Which mobile browser for low data use?

droidmyme

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Hey AC, I'm wondering if u guys had thought about this or have opinions. I like the stock browser fine but I'm frustrated that it loads and reloads pages when I simply press "Forward" or whatever. I can't afford to use all this data because I'm ballin on a budget lol :D.

For real though, is there a browser I can use that is economical on data? Maybe it has a bigger cache or something?

Thanks!
 

kamtsa

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Opera Mini is supposed to work against a backend proxy that filters and compresses the data sent to the device so theoretically it may requires less bandwidth. I don't know for a fact though that this is the case.
 

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Yeah, that's how Opera Mini is supposed to work. Although that means that all the data is being sent to their servers first to be filtered and compressed. Because of that I've heard some people express concern about security. Do you want bank account numbers and sensitive account passwords going to Opera's servers? Opera seems to be a reputable company, but are their servers secure?

I'm not saying that you should worry about this. Honestly I have no idea. But I'm just putting the info out there because some people do worry about this.
 

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I guess you could use the same argument for Google's use of sensitive information......... is google reputable & secure?

If you use appropriate security measures you will be fine with opera.

I have just downloaded mini opera to find out about data use, will post once i have formed an opinion.

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Yeah, that's how Opera Mini is supposed to work. Although that means that all the data is being sent to their servers first to be filtered and compressed. Because of that I've heard some people express concern about security.

Yes, it definitely adds one more think that can theoretically go wrong, security wise. Doing https directly from the device to your bank eliminates this unnecessary step.
 

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have you thought about Onavo Extend? It compresses your data so you can actually use quite a bit more. Not sure if it works on your carrier, but it's great.
 

jean15paul

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I guess you could use the same argument for Google's use of sensitive information......... is google reputable & secure?

If you use appropriate security measures you will be fine with opera.

I have just downloaded mini opera to find out about data use, will post once i have formed an opinion.

:-\

Personally I trust Google's security much more so than Opera's ... or even my bank's for that matter. Collecting and securing data is what Google does, and they do it well.