When comparing Puffin vs Opera Mini, the Slant community recommends Puffin for most people. In the question“What are the best Android web browsers?” Puffin is ranked 7th while Opera Mini is ranked 9th. The most important reason people chose Puffin is:
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Pro Seriously fast
Pro Built-in reading mode
Reading mode allows removing everything on a page but the content. It removes ads, styling and anything else that could get in the way of a comfortable reading experience.
Pro Optional touchpad and cursor
Some websites require hover.
Pro Renders Flash
Games and videos. Most mobile browsers don't support it.
Pro Data savings
Puffin servers can compress pictures before you download them for faster page downloads and data savings for capped data plans.
Pro Very light weight
Great for phones with lower RAM or performance issues.
Pro Has built-in ad blocker
Pro Completely free
Pro Has a data saver
Opera mini's data saver has two modes - regular and extreme. great for people with smaller data plans when not on wifi. Has also the ability to control the quality of downloaded images and some video optimizations.
Pro Optimized for Facebook
Con Blocked in some countries
Puffin is blocked in China, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
Con Doesn't support some common modern browsers functionalities
Some web pages might look a bit broken but from personal experience it doesn't happen often enough (or at all) to be a major issue.