Originally Posted by sleedeane
Hey guys, me again.
I can't really tell what the difference is between Opera Mobile and Opera Mini.
I do most of my web browsing sitting in front of my wifi, so I guess I don't care about how "compressed" anything is as far as racking up any data.
And I don't have a computer to "link" up to or anything like that.
Which one should I use?
I just read somwhere about OperaMini. It uses about 10% of the bandwidth vs. the full Opera browser. It uses "flash" entirely to accomplish this, and I would assume the same holds true for Dolphin's mini version as well. This means with mini you won't get full functionality but pages will load faster, & bandwidth consumption lowered by a factor of 10. I haven't used a mini version, I think Dolphin is good enough for me, it sure is way more useful than the stock browser, safer to use too, according to what I've read here in AndroidForums. Hope that helps.
Edit 12/16/2012 : The recent version of Opera performs very well, faster page loading than Dolphin, but Dolphin's bookmark system gives more flexibility. Both are on both of my devices, my OptimusV and my $99 Arnova 7G3 tablet.