and postponing the process of downloading of large until you have a fast and stable Wi-Fi connection.
- Using a Night Mode for more comfort midnight reading and battery saving.
- Checking the Facebook notifications directly in the browser.
- Synchronizing between all the connected devices for bookmarks sharing. You will need to create an account first.
The Leopard That Can’t Change Its Spots
The Final Word
But the new version of this mobile browser is fully capable of regaining the lost ground. As we can see, the team of Opera Mini developers has done their best to make its general performance better. The web browser isn’t flawless, of course, but it’s more responsive now and causes fewer crashes.
Anyway, the app is free to download and install, which is one more reason to give it a try as a fallback in case of dealing with a limited and slow connection. Besides, it’s well-optimized for both smartphones and tablets.