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I have tried both on my N95. In my opinion, Opera mini is pretty bad compared to the N95 8GB's browser. Opera mobile is a very good browser, but I'm not usre it's really worth 24$. Give it a try first (it has a trial period of 30 days)
Message Edited by bogdangaliceanu on 02-Feb-200805:49 PM
@ mattbattprod it depends on your need. u r right about opera mini,it is great and of course FREE. if u only use it for web surfing so it is obvious,go for Mini but if u want some extra go for mobile. i test both of them and found mini is somthing else ;-)
I always found the default S60 browser 'Good enough' - it has a mouse, and a cool view when you scroll quickly.
It loads some site very slowly though (Wikipedia is the worst iv seen) and its Zoom features are a bit tricky, but its a very solid browser with very near-desktop results.
On my 6288 - Opera Mini is AMAZING - its incredibly fast, loads all pages supurbly, and the zoom-in-and-out features are second to none. My 6288 runs rings around many other more moden phones with Opera Mini.
Thats why I will give it a go when I get my N95 in a few days - But im thinking - Opera Mini might be designed more-so for those slower, smaller phones and the N95 might need a bit more 'oomph' so Ill try out Opera Mobile, see how I get on with it.
Unless it offers much over the S60 Web app, I dont think ill swap.
Opera Mobile IMO is not a great browser and needs a serious update, but it does one thing that no other browser can currently do - It can download any file from the internet, including those that are not recognised by the N95.
Opera Mini if ok, and worth serious consideration if you have an expensive data plan because it compresses the data traffic to your phone.
But overall my personal favourite is the inbuilt browser. I use that, and Opera Mobile for downloading unrecognised file types (.torrent files!)