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Opera Mini Review

You are probably familiar with the Opera Mini browser, but how much do you know about its functionality? Follow us, as we bring you a brief review of the pint-sized browser.

What is Opera Mini?

Opera Mini is the lightweight version of Opera. It is a free browser, designed to support virtually all known mobile operating systems; hosting flexible support that stretches as far back as Android 2.3. In fact, there is a classic version for old Android phones (< Android 2.3).

The browser is best suited for quick – light – browsing, as it’s characterized by fast loading speed and compressed data usage. However, with respect to its lightweight status, it is not suitable for loading/accessing heavy duty – sophisticated – sites. In fact, some sites are blankly inaccessible via Opera Mini.

The browser can be downloaded (for free) from Opera’s official website or from Play Store/App Store. And there is designated support for even the oldest versions of Android and iOS.

Round up; Opera Mini is suitable for normal everyday browsing, providing you with jet-like browsing speed, and saving you huge amount of data in the process.

Features & Benefits of Opera Mini

Fast Browsing Speed

One of the key features of Opera Mini is its relatively fast browsing speed. It hosts a lightweight engine, which shrinks web contents before they get to your browser. Hence, the web pages are loaded much more faster than what is obtainable on  most browsers.

Ad Blocker

Opera Mini hosts a built-in ad blocker, which blocks ads from the source. This enables you to browse seamlessly – without distraction – on the web.

Facebook Notifications

The latest update of Opera Mini hosts a notification bar for Facebook. This typically shows notification pop ups each time you receive a message, tag or notification on Facebook. With this, you are able to stay in touch with happenings on the virtual world (on Facebook).

Data Management

Spending too much money on data? Opera Mini offers you a way out! The browser is equipped with a data saving function, which ensures that the minimum amount of data is being expended on the web. Also, you are able to monitor how your data is being used, and which site(s) is consuming more (or less).

Other Features & Benefits

  • Online Synching
  • Smart Night Mode
  • Simple UI
  • And more.

For more information concerning Opera Mini and how to download it, you can check out the Opera Mini official website.

By Daniel Segun

Daniel Segun is a technology writer with over 5 years of experience. He loves to teach and inspire others. When he is not writing, he's probably busy developing websites. You can reach him here.

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