Mobile Web in India [Opera SMW report]


Opera Mini is one of the most popular mobile browsers amongst mobile internet users and their quarterly reports no doubt bring some very interesting statistics on global mobile Internet usage.

According to their latest State of Mobile Web (SMW) report, Mobile users do maximum browsing on their mobile between 8 p.m. to midnight and it is the same for all Top 10 countries using Opera Browser.

Opera Mini use over the course of a day

For analysis, the 24-hour day was split into six 4-hour slices (using the local time in each country).


Compared to users in the other top 10 countries, users in India are more likely to be browsing with Opera Mini between noon and 4 p.m.

Mobile Internet (using Opera Mini) growth in India

  • Page-view growth since May 2009: 322.1%
  • Unique-user growth since May 2009: 324.2%
  • Page views per user: 390
  • Data transferred per user (MB): 8
  • Data transferred per page view (KB): 21

Top 10 sites accessed by Indian Mobile Users


Top 10 handsets in India

  1. Nokia 5130 XpressMusic
  2. Nokia 2700c
  3. Nokia 3110c
  4. Nokia N70
  5. Nokia 6300
  6. Nokia 2730c
  7. Nokia 7210
  8. Nokia N73
  9. Nokia N72
  10. Nokia 2690

Even though Nokia’s market share is consistently sliding over past few months, the top 10 mobile phones used in India are all Nokia Brands – India is probably the only country where Nokia has such domination.

  1. Vishalbandre says

    I am regular user of opera mobile , mini and ucweb , but i thinks UCWEB MOBILE WEB BROWSER SYMBIAN EDITION IS FASTER THAN OPERA MINI or OPERA MOBILE 10.1

  2. Chirag says

    Opera Mini Rocks.
    Nice report. All top 10 mobiles are from Nokia ?

  3. sheetal says

    It has to be Opera Mini if your accessing internet from your mobile. There is very less competition in this field. But if Google chrome gets up with anything then surely opera mini will have to think. I am sure before any one comes in market and make their product hit opera mini will earn sufficient before that.

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