As per test report of Cigniti Technologies, an independent software testing services company, Opera Mini browser consumes on an average 14% less battery and 89% less data when compared to other mobile browsers. This means users of Opera Mini can view up to nine times more web content using the same amount of data as the other browsers tested. This announcement is part of a performance benchmarking and independent testing report for data and battery consumed by different browsers. The tests evaluated the performance of Opera Mini against other leading mobile browsers such as Chrome, UC browser, CM browser and UC Mini on Wi-Fi, 2G and 3G networks in India.
According to the company, Opera Mini outperformed all other browsers Cigniti tested and used the least amount of data when loading websites across categories such as social networking, e-commerce, video sharing, classifieds and news publications.
For many mobile users, exceeding their limited data plan could be a reason to browse cautiously and a point of stress while surfing the web. This may not apply to Opera Mini users, though with the above results.
According to the company, tests were conducted by Cigniti on [Airtel 2G and 3G] network between 22nd March and 4th April 2015 using Chrome [41.0.2272.96], CM Browser [5.1.74], UC Browser [10.3.0], UC Mini [9.9.1] and Opera Mini [8.0] on various Android devices charged to 100% before beginning a session. Each session lasted 30 minutes and visited each of the following websites: quikr.com, facebook.com, flipkart.com, snapdeal.com, youtube.com and espncricinfo.com. Devices used in the test were the Samsung Galaxy S5 [Kitkat 4.4.2 OS], the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 [KitKat 4.4.4 OS], the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 [KitKat 4.4.2 OS], the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 [KitKat 4.4.2 OS] and Google’s Nexus 9 [Lollypop 5.0.1 OS].