Opera is known for bringing a first-class web experience to thousands of mobile phones, and our latest mobile phone browsers bring great enhancements that make the Opera browser the smarter choice for over 3000 phones.
The clean, simple and elegant user experience is now modernized and enhanced. Scrolling and zooming is buttery smooth, and support for the latest technology is updated. The Opera rendering engine displays complete webpages, just like on your computer, and is fully standards compliant.
Switching between open webpages is a snap with tabs, and Speed Dial launches your favorite websites with a single click.
Opera’s well-designed user interface has you navigating gracefully and efficiently on both touchscreen and keypad devices. The browser comfortably adjusts to your needs by switching between portrait and landscape mode and also lets you adjust the font size for easier reading.
Browse more, wait less
The Web has never been so fast on your phone. Opera’s streamlined rendering engine and server-side compression allows the Opera browser to load webpages much more quickly than other mobile phone browsers. Features such as the address bar, shortcut keys and touchscreen control save you time and effort when performing basic tasks, such as entering addresses or scrolling rapidly through pages.
Save money on data charges
Opera is the smart choice for browsing on expensive wireless data plans. Using the Opera browser to browse the Web with your mobile phone can save you money on your phone bills, by reducing your data usage substantially. The Opera Mini browser uses only a tenth of the bandwidth of other browsers, compressing webpages by up to 90%. With the Opera Mobile browser, turning on Opera Turbo compresses data up to 80%, or leave Opera Turbo off to get full website data, as you would on a PC.
Instant access to your favorite websites
See your top websites visually laid out on your screen in Speed Dial, and load each of them with a quick tap. It is easy to add your preferred pages to Speed Dial, and you even can synchronize them with your desktop, using Opera Link.
Feel at ease on any device
The user interface has been designed for both touchscreen and keypad-style mobile phones. Scroll and pan at warp speed with your keypad or flick the touchscreen to use kinetic scrolling for long pages.
Multitask with tabs
Keep several pages open at the same time and easily switch between them using tabs—just as you would on your desktop computer. On touchscreen devices, visual tabs even allow you to see a preview of the open pages you can select.
On touchscreen phones, you can use two fingers to adjust the size of the page you are viewing smoothly and precisely for the ideal perspective. Pinch your fingers together to shrink a page and see more of it, or spread your fingers apart to expand small text and make it easier to read.
Enter addresses in a flash
Effortlessly enter addresses thanks to our sophisticated URL auto-completion. The Opera browser intelligently guesses what URL you are typing in the address field, allowing you to start loading that site after entering only a few letters. Your bookmarks and previously visited addresses also appear in a list as you type, so you can select the one you want.
Type without losing focus
Entering text into your browser with a touchscreen phone just got easier. On phones where the default touchscreen keyboard provides a less-than-optimal user experience, you can use Opera’s virtual keyboard to type and edit information without ever leaving the page you are viewing.
Read the largest pages comfortably
Even pages designed for large screens are easy to read on your mobile phone, with text wrapping. This ensures that you can read most content without having to scroll sideways. On supported devices, text will even wrap to fit your screen as you zoom into content.
Your view where you need it
When moving around large, complex webpages, the Opera browser will stop just where it needs to, snapping the view to the column you want to read.
Make the most of your screen
Take advantage of every pixel that your phone’s screen has to offer with Opera’s full-screen mode. The address bar and toolbars disappear until they are needed, allowing you to see more of the page you are viewing.
Get a better view
The Opera browser smartly fits webpages to your screen, showing an overview of the site. To get a close-up view and begin reading, tapping the screen or a button press is all that is required to zoom in exactly where you want to look. On supported devices, you can also smoothly pinch-to-zoom to get the precise view you want.
Your data, wherever you need it
Backup your bookmarks, Speed Dials, and search engines to My Opera, and keep them synchronized between different phones or with the Opera browser on your desktop computers or laptops. With Opera Link, you can take your favorite websites with you, wherever you go.
Share the best of the Web
When you come across a page that you want to show to the world, just tap the “Share” icon from Opera’s menu. Then choose from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, vKontakte and more to share a link in a snap.
See what you are looking for
Finding what you are looking for in text-heavy pages on your phone has never been as easy. As you type, the Opera browser finds your search term and highlights all occurrences in the page, allowing you to cycle through them.
Manage your downloads
Opera’s Downloads feature is the most advanced download manager available for mobile phone, built right in to the browser. Start downloading files and keep track of their progress from Downloads. You can pause downloads, when necessary, and resume them when it is convenient.
Easy access to your bookmarks
Save, edit and organize bookmarks into folders. Sophisticated bookmark management lets you keep track of many sites. Enabling Opera Link can even keep bookmarks synchronized across the Opera installations on other devices, such as your computer, so you always have your links when you need them.
Go back in time
With Opera’s history feature, you can find pages you visited before. Visited pages in your history are grouped by date, so you can easily find a site by the day you have viewed it.
Read a page any time, from anywhere
When you find a page that you would like to keep, use Opera’s Save Page feature, and you can access it any time, without having to wait for it to download—even with no Internet connection.
What are Opera Mobile and Opera Mini?
Both Opera Mini and Opera Mobile are Internet browsers that allow you to surf the Web from a mobile device.
What is the difference between Opera Mobile and Opera Mini?
The main difference is what goes on behind the user interface.
- Opera Mini always uses Opera’s advanced server compression technology to compress web content before it gets to a device. The rendering engine is on Opera’s server.
- Opera Mobile is a full Internet browser for mobile devices. The full web-rendering engine – Opera Presto – is run on the phone using the phones’ hardware to download and display webpages.
Which browser is best for me Opera Mini or Opera Mobile?
Opera Mobile’s capabilities provide a higher fidelity browsing experience and is ideal when on Wi-Fi or unlimited wireless broadband. With Opera Mini, the assistance of servers make browsing lightning fast and also much cheaper if you are paying per megabyte. Many users use Opera Mobile when on Wi-Fi and Opera Mini when on the move.