Opera Mobile

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Pros
  • Fast
  • Easy tab management
  • Multiple layout options
Cons
  • Limited syncing

Our Sources

Best Android Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Dolphin, March 31, 2014

Opera Mobile takes the top spot in this comparison of Android browsers. Editors like its clean interface, speed and up-to-date standards support.

Fixya Mobile Browser Report: How Users Feel About Chrome, Safari, IE, Opera, and the Android Stock Browser, Oct. 16, 2013

Opera comes in third in Fixya's Mobile Browser Usability Report, a reliability indicator that focuses on how many "fix-it" requests there are for each browser, with 20 percent of users reporting security concerns (40 percent had issues with screen real estate).

Opera Browser updated with new look for Tablets, Nov. 22, 2013

This reviewer focuses on Opera's new tablet interface. Hindy likes that tabs are treated like tabs on a desktop and that the browser tried to optimize every inch of space (or screen real estate as it's called) in the tablet view.

Opera Mobile 12 (for Android), March 26, 2012

In this older review, PCMag.com gives Opera Mobile 12 an excellent rating because of its clean design, ease of use and features like bookmark syncing and shortcuts to sites (called speed dials.) Dolphin wins the Editors' Choice award for Android browsers.

Android browser head-to-head: Chrome vs Dolphin vs Firefox vs Maxthon vs Opera Mobile vs Skyfire, Oct. 29, 2012

In this roundup of top Android browsers, Opera Mobile is praised for using less data than competitors. The reviewer prefers Android's stock browser and Chrome, however.

New Opera for Android looks like Opera, tastes like Chrome, May 21, 2013

Cunningham praises Opera Mobile's new features including the speed dial page that collects favorite sites and bookmarks.

A tour of the WebKit-based Opera for Android, Feb. 26, 2013

CNET offers a useful walkthrough of Opera Mobile, highlighting its interface, usability and features like Off-Road mode. Shankland doesn't review the browser, but provides a wealth of information about it.

Opera Browser, March 5, 2013

CNET editors give Opera's mobile browser 4 out of 5 stars -- an "excellent" rating -- because of its easy syncing, automatic adjustment of page views and text wrapping. CNET declares: "Opera Software markets its Opera Mobile application as providing the best user experience on the market, and the company is telling the truth."

Opera Max beta compresses most of the data going through your Android device, Dec. 17, 2013

This short write-up of Opera Max beta isn't a review, but it outlines all the new features offered. Molen says Opera Max compresses data at unprecedented levels, and thus makes it easier to interact with rich multimedia websites.