Opera for phonesSmarter mobile browsing


A first-class mobile Web experience

Experience the Web on your mobile phone like you never thought possible. A clean, simple and elegant user experience is available for you, no matter what phone you have.

Opera provides a brand-new look and feel in a class of its own with smooth animations and visually appealing graphics. The Opera rendering engine displays complete Web pages, just like on your computer, and is fully standards-compliant.

Switching between open Web pages is a snap with tabs, and Speed Dial launches your favorite Web sites with a single click.

Opera’s well-designed user interface has you navigating gracefully and efficiently on both touchscreen and keypad devices. The browser comfortably adjusts to your needs by switching between portrait and landscape mode and also lets you adjust the font size for easier reading.

Browse more, wait less

The Web has never been so fast on your phone. Opera’s streamlined rendering engine and server-side compression allows Opera to load Web pages much more quickly than other mobile phone browsers. Features, such as the address bar, shortcut keys and touchscreen control, save you time and effort when performing basic tasks, such as entering addresses or scrolling rapidly through pages.

Save money on data charges

Opera is the smart choice for browsing on expensive wireless data plans. Using Opera to browse the Web with your mobile phone can save you money on your phone bills, by reducing your data usage substantially. Opera Mini uses only a tenth of the bandwidth of other browsers, compressing Web pages by up to 90%. On Opera Mobile, turning on Opera Turbo compresses data up to 80% or leave Opera Turbo off to get full Web site data, as you would on a PC.

User experience

Multitask with tabs

Keep several pages open at the same time and easily switch between them using tabs – just as you would on your desktop computer. On touchscreen devices, visual tabs even allow you to see a preview of the open pages you can select.

Feel at ease on any device

The user interface has been designed for both touchscreen and keypad-style mobile phones. Scroll and pan at warp speed with your keypad or flick the touchscreen to use kinetic scrolling for long pages.

Instant access to your favorite Web sites

See your top Web sites visually laid out on your screen in Speed Dial and load each of them with a quick tap. It is easy to add your preferred pages to Speed Dial, and you even can synchronize them with your desktop, using Opera Link.

Enter addresses with far less typing

Effortlessly enter addresses thanks to our sophisticated URL auto-completion. Opera intelligently guesses what URL you are typing in the address field, allowing you to start loading that site after entering only a few letters. Your bookmarks and previously visited addresses also appear in a list as you type, so you can select the one you want.

Read the largest pages comfortably

Even pages designed for large screens are easy to read on your mobile phone, with text wrapping, which ensures that you can read most content without having to scroll sideways.

Your view where you need it

When moving around large, complex Web pages, Opera will stop just where it needs to, snapping the view to the column you want to read.

Type without losing focus

Entering text into your browser with a touchscreen phone just got easier. On phones where the default touchscreen keyboard provides a less-than-optimal user experience, you can use Opera’s virtual keyboard to type and edit information without ever leaving the page you are viewing.

Make the most of your screen

Take advantage of every pixel that your phone’s screen has to offer with Opera’s fullscreen mode. The address bar and toolbars disappear until they are needed, allowing you to see more of the page you are viewing.

Get a better view

Opera smartly fits Web pages to your screen when you visit a site, showing you an overview of the site. To get a close-up view and begin reading, a simple tap or button press is all that is required to zoom in exactly where you want to look.


Your data, wherever you need it

Backup your bookmarks, Speed Dials, and search engines to My Opera, and keep them synchronized between different phones,or with Opera - on your desktop computers or laptops. With Opera Link, you can take your favorite Web sites with you wherever you go.

Manage your downloads

Opera's Downloads feature is the most advanced download manager available for mobile phone, built right in to the browser. Start downloading files and keep track of their progress from Downloads. You can pause downloads, when necessary, and resume them when it is convenient.

Great access to your bookmarks

Save, edit and organize bookmarks into folders. Sophisticated bookmark management allows you to keep track of a large number of your favorite sites. Turning on Opera Link even allows you to keep your bookmarks synchronized across Opera on your other connected devices, like your computer, so you always have your links when you need them.

Read a page any time, from anywhere

When you find a page that you would like to keep, use Opera’s Save Page feature, and you can access it any time, without having to wait for it to download - even with no Internet connection.

See what you are looking for

Finding what you are looking for in text-heavy pages on your phone has never been as easy. As you type, Opera finds your search term and highlights all occurrences in the page, allowing you to cycle through them.

Go back in time

With Opera’s history feature, you can find pages you visited before. Visited pages in your history are grouped by date, so you can easily find a site by the day you have viewed it.

Features comparison

Opera Mobile 10 Opera Mini 5.x Opera Mini 4.2
Get Opera Mobile 10 Get Opera Mini 5.x Get Opera Mini 4.2
Full HTML Internet access Full Full Full
Full page overview and zoom Full Full Full
Opera compression technology Option in preferences Full Full
Synchronize bookmarks, Speed Dials and other info w/ Opera Link Full Full Full
Next generation mobile UI Full Full Full
Tabs Full Full Not supported
Full rendering engine on device Full Not supported Not supported
Adobe Flash support Windows Mobile only * Not supported Not supported
User Interface
Optimized UI for keypad and hybrid devices Full Full Full
History Full Full Full
Integrated and customizable search engines Full Full Full
Bookmarks Full Full Full
Saved pages for offline viewing Full Full Full
Find in page Full Full Full
Fullscreen Full Full Full
Adjustable text size Full Full Full
Toggle for loading images Full Full Full
Privacy management (clear history, bookmarks, cache, etc.) Full Full Full
Cookie support Full Full Full
Optimized UI for touchscreen devices Full Full Not supported
Speed Dial Full Full Not supported
Visual tabs Touchscreens only Touchscreens only Not supported
Kinetic scrolling Touchscreens only Touchscreens only Not supported
Download manager Full Full Not supported
Predictive text input Full Full Not supported
Password manager Full Full Not supported
Accelerometer support (for switch to landscape mode) Full Not supported Not supported
Virtual keyboard (Touchscreen only) Full Full Not supported
Smooth animations in user interface Full Full Not supported
Platform and language support
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Supported platforms S60, Windows Mobile, Maemo (labs edition*) Java phones, Windows Mobile, Android, S60, Blackberry, iPhone Java phones, Blackberry
Languages supported in user interface 40 96 96

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