Earlier this week Microsoft released a video of their Microsoft Edge Browser against Chrome, Opera and Firefox.
The video showed that the Edge Browser performed the best in battery tests using laptops, the laptop using the Microsoft Edge Browser latest the longest.
Now the team behind the Opera Browser has run some new tests, this time they switched on the battery saving mode in Opera and in their tests Opera lasted the longest.
So our first step was to see if it actually is the case that “Edge gives longer battery time than Opera”? As Microsoft hasn’t revealed its full methodology, we were unable to run the same tests. The methodology we applied instead was exactly the same as we provided before: browsing a set of popular websites where the automation simulates interaction with the website, making it close to what we expect normal browsing would be on such page.
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).
You can find out more details about Opera’s test on the various browsers over at their website at the link below.