Opera Mini and Opera Mobile

In Blogroll on July 11, 2010 by sheki Tagged: , , ,

I wondered for long what is the difference between Opera Mobile and Opera Mini. I have been using Opera Mini on my Nokia E52 for two years now. Finally I installed Opera Mobile on my phone. Opera Mobile is written specifically for Symbian and Windows mobile platforms, (surprisingly not yet available on Android) . Opera Mini is available on all most all phones. So my assumption is Mini is written in Java where as Mobile is built using specific platform APIs. Opera Mobile seems to be faster and utilize all my phone features like T9 dictionary which is not available on the Opera Mini. Opera Mobile also seems to have a better rendering engine than the Mini. Searching a bit more I found that Opera Mini uses a proxy in the middle to reduce the processing on the client phone and may be a bit faster than Opera Mobile.

There is a nice blog here explaining the differences here.