Mobile data is getting faster and cheaper, while websites become more complicated. With that in mind Opera has updated the Opera Mini browser with a new "High" compression option. Despite its name, High actually uses less compression than the default mode of previous versions. That mode has now been renamed "Extreme."
Extreme was the only mode Opera Mini had and white it gets you up to 90% data reduction, it can break more complicated web sites (change layout, how things look and other issues).
High mode renders pages as they would appear on a standard browser. Compression drops to around 50%, but that's still enough to double the speed of a spotty 3G network or a sluggish Wi-Fi. High mode keeps the dynamic content and video playback that Extreme mode cuts.
The new version also includes the following improvements:
Opera still believes in Mini, pointing to India (where only half the population has access to a 3G network) and Indonesia (where half of users have daily connectivity problems). Opera aims to have 275 million users on Android by the end of 2017.