When comparing Reddit's .compact view vs m.reddit.com, the Slant community recommends Reddit's .compact view for most people. In the question“What is the best Reddit app for Android?” Reddit's .compact view is ranked 13th while m.reddit.com is ranked 15th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Amazing clean intuitive UI
Pro Better privacy
Android apps typically require a ton of permissions that allow them to track you and your friends.
Pro Nothing to install
By using the devices default browser to view the site users will not need to install anything. They save room on their device for other things.
Pro Meant to mirror all features of Reddit on a mobile device
The creation of m.reddit.com is meant as a way to ensure 1:1 functionality of the main site to mobile so mobile users whom do not want to use or want to pay for an app can use the site in full.
Pro Can show inline videos and images
The list view shows embedded images and videos right within the feed.
Con Unattractive UX
The Reddit mobile web application lacks some of the nicer user experiences that other, native clients have.
Con In beta
m.reddit is still in beta so there may be missing features or broken aspects to the mobile web app.