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This article was published on September 8, 2015

Opera Mini browser for Android now lets you choose between speed and experience while saving data

Opera Mini browser for Android now lets you choose between speed and experience while saving data
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Opera has updated its Mini browser for Android with an option to switch between data saving modes for a faster or richer experience, depending on your needs.

In order to reduce bandwidth use and serve pages faster, Mini’s ‘extreme’ mode pulls scaled-down images and simplified layouts, while saving up to 90 percent of data.

‘High’ mode doesn’t save quite as much — it manages about 30-40 percent on average — but presents pages with all their visual elements and rich media components (like video players) intact.

Facebook in Opera Mini's Extreme Mode (left); the same page in High mode (right)
Facebook in Opera Mini’s Extreme Mode (left); the same page in High mode (right)

Opera says the latest version includes a new UI for saved pages and bookmarks and handles large downloads better than before in ‘High’ compression mode.

The company previously added private mode and features to make Mini easier to use on tablets back in April.

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