When comparing Falkon vs Opera GX, the Slant community recommends Falkon for most people. In the question“What are the best desktop web browsers?” Falkon is ranked 4th while Opera GX is ranked 35th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Developed by KDE
Pro Free and Open Source
Browser is highly customizable, with dual colors, sounds, effects, bookmarks and tabs and much more.
Pro Built-in adblocker
Pro Built-in tracker blocker
Pro GX Control
Lets you limit the network traffic, RAM and CPU usage of the browser.
Pro Built-in messenger services
It has built-in Whatsapp, Telegram, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Messenger and much more and this feature itself is better than most of the browsers out there.
Pro Built in music player
It has a built in music player which you can listen to Spotify, Youtube Music and Apple Music in the background.
Pro Very fast
Using the chromium engine, this browser is as fast as Chrome and Edge.
Pro Lots of Add-Ons
Opera Store and Chrome Store is available for this browser with millions of add-ons.
Pro It is good for gaming
Pro Opera Sync
You can sync everything via other devices and it is password protected apart from a standart login.
Pro Built-in news reader
Apart from other browsers like Edge which forces you to read only their feed, you can add any feed and news channel, and read them anytime.
Pro GX Cleaner
Lets you clean browser data easiliy.
Pro GX Corner
It's a page designed for game lovers with news, prices, deals and much more about the latest games.
Pro My Flow option
The browser has a built-in software which lets you send everything from files to pictures, and messages to yourselves via "My Flow" to your other devices and phones.
Pro Built in dark mode system
Pro Built-in VPN
It's a free service and unlimited (but it leaks your IP address). Perfect and very easy to use.
Pro Built in Ambient Music player and button sounds
The dynamic background music is an ambient downtempo that will immerse you further in your gaming-themed browser. Actively browsing, clicking and typing intensifies the music, for example, while slowly scrolling and reading will take the music down a notch. This dynamic reaction to your activity blends into the background when you’re in focus-mode, so you often don’t notice it until you miss it.
Also when you type via keyboard , a very nice click sound is there to feel like The Matrix computer engineer.
You can switch these sounds off.
Con Weak multimedia support
It has some issues with multimedia content eg. Non-playing videos on webpages.
Con Now under the KDE umbrella
Qupzilla is now discontinued and renamed to Falkon. It will also now be a part of KDE and will probably need more dependencies like kde-frameworks in the future.
Con Bookmark management not the strongest part
It often requires quite a lot of clicks to add and remove bookmarks.
Con Nobody uses it
Con Owned by a Chinese consortium
Although it has many privacy and security features, Opera is owned by a Chinese company and everything you do online is spied by China probably.
Con GX Control not so effective
RAM, CPU and Network limiter is not so effective.
Con May not be for everyone
It's a gaming themed browser with dark and colorful interface. May not be everyones taste.
Con Opera GX for Android is bad
Con Slow opening time
When compared to Edge, Chrome and Brave, this browser starts up a little later due to many features it has inside.
Con Practically spyware
Owned by a Chinese company.