Opera Mini 4 Beta 2, Mini Review

By | September 10, 2007 | 1 Comment


Although it’s not a final Opera Mini 4 version we can still make a short review about it.

Opera Mini 4 Beta 2 Loading Screen

Start page was changed a bit, now you can change default search engine if you don’t like Yahoo, also add anything else, IMDb, Wikipedia, etc. This is a nice upgrade as many people complained due the fact, that they just can’t change default search engine.

Start Page

Another great thing in this Opera Mini 4 build is “Font size” and “Landscape mode”. I really enjoy those new features, although I have to flip my phone a lot when using “Landscape mode”.

Start Page

Since most of you already know how good this version is, here are the things which I didn’t like.

When I want to change address while surfing, this screen appears

Opera Mini 4 Beta 2 Address

I don’t know why they have decided that “Current address” should be in the top of the list, I actually haven’t ever used this function whole week while I was trying Opera Mini 4 Beta 2. Mostly I use “Previous addresses” function so I can quickly access my most visited web pages. Also, no idea why “OK” is in the bottom, it’s another function which I use a lot, so why put it in the bottom? It should be something like: “Previous addresses”, “OK”, “Clear” (never used) and “Current address”.
In Opera Mini 4 Beta 2 I still can’t see few images while surfing, small ones appears only when I zoom page, while others doesn’t load at all.

Opera Mini 4 Beta 2 Pictures

Opera Mini 4 Beta 2 Pictures

Another problem which I’ve noticed was symbols. No idea why but I can’t see some of them, instead of that Opera Mini 4 shows me something like []. As far as I remember, Opera Mini 4 Beta had no problems displaying various characters.

Opera Mini 4 Beta 2 Pictures

And this error (exists in Opera Mini 4 Beta as well).

Opera Mini 4 Beta 2 Error

Conclusion:

Despite some problems and/or annoyances, I really like Opera Mini 4 Beta 2. It’s an enjoyable way to surf the internet using your mobile phone. However, while I am not able to see images, I will stick with Opera Mini 3.

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

  • http://my.opera.com/kriko kriko

    I don’t have “Current adress” entry at all. Maybe it is phone-dependant feature, not opera mini thing. My action list in “enter adress” is:
    1.Clear
    2.Previous addresses
    3.Ok