Arthur, I should mention I'm using a 3G, and the browsing & loading speed is significantly faster. Yes, there is an initial pause when loading as you described. While Safari loads pages gradually, I can't make use of the content while it appears. Often times links will jump around while loading, which results in many wrong links selected if I start touching the screen.
I agree the zoom function could be improved.
I like the options to toggle load images, image quality, font size, mobile view, and fullscreen.
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