The Opera browser has been around for over two decades.
Though it has always been an underdog, its user base has stayed stable for much of that time, despite massive changes in the browser market. In this Opera review, we’ll lay out how it compares with other browsers to help you decide if it’s worth making the switch.
Opera is a feature-packed browser with strong customization options. Because it’s built on Chromium, it can take advantage of most of Google Chrome’s extension library, including some of our best VPN picks.
Changes in ownership and architecture have led to privacy concerns, though, and the browser is resource-hungry. It’s also slower than competitors such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox but not by a huge margin.
Opera has a desktop version for Windows 7 and later, macOS X 10.10 and later and Ubuntu 16.04 and later. On mobile, there are two applications: Touch and Mini. Both are available for iOS 11 and later and Android 5.1 and later. For this review, we tested the browser on a Windows 10 laptop and an iPhone running iOS 12.3.