It surprises us in this present era, when some folks still heap praises on Opera Mini Browser (latest version), and even more surprising when they start tagging it as the best mobile browser among the rest.
If you say Opera Mini used to be one of the best mobile browsers in the past, then we can fully concur with you but definitely no longer in this present era.
Opera Mini mobile version is obsolete and even its latest version cannot stand out favourably with some other browsers like, Chrome, Firefox, UCweb etc.
But on why some folks still tag Opera Mini browser as the best browser presently still keep us wondering and we are tempted to refer to them as being ignorant of other mobile browsers.
Yes it is true that one man’s meat can be other person’s poison but not on the case of Opera Mini browser that is now so glaring that the browser is truly obsolete and does not meet modern day need on internet and browser technologies.
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Now, some might argue and will want to defend their stands on Opera Mini as the best mobile browser by asking question like this;
If we say that Opera Mini is not among the best 3 mobile browsers, why is it that Opera Mini remains the most used browser down here?
Now, remember that the most used browser does not in any way implies the best browser, and here are the common reasons why more people use Opera Mini browser down here than any other browsers;
Yes no doubt, it is a light-weight browser and consumes lesser data and again people use it more down here because of the exclusive cheap Opera Mini data plans that the 4 major GSM network providers offer.
Aside those things, Opera Mini browser are very annoying browser when compared with some other mobile browsers out there.
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Now, here are the 3 most annoying things about the Opera Mini browser that we will want to point out below.
1. It is not a responsive browser – now in this modern era, who again builds a rigid browser that is not responsive like Opera Mini?
And that is the reason why when you land on a mobile webpage that has search bar or drop-down menu with Opera Mini browser, you will not be able to get access to those website features, as any attempt to pull down the drop-down menu or to use the search feature will only end up refreshing the page.
2. Opera Mini distorts some webpage elements – In as much as web developers have their own roles to play when building a website for unified browsers, Opera Mini mobile browser is known to distort the presentation of some webpage gadgets.
For example some social media buttons or some other gadgets will not display properly on Opera Mini browser or will display as blank elements.
3. Opera Mini does not load asynchronous ads all the time - for publishers serving ads in an asynchronous mode; you should know that Opera Mini does not display such ads all the time, mostly the first visit of the mobile webpage with asynchronous ads, the ads are not often displayed, except maybe for 2nd or some cases 3rd visits.
There are other anomalies associated with Opera Mini browsers, and even as no other mobile browsers can claim perfection, but browsers like Chrome, Firefox, UCbrowsers are far more ahead of Opera Mini.
Left for us here, we want to conclude that Opera Mini is an obsolete browser that only performs better on older platforms like Symbian and java, but not on iOS, android, Windows etc.