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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on April 9, 2011
I haven't been thrilled with the Android's stock browser experience, so I wanted to try out some other options. I have to say, I was going to try Firefox 4 first, but for whatever reason, I couldn't find it on the Android Marketplace and my phone just wasn't having it. So, I decided to look at some other options and found Opera. I've never used Opera before, on the phone or my PC, but I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised.

What I like:

It actually *is* faster than the stock browser. I was skeptical that I'd notice the difference, but I absolutely do. Even on WiFi, the stock browser could take upwards of 10 seconds to load a page. It was absurd. This loads a page in about half the time.

The "Speed Dial" feature -- when you open up Opera, you instantly go to a page that you can either type in a web address... or pick from any number of the addresses you choose as your "speed dial" pages. This both saves time, so I don't have to fudge around my big fingers typing in addresses to frequent sites, and I think will serve as quick-access to several of the blogs and newspapers I read online... so I don't have to carry their Apps on my phone.

What I don't like:

The size of the file listed on Amazon's site was wrong. It says 12 MB, but it was really 22. That may not matter to most people, but my phone's Achilles heel is it doesn't have a lot of internal storage. *Thankfully* you CAN save the file to your SD card, so it wasn't the end of the world, but I very nearly would have had to delete apps just to add this one in the first place -- something I probably wouldn't have done.

Final thoughts:

When it comes to browsing experiences, we all value different things and have our own favorites, but this seems like a great option for Android. This certainly merits a try.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on October 10, 2011
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A very fast browser on my Grid 10 tablet, with some interesting features. A bit short on documentation, but the web will give you answers to the same questions everyone is asking - i.e. How do you edit the snapshots on the home screen? etc. I keep the desktop copy of Opera on my notebook as a backup, but this may displace the resident Grid OS browser on my tablet.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on February 3, 2013
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Opera doesn't crash often, but it also seems to have a lot of problems loading many pages. The interface does not seem to be suited to using on a tablet. There isn't anything remarkable about it. There isn't anything horrible about it. Of couse, they do offer it for free.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 26, 2011
Now I am not the most tech savvy person out there, I am learning more and more and feel decently knowledgeable however I recently was guided to try out Opera Mini for android and I promptly fell in love. I hated the default Bing browser on my Google phone (weird huh!) so I had downloaded Mozilla Firefox because that was my primary desktop browser but even Mozilla was so slow.

My experience with Opera Mini has been amazing. I couldn't believe how fast the pages were loading and according to the synopsis on the application it is going to save me on data usage. I recently moved to Google Chrome as my primary desktop browser however seriously considering trying out Opera's desktop browser as well.

If you are looking for a fast browser that is stream lined and easy to navigate, bookmark and "favorite" then this is the way to go.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on December 3, 2011
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I use the Opera web browser for 95% of my net browsing, it allows me to go to my most viewed web pages in one click plus it's extremely easy to use. Can't sing enough praises about Opera wish all my apps we're as user friendly & wonderful as Opera is!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 15, 2012
I've been using the desktop version on and off for the last 10 years,mainly because of the UI and because its the safest.
the mobile version(mini) is an exceptional product..not only does it sink up all your bookmarks feeds etc across all the platforms but it provides an excellent zoom in-out feature for more complex full page websites. It also makes gmail and facebook a lot easy to use even compared to their proprietary apps. Ohh and it saves you money..a lot less data is being transferred from my experience.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 14, 2011
I've loved Opera Mini for years (WinMo). I got Mini for my Epic in Feb'11 and it worked very very well via OTA and WiFi until very recently. It can't be Sprint, because I'm getting intermittent connectivity over Wifi as well even at 3 out of 3 bars. If you know how Mini works, you can probably imagine that Opera's servers need retooling to handle capacity. It's just sloooooooooooooooow right now - I've resorted to using another browser. I didn't want to cheat on mini, but performance just is not satisfactory right now.

PRO:
= intuitive interface
= the buttons you need are skinned on top (refresh, stop, bookmarks)
= tab system very manageable
= reformats screens logically
= where you can't watch streaming video there's usually an option to download
= filling out forms very easy

CON:
= currently very very slow (as of 7/14/2011)
= Start Page management not intuitive
= screen timeout interrupts downloads (you have to start over)
= touches by the edge of the screen not accurate (other browsers pick up touches/taps better)

I am hopeful that this blip in performance is just that - a temporary blip. Mini has been so consistent that I shouldn't believe otherwise... please don't prove me wrong Opera!

thanks
cheers/dom
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 22, 2012
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My tablet was less than useful until I got this browser installed on it. Now I can surf the internet with ease. Recommend this product highly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2014
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Opera makes some of the most popular browsers, and they are available on almost every platform! Opera Mini is also one fastest mobile browsers for Android and iOS, thanks to its compression called Opera Turbo. This can save up to 90% of data while loading pages faster.

Other top browsers include Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, however these are not currently available on the Amazon App Store, making Opera my top choice.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 29, 2011
I loved this web browser because it will download pages faster, option to Google search something next to the URL entry box and the bookmark options. But after using it after one year it continues to fail to connect.
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