Saturday June 25, 2016

Opera Claims To Beat Microsoft Edge In Battery Life

Edge has the best battery life? Not so fast, says Opera, who claims their browser’s battery-saving feature lets it run 22% longer than the competition. Many are thinking this isn’t fair, though, since Microsoft’s tests didn’t involve potential energy savers such as ad-blockers.

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Opera Developer (39.0.2248.0) with native ad blocker and power saver enabled is able to run 22% longer than Microsoft Edge (25.10586.0.0) on a laptop running Windows 10, 64-bit, and 35% longer than the latest version of Google Chrome (51.0.2704.103). Tests will never perfectly reflect the way real people browse, but there are ways to make some tests more reliable than others. For example, you can use a variety of different websites (video, news etc,) to imitate the way users browse. You can also use a special algorithm that scrolls these websites similar way real users do. This is what we did in previous tests, and this is what we did when comparing Opera to Edge.